Choosing the Right App to Develop

Over the course of my 8 years developing apps on the side I’ve shipped 5 apps. Deciding what to work on and creating a new project in Xcode is about one of the best feelings in the development world. Everything seems possible, there’s so many ideas to test and none of the complexity is yet […]

An experiment….

After a recent conversation I’ve decided to try something new with this blog. An experiment… For the next few weeks, every Sunday, I’ll be sharing the experiences of developing apps on the side: the challenges , the successes, the struggles… I’ll also be sharing details on what I’m working on, why I’m doing it and […]

NewsWave Released

During the last couple of months I’ve been working on a new take on the RSS Reader. With so many options out there (NetNewsWire, Unread, Reeder….), why would I go and develop another one?  The main reason is I wanted to create an RSS reader that would be extremely accessible to use for the average user. […]

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Just finished “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” and it’s great:  well written and refreshingly honest. Even if you’re not into business books, I believe this one is worth your time.  Bill Gates could not have said it better in his book review: “Shoe Dog, Phil Knight’s memoir about creating Nike, is a […]

Surviving in the App Store

Great article on the challenges of a small company in the App Store. Must read:   Marc

3 Steps to fetch in Core Data (Swift)

1. Get the managed context:     let managedObjectContext = (NSApplication.sharedApplication().delegate as! AppDelegate).managedObjectContext! //Change AppDelegate for the name of the class of your Application Delegate   2. Set a variable to store the data:     var contentsOfTransactionFetchRequest = [] 3. Fetch the data you need         let fetchRequest = NSFetchRequest(entityName: “Whatever”)       […]

Stick with it – Dan Counsell

I was going through the web when I found a great article from Dan Counsell called “Stick with it”. Recommended read. Actually I’ve subscribed to the entire series.  Here’s a quote: […]Many people fail because they lose interest after a few months, they flit around and get bored when their project or business is not […]