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Implementing iTunes syncing and a lesson to always run unit tests.

So the latest version of my main app is in the app store and…. it has a minor minor bug. ┬áIn a rush to eliminate a highly unlikely, in fact to pre-empt, a bug I updated some code to check … Continue reading

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Whilst deciding what to include with the App, we write a PDF generator!

Managed to implement rendering of recipes into multipage PDF documents. They look something like this: Lasagne Recipe One thing to note whilst writing the code was the usual inverted co-ordinates. I wanted an image in the top left, title and … Continue reading

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Exporting your digital comics from Comics.app on iPhone

*Post originally contained information on how to backup your comics, redacted at the request of Comixology’s CEO.* Digital comics are a great thing, and I’m slowly amassing a reasonable library of them through the fantastic Comics.app (Comixology) on the iPhone/iPad. … Continue reading

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Providing a consistent UI experience between UITextField and UITextView

There are a few major differences between the two but the most glaring is that UITextView does not support styles so you cannot create them stylistically the same as a UITextField. You cannot readily apply background images depending on state … Continue reading

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Progress doesn’t always feel like progress.

So many changes have been made, which doesn’t always feel like you’re getting anywhere. I’ve made it so that Recipes sent in any form are transmitted as JPEG’s at 50% quality, it seems you can set the quality level of … Continue reading

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Nice ish transitions from a photo thumbnail to a full screen view.

The method of animating the appearance of views in Cocoa is good and simple I think. You can use an inbuilt one, which just works, or you can start an animation block and effectively program in key frames. To make … Continue reading

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So so close.

Just two bugs away, probably, from having something working in its entirety. E.g. everything else is additional features rather than core functionality. Current bugs: 1 – Render of StepTableCell is outside the bounds of the cell for reasons unknown, it’s … Continue reading

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A small applescript utility.

Knocked this up today as I figure it will prove it’s worth in the future. Drag and drop an image onto it and it will generate the necessary files for the various icons/artwork an iPhone/iPhone4 or iPad application, it should … Continue reading

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How to populate CoreData at runtime from a remote source.

To me it seems that documentation on populating apple Core Data based stores is sorely lacking instructions on how to populate the database at runtime from remote sources. Most people electing to populate an SQL Lite database and then just … Continue reading

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A little bit of this and that.

Quite a few things have vied for my attention this week. I ploughed through 2 books, namely The Girl who Played With Fire a book on Obj-C. I’m now reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Next and Living Next … Continue reading

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