Apr 12, 2013
Fascinated by the Cingleton talk given by Michael Jurewitz (full video) on pricing elasticity I decided on a new project for my Lab Friday. Those are the 20% time where we try to explore something else than the nitty gritty we are working on all the other time.
It was in May four years ago that Apple had rejected my original MyAppSales app for scraping Apple’s site to get sales data. Shortly thereafter I started a Petition for Apple to give us an official API for downloading sales data. The bug report rdar://6807195 is still in status “Open” ever since April 20th 2009, its the oldest open Radar I have in my list.
Apple finally caved (a little) when they released the Autoingest.java tool for downloading some forms of reports in early 2012. Which I promptly decompiled and rewrote in a sensible language: Objective-C.
Apr 09, 2013
The universal Reuters App makes use of DTCoreText. To see the attribution tap on the settings button, Open-Source Licenses and scroll down to the BSD 2.0 section.
Thanks to @iPhoneHelpr for reporting it to us. And thank you to Reuters for entrusting their news texts to DTCoreText.
Apr 07, 2013
Amy Worall asks:
How do I centre an image in DTCoreText? I’m working with attributed strings not HTML. Any sample code?
In this blog post will answer this.
Apr 06, 2013
You want to be first in line when WWDC 2013 finally go on sale? That should happen any day now. Now there are many ways how to get informed. Homebrew or professional, your choice.
Last year I relied on WWDC Alerts which promised to send SMS as soon as their ticket detection script saw that tickets have gone on sale. I did get the SMS, but about an hour late. Thankfully my friends on Twitter informed me in time to grab one of them. Besides their reported unreliability the makers of WWDC Alerts so far have not responded to my inquiry if they are planning to track this years WWDC sales as well.
Then there is a new professionally organized alert service which I like the most.
If you are like me, then “all of the above”.
Apr 05, 2013
Beginning with version 1.4 we will advance the version tags on DTCoreText and DTRichTextEditor in sync. DTCoreText is in charge of HTML parsing, display and HTML generation inside the editor component and thus all the changes done there are indirectly benefitting editor users as well.
I’ve begun to aggregate issues on both GitHub and our own private GitLab instance via milestones. These are the grouping unit collecting issues so that you can tell from which version onward these fixes or enhancements are available. Each milestone will become a tag, once it is completed and will represent a stable version.
Apr 05, 2013
Just a week ago I started DTXMLRPC as a means to post to my WordPress blog from QuickRadar. Somebody took a liking to it and sponsored me to continue work on it. So I implementing the remaining data types for XML-RPC serialization and improved the demo by adding a demonstration how to upload an image to WordPress.
The DTWordpress class, based on DTXMLRPC, provides an ever growing number of WordPress API calls, like retrieving a user’s blogs, a blog’s categories, posting a new article and uploading an image. All is block based.
Apr 04, 2013
If you have purchased components from us in the past you should have received a note from our sales team asking you for what credentials you would like on our new GitLab server.
As of this moment all Subversion access has been terminated. The components that we are still offering for sale have all been migrated to git. Of the discontinued products a few might be moved to DTFoundation are another open source project if there is any interest.
If you have no email from our sales team regarding your new credentials please email us.
Apr 04, 2013
Since we moved our components from Subversion to our new shiny GitLab server we contacted all clients and asked them for what git credentials they wish to use. Doing so we found that by far the most copies of all components had been sold for DTNotePadView.
Because of this I went in and gave it some love.
Apr 02, 2013
Tom von Schwerdtner of SmartLogic has written an very nice introduction to DTCoreText.
A UIWebView can be adapted to look and feel like a non-web UI element, but instead of hacking that together, why not use a tool made for the job?
Very nice post. I especially like the image where he shows the difference in rendering between UIWebView and DTAttributedTextView if you hover with your mouse over it.