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http://itunes.apple.com/Web... I'm very proud to have had my first iPhone app posted to the Apple Store today. iCountCalories is a calorie tracking tool that I wrote for myself while in the process of losing 55lbs. I'm not expecting it to sail to #1 but hopefully some people find the application as useful as I did while developing it. Additionally I hope i can get some good feedback so that I can improve it and make it even more useful! Current ...
iPhone Development: Random Thoughts I've been working on the iPhone for month or so....maybe a bit longer. I was interested in doing some iPhone dev ever since I got mine. I love the device (much more than WinMo, sorry) and wanted to create my own apps for it. I was also asked to work with Carbonated Comics (www.carbonatedcomics.com) on an iPhone version of their software, so I joined the team. Great bunch of folks and I really like their product. Anyway, I thought I'd share some random thoughts ...
In this Issue: Damon Payne, Rishi, Nigel Sampson, Chris Klug, Andrea Boschin, Bryant Likes, Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth, Terence Tsang, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: As referenced below, Shawn Wildermuth is beginning a validation project: Introducing Project Niagara Laurent Bugnion has announced MVVM Light Toolkit Messenger V2 beta, and has some good discussion comments. Koen Zwikstra also has an update: Document Toolkit 1.1.0.3 Tim Heuer announced Silverlight Firestarter Seattle videos online... ...
Since I was 8 years old I’ve always been fascinated by technology. I probably was before that as well but I didn’t get a computer until I was 8 and then I think I felt like I now belonged to a “club” and started to keep an eye on technology even more (hey, I lived in central Nebraska and, in terms of computer owners in my town, I was a club of 1). When I say I like technology I’m talking about all the software and hardware that has become commonplace in our lives and we have slowly began to rely ...
Hah! back in the Blogging Business after being away for a really long period. The Spring is just so exciting,Glad that the Winter is over.Well not to mention I have kicked off with my jogging routine starting from today and expect myself not to stop this. I *wish* to be blogging regularly as possible,I am sure I will find a few minutes in the Tram on the way to work.Thanks for my IPhone 3GS. I dedicate this blog post to my Mom.She just loves the Skydeck here in Melbourne,hence decided to capture ...
No this is not SharePoint or Silverlight related at all. Tomorrow is 09/09/09 and the Beatles, one of my favorite bands of all time aside from Green Day and Three Dog Night, are releasing there albums in digital format entirely remastered plus as a bonus Harmonix is releasing a special version of Rockband. I can probably throw away $60 for the game, but not so much the money for the remastered tracks. Growing up my dad was born in the 50’s, so his music was primary the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the ...
I hear this remark a lot. Whenever I show Surface to people there’s always one in the group who, after about 10 minutes, comments that Surface is just a big IPhone or a flat touch screen. Of course, it’s not. First of all, you can’t use a Surface unit out of the box to make phone calls. Second, the Surface unit is hardly portable where the IPhone most definitely is. To these commentators, Surface is like an IPhone but with less features. Again, of course, it’s not. Usually I can convince these skeptics ...
Next week in User Group Land... The Twin Cities Languages User Group presents: Comparing Objective-C to Java/.NET (Sept. 10th, 2009) Objective-C, a fossil of a language from the '80s is resurgent: the language of choice for Mac development and, currently, the only language for iPhone development. In this talk, I'll cover some of the history of Objective-C & Cocoa (the Apple standard library for Mac/iPhone), how it differs to languages like Java or C# that you may be familiar with and show you ...
Came across a project from Microsoft Gold Partner MS Team called MobileNoter. This appears to be OneNote like application for the iPhone that uses a desktop sync piece to allow it to sync your OneNote sections to the app on the iPhone OTA. Interesting. The say it will go to beta soon and you can sign up for notifications at the site. As a lover of both OneNote and the iPhone I will keep an eye on this. I had been using Evernote to recently fill the gap as it works on all devices and platforms ...
So, undercutting the official Geo-Caching iPhone applicaion, which is WAY cool. I decided to create a small iPhone application (again a port from a Windows Mobile application). Geocaches Near Me. Its a steal… Link Technorati Tags: Geocaching ...
