iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff.

a different kind of app gold rush

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

I originally made “My Hoop Champ” as an app to track my own kids basketball games and share them with family and friends.  I couldn’t find an existing app on the app store that did everything I wanted with a nice, relatively simple UI.  I came up with a couple of prototypes and finally settled on something […]

iPhone 5 a/b testing

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

I recently released a utility app for iOS that I use to rack my kids basketball games.  I used a iterative process to come up with a minimum viable app I could put on the app store.  I purposely published it with quite a few things left incomplete.  One of those things was iPhone 5 […]

ipad résumé experiment postmortem

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

I really like iOS development.  Ideally, I’d like to have a full time job developing games for iOS.  But really, I just want more experience doing iOS development.  I want to get better, find a mentor or a coding buddy.  With that in mind, I recently started applying and interviewing for junior level positions.  I […]

every day i’m learning

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

I made this blog post almost exactly one year ago.  At the time, I thought it was kind of a big deal.  Today, I discovered that it was not that big of a deal at all. I was working on a project that required that code.  After I implemented it, I noticed that the the […]

clean as you go

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

A couple of weeks ago, I did a post on refactoring.  This post is sort of the inspiration behind what motivated me to start the refactoring project I discussed previously.  It isn’t a terribly exciting story, but it had an impact on me and the way I think about coding and life in general. A […]

360idev: my favorite conference

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

how I got better at refactoring

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

tiny tower

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

how to get better

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

patent infringement before lodsys made it cool

Aaron Griffith
aaron.griffith.name/weblog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]