Cats and Not-the-cats

User Interface Design Without Programming

Posted by Olaf on Tuesday March 6th, 2012

A new project is starting. You are in front of a prospective client and are demonstrating the way your solution will solve their problem. You have explained your proposal, you went over how you address customers needs and then the client is asking that dreaded question: “Can you show me something?

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Translating your iPhone and iPad Project

Posted by Olaf on Sunday November 27th, 2011

NSLocalizedString and genstrings There are many tutorials on the web explaining how to translate an iPhone or an iPad project. Some tutorials are written for Xcode3, some are for Xcode4. Most tutorials on the web use the macro NSLocalizedString(, ). While localizing projects some challenges were encountered when using NSLocalizedString. We do the translations for [...]

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Getting started with programming for the iPhone

Posted by Olaf on Sunday November 21st, 2010

The previous posts looked at setting up the developing environment. Let’s look at getting familiar with the programming language. Traditionally iPhone apps are written in Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. Objective-C is a C dialect. It is object orientated as other programming languages but relies heavily on the Cocoa Touch and iPhone OS API’s.  Cocoa Touch [...]

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So you have Mac OSX running and now what?

Posted by Olaf on Sunday August 22nd, 2010

To simply download Xcode you will have to register for the free developer program membership registration. Register at the http://developer.apple.com/ and then you can download Xcode from there.

The size of Xcode is somewhere between 2 and 3 Gb. The size changes from version to version as some releases

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Pictures will be off for a moment

Posted by Olaf on Thursday August 19th, 2010

The pictures and the gallery will be offline for a moment while work commences of fixing Nextgen-Gallery and WP 3.0.1.
Yes, there is a version of Nextgen-Gallery for WordPress 3.0.1 but I want to port forward the language changes.

Bear with me.

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iPhone Programming: Do I need a Mac?

Posted by Olaf on Sunday June 6th, 2010

Wrong question: Eventually, you will want a Mac. Programming for the iPhone is done with Xcode. Xcode is a development environment that offers much more than just an editor with some code coloring. It is a bit ahead of the simple print variable statement that you put into your code to track down that nasty [...]

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Getting started with iPhone development

Posted by Olaf on Saturday June 5th, 2010

How do I get my program on to the iPhone and the iPod touch? I have an idea and want to make it into a program. Where do I start? You can start with the theory and search the Internet for tutorials and courses. Or you start right away with the practical side and hack [...]

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Testpost from WordPress on the iPhone

Posted by Olaf on Sunday April 4th, 2010

Let’s see if I can make a post in three language without being online but when I use the WordPress for iPhone app. The most difficult part is to get the syntax for qtranlate right. In the online WordPress editor the thingy is transparent. There are these three boxes for the three languages as generated [...]

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MPGs in three languages

Posted by Olaf on Sunday March 7th, 2010

A lot of information can be found on the internet about the Prius. There is Allen Huffman with his Priuscast. There are forums like the English speaking Priuschat.com, the German Priusfreunde.de, and the Italian hybrid-synergy-forum.eu.

Hearing or reading a languages is one thing, understanding the measurement is another. Consumption for example is expressed in Miles per Gallon in parts of the english speaking world. Germans use liters per hundred kilometer and the Italians use kilometer per liter. Gas is called Petrol, Diesel tends to be called Diesel but it is Gasolio in Italian. [...]

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iTunes sync is slow

Posted by Olaf on Sunday December 20th, 2009

iTunes is giving some problems here. On one iPhone the sync is fast but the other is really slow. Most of the time it says “Backing up iPhone” and a sync can take hours. There are a lot of hits in google but only thing that helps seems to be to give a reset to [...]

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