iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff.

Apple, please fix iOS

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

What I want most from Apple’s WWDC.. and what I might never get is not a new iPhone. It’s not a new iPad. No, it’s not Siri integration. Not even an Apple TV. Not even new iOS SDK features. What I want is for Apple to stop messing around with low hanging fruit and start […]

How to handle internet trolls

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

This post is not about software or apps. It’s mostly about politics and comment trolls. But there are some generic thoughts which might be useful for others also – hopefully not by inspiring you to troll competing companies or apps. If you’ve been on the internet for a few years, you must have ran into […]

BlackBerry PlayBook review

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

Last summer I had actually tried my hand with a small free Android app – a small quiz. Because Google is too lazy or unwilling to let Romanian developers distribute paid apps in the Android Market, that app was monetized by Admob – and has brought, since July 2011 till now, a total revenue so […]

iPad review, briefly

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

Because I am still working hard recoding one of my most important apps, and hoping I’ll be ready in a week or two, I won’t do a iOS development post just yet. Instead, I am going to take my turn reviewing the new iPad, in the shortest manner possible: When did I get it? As […]

Nothing much to blog about

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

Two weeks ago I didn’t write anything for my #idevblogaday entry. There were two non-reasons for that: for starters, it had been my birthday and I thought I deserved a “break”. For seconds, I didn’t know what to write about, as I hadn’t been doing much coding progress, nor discovered any new programming tips. The […]

Life without an iPhone

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

Like everyone else, when I saw the iPhone shown by Steve Jobs on stage back in January 2007, I realized it would change everything. I just had no idea how much it would change me – I’d earn my living creating apps for it, I’d surround myself with Apple-made gadgets and services and, most importantly, […]

A few recipes about dates / using NSDate

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

The app I’ve been working lately makes a bit more use of NSDate than my usual ones. I thought I’d share with the world a few pieces of code I’ve been using; How to test if two NSDate dates belong to the same day: I created a category on NSDate and added the following method […]

… And a New Year

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

XMas is gone, New Year’s is gone, the holiday is over and we are back to work. Same old stuff. Like Dilbert says,  there shouldn’t be anything special about a  random point in the space-time continuum. But there is something special. Each new year is the perfect reminder that time flies and we should do […]

Adjusting UITextView size on Keyboard show/hide events, for iOS5

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

The time has come to, once again, blog over here as part of #idevblogaday. Remember the project I was telling you last time? I can reveal it now, as it’s been on the AppStore for a while now – Clean Writer for iPad, 2.0, a fully recoded, feature rich redesigned version of my quite popular […]

UITextView, Apple quirks and cutting one’s losses

Alexandru Brie
alexbrie.com

I’m in the middle of a project which excites me a lot, especially because I want to have it finished in the next couple of days, so that with a bit of luck the app would go live to the appstore before December 22 (the dreaded date when iTunesConnect will shut down for an entire […]