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The Messages sticker apps have arrived, and not wanting to be left out, I created a new app.  Announcing the Functional Fitness (#crossfit) sticker app. Show off your feelings with functional fitness equipment or use items to decorate your conversations to make them look like a scene from your local box. Get it here: App […]

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I just released a new app. Daily Crossfit++ Crossfit daily workout ++ is the perfect workout of the day finder. If you are looking for a fresh workout, one of the benchmarks, or just want to keep up with the latest daily workout, this is the app for you. Find a workout by date. Browse […]

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Here is a quick video of an Watch app called Lister.  It is the sample app that is provided to developers by Apple. https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/samplecode/Lister/Introduction/Intro.html

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WatchKit was made avaliable today by Apple.  I have had just a quick read but this is a key to categorizing the different types of interactions. Your Watch app contains your app’s full user interface. The user launches your app from the home screen and uses the app to view or manipulate data. A glance is an […]

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Every time I go to add an in-app purchase to one of my apps, I forget the pattern that was set up for my Product Id.  I like to use the reverse domain and the product name tagged on the end like Apple suggests.   A product identifier is a string used to uniquely identify […]

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I just noticed that in Xcode 6, you no longer have to disconnect your device to build an archive.  In the past I always forget to disconnect and it would drive me crazy.  I see that now, it does not matter if the device is connected or not.  Very nice.

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This week I ran across an interesting problem. I was taking an older version of one of my company’s apps and making some minor feature adjustments and redeploying. I spent about 5 hours updating the code, debugging and testing. I then spent about 16 hours trying to get the changes to deploy on my device. […]

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There are several excellent open source projects out there that allow developers the ability to add excellent utility to their apps.  There are apps to help your app store rating, force users to update their app, provide users with release notes and tons of other cool things.  One of the things we have found really […]

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I wrote a post a while back about using Image magick and a bash script to quickly to create the various size app icon images you need for your mobile app.  This is just an updated version of that post. Automated build of Icon/Loading Files  (originally posted 3/24/2012) Because of the number of different icons […]

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As a cross-platform developer, one of the things that you have to consider are the various image sizes that are needed for your loading screen and app icon.  If you don’t know by now, Android and iOS have a variety of sizes and file structures to meet the needs of the different screen sizes and […]

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