Backing a Project on Kickstarter

I just decided to try backing a Kickstarter project, CableKeeps – for iPad, iPhone, and iPod chargers. They are clever, cute snap-on organizers for iPhone and iPad chargers & cables. The iPhone version appears below. I don’t know any of the designers/developers, but thought it was interesting enough to look into. Maybe you’ll want one or […]

iOS Git/Subversion Viewer Apps

Browsers/Viewers versus git/svn clients To be clear, these apps don’t really offer much in terms of editing code or repository push/pull. However, most offer a way to review code or code status & history (and some include syntax highlighting of the viewed code). My preferences Code Viewer 2 is my current favorite for viewing code […]

fyiPad Bookmarklet

UPDATE: April 19, 2011 – Project now hosted elsewhere, see fyi-bookmarklets on Github This is a follow-up to an earlier post on the fyi Bookmarklet. This version is optimized for iOS, and the iPad specifically. It makes it very easy to share a snippet of a web page and the URL by email. Compared to the […]

App Icons for iOS, AIR and Android

I’ve been making HTML5 apps with PhoneGap and helping co-workers using Flash CS5 with the iPhone & Android packagers. There are a bunch of icon sizes needed when you make a cross platform mobile app, especially if you want to cover the sizes for phones, tablets, normal and “@2x” retina display resolutions. Here is a table I’ve […]

PhoneGap Lessons Learned- Mac edition

In the last week I’ve learned quite a bit about using PhoneGap-Android with Eclipse on Mac and Windows. Earlier this month I spent alot of time using the iUI library with PhoneGap to make stand-alone iPhone apps from HTML. I thought I’d share my experiences. I’ll begin with using the Mac with PhoneGap for Android. […]

Updated Pastelets for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

The Pastelet utilities easily create javascript: bookmarks (bookmarklets) that paste a custom text string into a web page form in Mobile Safari on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. A super-handy way to have a scrapbook of text snippets you can use without leaving Mobile Safari. The most recent releases are a very significant update. The […]

iPhone Travel Apps: Me v. National Geographic

One screen of my iPhone is dedicated to essential travel apps and I’d like to share that list with you. For comparison I’m also including a link to and the short list of Travel Tech: Top 20 iPhone Travel Apps from National Geographic Adventure. My key travel apps for iPhone (prices as of July 3, […]

iPhone Travel- Save on Calls, SMS and Data

Avoiding excessive charges is one key trick for International Travel with an iPhone. International travel can include a quick cruise to Mexico or the Caribbean, or a full-on international flight. Either way, some tips I’ve learned will save you money. I spent a week in Singapore and saved $60 over what the roaming rates would […]