10 Years of Making Apps

The (almost) Daily Ollerum

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MOApp Apps and their Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8 Compatibility Status

App Name Compatibility
Colors ✅ (written under 10.10)
SimpleEdit ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
CocoaBox ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
Quick and Dirty ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
THE TICKER ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
TypeDrill ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
TypeTeach ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
FolderPlayer ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
AppLauncher ✅ (already updated for 10.10)
MenuAndDockless ✅ (works with 10.10)
Dammit ✅ (works with 10.10)
goldenRATIO ✅ (works with 10.10)
TaskNotes ✅ (works with 10.10)
Pin ✅ (works with 10.10)
Steps ✅ (works with 10.10)
SecureWords ✅ (works with 10.10)
TextToGo ✅ (works with 10.10 and iOS 8, some UI limitations)
WriteToGo ✅ (works with 10.10 and iOS 8, some UI limitations)
WriteToGo ✅ (works with 10.10 and iOS 8, some UI limitations)
SecureTexts ✅ (works with 10.10 and iOS 8, some UI limitations)
Bill 🆗 (works with UI limitations, will be ready for official 10.10 release)
Write 🆗 (works with UI limitations, should be ready for official 10.10 release)
Free 🆗 (works with UI limitations, should be ready for official 10.10 release)
Recipes 🆗 (works with UI limitations, should be ready for official 10.10 release)
Diary 🆗 (works with limitations, will not be ready for official 10.10 release)
ookkeeapp (PRO, MINI) ❌ (should be ready for official 10.10 release)
Umsatz (Pro, Standard, Mini) ❌ (will not be ready for official 10.10 release)

Since Apple is about to release the public beta version of Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8 soon I thought it would be good to publish a little sheet about the current state of my apps and I will update it as soon as I’ve finished the work on another app.

Please understand that I don’t have the resources to give support for OS X and iOS versions that are not officially released yet. BTW: This is probably true for most (all) developers out there, working their asses off to finish on time.

If you download and install a beta version of Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8 you should know and understand what the beta stands for. Currently I can’t recommend using either of these systems on your main Macs and devices and in a working environment.

OS X Beta Program FAQ

I’ve tested all my apps in the last month since we developers have access to Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8. I know what is working and what not. As soon as Apple officially releases both systems I will, of course, offer support for them. Until then please understand that I – and probably all the other developers out there – really have better things to do than listening to people complaining about bugs in beta software.

Sorry – but I have to put it this (rude) way for a reason…

The Colors App Video

WHY DO WE NEED A PACKET SNIFFER RUNNING ON 600 MILLION PERSONAL IOS DEVICES?

Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices

The (almost) Daily Ollerum

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The pure Math of Harmony

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Yesterday I finished writing the manual for the new Colors App and just now I’ve finished writing the background information, the theory behind the color math. I like the result. Since my English teacher and copy writer has to proof read it first, I haven’t uploaded it yet but you can already take a look :–)

Colors App Theory Sneak Peek

Colors, the Mac App Store Screenshots

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What’s Inside Stuff?

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2006 Apple Laptop

What’s Inside Stuff?

Hungry?

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Firefox OS 2.1 Wallpaper

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I like the changes in FFOS 2.1 but unfortunately I can’t say the same about the default wallpapers. Thus I’ve edited my very own to better fit to the new Homescreen…

Firefox OS 2.1 Wallpaper

Colors App Sneak Peek

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Creating apps doesn’t start with writing code and it doesn’t end with it. There is lots of other dull work to do as well. Building the website for example; or writing its manual.

Currently I’m working on the website and if you like, you can already download a sneak peek as WebArchive:

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Colors App Website Sneak Peek, containing mistakes and typos since my English teacher hasn’t seen and edited it yet

I hope to finish with it this weekend and that I can submit the app for review early next week…

Snowden: Dropbox is hostile to privacy

Whistleblower urges consumers to adopt more secure file storage systems which are less susceptible to government surveillance…

Snowden: Dropbox is hostile to privacy, unlike ‘zero knowledge’ Spideroak

What I really hate about my job

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What I really hate about my job is that from time to time you have to deal with crap others ‘invented’ in a way that you want to reskill; becoming a ranger or a carpenter always seems very tempting in those moments.

Today is one of those times. It is 2014 and exporting color palettes as Adobe Swatch Exchange files still forces you to write Big-endian binary data from scratch.

Seriously, Adobe?