February 2, 2020

Tangerine Habit Tracker

Tangerine is the first habit tracker that I’ve been able to really stick with. It’s a pretty new app but came out of the gates strong. If you’re looking for an app to help you keep on track with all your 2020 resolutions1 I can’t recommend Tangerine enough. I have a few quibbles of course. Like completing a task after midnight breaks your streak. I understand the reasons for this. The developer is aware and is looking to solving this in the future.

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? ;)

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 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.

April 10, 2018

User Interface Specification in Swift

I really like this UI Spec “concept” by @marcpalmerdev.

February 15, 2018

Jared Sinclair's 'sodes is Now Available

My old colleague Jared released his new app ‘sodes today. It’s a podcast player for the casual podcast listener. Now, to be frank, this is not the podcast app for me. I still like Castro a lot and it suits my listening habits much better. But I can’t help but adore the design. It’s apparent that Jared has put a lot of care into the layout and interactions. I kind of wish it was aimed at the more serious listener.

January 29, 2018

Writing Code That Reads Like a Story

Stumbled upon this post by Scott Mountenay today. It’s a great post (except for assuming all developers to be a “he”) that successfully highlights the biggest problem I, personally, encounter as a developer: When the written expression diverges too far from the mental model, it becomes increasingly difficult for the programmer to reason about the code and map it to their own mental model, at which point working with the code becomes very difficult.

December 20, 2017

Max's iOS Icon Template

My estemeed colleague Max has updated his iOS app icon template. Incredibly useful for anyone making iOS icons.

August 14, 2017

Playground Driven Development

First day of work after vacation. Going to take some time to move all of our UI code into a separate framework so that working on individual view controllers that require some specific initial state becomes easier. I think the effort will be well worth it pretty soon. Seems to work great for the folks over at Kickstarter.

August 13, 2017

Max on the iPhone Pro

My colleague Max is pretty smart and worked out this concept of what the rumoured iPhone 8 might look like with its notch. I know I’m late to the game. But this gave me a reason to try out my new link blogging capabilities.