Custom dialog boxes are a must for any game. iPhone’s standard dialog boxes are fine for a business or productivity app, but in a game they look out of place. Users play games to escape from their everyday lives. Showing them the same exact graphic design that they associate with work and ordinary routine is […]
Which platform should I target first? iPhone, for now, though it’s close. Android cannot (yet) provide the same level of developer tools or paying user base, the Android emulator can’t handle graphics, and I already own an iPhone. I do expect that Android’s competitive position will improve significantly over the next few years, but it’s not there yet.
So I wanted to write a cron job on my Mac. Just run this script every day at midnight. Nothing fancy. In standard Unix, this is one line in a crontab: 0 0 * * * /some/script That’s it. Put that in your crontab and /some/script will run every day at midnight. Naturally, I typed […]
The iPad is #1 on Reddit Programming right now: a curious piece by Alex Payne. Payne says he is “disturbed” because “it’s a device that does little to enable creativity”; thus, the “tragedy of the iPad is that it truly seems to offer a better model of computing for many people – perhaps the majority […]