Tumblr has just released an iOS SDK that gives developers access to Tumblr’s data for inclusion in their apps. Some really cool stuff in there so if you’re a developer, check it out.
I’ve been thinking about adding “Share to Tumblr” to Twin Browser for quite some time now and now it looks like it’ll be easier than if I had started this morning. Stay tuned for that.
Curious though, will iOS 7 include native Tumblr integration following Twitter, Facebook, and Sina Weibo in iOS 6? Let’s hope.
Hit up the link for the blog post about the announcement or here for Github.
While I still have some gripes about UIAppearance (and I have more in iOS 6.x), it’s worth checking out NSHipster’s post on the subject for a great tutorial.
UIAppearance doesn’t mean that your app is going to look better. It simply means you’re going to spend more time designing and less time coding. However, this is only true if you’re making app-wide changes.
My rule of thumb with UIAppearance…
When making app-wide changes to UIKit properties, use UIAppearance. If you’re only changing a property in a few classes, do it manually. For best results, use techniques.
I’m very happy to announce that Academy Coins, my latest iOS release, will be coming to iPad this month.
Academy Coins teaches kids about coins in a fun and engaging way. There are 9 levels, from the basics of what each coin means to adding coins together and making change. It is the culmination of months of work and I’m really proud of what’s been accomplished.
Making educational apps that are also fun for kids to play is no easy task. Academy Coins had 3 goals. I wanted it to feel fun and organic. In other words, nothing like homework. It had to be appealing to both parents/teachers and kids. Parents should see the educational merits and kids should want to play it. It also had to be better than what was already on the App Store. Academy Coins was not an app that I wanted to be a “me too”. I wanted to create something fresh; an app that I, as a kid, would have wanted to play with.
I think I’ve succeeded.