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More iOS Developer Resources

When I get off my lazy butt, I'll add these to the resources page, but for now here are a list of great resources courtesy of https://www.vfr.org/ Blogs/Websites Cocoa with Love iDev Recipes Cocoanetics [iOS developer:tips]; Icons/Graphics Glyphish Icons Etc. WebTreats Etc. Icon Archive OpenClipArt PSD Graphics Code/Libraries Google Data APIs Objective-C Client Library SDURLCache […]

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Paper Airplane Guy's Video Instruction iPhone App Launched!

We're super excited! We've poured a lot of love, sweat, and tears into this new release. We really wanted to make it look beautiful and I think we pulled it off. This is a major overhaul of our wildly popular Paper Airplane Guy's Starter Kit. We've changed the tutorials to high quality videos and added […]

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XCode 4.2 Beta means Beta! Having Trouble Archiving to an ipa?

Just a quick entry to remind people that XCode 4.2 is a beta product and consequently there are certain behaviors that aren't supported, including creating an ipa file archive. When you attempt to create the .ipa, you will get a "file or directory not found" error.

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Branching Model That Helps Manage Your Code Using Git

We have an ongoing conversation about the best way to manage our code-base and repository in Git and have found the best solution is by using this branching structure: https://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/   'develop' should always be in a compiling/working state, containing the most current completed features 'master' should contain only releases (e.g. build from here for […]

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iCloud vs Google or Apple Against the Prevailing Winds of Web Apps

So here's a story of marketing might versus a prevailing trend. Apple is bucking against the trend to move everything to the cloud and I mean everything. Popular cloud implementation moves not just data to the cloud but also functionality. From Google docs for authoring to Pandora for music consumption. You don't just put stuff […]

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Wireless Connection Speed Drop-off on Macbook Pro

This is just a short post based on my anecdotal experience with the wireless connection strength with my Macbook Pro 17". The connection strength drops off dramatically if you have the display lid closed vs open. This is especially apparent if you are at an extended range from your wireless router. I experienced drop-offs equivalent […]

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XCode 4 Bug - Duplicating a Target Results in Link Error Due to Missing Paths

This should be titled, "oh XCode 4 why do you spite me so?". What have I done to deserve being smote by XCode? I ran into an couple issues with the latest version of XCode 4 when I tried to duplicate an existing target that was linked against a bunch of 3rd party libraries. One […]

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iPhone/iOS Video Playback Bug: No Video On Older Devices Running iOS 4.1 and Earlier

We had users reporting that the video playback wouldn't work on their iPhones and iPods. With a testers help we found out, that the video playback in our Tricktionary iPhone app didn't work on some iPod Touches and iPhones with 4.1 firmware (and probably older). The issue seemed also to be related to the hardware […]

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First Appy Hour A Success (and a lot of fun!)

So Ben Zotto suggested having a little get together of some local San Francisco iOS and mobile app developers just to shoot-the-breeze. Super idea! Yesterday was our first soiree at Elixer in the Mission and it was great. What was so great about it? First off, it was a bunch of really nice folks who […]

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Cloudmade Map Integration for iPhone - Switching between a MKMapkit Map and a RMMapView

Unfortunately, Route-Me maps don't have access to the Google tiles (unless something has changed since this post). So if you want to have both Cloudmade's awesome implementation of the route-me OpenStreetMap maps and Google maps via MKMapKit, then you have to do some creative coding. The solution I came up with is to switch between […]

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