Running iOS 5 build apps on the orignal iPhone, iPod touch and iPhone 3G

December 27th, 2011 posted in Developement Objective-C

With the introduction of the iPhone 3GS Apple made a major switch in processor architecture, they went from armv6 to armv7.
Now that we have all update to Xcode 4 with iOS 5, Apple seems to be of the opinion that you can drop support of the armv6 architecture.

Well this isn’t always the case, especial if you want to keep support for those device that can run iOS 4.*. Luckily there is an easy solutions for this.

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JSON parsing

August 23rd, 2011 posted in Web technology

Many people have written about parsing JSON data on the iPhone, but why use JSON and not XML.
Well this has to do with overhead, JSON is smaller in it’s mark-up then XML thus it will take less traffic on the cellular network.

But there are some drawback in using JSON, since there is no real strict way of checking the model. Like DTD is for XML.
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June 10th, 2011 posted in Appsterdam

Appsterdam logoFor those of you who are following/read my tweets you might have noticed me talk about Appsterdam.
Appsterdam is a community of app developer for all platforms, mostly iOS and Android.
Getting to getter and share experiences, ideas and a couple of drinks.

The main force behind this great idea, is Mike Lee (@bmf).

I’ve been active in other development communities when I was still developing in Delphi.
We would meetup once a year, at Borland in the Netherlands, to talk and eat.
Since I switch from Delphi to .NET I really started to miss the NLDelphi community. I still keep in touch with some of the old NLDelphi members.
Looking for the same kind of community but than for .NET, I went to every meeting and conventions I could go to. But these community did no appeal to me at all, I mean there was nog fun. Just boring talks no jokes and most of all a lack of belonging.

Since switching to Object-C and the iOS platform, a choice I’ve yet to regret, it never crossed my mind to check out any communities. When being at a convention for developers in general there talk about a community for app developers.

Since I first heard about Appsterdam I really liking the idea, it could be a great way the share experiences and workout ideas. But It’s becoming more then just a get together.

There will be many things in store for the community, so I’ve you’re an app developer and live in Amsterdam (or nearby) come to one of our meetings. (follow @Appsterdamrs)

Movin to GitHub

November 24th, 2010 posted in Uncategorized

I’ve decided to move most of my open source code to GitHub.
This will allow easy bug fixing and extending by other developers.
Also GitHub is hip and new 😉

Check out my GitHub page:

Fixed the images.

October 1st, 2010 posted in Uncategorized

As some of you might have noticed, the images weren’t working.
They all pointed to the old test domain I used to build this site, oeps.
I didn’t see it at first, because the images where in my browsers cache.

After some hardcore SQL queries everything looks like it should.

New site

September 15th, 2010 posted in Uncategorized

You have probably noticed the new site. I’ve been working on it for last couple of months. I hoop you like the new look. This new site has become more of a portfolio for my work and a blog for my thoughts.