CrossWorld by Melondrop LLC


Today a new App that I co-wrote was released to the App Store. It is CrossWorld, also available to try in a free version. This is just the beginning of the educational games I hope to be creating for Melondrop LLC.

Metro and Windows 8

I took some time to look at the videos of Metro/Windows 8 and also download the Developer Preview. Plenty of information is already available at the MSDN website. Probably the best of the presentations is the one given by Jensen Harris - 8 traits of great Metro style apps. Taking these 8 great traits point by point I’d like to give you my impressions as a long time iOS and Mac developer.

iPad application Design (sort of a retweet)

Just read this and thought it worthy of a link:

Matt Gemmel talks about application design on the iPad. http://mattgemmell.com/2010/03/05/ipad-application-design

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Apple's iPhone

Well it was almost two years ago I wrote about waiting for the Apple phone right here. Now it’s announced, and the furor has subsided, so let’s see how good my predictions were.

The Dangers of Following Directions

I often like to complain about Windows. As a longtime Apple programmer I can’t help it. Growing up and growing old with this industry I’ve just seen too many ripoffs perpetrated by Redmond. I think that corporations get an imprint from their founders, and that imprint, those patterns of working and behaving stay with them for a long time. Many times they persist even after the founders have long since left the scene.

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