Tag technology

Retrospective 2012

Just like in 2010 and 2011, here goes a small recapitulation of the main events that happened in akosma software during 2012; another great year with incredible achievements, and a bright future ahead. I would like to start by thanking all of my partners, clients, friends and family, plus all of my followers in Twitter, […]

Retrospective 2011

2011 was another terrific year for akosma software, a year of growth, surprise, learning, teaching, and travel. We met fantastic new people on the road and we would like to thank all of our friends, our customers, the readers of this blog, our followers on Twitter, Facebook, Github, LinkedIn and countless other networks for their […]

How knowing C and C++ can help you write better iPhone apps, part 1

While learning how to write iOS applications, you will often encounter the phrase “learn C first”. Writers of Cocoa applications apparently benefit from knowing about C (sometimes even C++), but it is not very clear to many new developers how this actually works. The obvious question being “why should I learn C if actually I […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Dawn of Couch Computing

I haven’t blogged about the iPad until now on purpose; I wanted to let the waters calm down, as January’s announcement was certainly one that left nobody indifferent. The iPad is a disruptive device. Not in the sense of groundbreaking, because there is nothing on the iPad that you couldn’t find in other devices. I […]

Risk Management in iPhone Projects

Let’s be frank: it’s not the best time to be an iPhone developer right now. In just one year of existence, the App Store seems to have evolved from the hottest to the lamest status, without any time to breathe in the middle, but with some warning signs every so often. Several iPhone developers have […]

iPhone Conference 2008

Talk given at the iPhone Conference 2008.

Interview sur com.in Magazine

– Adrian Kosmaczewski, vous vous définissez comme un “technologiste”, comment en êtes-vous venu à vous intéresser à l’iPhone? – Parce que cet objet, qui est bien plus qu’un téléphone, marque une nouvelle étape dans l’histoire technologique, à l’instar des premiers Mac, des écrans couleurs et des télephones mobiles. – L’iPhone est pourtant avant tout un […]