New site structure. Again.

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Since I started learning web development/design, what better place to start than to replicate my apps' landing pages so I can bring them all back under rolandleth.com?
They were moved under appname.rolandleth.com so I could use a full blown wordpress theme, but no need any longer.
I'm pretty pleased by the result, everything under the same roof again.
As it should! :)

I will be posting the source on Github as soon as I finish cleaning the
files up. Update: here's the repo.

Carminder 1.0.5

What's new in this Version:
• Autocomplete suggestions! The app comes with a list of autocomplete suggestions for events, which updates itself dynamically when adding new ones: if the event doesn't exist in the list, it is added. You can delete suggestions by going to Settings -> Autocomplete.
• Other minor UI tweaks.

Live design feedback with RedPen

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This whole concept is awesome. I quote:

Red Pen lets you upload your design, share a short URL, and get live, annotated feedback super-fast.

This is how it works: you go to RedPen.io and upload your image. You'll receive a personalized URL, in short format, like http://redpen.io/ng7h1f. You're then invited to fill your name and e-mail address, so the system remembers you: Register Bar

From second visit onwards the bar looks like this: Registered Bar

You can then start sending it to people you'd like an opinion from. To leave a comment you just tap on the image, preferably on the exact spot/area you want to comment on […]


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Carminder 1.0.4 is live

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This version brings:
• Badge count. You can now set the badge on the app icon for the number of events, as follows: tomorrow, within two weeks, within a month, all and none.
• Finally fixed all the bugs preventing the keyboard to hide on the iPad.
• Fixed a bug I introduced in last version where the keyboard would sometimes not hide on the iPhone.
• Changed the name in the App Store.
• Minor overall tweaks.

Late spring cleaning

Moved my blog here. Closed blog.rolandleth.com. Moved my work to rolandleth.com/work. Result: more organized, easier to maintain, but, most importantly, easier for everyone to interact with everything.

Ikonica

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Awesome app for previewing app icons directly on your device. Easy, seamless integration with your Mac: drag and drop an image to the menubar icon, and, bam, it's on the device. The Mac companion app is free and can be found on the Mac App Store here.

The only caveat is that you can only preview one icon at a time. I ==really== hope they will add the possibility to add several icons (grid or even scroll based) so you can be able to compare several iterations at once.

Otherwise, amazing app. You can find the app here; via BeautifulPixels.

Thriving in an App Store world

I know this isn't new anymore, but I just wanted to share (and bookmark);
it's worth it.

Carminder

Finally submitted Carminder. Can't wait for it to go live!

iPhone App showcase

Wow. This has to be one of the prettiest free templates to showcase
your iPhone app.

From Tympanus.net. ==Thanks, Mary Lou!==

Search Kit

I need to bookmark this. And so should you.

There's this framework called Search Kit, which despite being insanely powerful and useful for finding information, is something that almost no one has ever heard of.