Three dimensions to rule 'em all!

I've recently open sourced one of my 3-hour-apps, namely himbo.This iOS App basically let's you create a basic, single colored, background for your iPhone.This is my story on how I integrated 3D Touch to improve its UX.

ios, apple, iphone, himbo, oss, opensource, github, 3dtouch, and iphone6s

Spotify - The end of an era

Until a 1.5 weeks ago or so I've been a huge fan of Spotify, when Apple Music was released on 1st of July I switched. Because of multiple reasons. The main reason though, for me, was because now all my music is unified again. I've used iTunes Match for years now, but I've used Spotify longer, now I'm leaving for good.

spotify, apple, music, itunes, and match

Simple Swift CLI Apps

Using Xcode 6 and xcrun it's super easy to compile and run Swift Apps in a script-like manner.Ideally just create a .swift file and make it executable chmod +x. Take a look at those two Hello World samples and try it out yourself.It's easy and very handy at the same time.

mac, xcode, swift, cli, and app

A few weeks ago I've built my first  Watch app bundle with an app I newly build for taking a quick look into your RMS eToll account: eToller.

ios, xcode, swift, etoller, rms, rta, toll, and applewatch

Jekyll GitHub Plugin

A short while ago I've built a small static site to showcase some of my favorite open source repositories.

github, jekyll, blog, static, and plugin

About a week ago I've build a 100% Swift App (one of my first ones, except for Notification Center Widgets, etc.) which also resulted in two open source components (both Swift) which I released and added to my Showcase.

ios, xcode, swift, color, and app

I've set a small jekyll-powered page to showcase my most-famous and continued open source projects.Feel free to take a peek at:

opensource, bitbucket, github, src, code, and jekyll

The Reservist(or: How I've hacked the Apple Store queue)

Originally I had preordered an iPhone 6, that was before I got curious regarding reserving one and picking it up at the Apple Store in the Syndey CBD.

ios, xcode, objc, apple, iphone6, thereservist, applestore, iphone, and swift

Ghost + Amazon S3 = <3

Some days ago I've showed you how to deploy a Ghost Blog onto Heroku, using PostgreSQL and Amazon S3, as time passed by there has been a new Release of the Ghost Blog System, namely the big Update to v0.5.0 and finally v0.5.1.

ghost, blog, amazon, aws, and s3

Ghost on Heroku. The most complete Guide. (Ever.)

I recently decided to move my blog away from a hosted VM to Heroku. The main reason for this were maintenance costs. Please don't get me wrong, I loved (and still love) my VM hoster, and if your in need for a lot of custom Software etc. you won't get around setting it all up manually, but for the needs of my blog, this was a huge overload.

app, nodejs, github, git, aws, blog, heroku, postgresql, amazon, s3, npm, and bucket