Unleashing the server developer in you

Back in 2016, when the idea that would become NewsWave was humming in my head, I was sipping my morning coffee while listening to an episode of Under the Radar.  In that episode, Marco Arment and David Smith were discussing how they used servers to manage Overcast and Feed Wrangler. I was already considering using servers but after that I …

Working on new NLP projects

After shipping NewsWave for Mac, this last few weeks I’ve been playing around with two new NLP (natural language processing) projects. Each quite different from the other: The first is targeted at the corporate world, its focus is in identifying new trends and winning themes based on RFP’s (requests for pricing) submitted by clients. This …

Announcing NewsWave for Mac!

Without further ado, NewsWave for Mac is available on the Mac App Store. Create your own timeline of stories by following your favorite feeds. Now from your iPhone, iPad or Mac. What differentiates NewsWave? – Twitter style timeline of your personalized content. – Easily discover feeds through categories or catalogue search. – Streamlined experience that …

Creating a Digital Gardener | Home Automation – Raspberry Pi 4

Last December my wife and I flew to Europe to spend a couple of weeks with our overseas family. Although we live in a very safe neighborhood, for peace of mind, we wanted a way to check on our house while we were away. There’s a couple of good commercial options, but they are a …

Designing the new NewsWave App Icon

One of the things I like about working on on-the-side projects is that I touch all aspects of them, this allows me to learn and grow many different skills. It’s so rewarding to learn about app development, server-side development, marketing, communication, design…  And it’s the latter one I wanted to touch on for this post, …

Why I will not ship a Catalyst port of NewsWave

When Catalyst was announced at WWDC I was very excited about the possibilities that it created for NewsWave. Even though NewsWave launched as an iOS-only app, bringing it to the Mac has always been a priority. A couple of months ago I started woking on porting it. As it turns out, and as you probably …