Here are some useful links to things I recently found: Single most important file in the Windows Mobile 6.5 Widget – The Manifest file, great article: http://windowsteamblog.com/... Control Toolkit of Interest to iPhone developers looking to port their apps to Windows Mobile Marketplace: http://fluid.codeplex.com/ Speaking of iPhone ports, here is a great article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Another interesting ...
We have identified a serious issue with responding to calendar invitations using an iPhone with the latest 3.0 update. When you accept an invitation, the meeting organizer sees the response coming from the first person to respond to the invitation and leaves your attendee status set to "no response". This means that using your iPhone to accept/reject calendar invitations will significantly interfere with organizing meetings. This is only the case when iPhone users accepting from the same domain...ie ...
I've had my Mac mini for a couple of weeks now, I confess I like it. The Mac mini works well, it's cheap (for a Mac), and pretty fast. I got it to do iPhone development and it's perfect for that. However, I don't like it more than my PC. Honestly, I don't understand why ppl care enough to argue. It occurred to me recently that other than gaming or development, 99.9% of what I do is on the web anyway, so I don't really care. I know some people do have some specific needs/purposes that require one ...
Here we go again, after all this waiting, MAC comes up with a new handicapped version of iPhone v3.0! I bought the latest iPhone 3G and three weeks later they announce the new iPhone 3GS. So, I say it is OK, as there will be a new firmware update, v3.0. This update will contains all kind of new fixes and enhancements. when they release the new firmware, what a crippled software. It only works on the new iPhone 3GS with its new hardware and they left out the iPhone 3G. So, with so advanced iPhone ...
Over the last few months there has been quite a bit of news regarding Windows Mobile that has focused on 'pumping-up' the platform to compete with everything else out there (including the iphone) for instance Windows Mobile renamed to Windows Phone Microsoft Releases Windows Mobile Marketplace to compete with App Store Mobile Market place launches with 600 apps Windows Mobile 6.5 and how to create widget for WM 6.5 and this latest white paper - How to port an iphone application to Windows Mobile ...
Finally, The world is evolving towards a new mode of interaction. Where human doesn't haveto give inputs to machines using some input devices like keyboard, mouse, touch etc. rather machines are made capable to understand human body movements and take inputs accordingly. I will like to give it a new name UUI - i.e. Ubiquitous User Interface Some examples of this are Accelerometer based inputs in many devices, Microsoft's new Project Natal for XBOX 360 . Refer my previous blog posts on Sixth Sense, ...
Its not obvious how to turn on caps lock on the iPhone, so here is how in case you’ve wondered this yourself. Start the Settings app. Click on the General menu, and then the Keyboard menu. Turn Enable Caps Lock on. Now, when you’re using the keyboard, just double-tap the shift key. This will enable caps lock and the shift key on the keyboard will turn blue. To turn off caps lock, tap the shift key once. The use of a punctuation key also turns off caps lock (unless you use the double-tap of the space ...
So here’s what I’ve been up-to for the past few months. A while back, I developed a Windows Mobile application that allows you to send people your current location (full source available, if you’d like it). I figured this, why don’t I try and make this application cross platform? How hard can it be to port a C# Compact Framework application to another platform. Of course the cost of doing this had to be small. So I set myself a challenge. Take 6 months Port Mobile Location Software to iPhone. Sell ...
I wanted to write a blog post to document how I do some day-to-day things. It helps me to keep track of my work habits, refine them and perhaps help some others who are looking for some solutions. My current rig is a Apple MacBook Pro 13” unibody. It has the 250Gb drive with 4Gb memory. I am running the latest version of OS X Leopard. I am really enjoying the 13” form factor. It is a little smaller and lighter than the previous 15” unibody which, to me, just felt heavy. I also don't notice the lost ...
No doubt about, apple makes a well implemented great product. Then new iphone works flawlessly. The touch screen works great, enlarging and reducing the screen is incredible. When you turn it horizontaly, it makes the screen usable (still tiny) to use the interwebs (although i'm afraid the tiny screen is going to make me go blind) I use it more then my laptop at home so... Why the hell do they have to lock me out of everything! All i really want to do is copy and paste to my i phone file system, ...

