October 12, 2018

Lita 2.3

Yesterday we released Lita version 2.3. Among a number of bug fixes and other improvements there are two major changes: You can now pick from a number of alternate app icons. We love being able to make our favorite apps look great on our own personal homescreens, so we wanted to bring this feature to Lita. We repainted the entire app white. We started out with a black background in Lita.

July 31, 2018


A couple of days ago the venerable @grapefrukt, aka Martin Jonsson, released his new game, Holedown. And it is great! I’ve loved Martin’s previous games, Rymdkapsel and Twofold Inc. so jumping on Holedown was a no-brainer. It’s a delightful brick breaking game with simple but effective physics, good music and great sound effects. My current run is at 788m down the blockhole with 99 balls. Can you beat me? ;)

July 27, 2018

Finally took the time to learn Katakana. Been putting it off for like two years. It took ~two hours spread over two days.

Thanks @tofugu, for your learning guide!

July 6, 2018

Say Hello to Lita!

Lita is the culmination of over a year’s worth of work. We took our original app Meal Plan and refined the core idea and updated the visuals to feel more at home in iOS 11. It’s a collection of Filibaba’s previous work and at the same time a new foundation for us to continue to grow on. It’s where we’re putting basically all of our focus going forward. We’re figuring this out as we go and we are really looking forward to hearing what people, specifically you, say about Lita.

May 22, 2018

Tricot's Potage

tricot is, and has been, my favorite band for quite some time now. This new single and music video is.. well. The music video is great, love the feel and style. The song itself hasn’t stuck in my head straight away like Melon Soda did a year ago. I do really like it towards the end though, and I think it’ll grow on me. Looking forward to the EP being released here in the EU.

May 18, 2018

Oh, Topshelf Records got Potage for pre-order today!

May 16, 2018

UILabel With Padding

Sometimes you want to add padding to a UILabel. But doing so requires a parent view that adds the actual padding. This subclass fixes this by adding a property for edgeInsets and takes care of the necessary overrides to deal with the layouts. I haven’t run in to any issues with this. Let me know if you use it and improve it! // MIT License applies. import UIKit /** A `UILabel` subclass that provides a way of adding padding to the label.

May 16, 2018

I’m spending an inordinate amount of time getting a UILabel subclass to correctly render a multiline label. This is not a problem in web programming. Auto Layout has been great, but we’re far from Nirvana.

May 15, 2018

Tweetbot 3 for Mac is out! Looks great.

May 14, 2018

objc.io's App Architecture Book

The fantastic folks over at objc.io are almost done with their book on iOS App Architecture. I got the early access program and must say that the book is shaping up to be really interesting. Last week they released the videos accompanying the book, that you get access to if you pay a little extra. I’ve watched a few of them so far and they’re really, really great. Highly recommended for anyone who does iOS programming.