Category Archives: iDevBlogADay

Lockbox v3

Lockbox v3 is now available, sporting a vastly more robust yet less complex API for storing data into and retrieving data from the iOS keychain.

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Announcing FilterFresh v1.3

An update is available (as of yesterday) for FilterFresh, our filter maintenance and reminder app for iOS.

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OuttaMyWay v3 Available Today!

Nearly two years in the making, OuttaMyWay v3 is finally available today! It’s a complete re-write, but the app retains all the familiar features users have come to love, plus a bunch of new things.

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Call for testers: OuttaMyWay! v3

Nearly 2 years in the making, OuttaMyWay! v3 is ready for public testing! This update supports iOS8 and above on both iPhones and iPads, and has a number of other enhancements and new features.

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Dynamic & Interactive Launch Screens

I recently set out to re-write one of my apps. The app currently supports iPhone and iPod touch screens up to and including the 4″ displays. There are a handful of “Default” launch screens to support essentially 2 screen sizes in 2 resolutions. When looking at also supporting iPhone 6, 6+, and iPad screens for … Continue reading →

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Supporting National First Responders Day

Saturday, September 27th is National First Responders Appreciation day in the United States, a day set aside to recognize, remember, and thank all the brave men and women who daily put their lives on the line (or who have given their lives in so doing) to help someone else. Maybe you’ve witnessed or benefited from … Continue reading →

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FilterFresh: The Back Story

This week, with as much media “blitz” as an indie shop can muster, we announced our latest app, FilterFresh, along with our completely revamped website. FilterFresh is free and solves a simple problem: It reminds you when to change or clean your filters. (Think: HVAC or water or any other kind of filter you have.) As … Continue reading →

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Badged UIBarButtonItem

A new project (nearly ready to release; stay tuned) required some custom UI. One element was a badged UIBarButtonItem, for which I wrote a custom class, which I am releasing as open source here: https://github.com/granoff/FFBadgedBarButtonItem

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Caching +imageForURL: Results

About a month ago I wrote about the recurring but ever-solvable problem of loading images in the background without losing performance while say, scrolling a table view. While I would be pleased to ship that code today, there is an improvement that betters performance as soon as an image is requested more than once: Caching.

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Endlessly Solvable Problems

There is no shortage of common engineering problems that have been solved over and over again, or just once. In either case, if a Good(tm) solution is found, it gets reused wherever it is needed. Others however, get solved over and over again. Not because they are hard or unsolvable, necessarily, but because they are … Continue reading →

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