Archive for August, 2008

macMacDevs[10] = Glasgow_Offshore

Monday, August 25th, 2008

We’ve reached double-figures! Okay, so this is only really significant in decimal… Anyway, macMacDevs[10] will be held at Offshore, 3/5 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU, on Thursday 28 August 2008, from 19:00 until whenever.

iPhone development is still under NDA but we’ll have plenty of things to talk about. Turn up, talk code, the usual sort of thing really.

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.

[howFast applicationDidShip];

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The third virtual MacMacDev -applicationDidShip: award goes to How Fast (Website, Appstore) by Ian Davies of leapingfrogs software.

Ever wondered how fast the train, bus, or plane you’re on is traveling? How Fast uses the location functionality of the iPhone (runs best on iPhone 3G with GPS) to determine your speed, which is displayed on a cool Core Animation-powered speedometer.

How Fast is available for free download. Congratulations to Ian for shipping this fun application and for being the third recipient of the -applicationDidShip: award!

macMacDevs[9] = Edinburgh_Baroque

Monday, August 11th, 2008

At the risk of crashing another server (I had to miss the previous MacMacDev in Glasgow due to not realizing that I had double-booked myself with both MacMacDev and the rather catastrophic crash of one of our co-located servers, although in my defense I have to say that the crash hadn’t been listed in iCal…), I’d like to announce macMacDevs[9].

macMacDevs[9]: Baroque, 39-41 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU, on Thursday 14 August 2008, starting at 19:00

Turn up, talk code, I might even relate how Disaster Recovery Plans can also be a recipe for disaster.

If you’re thinking of turning up, please do so! Email david at macmacdev dot com ahead of time so we have a rough idea of numbers: last month was pretty good with half the group coming through from Glasgow, would be good to see more locals too!