Weekly Roundup: Parallax Effects, Hybrid Apps, and a Drop-in Image Editor

Aaron Brethorst | November 23, 2013

A couple summers ago, I wrote a blog post detailing some of the pluses and minuses of hybrid apps on iOS. The conclusion I came to at the time was that, for the most part, they simply weren't worth it. Facebook agreed and released an incredibly well-done, well-reviewed native rewrite of their app. But, inevitably, things change, and I wonder if it's worth taking another look at hybrid native apps. But, perhaps wi...


Control of the Week: CLImageEditor

Aaron Brethorst | November 23, 2013

CLImageEditor

CLImageEditor

Weekly Roundup: Other Obsessions

Aaron Brethorst | November 16, 2013

You might not know this about me, but when I'm not slinging Ruby or Objective-C code, I'm almost certain to have a camera in my hands. I try not to obsess about photography gear too much because a) what's behind the viewfinder is more important than what's immediately in front of it, and b) it can get very expensive very quickly. But, I'm certainly not immune to the allure of new stuff. Lately, my obsessions have been proceeding in two rather divergent directions:


Control of the Week: JFOpenWeatherMapManager

Aaron Brethorst | November 09, 2013

JFOpenWeatherMapManager

JFOpenWeatherMapManager

Weekly Roundup: 2014, Year of the iWatch

Aaron Brethorst | November 09, 2013

In case you missed it, news came out last week that Apple is spending over half a billion dollars on sapphire glass, the same kind that's used to cover the 5s' Touch ID sensor. You might remember a few years back that Apple was looking into using a metal alloy called Liquidmetal, and did a sort of 'test deploy' with the SIM card ejection tool included with iPhones. Nothing more ever emerged, but Apple also never spent $578 million on Liquidmetal either. Does Apple really expect to spend that m...


Weekly Roundup: Where Will Apple's Next $70 Billion in Revenue Come From?

Aaron Brethorst | November 02, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup! With Apple's last batch of product announcements for the year behind us, it seems clear now that we'll have to wait until 2014 to see a new Apple TV, an iWatch, or an actual Apple television. But that's alright, because we have a ton of cool, new toys to play with until then. The iPad Air is ridiculously light, and, after having played with one yesterday, it was actually a bit tough for me to say definitively that I'd rather go for a retina iPad mini, but I do lo...


Control of the Week: MLAlertView

Aaron Brethorst | November 02, 2013

MLAlertView

MLAlertView