Archive for April, 2012

vulnerability & presenting…

i have presented work to clients for years. almost 20. i rarely get psyched out by it. am ever only slightly nervous.  presenting kidoodle apps stuff however has me totally flummoxed, totally stumbling for words. why is it so hard? one theory is that it’s so near and dear to my heart, so personal and… Read the Rest

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swipe list items in jquery mobile…

so i found this great starting point for adding swipe row functionality to jquery mobile lists basically, bind a function to a swipe event and then have that function remove the swipe binding, add a close function binding (a reverse of that swipe) then do some animation on that list row by appending some absolutely positioned dom… Read the Rest

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Carl is really hearing voices! I was so sick of having to look this up every time, i just cant remember it!  background:#ffffff url(‘img_tree.png’) no-repeat right top; So here is a way of remembering that i will probably never use. Color, Image, Repeat, Horizontal Starting Point, Vertical Starting Point

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jquery workarounds for ios and other tidbits….

working on prototyping a web app in jquery mobile and lots of searches to work around or get the right answer for certain little nitpicky issues… Splash Screens on iOS ok, here is a good rundown of the right tags for iOS splashscreens when the app is in web app mode. NOTE: the images have… Read the Rest

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keeping a dev journal…

…so i can keep track of the stuff i fix, discover, bang my head against. maybe there will be useful stuff for others. most likely just stuff i will search for again in a few months on another project

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app store reviews can be frustrating…

just read a new review of my app, and its the only 1-star review, and they actually liked the app but didnt like the background music. so they 1-starred it. never contacted me about the issue (there is a support link on the app store page even). ugh.

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Ok, I like this way of doing a multi-user scribble app than my previous idea. Back to photoshop I go…

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fullscreen:true + rendermode:direct = not good osx lion

man, why these inconsistencies in air 3.2? i want the speed and i’m happy to have it, but i dont want to spend hours debugging the dev tools. c’mon adobe! for mobile app devs using AIR 3.2, if you are testing and getting a black screen, and you have renderMode=direct and fullscreen=true, then set rendermode=cpu… Read the Rest

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RenderMode changes yet again. Adobe AIR 3.2 does it differently…

so in AIR 3, i made the switch from CPU mode to GPU mode and saw a little bump. it was running well in CPU mode already so i stayed there as previous to AIR 3, GPU mode didn’t work constantly. now, AIR 3.2 changes it again. GPU mode flies, but all draw commands are… Read the Rest

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New machine? Revoke your development certificates!

While kicking off Kidoodle Pirate development again (working on in-app purchase finally) i futzed around with certificates for way too long. if you are developing on a new machine, on a new mac, then you need to regenerate your certificate request, then revoke your certs on the apple dev portal, then request new certificates, then… Read the Rest

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I’m back at it!

i’ve been away for weeks from working on Kidoodle Apps. its been hard. i really enjoy working on my apps, but the bills gotta get paid and i don’t yet have enough apps to sustain me doing this full time. so clients have to come first still. and i have been 100% on client work… Read the Rest

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