NOVEMBER 2015 | A brief summary of what I believe are the biggest obstacles holding back the iPad and the App Store, and what Apple can do to improve things
APRIL 2015 | I no longer struggle with Xcode’s code signing, thanks to the following habits. Some of them seem like overkill, and all of them are a lot “harder” than using the built-in “support” in Xcode, but — fuck all that noise. Do these things and get back to work.
SEPTEMBER 2014 | A collection of the best advice I’ve found on how to bring out the best in your design work, lessons from aeronautics, martial arts, non-fiction writing, and John Cleese.
JULY 2014 | A detailed look at the numbers behind the first year of the development and sale of my RSS reader, Unread. Quoting @_DavidSmith, “A sober, thoughtful, and disarmingly honest account of what launching a paid app looks like.”
JUNE 2014 | Announced at WWDC in the summer of 2014, Apple’s HealthKit seems a promising cure for the fractured state of medical records in the US. Unfortunately, business models and technological barriers outside of Apple’s influence will keep HealthKit from ever changing the status quo.
APRIL 2014 | My polarizing critique of OS 7. I argue it did nothing to address the deeper problems that iOS faces, and instead obligated third-party developers to lose a year of development on relatively superficial changes.
APRIL 2014 | My list of ingredients that make an iPhone or iPad app feel physically comfortable to use.
SEPTEMBER 2013 | A detailed run-down of the snafus and gotchas you may encounter when dealing with status bars and navigation bars on iOS 7.