Archive for April, 2013

NSNorth Wrapup

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

I spent the weekend at the new NSNorth conference in Ottawa. This was a small iOS developer conference in the spirit of Cingleton, and NSConference, put on my Dan Byers and Philippe Casgrain. It was a great weekend. Working from home full-time, especially, in a small town, it was great to get to hang out […]


Friday, April 12th, 2013

One thing I learned from having apps in the store is that users don’t always get iOS UI conventions. Resume Designer has a view that shows you your collection of documents.  Each document has a long-press menu with options like delete and duplicate.  I used to get support emails about once every couple days asking […]

Explaining the PC Market Decline

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Market watchers and analysts seem baffled by the fact that the PC market is collapsing.   Sales have dropped, but is that really surprising?  Take a look around your own office.  Does your computer seem too slow to get your job done?  I’ll bet it doesn’t. I’m usually on the cutting edge of technology, but […]

Facebook Home

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Facebook Home is a bold move by Facebook to essentially take over the home screen on Android. This is made possible by the fact that Google gives applications all the access they need to do this.  But how is this going to play out? Years ago I was a Windows developer, and one of the […]