Writing an iOS app with Corona

From The Beast Within: The experience was overall a good one, with expected frustrations that come with writing code. I still label myself as a “hobbyist” developer, because there’s still tons I don’t know about Corona and app development. But if there’s one thing that can be…

Tutorial: Disable the iPhone 4's Front Camera

I've been negligent in posting new articles this year, but despite appearances this blog isn't quite dead yet. I'll begin regular postings again soon, but in the meantime here's a link to an article I guest authored over at iCodeBlog: One option is to replace the standard camera controls with…

June / July Link Roundup

Cocoa developer Matt Gemmell tells us why our application's website sucks. I admit to making some of these mistakes in the past, although I think I fixed most of them in my most recent set of updates. Alexander Repty released a PDF reader for iPad, Folio Case, right around the…

Jawbone ICON shows battery indicator on iPhone

Despite already having a second revision Jawbone bluetooth headset, I'm still tempted by their new ICON series released this week. This is the first headset I've seen other than Apple's that uses the iPhone's bluetooth headset battery indicator, along with other improvements over previous models.…

Steven Frank on the App Store

Steven Frank, of Panic co-founder fame, is taking a stand against the iPhone. When the app store first opened, there were some questionable decisions, and like most everyone, I was willing to forgive Apple a few transgressions as they were navigating new, exciting (and rocky) territory. Historically, Apple has made…

Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

I've recently been invited to the 2009 Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference, taking place in October in Boston, MA. This conference is designed for Mac developers looking for a succinct, easy way to get up to speed on the specific skills needed to build, test and distribute successful applications…