If you have an iPhone check out a game a friend just launched: Radial 50.

You can get the Lite version for free.  And the full version is only $1.99.

*Moved to: Twitter with styleI have been using an excellent piece of software for twittering form my Windows Mobile. Twikini has all of the features you would expect, as well as working fantastically with the IPhone like features of Windows Mobile 6.5. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Well, if you bought the iPhone 3G a month and a half ago, then you are like me. Stuck with this device that you paid a lot for and have to keep for the next 2 years. I read on the internet and found out that everyone said that Apple will not release a new hardware only software that will allow the iPhone to take videos and voice dialup and other new futures. so I decided to buy the iPhone and wait for the firmware update. few weeks later I find the new iPhone hardware and that the new firmware will ...
I have had the good fortune to test both the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3Gs. In my day job I am an architect with responsibilities over messaging and mobility – hence I get to try a lot of new devices in order to evaluate their applicability for our enterprise users. One thing I have come to regard as a universal truth is that ranking mobile devices is almost a waste of time. They are so subjective depending on the personal habits and preferences of the person using them. There are some things that ...
That is the question really, isn’t it? It has been more than a couple of days that Apple has released its 3.0 update for the iPhone / iPod touch OS, and I haven’t updated my iPod touch (1st gen) yet. Why? Well, because I’m not sure it is worth the £5.99 I will have to part with (US$ 9.95 if you are in the US). I know that eventually I will end up updating it because I like having the most updated software and I don’t like being left behind, and also because £5.99 is an amount I allow myself to spend ...
I always wanted to do stuff with DirectDraw. And when I saw the iPhone UI the urge intensified. But somehow the topic seemed esoteric to me and eluded me for quite some time, or, to put it in other words, laziness won over me (: Anyways, I was going through the Donuts sample game provided by Microsoft which comes with Win Mob 6 Professional SDK installation. Here is the path: <InstallDir>\Samples\... It seemed a bit too complicated for a first timer and ...
If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
Based on Yesterday’s post. I thought we could take the new HTML 5, featured offered by Android and iPhone OS 3.0 and do something almost useful with it. So sticking to things close to my heart, I decided to expand my example and build a simple web-page that finds geo-caches near where you are. Use it here. http://www.binaryrefinery.c... It works really well. Technorati Tags: iPhone,HTML 5,Geocaching,OS 3 Source here - <html> <head> <title> Geocaching Lookup </title> ...
Both Mobile Safari (in iPhone OS 3.0) and Google Android now both support getting the location of the current user. How cool is that. Finally mobile web-pages can be location aware. The user is prompted for whether they wish to enable this facility on a per site basis. Here’s the HTML/Javascript that does it all. <html> <head> <script> navigator.geolocation.getCu... noLocation); function foundLocation(position){ var lat = position.coords.latitude; var long ...
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve reinstalled my OS on my pocketpc in the last few months. Fortunately, I invested in good backup software a *long* time ago and I use it. I use it very often.I have no idea what irritates the darn thing, but it sure is annoying. Prior to getting backup software, I used to actually have to fully reinstall from a slicked down OS. Once you have your machine like you like it, this is a real pain in the bottom. I hear you saying “Perhaps your device is a lemon”, and ...
So blog posts from me are currently few and far between at the moment – but that is not from lack of want. I have been trying to keep my head down and catch up with the breadth of new tools gradually making themselves known in the web-dev community. Over the past few weeks I have been playing with Windows 7, and it multi-touch functionality (I realise it's not web, but I am not an IPhone owner yet so it's always nice to play) I have also been catching up on the ADO.NET entities framework, and migrating ...
It's been one week since I've started really focusing on what I've been eating and my lifestyle. My interest was piqued two weeks ago when the health center part of the company I work at mentioned a summer 'Healthy Lifestyle' program where you would follow a table of things to do every day for a month (with 3 calendars for 3 months) and get points for each item you do on the list each day, at the end the most points would win prizes. The items on this calendar range from getting 30 minutes of exercize ...
As promised, what is my verdict after using BingUK for a week? To be perfectly honest it’s been distinctly unremarkable … and this is a good thing for Microsoft! BingUK is lacking the killer features that the US version has, the ‘get out’ for the UK version is that it’s still in Beta and will be for sometime. So perhaps BingUK is still more of a search engine than a decision engine at the moment. So how does it compare with Google? Well to be honest, it didn’t use Google much in the first place only ...
Well, the annual feeding frenzy known as the WWDC keynote is now over. There was a lot of good information presented on both Snow Leopard and the iPhone. It was pretty demo-heavy as well – better if you see it in person than if you are at home waiting for the next great tidbit of information. One thing I found interesting were the OS X active users statistics shown at the opening of the keynote. Now, perhaps I missed it – feel free to correct me if I did – but they make it come off like they sold ...
Ah, I love it! All of the tension of the Palm Pre vs. the Apple iPhone on one page. I wonder if this was intentional or just sheer coincidence? I will be following it live like many others. I will also be getting a Palm pre in the coming days to play with and of course, a review to follow. I will be curious to see if Apple outright calls out the Palm Pre in the keynote. Do they do a straight-up comparison a la OS X vs. Vista ...

I’ve been using 3.0 on my iPhone for a few weeks now and have yo say – in the main – it is very stable.

Issues I’ve had:

The icons for some of my apps lost their icons

With iTunes 8.2 beta I couldn’t sync with my existing library when I upgraded iTunes ( release appears better)

Very occasional lock up on Pin screen.

All new features work well but with Beta 5 tethering and MMS disappeared :-(

So will we see new iPhones?

Will the iPhone OS shift to 3.0?

Will Leopard be launched?

Lets all wait and see!!

