Should startups invest in patents?

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Toyota recently announced it would allow competitors to use their new fuel cell technology – patent free. This follows a similar move by electric car manufacturer Tesla, when CEO Elon Musk announced last June that

Google Play SEO

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It is critical that users can easily find your App on Google Play, and this can be achieved by following these tips. App Name Probably the most important place to have relevant keywords. The name

b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

Static utility classes

Thoughts By 4 months ago

A lot of iOS programmers seem to be using utility classes with a whole bunch of static helper methods. To be honest long ago I did this myself. I believe that this “static utility class”

Rerouting an iPhone’s HTTP and HTTPS traffic (Part 3)

Guides | Tutorial By 7 months ago

Over 2 years ago I posted a couple of blogs showing how to monitor iPhone HTTP and HTTPS traffic. If you haven’t seen these two blogs, it’s recommended you read them for some initial setup

My Facebook advertising experience (Part 2)

Thoughts By 7 months ago

A couple of weeks ago I posted a part 1 about my experience advertising with Facebook. The first campaign was advertising the lite version and monitoring both the lite and paid version downloads. After the

NSUserDefaults is not a database

Thoughts By 8 months ago

The NSUserDefaults is designed for storing small bits of information, such as if the user turned off sounds in your app, or the current level a user is up to in a game, and other

WWDC 2014 Predictions

News | Thoughts By 10 months ago

WWDC is just one week away. I am attending this year and wanted to give my thoughts on what I predict will be announced. If you saw the WWDC app for this year, it has

MD5 for iOS and Mac, the proper way

Thoughts | Tutorial By 1 year ago

There’s a lot of MD5 iOS solutions floating around out there. From the ones I’ve seen, they all have a common problem. They all assume you want to MD5 an NSData instance, meaning all of the data must be in memory in order to digest it.

Now this will work in most cases, but say you want to MD5 a 1 gigabyte file… on an iPhone. You’re probably going to have a few problems.

Longform – Value in Quality

News | Thoughts By 1 year ago

Earlier this week there was an article in The Atlantic about ‘longform’ journalism, the type of writing where words tally in the thousands and stories take time to be told. It focused on the increasing

Learn a new language from your smartphone (for free!)

Reviews | Thoughts By 1 year ago

Learning a second language doesn’t have to be an expensive dedication of effort, patience and time. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost you anything at all! There are now a number of exceptional free

Tinder Advertising

Thoughts By 1 year ago

If the two measures of online advertising success are clicks and impressions, then the biggest untapped advertising resource is Tinder, a dating app that allows you to swipe yes or no when you see a

Uncommon iOS App Checklist

Thoughts By 1 year ago

There’s a bunch of well known things to test when finalising an app. However, there are a few others that aren’t so obvious and could have major issues with a minority of people.