Thursday, May 21, 2015

All about those icons

It is always all about those icons.  It is a first impression, and you never get a second chance at that first impression.  An icon is what separates your app from your colleague's or competitor's app.

because of the templates that are available, it seems worth getting a subscription to photoshop cc.  get the template and simplify generating the different sizes you need.

now the hard part... come up with a good icon idea to represent that cool app you just built!

classic line "the world doesn't need another checkmark icon"

How To Design Better App Icons from Michael Flarup on Vimeo.

or if you prefer to read about it :)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sign those IPAs

Sometimes you just want to sign your ipa app and move on with life,  this is especially true if you are deploying enterprise apps and there are no new changes to the app except that you need the certificate renewed.

follow the link to floatlearning's article on how to sign your ipa file...
Resign your iOS app without xcode

(note, this post will be updated to reflect any changes since the original post stay tuned!)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Manage your iOS Certificates

Yes it sucks, and it sucks even more that what should "just work" doesn't especially when it comes to managing certificates... maybe this faq support page will help troubleshoot any issues you have...

Why one Android Developer uses an iPhone

If you're reading my Blog, it's likely because you are an iOS developer, I often find myself chatting it up with an Android fan whom will tell me why I should switch or why I should build for Android... but finding the following post was quite humorous, but also nails why I too moved away from Android to iOS.

"The first time I bought an iPhone actually happened some time before that. MIUI had just come out for the Droid 2 and I was experimenting with it and some other ROMs. At some point late at night I bricked my phone. I was out of ideas for what to do to fix it, so the next afternoon I went down to my Verizon store. I knew what to expect, but I still looked down the shelves of Android phones. Not one of them appealed to me. I was facing phones like the Droid Charge, the Droid 3, and the Thunderbolt. Within a few minutes I wandered over the the iPhone 4 and told the Verizon clerk I wanted one."

Friday, September 27, 2013

Collapsable Table View for iOS

if you're trying something new with UITableView namely a way to collapse it's display, checkout:

How to cheat at blocks (for iOS)

Christopher Pickslay of Two Bit Labs:
Blocks are an incredibly powerful addition to Objective-C, introduced in iOS 4. However, their syntax can be maddeningly difficult to remember.
And with that, Christopher created a blocks cheatsheet.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Tutorials will help you gain new skills. If you don't already know about Ray Wenderlich's site and his tutorials, then I highly recommend you check them out.

This tutorial is exactly what beginners may be looking for.