Archive for March, 2012

No Recourse

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

This is a frustrating situation for me. My iPad app, Resume Maker, has received a bad review. I know that bad reviews are just part of doing business – some users will give a one-star review because your app doesn’t have a feature that they thought it might have, I guess as an encouragement for […]

Visioneer DocAir App and iCloud Sync

Monday, March 26th, 2012

One of the projects I’ve been working on lately is iOS software to accompany Visioneer’s cordless mobile scanner. The app is in the App Store now, here, but you’ll need one of these to use it. One of the things that makes this app special is that it uses iCloud to sync your scanned documents […]

Worst Case Scenario

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Well, that was no fun. Yesterday morning, I ran my iPad app, MealPlan, and it crashed. It wouldn’t launch – it just exited. I wasn’t at home, where I could debug it, and I wanted to show the app to someone, and I figured the problem was something to do with the fact that I […]

Pre-thoughts on the new iPad

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Tomorrow this time I should have my iPad (3rd generation). I’m looking forward to it. The retina display will look as good as everyone says it does, and that’s about it as far as what I’m looking forward to. Yes, the camera is better, but I’ve taken maybe 5 pictures with my iPad and I […]

Resume Maker for iPad

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

A few days ago, I released my second iPad application, Resume Maker. Two things that motivated me to create this particular application. One is that I’m currently unemployed, so I have been thinking about resumes. But the second, more significant reason is that I’ve recently been asked by a couple of different people to help […]

Background Rendering Bottleneck

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

In iOS (and, actually, in almost any user interface) it’s best to do as much work in background threads as possible, so your main thread is free to keep the UI smooth. To this end, I’ve been loading images from PDF files in the background using this sort of pattern (in pseudocode – this isn’t […]

iCloud Mobile Documents Not Syncing?

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I’ve been using the ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder in Lion to test adding files to my iCloud-enabled iOS app’s Documents folder, and that’s been working great for me, up until 10.7.3. If you’ve got an iOS device and have iCloud enabled, take a look in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. (You can do this from Finder by picking “Go […]