From Legacy to Web 2.0

Musings of a developer on the cutting edge, just steps away from the bleeding edge.
Dec 0
Dec 0

Near Field Communications and RFID Tags

Earlier this year I wrote a post about how Near Field Communications would not replace QR codes, especially where mass produced print materials are involved. Over the last few months we’ve been talking internally about some really cool things that could be done with RFID tags, like interactive location based games. As you may know, […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

UltraMegaFantastic!

Yes folks, that is my word of the day – borrowed from our latest app review, and that’s just how I feel. Early this afternoon I was pointed to a tweet from Stephanie Abrams of The Weather Channel… It seems that she’s been posting screen shots from her iPhone of the official NHC tracking maps […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Proxies, you’re doing it wrong!

If you do a search for User Agent Strings, you will find that there is a VAST number that use the following string: “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MS-RTC LM 8; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)” While normally, I wouldn’t think this is that big […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Why NFC won’t replace QR Codes(test)

While reading the article on Read Write Web about Google ditching QR codes for their maps product, it came to mind that the QR codes are very low tech. You can print them, copy them, and put them in lots of places without costing much. There is a very low barrier to entry for anyone […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

iPad 2 Live Bloggers…

I have had a few people ask me for the video feed that I’ll be watching later today for the iPad 2 announcement. Sadly, I don’t have a URL yet for that, and it will probably be some random person on uStream. However with that being said, I do plan on at least watching the […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

Enter Windows Mobile 7

Today is the day that Windows Mobile 7 phones are to come to stores. My first experience with trying to get a phone other than an iPhone on launch day, has so far been a disappointment. I called up the local AT&T store, and asked if they had any in stock, and the answer was […]

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Aug 0
Aug 0

Reflecting on CSS3…

CSS3 Image Reflections have been around for quite some time. Back when I was parsing out the iTunes website to get the latest statistics, I came across my application’s image without the reflection, shadow or other styles which made my icon really pop. This of course made me wonder how they were doing it without […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Dock – for the cased iPhone and iPod!

I have decided that Apple is preventing me from purchasing more of their products by not allowing their iPhone and iPad docks to to work with their cases.

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Ease of use is key!

LiveStream and UStream – ease of use and h.264 compatibility, one has it, the other wants it.

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Apr 0
Apr 0

iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad App Store Rank

An update to AppStoreRank.pl which checks the ranking of your app in each app store. The new version now also allows for checking the Featured Categories for your app as well!

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