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19
Jun

Giving birth to ideas.

You know what always comes up when you discuss a specific idea with friends and families? I am asking this, because over and over again, people talk about how it’s important to always be on the lookout for that one great idea. The one that no one else has thought of. To focus and think hard to find something that hasn’t been done before and monopolize that idea for yourself. This conversation also tends to come up when you discuss your ideas. If you have an idea, and it just so happens that you bring it up in a conversation. One of the first things that tends to come up is, “Oh you’re doing so and so, you know X and Y have already done it?” Read more »

15
Jun

Developing Apps for the iPhone

About a few months ago, my aging laptop started to act up. It’s an old Toshiba laptop I bought during my last semester at University. That was back in 2009. When my laptop’s screen started to flicker, I figured it’s time to buy a  new computer. Out of all my friends, I’ve been the last one to succumb to Apple’s marketing machine. Growing up on windows and working at a .NET shop for two years after my graduation, it felt kind of weird getting behind a Mac. it felt like betraying an old friend. But I finally caved in and ended up setting up a Mac station.

I figured since I’ve spend so much money, I’ll turn my expense into an investment. I began teaching myself Objective C. I bought a book and worked through some of its examples. I got myself familiar with xcode and wrote some trivial Apps. I also signed up with Lynda.com and worked through their Essential iOS development courses. After a month of learning and working through samples and playing around I decided to start a real project.  I wanted to work on a project that meant something to me. Something I can work on, design and develop and have it up on the App Store by the end. Basically experience the full cycle of App development for iOS.

It’s been two months since then and although I haven’t been able to commit as much as I would have liked, I’m happy to see “Project Mastan”  shape up the way it has.

15
Jun

Front Row Soft

It’s 12:55 am on a Friday morning and I have decided to finally create a web portal for my projects. Not much to say now until I finish the one big one I’ve been working on for the past few months. I haven’t been able to put in as much time as I would like, but the few times that I have, I have been able to get a fair amount done. And now that it’s getting closer to being done, it only seems natural to set up a portal before it goes on the App Store. The first and the last few steps tend to be hardest ones to take.

More info on that, for now I’m off to listen to the new Metric Album.