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Most of what’s here is to share a some of what I’ve learned (or am currently learning). Click through the posts to see detailed articles about how to do things.

Negativity that Proves the Greatness of TimeLogger

Statistics can tell you a great deal about your work. How many people use my products? How do they use them? Are there places where people get stuck? What are the features that get the most end-user attention, and therefore require the most development effort to make...

Pebble SDK 2 is Here!

In just a few short hours, version 2 of the Pebble smartwatch app will be available for everyone. Now you can be as excited as we have been all Summer and Winter! Along with SDK 2 comes a host of features for which developers and customers alike have been clamoring....

Checksum Files in iOS

I was searching for a way to get an MD5 or SHA1 checksum of a file in Objective-C for an iOS app. I found lots of solutions for getting the checksum of a string, but nothing for files. The solution was pretty simple, but I had to piece together information from a few...

TimeLogger for Pebble SDK 2

In late August (2013), I was fortunate to get to attend Pebble's first developer retreat in Palo Alto, CA. At this event, Pebble unveiled its first developer preview of SDK 2, making me one of only a handful of developers with early access to all of the new features...

Pebble Persistent Storage

We're getting more and more excited now that the release of version 2.0 of the Pebble smartwatch software is drawing near. Truth be told, we've been hard at work for a good part of the Summer, Fall and Winter getting ready for this time (click here to see what it is...

Database Abstraction Part 2: iOS

You've made it to my favorite part of this series. In the previous post, I covered the APP(ideas) database abstraction layer for PHP. Our primary goal has been to make it a simple system that is easy to use, fully capable and with little bloat. Some natural...

TimeLogger 2.5.2

TimeLogger version 2.5.2 is now available on the App Store (click here for TimeLogger) (click here for TimeLogger Free) . This is a minor maintenance release that gives TimeLogger a new icon and adds a couple of small interface updates for iOS 7. If you have any...

Database Abstraction, Part 1: PHP

You've made it past the introduction. Now we can show you how to use the APP(ideas) Database Abstraction layer. Download + Install The first thing to do is to get the source code. It is available to get (and use) for free. Here is a link:...

Abstract Your Data(base): Introduction

We at APP(ideas) have worked on some massive projects for some of the world's largest corporations. We have created some equally impressive products for smaller companies. We have created our own products in TimeLogger, journalPad, bible.APP and dailyVerseJournal. We...