A little trick for producing a super quick iPad port

October 15, 2011

Speaking of Sleeps to Christmas 2, here’s a quick tip for quickly putting together an iPad version of an app. I don’t think this is an original idea but I’m not sure where I saw it. The key thing to realise is that if you already have retina display artwork for the iPhone 4 in […]


Going Indie: A two month update

October 15, 2011

It’s been a little over two months now since I left my day job and “went indie”. I’d like to give a short update on what’s happened since then and what’s going to happen in the future. Partly in case anyone cares and partly because I like publically stating plans and then failing to stick […]


Adding a “Collect Them All” feature to your application

May 7, 2011

One of the pieces of polish that was called out recently in TweetBot was the way in which it displays which other TapBots apps that you have installed. This is actually something I’ve been doing for a while in the WeeWorld apps I’ve worked on and since I’ve seen a few questions asking how it’s […]


Saving NSUserDefaults under iOS 4

July 17, 2010

iOS4 introduced ‘multitasking’ wherein rather than being terminated your application is put into a suspended state where it’ll wait either until the user opens it again, the OS terminates it as it needs the resources or the user taps the ‘stop’ button in the task tray. (Oliver Drobnik has an excellent in-depth explanation of this.) […]