iOS

The Apple Developers Union

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 —… Read More »The Apple Developers Union

LH Pilot – 9.2.02

Update 9.2.02 Improved – We have found and improved some of the Decode Weather code that struggled with certain specific locations that publish non standard METAR and TAF data. Added – New pattern recognition code that better handles non standard WX information for decode. – Added Variable Winds Decode. – Variable Visibility Decode. – Recent SX WX Decode – Sea Status in WX Decode Notes As it turns out, the decoding of weather world wide is rather complex. It is surprising just how many countries have their own format and data sets. Russia with Runway snow and braking information, temperate in different units, QNH, auto machine forecasts to name a few. We hop that any… Read More »LH Pilot – 9.2.02

LH Pilot – 9.2.01

Update 9.2.01 Improved – Improved the retrieval of Weather TAF and TTF in multi thread and multi station simultaneous download. Added – This release includes decode information for TTF METAR and TAF data on a worldwide scale. Notes As it turns out, the decoding of weather world wide is rather complex. It is surprising just how many countries have their own format and data sets. Russia with Runway snow and braking information, temperate in different units, QNH, auto machine forecasts to name a few. We hop that any inaccuracies are reported via the feedback within the app, and screen shots.  

Apple iOS5 Cards App Asking Please Enter Your CVV

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… Read More »Apple iOS5 Cards App Asking Please Enter Your CVV

Aviation Airline News App for iPad / iPhone / Touch

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

DotNetNuke iPhone iPad App Launched

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.

iWebs News–Now available on the iPhone and iPad

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… Read More »iWebs News–Now available on the iPhone and iPad

Using a Hex (html) color code as a UIColor

We had a requirement to read from a plist a hex color code eg. #168240 and translate that to update a navigation controller’s navigation bar background color. Below are two ways that were presented.   First (not the best) was this method using a macro, but this wasn’t obvious to us how to use it with an NSString value for the color code (we couldn’t hard code it). //RGB color macro #define UIColorFromRGB(rgbValue) [UIColor \ colorWithRed:((float)((rgbValue & 0xFF0000) >> 16))/255.0 \ green:((float)((rgbValue & 0xFF00) >> 8))/255.0 \ blue:((float)(rgbValue & 0xFF))/255.0 alpha:1.0] and then use in code like this: tintColor = UIColorFromRGB(0x168240);   Second (preferred) was to create a method that returns a UIColor with parameters… Read More »Using a Hex (html) color code as a UIColor

Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development

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… Read More »Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development

xCode 4 and SVN subversion server IP address change

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… Read More »xCode 4 and SVN subversion server IP address change

Apple or Android app development

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… Read More »Apple or Android app development

xcode 4 with subversion SVN server–Tips

[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… Read More »xcode 4 with subversion SVN server–Tips