It has now been two weeks since I made all of my iOS apps free, and as expected they’re being downloaded more frequently than they were previously. But how much more frequently?
For the past three or so years I have spent much of my “spare time” designing and developing iOS apps. I wasn’t building apps to make money, I was building them to learn. For a long while that was enough, but the enjoyment vanished, and it is now close to five months since I last opened Xcode. Time to change a couple of things.
Just as most expected would happen following Manchester City’s purchase of the club in January, the Melbourne Heart are now officially Melbourne City FC. Along with the new name, they’ve also revealed their new logo and kit. The new logo is ok, but there are a few things I’d like to change.
I was cleaning out some of the junk in my Dropbox folder last night and found this piece buried among dozens of partly finished blog posts. It was started in early 2011 (I think I wrote it very late one night while I couldn’t sleep), and last touched it in August 2011.
All current evidence is pointing toward Apple announcing that the iPhone 6 will increase the screen on the magical device from the current 4-inches to 4.7-inches - and quite possibly turn up alongside a further embiggened 5.5-inch flagship. This disappoints me slightly.
So Facebook is buying mobile messaging platform WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion, yes, with a ‘b’. That’s a lot of money. Here’s how I imagine the conversation going between Facebook and WhatsApp.
Selecting the best tool for the job seems like it should be a common sense decision, right? Those in the know don’t mow the lawn with a vacuum, or hammer home a nail with a screwdriver. Although, I will admit, I have attempted the latter. Unfortunately in the world of the web, picking the wrong tool seems to happen more often than it should. Usually against the better recommendation of others.
Hey look, things are different. I’ll try and do a post or two over the weekend detailing why I’ve changed some things, and why I’ve left others the same, this is just a brief little into to say “Hey! My site is new!”. Hopefully I can start writing more often too as one blog post in 2013 is a truly poor effort.
I’m a little bit sad today. Twitter has today turned off v1.0 of their API. As a result of this my mobile twitter client, Hahlo, has also ceased to work just short of its 6th anniversary. Six years is a long time in the web world, I know a lot of things now that I wish I’d known back then - sure would have made many things a lot easier.
I’m not a Star Wars person, never have been, but I still find today’s announcement that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm (and all associated bits and pieces) to Disney really interesting. Almost as interesting is that they are proceeding with and ‘Episode 7’ with a view to make more in the future.