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
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… 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… 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… Read More »Joomla News App–Ready for iPad and iPhone
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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More »xcode 4 with subversion SVN server–Tips
Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry…and that’s Apple." As Verizon finally and officially announce the partnership between Apple and Verizon for the iPhone. At a press conference in New York City today, Verizon said it will soon begin selling Apple’s iPhone. The device will be available on its network starting in early February, COO Lowell McAdam said. It’s the same iPhone 4 that AT&T currently sells except that it connects to the CDMA network instead of GSM. While Steve Jobs did not join McAdam on stage for the announcement, Apple COO Tim Cook did. He told the gathering of press that Apple is "very excited to bring the iPhone to Verizon’s 93… Read More »Verizon iPhone Official Announcement
So here i am reading up on how the cocoa touch framework doesn’t have support for working with xml too easily and its not an easy task to undertake in manually parsing a soap xml… when along comes something so amazing i may have wee’d my pants a little. Behold http://sudzc.com SudzC is an amazingly helpful website where you simply pass it a url to an asmx or upload a wsdl file, it spits you out a fully fledged example project along with reference documentation and the source code you’ll need to include to make webservice communication as easy as… Important stuff is the: [service … line and the Completed action (or event in .net… Read More »Part 4: Talking to an asmx web service – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
Just going through some early podcast videos from the Cocoa Touch Netcast www.cocoatouchnetcast.com (search cocoatouch netcast in the itunes store). The first video is good going off the back of the videos mentioned in my last post. The 2nd video ep 2: Slider is also helpful. It clearly explains Class inheritance (a class is your code, classes can be inherited from super classes bringing with it certain functionality), actions and outlets (the way which the UI interacts back and forth with the code) and a good demo of a basic slider control flinging left to right adjusting with it the text in a label of the sliders current position. A good hello world (without the… Read More »Part 2: Nappies and training wheels – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
What is this? A series of blog posts about a staff member at InteractiveWebs (.net developer since .net went 1.0) taking on the challenge of transitioning to iPhone and iPad development. Brief context: Every day we live with "Object not set to an instance of an object" or "modify the web.config" this or "I’m not a xaml designer" that. Hang on a second, if I am frustrated by using Microsoft technology well developing for it is equally frustrating. But if using Apple technology is the equivalent to geek crack, then I wonder if developing for Apple and its devices are an equally enjoyable experience. Where am I at? Had a play with Monotouch http://monotouch.net and… Read More »Part 1: Baby steps – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
Thanks to www.engadget.com – almost as good as being there! “iBooks. We are bringing it to the iPhone with the iPhone 4." "We’ll have it on the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch. What can we do with these together? First, you can purchase and download a book. It will download wirelessly. You can download the same book to all your devices at no extra charge. Buy it on your iPad, download to your iPhone. And iBooks will automatically and wirelessly sync your current place, all your bookmarks, and all your notes." No extra charge? We’ll take it. With notes able to be added!
Thanks to www.engadget.com at WWDC 10:36AM "Second one, this is a biggie. Something we call the Retina Display. What’s that? In any display there are pixels. We dramtically increased the pixel density, Four times the amount." 10:37AM "Why is that important? Let’s say we want to draw the letter A — as you can see, we can get far more precision. And we play all sorts of tricks." He’s showing anti aliasing. 10:37AM "Because we have four times as many pixels, we get really, really sharp text. Now the retina display as 326 pixels per inch." Wow.
Thanks to the www.engadget.com blog. 10:34AM "Now because there have been photos around, people have asked ‘what’s this’" The lines! 10:34AM "Bottom, mic, top, headset jack, noise cancellation mic…" 10:33AM "Here are the volume controls… we have a front facing camera, micro SIM tray, camera and LED flash on the back…" 10:33AM "As a matter of fact, it is the thinnest smartphone on the planet." 10:33AM "It is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS." 10:33AM "And it’s really thin. This is the new iPhone 4."