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Month July 2010

Migrating iPhone 3.x apps to iPad and iOS 4.0

Right now, creating Universal Applications for the iPod touch, the iPhone and the iPad is not really a straightforward task. The current panorama of iOS-compatible software and hardware platforms is getting more and more complex, and this blog post is a small guide (by no means exhaustive) of tips and tricks that have helped me [...]

A nicer cortito, courtesy of Zerofee

Those who follow me on Twitter are certainly aware of my endless sequence of shared links, some of them shortened using the akos.ma domain, itself powered by cortito, one of my most popular open source projects. Well, Ela and Paul of Zerofee asked me to give them a hand to install an instance of cortito [...]

More nib2objc fun

There are many things that I wanted to do with nib2objc since day one, but of course sometimes you just don’t have the time to implement them all. But here go two new additions to the project, that will make nib2objc even simpler and more fun to use: a Mac application and a Mac OS [...]

nib2objc updated

I’ve just committed version 1.2 of nib2objc to Github with the following enhancements: Compatibility with Xcode 3.2.3 and the latest iPhone SDKs; In debug mode, the tool generates stub comments for properties not currently recognized; Provides much nicer variable names; instead of “view24″ you get “button53″ or “tableview34″; those names are also used in the [...]

Making of digital2.0

This is the video shot by the amazing team of VPS prod while we were working on the application. There was always a camera rolling during our meetings and even during our work sessions! The final result is simply outstanding and we are very happy to release it in public. The videos included in the [...]

digital2.0 iPad Application

This is a very special blog post to introduce our latest project, a unique collaboration between moser, a brand and design specialist, VPS prod, an award-winning video production company, and akosma software: digital2.0, available on the App Store, is an exploration into the capabilities of the iPad. Everybody talks about this new device, but what [...]

Core Text Objective-C Wrapper

One of the most promising and mysterious new frameworks introduced in iOS 3.2 is Core Text. Apple defines Core Text as a “text drawing engine”, which allows Mac (and now iPad) apps to render rich text on any graphics context. Strings drawn with Core Text feature lots of custom settings such as detailed font information, [...]