Archive for March, 2014

MealPlan Sync with Ensembles

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

MealPlan is a meal and grocery planning app that, up until recently, was only available on the iPad. I wanted to bring it to the iPhone, but I had to implement sync first. I started with iCloud Core Data Sync from Apple, back before iOS 7, and ran into nothing but troubles. It was seriously […]

Calling Handlers on the Main Thread

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Brent’s post on API Design and the Main Thread kind of rankles a bit because I see this differently. The main thread is special, yes, but to me it’s special in that you should stay off it unless you have a good reason to be there. The main thread is where responsiveness happens. When your […]

Uploading a Resume from iOS

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Marco Arment linked to an article by Lukas Mathis which largely talks about creation on mobile devices. Lukas uses producing a resume and cover letter for a job application as an example of where one might find the job frustrating given iOS’s limitations. I build and sell the app Resume Designer, an easy way to […]