Making Friends with Documents

February 25, 2014

I’ve been rather awful at keeping this blog up to date. As a vague attempt at new content, here’s a link to my talk at NSScotland – Making Friends with Documents. I explain how to harness the power of NSDocument/UIDocument to make your life as a developer easier and make sure that your document based […]


iOS Update and Device Statistics

December 15, 2010

I’ve just launched a new application, WeeMee Countdown, which I’ll be cross promoting from Sleeps to Christmas. While poking around in the analytics for Sleeps I found some interesting information that may be useful to others. Sleeps has a large userbase, 1.5milllion downloads, and is getting between 100,000 to 200,000 launches a day at the […]


Don’t Give Up

November 16, 2010

This is the sales graph of Sleeps to Christmas over the last 3 years. The message? Don’t give up. If you think you’ve got a good product, keep pushing it. Keep updating. Keep marketing. Keep it alive. You never know when it’ll catch a wave and ride up the charts. Sleeps has an advantage in […]


Using AdWhirl To Achieve High Fill Rates

July 20, 2010

I’ve been running ads in Sleeps to Christmas since it launched in August 2008. During that time I’ve moved between a few suppliers of ads. Each time I did this it involved code changes but I’ve now settled on a solution called AdWhirl which allows you to manage this better. In this post I’ll be […]


Using a PAYG standard SIM in an iPad 3G

May 5, 2010

I took delivery of my iPad 3G today, shipped over from the US via Bundlebox *. I love it to bits so far but as there are no UK operators offering 3G services for the iPad in the UK the experience is a little incomplete. I was mulling this over a few days ago, while […]