RatScrew App Submission

I finally finished my second iOS app, RatScrew. It took a little longer than I figured, but I think overall it is a very good product. It is definitely highly entertaining! It is based on the fun and addictive card game Egyptian Ratscrew. This is my first game and as such there was a lot to learn in the way of unanticipated bugs. In programming a normal app it is pretty straight forward and there really is only a set way the user interacts with the app. Unfortunately with a game it is a lot less predictable. During play testing …

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Password Crafter Release Weekend Numbers

Password Crafter hit the iTunes App Store about mid day on Thursday, February 23rd. I was excited to finally have an app on the App Store. I really had no expectations for my first app though. It took about a week after I submitted the app for it to go into review and be accepted. During that time I started to read up on how other developers were doing in the store. I mainly tried to just focus on the small to part-time developers as that is more like me. There were some that talked about doing pretty well while …

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First iPhone App: Password Crafter

***Update 2/23/2012*** App was finally approved for the iTunes App Store. Check out the Password Crafter product page. The long road to try to make a living developing mobile apps has almost officially begun and I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches on my first iPhone/iPad app. As I previously wrote I decided to get back into programming and decided to focus on building mobile apps. To ease into it, I decided to start out with something simple and something I could use.  So about two weeks ago I started working on an app that could generate random …

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iOS Programming: Changing Views of UITabBar Programmatically

To get myself back into the swing of coding, I decided to write a simple application for iOS devices. I figured this would be a good way to learn the most up to date practices and re-familiarize myself with the iOS SDK. This would also help me get use to the nuances of Objective-C again. The application I was writing was based on the UITabBar class. This worked well with the way the application was going to work and I figured it would be simple enough that there would be a lot of examples out there on the internet. I assumed …

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New Adventure: iOS and Android App Development

It is time for a new adventure in my life. Well it might not seem too exciting for most people, but it is actually something that has interested me for a long while. I’m going to start doing some iOS and Android App Development. I have a programming background, but I haven’t really used it in my professional career. A few  years back I got my first taste of iPhone app development. There was a game called bags or cornhole that my friends and I loved to play. So I looked to see if there was an app for it on …

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Simultaneously Post Status Updates to Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

It use to be simple when there was just one major social networking site to keep up with. Now there are more and more people who use one or more of the major sites. The top three that people seem to be using are Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. It was such a hassle trying to update all three that I found myself only updating Facebook regularly. This didn’t sit well with me because I had some people who checked Twitter or Google+ more often than Facebook so they were left out of the loop. Luckily Twitter came up with a …

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Facebook Wall Feed for WordPress Updated

*UPDATE – September 29, 2011: The new version of the code that includes the photos, links, etc are avail here: uki_facebook_wall_feed_v0.9.5.phps uki_facebook_wall_feed_v0.9.5.css* *UPDATE – September 29, 2011: Discovered I missed a step in this write up for the 0.9.5 version of the code. After running through the set_access.php you need to copy the access token that is printed on the first line and put it in a file called fb_access_token.txt in your templates base directory. I went ahead and updated this post but wanted to highlight it here so people who have already read it will know there was a …

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