Posts Tagged ‘Application’

o hai

Thursday, September 4th, 2008
my first sony

my first sony

Another tekupdate on the status of my this weeks project: today was all about learning steve’s big secret, which I am legally bound not to talk/write about. At least not as long as we don’t have a business relation (if you are interested, you can write me a cheque). But see for yourself. Works! Complete with output to the console.

Wait a minute … where is this console app again? No such thing? Hostia!

All right, I guess my victory shouts were a bit premature. Write in your mail to do list: Format and display query output. Save user preferences, previous queries, etc.. Catch errors and query ask-backs.

But for four days minus one bathroom re-painted not so bad.

On a sidenote: I discovered with terror that I am not the only one blogging about their experience of becoming an IPhone Professional Developer (c). And most of them started ages ago, like in the 90’s, or at least at the beginning of this year. Here a few of my favorites: Tristan O’Tierney (the guy who brought us twinkle! rock on!), Tim Burks and Alex Bisceglie.

It’s all meaningless, I will stop writing.

the sheep, the cow, and the chicken

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

So two layers did the trick, goodbye 90’s. But that’s actually not what I was about to rant: I was about to tell you, why the hell we need another teknerd  ranting about his coding problems, which extend to his life. Well … I don’t have an answer for that one, but I can tell you instead what I am planing to do with the rest of the week.

I am going to write my first application for the IPhone (see somewhere below). Since I don’t have a good reason why I should do it, let’s skip to the how: First need to learn objective c, then cocoa, then IPhone API (am I allowed to write that in a blog Steve?), better all at once. Thank god there is google. I was always a grandmaster at googling my code.

My project will be straight forward: a wrapper application for a website based query to a train timetable. Probably not what Steve expected when he was raving about the best mobile user experience, but useful nonetheless. And doable. So Apple Dev put me on track with NSURLConnection. Combine that with NSString and NSScanner and the controller (a fancy term I picked up in an Apple Dev video tutorial from the evangelist) is up and running. Objective C done. Let’z get to the IPhone touchy thing. I keep you (Dennis) posted.

That’s how it all starts …

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

again;) Technically not my first blog, but the first one I will try to keep at least for a while .. because .. it has a purpose. The challenge I am following this week is to write my first iphone application. Without any prior knowledge of objective c, cocoa or any of that sort. Sound like fun? Sound dumb? A bit of both? We’ll see..