Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow

5 February, 2011 1 comment

In today’s post I want to outline what’s in store at Spielhaus for the next foreseeable future. Also a small review of the past year is due. What Was Last year was very interesting for us. We have released three new apps and a ton of updates for Today Todo. Together with some apps for clients [...]

Tilting at Windmills or iOS Marketing on a Budget

29 January, 2011 2 comments

Introduction This post is about the launch of our latest app Today Voice Notes describing what went well and what didn’t. The Problem As with most apps on the App Store the initial visibility is a big problem. At an incredibly rate of hundreds of new apps per day it is becoming increasingly hard to get [...]

To Sync or not to Sync

22 January, 2011 9 comments

Introduction This post describes the decision-making process about choosing a proper synchronisation system for our todo management tool Today Todo. The Problem Today Todo was released in october 2009. The idea for a small tool that captures the today’s todos was born on a sunday afternoon and after only a few hours Trung had the first [...]

Use that damn wiki because you’ve got issues

15 January, 2011 1 comment

Introduction This third iDevBlogADay post describes the combination of the previously outlined issue tracking and knowledge management that ultimately culminates in the creation of a digital hub for everything iOS related at Spielhaus. The Problem Using specialized tools for specific purposes is a good practice in nearly all situations. However, we humans have a hard [...]

Because you’ve got issues

8 January, 2011 4 comments

This is the second post for iDevBlogADay. In the previous one I hope to have successfully outlined why a knowledge management system built with a wiki is useful for any iOS dev. This time I want to persuade you to think about your issue (or bug) tracking process. The Problem Even if we try, no [...]

Use that damn wiki

1 January, 2011 5 comments

First day in 2011 – the best time to tackle those new year’s resolutions. If you have been struggling with the overflow of information related to your iOS development, this post is for you. For this iDevBlogADay post I want to illustrate how we at Spielhaus handle this overflow of information, or to put it simple [...]

A Landing Page for every Launch

28 December, 2010 Comments Off

Another lesson learned on our iOS development quest. Landing pages that are focused on one topic are far more effective then a product page. There are many aspectes to consider when building such a page. Most important is to realize that landing pages are there to sell stuff. They have to look good and explain [...]

Xcode Crash Loop – countByEnumeratingWithState

6 August, 2010 Comments Off

Yep it happens, and it’s ugly. I am documenting the stept it took me to solve this matter hoping that it will be helpful for other devs too. Xcode started to crash as soon as I used “Build and Archive” with a specific project. The messages was Uncaught Exception: -[NSCFString countByEnumeratingWithState:objects:count:]: unrecognized selector sent to [...]

Today’s State of Affairs

31 December, 2009 11 comments

Today Todo Pro iPhone app pitch and status update.

Tomorrow rocks

10 December, 2009 Comments Off

Big change is comming up for Today Todo Pro. One of the most requested features (even from Trung) was the ability to enter feature tasks. We didn’t want to change the simplicity and elegance of Today too much yet still add this cool feature. A third view (appart from today and yesterday) was needed. Guess [...]