Thu 24 Oct 2013
BookNapper for iOS 7
Category : Technology/BookNapperiOS7.txt
I’ve released a slew of updates the last few days, including BookNapper
for iOS 7, which reminds me—I haven’t updated its screen shots on the App Store.
BookNapper is an app I wrote to allow me to keep a list of books that I’ve chanced upon in book stores, that I might like to read later on, if I can find it in our local library.
This is how it looks like in iOS 7 :
The point is, I’ve come to think that it looks better now in iOS 7 than in iOS 6. Here’s the screen shot from iOS 6
Which comes to the point I really want to make—Jony Ive’s remake of the iOS interface seems to have worked. There’s a vibrancy that’s apparent in spite of the “flatness”, or maybe because of the flatness. Now, looking at Mavericks, I believe we’re due a similar make-over for the Mac. It really needs a clean up.
Mavericks Torture Tests
Category : Technology/MavericksTortureTest.txt
I’ve tested MailServe for Mavericks (and all the other Enablers) as much as I can before placing them on my web site for people to use.
MailServe is a pretty deep product, with plenty of components and moving parts underneath. I thought I’ve tested every feature and fixed all the things I could see that had been broken — different versions of Postfix requires different configuration parameters and Apple is in the habit of swapping out Unix level command line tools without warning.
But I’ll still get mail like this
and I’ll have to scramble to test everything again.
So, if things don’t look like they’ve changed, it doesn’t mean that nothing has changed. Sometimes a lot has changed, underneath.