We all enjoy reading the latest rumors about upcoming Apple products and play the guessing game of what Steve will unveil next. But this week Gizmodo went over the line. (If you have been immersed in coding this past week, here’s an excellent recap.) By their actions Gizmodo have caused great harm to an Apple engineer who made an unfortunate mistake. And they seem to take great pride in this.
The Apple engineer is one of us. He probably works 100-hour weeks building the gadgets we love to use and which we ultimately make our living from.
Therefore I encourage you to follow Craig Hockenberry’s advice and boycott Gizmodo. Since it’s clear that the only thing they care about is page views, let us all deprive them of the same.
An excellent article by Bruce Tognazzini (Apple employee #66) on Apple’s design process that leads to great products like the Mac, the iPhone and the iPad.
A very smart technique for testing and finding the most effective name and icon for your app.
If you haven’t looked at Core Data for your apps yet, you should. This article is the third part in a series, and deals with NSFetchedResultsController. This controller is by itself one of the best arguments for using Core Data in an iPhone app. (Although beware of this gotcha.)
I’ve written about Google Analytics for iPhone apps before. This is a nice tutorial with screen images. (Although given the recent change to paragraph 3.3.9 in the iPhone Developer Agreement, you may want to hold off on adding analytics to your app.)