Simple, efficient, NSDateFormatter…

In a current project I’m working on we’re making heavy use of NSDateFormatter.  Here’s a quick tip about how to make life with NSDateFormatters easier. Firstly, let’s cover some basics on NSDateFormatter: NSDateFormatters are commonly used for conversion to and from an NSString from/to an NSDate Allocation of NSDateFormatters is expensive – if you use them […]

Keeping the Sword Sharp

Keeping the Sword Sharp

A bad workman may blame his tools, but even the best workman needs to invest time in keeping his tools sharp! I’ve recently been going back through some of my University Computer Science materials, and thought I’d give scheme another shot and refresh my programming basics by working through SICP again.  Maybe I should get out […]

BaaS Selection for Fun and Profit

BaaS Selection for Fun and Profit

BaaS is getting a lot of attention these days. Parse.com, which we featured in our recent article on Mobile MVPs in Minutes has just been bought by Facebook and many people are starting to ask what is a BaaS, what can it do for me, why should I use one and which one should I […]

Mobile MVPs in Minutes

Mobile MVPs in Minutes

“If you’re taking more than a day or two to create a Mobile MVP, you’re highly likely to be doing it wrong.” I’ve been talking a lot with potential entrepreneurs recently, and the conversation often goes something like this: Them: We’re a new startup, going to do a mashup between this.io, thatter and instatheother.  We’ve […]