You don’t have to have 16:9 on day 1

You don’t have to build with armv7s right away. And despite user demands, you also don’t have to support 16:9 right away either. It’s fine to get real hardware into your hands. More than fine; it’s being responsible. Apple has you covered with letter boxing; let the 16:9 screen be their problem until you’re really… Continue reading You don’t have to have 16:9 on day 1

ADC incidents

In the past, I’ve tried to avoid using ADC incidents. You get two a year per program, and most years I’ve avoided using any. This year, I decided to use them both the iOS ones up before renewing.

Modern Objective-C with iOS 5

Modern Objective-C contains subscripting support. Instead of writing: NSString *value = [dict objectForKey: @"Key"]; You can now write: NSString *value = dict[@"Key"]; Unfortunately, this requires SDK support. While the OS X SDK provides this support, the iOS 5 SDK one doesn’t. I’m going to show you how to add it.

Keyboard type is not a validator

So you’ve set your UITextField’s keyboardType to only accept numbers. Or email addresses, or URLs, or whatever. Fine. You’re done, right? What are you going to do if they enter something else in there? UITextField’s keyboard type is a keyboard type, not a validator.

Wireless proxies may re-compress your files

If you’re downloading a file with widely-recognized lossy compression, your user’s cellular provider may interfere with it. This has always been true of internet connections; I first ran into this with dialup years ago. But it went away for a while with broadband, is back with wireless. The simplest example is a JPEG. You may… Continue reading Wireless proxies may re-compress your files