The Apple Developers Union Recently a new group of App store developers has banded together to help push the cause of making the Apple App Store a little more developer friendly for people trying to make a living as Developers of applications for Mac’s and iPhones. The website is called The Developers Union and has some listed goals and targets. Their about page states We believe that people who create great software should be able to make a living doing it. So we created The Developers Union to advocate for sustainability in the App Store. Today, we are asking Apple to publicly commit — by the tenth anniversary of the App Store this July — to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores before July 2019. After that, we’ll start advocating for a more reasonable revenue cut and other community-driven, developer-friendly changes. Here is why we… Read More »The Apple Developers Union
The email solutions we provide at InteractiveWebs is capable of using a more advanced connection technology than POP3 and IMAP. Known as Exchange Web Services, the technology is a covenant and robust way of connecting to the mail servers. The Idea All your email, calendars, contacts, and notes will reside on our mail servers. Your devices (computers, laptops, iPhones, and iPads) will link to our servers. This way, every device will see the same information at all times. If you view a message on one device, then you can see that message “as viewed” on all your other devices. Limitations We have elected to use the latest technology for this service. At this time the only software that connect to Exchange Web Services are: Mac Mail – Snow Leopard, Lion and later Outlook 2011 - Mac and later Outlook 2012 – Windows and later How to setup Exchange… Read More »SmarterMail with Exchange Web Services
Apple has released the iOS 5 and new Apple App Cards. The Cards App is an exciting and easy way to send a card to someone anywhere in the world. One thing that did surprise me was the App asked me to: Please Enter Your CVV This is asking you to enter the Credit Card CVV number: Either 3 or 4 digit number depending if you have an AMEX card or not. Why I was surprised was that apple usually make things incredibly easy to follow, but in this case I suspect that not everyone would know that the number on the back of your card are called CVV Numbers (Card Verification Value). Hence this post. What to do? Easy… if asked for the CVV number while using the Cards App. Just enter the number as you previously provided with the credit card on file with your iTunes account. That… Read More »Apple iOS5 Cards App Asking Please Enter Your CVV
Aviation Airline News App launch. We are pleased this week to announce the release of our latest iPhone / iPad / Touch App. The Aviation Airline News App. The app is a super covenant way to keep track of news and updates about a range of Airlines and Airline industry news, including: Airbus Boeing IATA ICAO Qantas Airways British Airways Virgin Australia United Airlines Cathay Pacific Singapore Airlines Delta Airlines United Airlines Southwest Airlines American Airlines Lufthansa Ryanair US Airways Emirates Continental Airlines If you are involved in the industry or just interested in what is going on, then this app is a great way to stay updated. See it on the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/aviation-airline-news/id462360506?mt=8
This week we have launched our newest iPhone and iPad App. Joomla News. The app is an easy to way to stay informed with the Joomla community. Download the App now form iTunes Some of our other iPhone Apps are here: Microsoft News Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History Joomla News Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History WordPress News Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History TF2 HQ – News for Team Fortress 2 Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History DNN News – DotNetNuke News Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History Hey! Reminder Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History iWebs News – InteractiveWebs DotNetNuke News Details – Daily Ranks – Rank History
If you like DotNetNuke and have an iPhone or iPad, then DotNetNuke – DNN News App if for you! InteractiveWebs have released a DNN community specific App to help interested people say in touch with the latest goings on in the DotNetNuke world. http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/dnn-news-dotnetnuke-news/id448890925?mt=8# Now you can browse the latest news, modules and skin information about the popular DotNetNuke CMS system all from your mobile device. The App is a native Xcode universal app (meaning it works on both the iPad and iPhone natively. It is designed to tap into community news and information and discussions around DotNetNuke to allow you to read stay up to date with the latest news and events.
Today marks a big day for us at InteractiveWebs. We have had approved and released our version 2.0 update to our popular iPhone app “iWebs News”. What’s New The App has been totally rewritten by us, and now is released as a native Xcode iPad & iPhone app in one. So if you have an iPad, and have previously seen our iWebs News app, then please check out the app on your iPad. It is a terrific experience. Why is it a Big Deal for us? Much of our focus over the last 8 months has been on enabling our team to produce rapid iPhone and iPad apps. In order to do this, we felt it necessary to develop a framework that we have called “Mushroom”. The release of this 2.0 update for iWebs News App marks the first release of any App by us that is built entirely on… Read More »iWebs News–Now available on the iPhone and iPad
This Article has been Removed as it described the method of using YouTube API to return a search as an RSS Feed. This has been depreciated by Google and is no longer Valid.
Apple has released the the official video of the Keynote Speech from the June 6 2011 opening event. To watch the video browse to the Apple Events (Apple Special Event) Website and Watch the streaming video from the WWDC 2011 keynote.
Do you need SVN or is there another way to manage code? We use and manage an SVN server dedicated to our xCode development, but mostly because we can, not because we need to. We have the servers, knowledge and experience to do this so we did. I thought I would suggest another way to share code among multiple developers, and still keep thorough backups of all the things you need. There are a few exceptions and we will list them first. 1. Technically SVN allows for two people to work on the same code at the same time, and for those changes to be mashed together. Sort of. However this is not really the case. SVN does such a lame job of mashing when compared to some TFS systems we have used for years, that we would advise strongly against thinking it will solve this problem. For this reason,… Read More »Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development
Recently we needed to change IP addresses on our SVN subversion server. We have blogged before about the SVN xCode Tips here. What we did now though was to change the IP address of the SVN subversion server after we had already configured the connection to the server on our Mac computers. The change process was surprising to us, and here is why. 1. We fully expected to have to much around with the entire connection thing. We were ready to refer to our above blog and re-establish connections. 2. When we fist established the new IP, and verified that it had propagated to the updated DNS listings etc, we found that xCode did not connect. By chance we were short of time. So we rebooted the computers, and tried again. Still verifying that the IP resolved correctly etc. No joy! With time constraints that day, we put it down… Read More »xCode 4 and SVN subversion server IP address change
It’s funny, that when we tell people we are now developing Apps for the iPhone and iPad, we get a response… “What about Android” They have a bigger market than Apple. While technically the Android is gaining ground fast, it would appear that owners of Android products don’t actually use them! Here is an extract of some data from Google Analytics about the use of iPhone, iPad and Android devices. on 15 March 2011. Notice that there is one category for Android devices. If you lump the iPhone and iPad devices into one, you get a massive 1345 vs 153. or a whopping 11% for Android. Now if you were us and developing for a market. Would you go for the 11% market that Android has? So Android lovers, either get on your mobile devices and browse / buy like crazy, or accept that fact that your device is less… Read More »Apple or Android app development
[gard] As newly anointed Xcode developers, and now with the release of Xcode 4. We found our team working on trying to get connected to a new subversion (svn) server at the same time we were trying to discover some new features of Xcode 4. Talk about challenging. Actually this was the first time with anything Apple we have not had a great experience. Loads of talk etc on the net about what a pain in the bum it all is. For those who don’t know. Subversion is a code storage system that allows check in / check out of developer Xcode to a server. There are services online that you can pay monthly to for the use of a SVN server. We wanted to host it on one of our own servers. The setup was not easy and required the setup of a new Linux server, then the setup… Read More »xcode 4 with subversion SVN server–Tips