These are the things I've written that are tagged "ios"

Instapaper for Android

“Finally.” I use a fairly cheap Android phone, because I don’t want to give ATT or Verizon any of my money, and I hate cell phone contracts. Instapaper was one of the apps I use everyday that was really hampered by the lack of a native client. Looks like that’s fixed, now. The interesting thing […]

Adobe Shadow

A new iOS app from Adobe which helps you test websites you are developing locally on your mobile devices more easily. Currently free in the App Store.

Handheld Designer

A successor to the “Sweet solution,” an HTML5-based iOS app creator for Macs. Looks great in theory, looking forward to trying it out.

How to bring good design to a platform

Marco Arment is, once again, on point. One of the largest problems with Android is the same problem Windows has had since its launch: The lack of attention to detail, nuance, and usability focus in the built-in applications and OS make developers feel like they can be lazy. Based on my experience with the Android […]

HP Says To Bye Bye TouchPad, Pre

Almost hidden in this press release about HP’s plans to buy Autonomy Corporation: In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. A real shame. webOS […]

FDX Reader

A Final Draft file reader for iPad created by Screenwriter John August. This is one of those iOS apps that makes perfect sense for the platform. It is clever, nuanced, draws on a specific body of professional knowledge, and looks like a million bucks. It even has Dropbox integration. Now it just needs to read […]

Wired’s Coverage of Game Dev Story

Nifty article with input from Ron Gilbert. Game Dev Story has been a big timesink for me. It suffers from a distinct lack of polish, but it tickles just the right areas of my brain that spent months with old PC simulations like Detroit and Air Bucks.

Amateur Hour

Jesper of Waffle Software on the new, published, App Store rules: […] I don’t think it’s unfair for Apple to have a list of the applications produced for its platform that it believes is decent and upstanding, and which it is proud to be associated with. I just don’t think that that list should be […]

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