Archive for July, 2008

macMacDevs[8] = Glasgow_Offshore

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Yes, we’re approaching the last Thursday in the month, which means it is time for macMacDevs[8], which will be held at Offshore, 3/5 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU, on Thursday 31 July 2008, from 19:00 until whenever.

Turn up, talk code, don’t talk about certain SDKs, moan about certain NDAs – the usual stuff basically.

If you’re thinking of turning up please do so! Email david at macmacdev dot com if you want to be really nice so I have an idea of numbers.

– (void)applicationDidShip:(UIApplication *)application;

Friday, July 11th, 2008

It is finally here: the App Store doors are open, and applications are being downloaded onto shiny new 3G iPhones. Applications which just happen to include three apps written by fellow MacMacDev’ers.

PCalc (Website, AppStore) by James Thomson of TLA Systems is ideal for scientists, engineers, students, programmers, or indeed anybody looking for a feature-rich calculator for the iPhone or iPod Touch. It includes an extensive set of unit conversions, RPN mode, engineering and scientific notation, support for hex, octal and binary, and a paper tape. PCalc is available for £5.99.

Exposure (Website, AppStore) and Exposure Premium (Website, AppStore) by Fraser Speirs of Connected Flow bring the wonder of Flickr to your iPhone and iPod touch. They provide access to your photos, photosets, tags and contacts in one place, and use the location features of iPhone to find photos on Flickr that were taken near you. Exposure is advertising-supported and is available for free downloads; Exposure Premium is advert-free and is available for £5.99.

Congratulations to Fraser and James for not only shipping apps on the first day of the App Store, but also being the first recipients of the (virtual) MacMacDev -applicationDidShip: award!

We have a calendar…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Apparently the recent addition of our mailing list made Mail very happy, but iCal started to exhibit signs of jealousy. So, in a desperate attempt to bring harmony back to the dock: introducing the MacMacDev calendar!

Subscribe to webcal:// and get the latest meeting details delivered direct to iCal.

We have a mailing list…

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

If your email Inbox is feeling unloved, perhaps even jealous of all the RSS feeds winging their way to your news reader, perhaps this will cheer it it: introducing the MacMacDev mailing list!

Keep the chat going in-between meetings, say all the things you want to say but don’t want to post as a comment on the blog, or just say “Hi!” to Mac developers at the other side of the country. Plus it’ll also have details of upcoming meetings so there’s no excuse for forgetting to turn up!

To subscribe, send an email to list-subscribe at macmacdev dot com, and await your confirmation email. To post to the list, just send your email to list at macmacdev dot com. Any problems, let me know: david at macmacdev dot com.

Finally, in the spirit of “What happens at MacMacDev stays at MacMacDev” there currently isn’t a viewable archive of mail, so subscribe now or miss out!

macMacDevs[7] = Edinburgh_Baroque

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

On what might be the last day before the dawning of a new age – that of the iPhone 3G and App Store – there will be macMacDevs[7]. It’ll be held at Baroque, 39-41 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU, on Thursday 10 July 2008, starting at 19:00.

Hopefully there’ll be plenty of chat, bits of code, and the usual rumors and last-minute iPhone-related predictions.

If you’re thinking of turning up, please do so! If you wanted to be really nice you could email david at macmacdev dot com ahead of time so we have a rough idea of numbers.