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iFolder for iPhone now available! MP Finder iPhone app released Golden Hour comes to iPhone How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!
 
iFolder for iPhone now available!

iFolder for iPhone now available!

UPDATE: The first release is now available in the app store. At the moment it’s US only but we expect to do a global release by the end of February 2011. We’ve just put the finishing touches to our iFolder for iPhone app and are recruiting enterprise beta testers who have their own iFolder installation. [...]

MP Finder iPhone app released

MP Finder iPhone app released

Our latest iPhone application is a small demonstration of what can be achieved using the newly released data from The Ordnance Survey under the Open Data initiative combined with public domain data on Members of Parliament and Constituencies. MP Finder locates where you are and then drops a pin on the map identifying your constituency [...]

Golden Hour comes to iPhone

Golden Hour comes to iPhone

Mindsizzlers have released their latest iPhone application. The Golden Hour app’ puts a sun clock in your pocket and allows you to plot the position of the sun for any location on earth and time of year. Of particular interest to photographers, the application highlights the so-called “Golden Hour” much appreciated by cinematographers and photographers [...]

How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

Roger created and runs an educational site about the science of the so-called “golden hour” – the time around sunrise and sunset that has the most fantastic light for taking photographs. Although there were lots of websites giving tables of sunrise and sunset times, I wanted to create something more visual that showed the golden-hour [...]

Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

Following on from our news about the launch of www.dodadog.com, we’re delighted to announce the release of our first iPhone application which complements the site by tracking users’ walks and giving them access to a special mobile web version of the website. Written entirely in native objective-c for the iPhone, this is the first of [...]

Successful iOS Background Location reporting

Successful iOS Background Location reporting

26 July 2011

We’re working on a location product right now and one of the little challenges along the way has been how to report background location updates back to our servers. First, some basics. We’re going to be using the Significant Location Changes feature introduced with iOS 4 as this is the recommended way of tracking the [...]

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Viewing iFolder’s FLAIM store with StoreBrowser

Viewing iFolder’s FLAIM store with StoreBrowser

26 April 2011

In the midst of debugging login issues with Novell’s iFolder, I stumbled over this post about a tool for accessing the FLAIM database that underpins the whole system. One of the problems is that the tool itself seems to have vanished from the trunk repository and so its existence was not at all obvious. There [...]

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iFolder on VirtualBox (part one)

iFolder on VirtualBox (part one)

26 April 2011

Today I’m going to put together a complete walk through for getting your very own iFolder server up and running on a virtual host on your Apple Mac.  iFolder is notoriously difficult to install but thanks to Daniel Lench, there is now an excellent tutorial over on his blog. I’m taking it a tiny step [...]

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iFolder for iPhone now available!

iFolder for iPhone now available!

12 January 2011

UPDATE: The first release is now available in the app store. At the moment it’s US only but we expect to do a global release by the end of February 2011. We’ve just put the finishing touches to our iFolder for iPhone app and are recruiting enterprise beta testers who have their own iFolder installation. [...]

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Google Page Speed

06 December 2010

In April 2010, Google made an announcement that they were including web page loading speed as a metric for page rank. This reiterates the importance of having strong technical skills to hand in achieving SEO. At the same time, Google offered a number of tools to help webmasters achieve faster page loading times. One of [...]

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Writing Apps for iPhone OS3, 3.2 and iOS4

21 July 2010

The recent launches of iPad and iPhone4 have led to a flurry of activity on the iPhone operating system front. iPad launched with iPhone OS 3.2 but this OS was never destined for iPhone itself. iPhone 4 has introduced another OS release, with a nameshift from ‘iPhone OS’ to ‘iOS’ 4. iPhone and iPod users [...]

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Delegation and Notifications, Oddities or Pure Elegance?

02 June 2010

Objective-C and Cocoa Touch are strong on design patterns and principles. If you adhere to Apple’s way of coding then you’ll create reliable and reusable code. If you’re new to Objective-C, some of the design principles can be quite daunting and if your background is in other object oriented languages, some of the design patterns [...]

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Web Apps vs. Native Apps

21 May 2010

When the iPhone was first launched, it didn’t launch with a marketplace for apps – indeed Apple didn’t even enable programmers to create applications for the platform at all. Quite quickly though, people worked out that you could create a web based application and style it specially to run in the iPhone screen. The Web [...]

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Objective-C and the Properties of BOOL

27 April 2010

At a basic level, boolean logic allows for a value to be either true or false, on or off, 1 or 0. The ways in which boolean types are implemented vary widely across languages and implementations. At the most granular level, computers work with bits that are either set to on or off, whereas some [...]

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KVO and Bindings on iPhone

16 April 2010

‘Google’ for KVO and bindings for iPhone, and too many results tell you that KVO is not supported on the iPhone platform.  Well, if it wasn’t once, it is now, and it’s a really powerful feature.  KVO is Key-Value Observing – essentially you can add have one object ‘observe’ changes to a property of another [...]

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