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Articles with the iPhone tag

Optiscan licensing

Optiscan has been successful with consumers on the Apple App Store, but it has also piqued the interest of businesses. If you are interested in licensing the image processing library of Optiscan for your own application, or in developing a white-label version of Optiscan for use on devices specific to … Read more…

Memory usage in UIImagePickerController

UIImagePickerController has plenty of issues. One of the first to be widely discussed was its memory leak which shows itself when you try to access the PhotoLibrary on the simulator. Fortunately, this leak is limited to the Simulator and does not show up on Device. It has also apparently been fixed in iPhone OS 2.2 - though you obviously need to be aware of it if you are coding for older versions. There is, however, another more serious problem with the image picker on device1 Read more…

Views of UIImagePickerController

The standard image capture in API in the iPhone SDK is the UIImagePickerController. There is much discussion on the web about how this can be customized via subclassing, both from the viewpoint of technical feasibility, and from the viewpoint of being allowed onto the AppStore. It is generally accepted that going direct to private frameworks is unacceptable, even though this arguably can give a better user experience. Phanfare had their app pulled from their AppStore for using the PhotoLibrary private framework, and returned with a new version that instead customizes the UIImagePickerController experience. I took an in-depth look at the view structure that the standard UIImagePickerController creates. Read more…

Yahoo! BluePrint announced

Yesterday at CTIA Wireless IT and Entertaiment Yahoo! announced their contribution to the mobile platform wars in the form of an XML-based language named BluePrint. BluePrint allows the generation of mobile applications for Windows Mobile and S60, as well as widgets that run inside the Yahoo! Go environment. Yahoo! has provided us an overview here. The quest for "write once, run anywhere" continues. Read more…

Wordpress for iPod/iPhone

I've recently been playing with Wordpress for the iPod Touch and iPhone. It's a very simple application which allows you to write posts while you're on the go, and post them to your blog over whichever network connection is most convenient.

My impressions so far are that it seems to … Read more…

SSH on the iPhone and iPod Touch

SSH is undoubtedly a useful tool and the iPhone and iPod Touch are great portable ways of connecting to networks; put both together you can be a sysadmin on the move! So what are the options for this? The Apple AppStore has a few SSH clients, I decided to take three - SSH, iSSH and TouchTerm - out for a spin. Read more…

'It Just (doesn't) Work'

The new iPhone SDK requires that developers upgrade to OS X Leopard, which is a nice excuse for most of us to drop 100 bucks on a new operating system that does, err, exactly what the old one did. I am sure I'll come across some amazing new feature that … Read more…

En route to the Mobile World Congress

It's 5:30am and the annual wireless industry hoe-down (now in it's second day) is taking place in Barcelona. In order to avoid the rush, crowds and expensive Easyjet flights, I'm flying out a day late and looking forward to see what's in store for the industry during this coming year. Read more…