I installed the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit, it comes with the 6.5 emulator images, documentation, samples and the new gesture api's. For more information and download see here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Both the standard and professional emulator images are available, and in six languages. I gotta look at the gesture api's, its been long coming. The emulator looks nice and responsive and I felt that it ...
I rarely find Google’s product as exciting or as innovative as other people think they are. BUT… [I’ll come back as to why later on, don’t worry it’s only one feature that I need, but it’s important] I was driving yesterday, and needed to quickly look up an address, as I know the destination moved addresses recently and did not want to drive the wrong way. So I decided to use Google Maps for Mobile, as it seems to fixate on GPS in my BlackJack II faster. [To note I use my phone’s Internet and GPS ...
Microsoft just recently made some announcements that they will be releasing the new Zune HD. The new Zune HD will also support the now much loved multi-touch capabilities that has made the ITouch and the IPhone as famous as they are. From the image above you can see that the new Zune HD is going for an advanced look with the beveled edges. I owned a Zune first generation and then I bought myself a Zune (120GB version) later. I really did like it mainly because of the very large screen that I could ...
I recently downloaded and installed Dig Dug Remix for iPhone the other day. I remember really liking this game when I was a kid. Heck, I was a sucker for just about anything that let me drop a coin in a slot and see 8 bit video dance around. Dig Dug was one of those games that was fun to play, easy to learn, but difficult to master. I thought getting to play a classic on my iPhone would be great. Turns out the game is actually two games in one...one is the original Dig Dug as you (might) remember ...
I keep hearing about the iPhone and how great that Mac phone is. So I finally decided to get it. I had an HP IPAQ PDA that runs Windows CE 5.0 and I always liked so much. It gave me a lot of futures and continues access to my data anywhere I go. I just wanted to combine both my PDA and Phone into one smart device that saves me the hassle of carrying two different devices every where I go. So, here I go and upgrade my phone with AT&T to the new iPhone 3G and sign up for two years contract. First ...
Recently I saw a question come to my friend Spencer here at /n software about whether or not it was possible to use the Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 PowerShell cmdlets through the /n software PowerShell Server. The person wanted to be able to manage Exchange from a remote Unix machine. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before, it could be done from anywhere that supports SSH – like an Apple iPhone or a Blackberry. The PowerShell server uses impersonation - it impersonates the user that the SSH client authenticated ...
I’ve been a professional developer/automated test software engineer for 10 years, and I’ve always seemed to move from discipline to discipline. First VB6, then .Net, now Java. Over the years, I’ve read a ton of books. I was recently offered the chance to review Safari Books Online and I jumped at the chance. I love tech books. I always have several I am reading at any given time (don’t we all?), and I often pick up books on topics for which I don’t even currently have any particular use (I like to ...
With the new Beta 4.0 release,I am sure a lot of people would have had this issue. Shift + Upgrade Or Shift + Restore to the Beta 4.0 firmware caused itunes errors. Here's what I did to get it working: Download itunes 8.2 Shift + Upgrade | Uknown Error occurred Shift + Restore | Unknown Error occurred Resolution: Restore your iPhone 3g to Beta 3.0 Shift + Restore (beta 4) | Worked. Cheers ...
Fair warning, I’m combining several blog posts into one. As a father, there’s nothing that makes you more proud than to see your son take his first steps, say daddy for the first time, or catch his first ball. In my professional career I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments my peers have been making. These are the people I’ve been working with and helping their professional community efforts, and while I like to think I helped them in some way, truth be told, they entirely did the work on their ...
As you can guess from the title I have written this post completely on my iPhone.A part from the obvious restrictions, such as the small keyboard, it wasn't a wholly unpleasant experience making the whole notion of using a device like this to construct posts a viable option.What put me off attempting to do this before was indeed screen-size but the iPhone does just about cross the boundary in a useable experience.So I'm a little late to the iPhone party with all the fuss happening last year but it ...
Very Exciting!  Evernote for iPhone 2.0 has been released.  I'm a huge Evernote fan.  Hopefully this fixes the bug I ran into while looking for things to add to our baby registry and it lost my note w/ the list when it tried to sync with no network! :(
So, after my server died, I needed a quick way to re-establish my email as I had previously been running Exchange server. My family all have email accounts on this server, so I’d thought I’d explore a few options for hosted email, that would work with our mobile phones (Windows Mobile and iPhone). Reading all the press coverage about Gmail supporting The Microsoft Air-Sync protocol, I thought I’d give this a go. I set up a couple of Gmail accounts. Then on the iPhone went through the process of setting ...
For those of you unfamiliar with the Nike+iPod, it's a "device which measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run." Sensor goes in your shoes, connect the receiver to your iPod and the iPod displays how fast and how far you have been running. When you sync your iPod with your PC the data is automatically uploaded to the Nike+ website and you can easily track your runs on a easy to use web interface. One of my biggest concerns before purchasing was how to replace the battery and how ...