iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff.

TaggTo — Back From A Long Journey

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

This post summarized the story how our latest iPhone app, TaggTo, is created. TaggTo is an iPhone app to provide a better way to discover and share personal product experiences. It’s like product reviews in an easier, more fun, and more trustworthy way.

Three20 Network Programming ( 1 )

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

The post goes through all the details about how to use TTURLRequest/TTURLResponse in Three20 framework to efficiently handle web requests in iOS/iPhone programming.

iOS App Free Promotion, Chinese App Market, and Grand Canyon

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Last week, I ran a free promotion on my iOS game “PenguinLinks Pro 2″, and have learned a lot from this process. This blog post shares some numbers from this promotion, and my thoughts on how effective the “free promotion” is in general. It also discussed the growth of Chinese app market.

iOS App Free Promotion, Chinese App Market, and Grand Canyon

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Last week, I ran a free promotion on my iOS game “PenguinLinks Pro 2″, and have learned a lot from this process. This blog post shares some numbers from this promotion, and my thoughts on how effective the “free promotion” is in general. It also discussed the growth of Chinese app market.

clingmarks.com just had a major face-lift

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

We have wanted to do this for a long time. But for for all kinds of reasons, it had never been done. Until last week. This blog was started back in 2007 (it was not under clingmarks.com domain at that time). From day one, it uses just some very basic wordpress themes. When we had more and more games, we started to think migrating this site to a more professional looking one. But for various reasons, this project had never been on the top of our to-do list. Last week, finally I decided to do it. My goals are: A […]

Custom Mac Mechanical Keyboard — Let’s have some fun!

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Since I started playing with mechanical keyboards a few months ago, I was totally amazed by how satisfying they feels. I couldn’t even believe I have been stucked with membrane keyboards (regular keyboards) for so long! However, I am a mac user. Since the day I fell in love with mechanical keyboards, I started the search for a mac compatible one. Sure, most of the keyboards do work on mac, but I think what I am looking for is a keyboard not only “working”, but also having mac’s look and feel. Which is hard. The closest match is the Matias […]

Custom Mac Mechanical Keyboard — Let’s have some fun!

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Since I started playing with mechanical keyboards a few months ago, I was totally amazed by how satisfying they feels. I couldn’t even believe I have been stucked with membrane keyboards (regular keyboards) for so long! However, I am a mac user. Since the day I fell in love with mechanical keyboards, I started the [...]

Three20 Learning Notes – URL Based Navigation

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Recently I started a new iPhone project, which is an utility application. Not game anymore. To speed up my development process, I decided to use Three20 library for most of the UI development. Three20 is an open source iOS library, contributed by Joe Hewitt, the developer of original Facebook iPhone app. It is a big package, with [...]

My Favorite Blogs

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Hi! It’s time for #iDevBlogADay again! Today I want to have a light post, talking about what technical blogs (specifically for iOS development) I follow, and my opinions on them. www.raywenderlich.com Posting Freq: High Pros: This is by far my favorite iOS tutorial blog site. Ray and his co-bloggers did a wonderful job in all aspects, [...]

Apple, Please be serious about ITC

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

Every morning, the first thing I do is grabbing my iphone, and checking my iphone apps’ sale status of the previous day (I use AppSales, which can found at: https://github.com/omz/AppSales-Mobile). Today, it failed. It was not really a surprise to me since I know iTunes Connect, Apple developer’s portal, is often down, with or without [...]