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So sick of hearing about non-developers saying 10.10 is the same as 10.1 (especially in how it relates to discussions of OSX Yosemite – MacRumors forum, i’m looking at you).

People who say this are either just ignorant, know-it-alls or refuse to learn and thus, stupid.

Let me set the record straight.  When software is released, it’s given a numerical value separated by a decimal to describe major revision, minor revisions and incremental/build revisions.

Or as Wikipedia, describes:

major.minor[.build[.revision]]

or

major.minor[.maintenance[.build]]

 

The period is nothing more than a separator of values.  They could use pipes, exclamation points or hash marks to delimit the values.  10#10 is (OSX Yosemite) is actually Apple OS Major Version #10, Incremental version #10 (Yosemite).  It was preceded by 10#9#3 (Mavericks).  See what I did there with the hash mark?  Egads!  Now it’s REALLY an invalid decimal!

If you aren’t in the field, learn about it before spouting off.  You just look dumb.  But some people take pride in looking dumb… Their, There, They’re as an example.

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The FIRST Turkey Calls app in the App Store has been updated finally for iOS7! Adding the Assembly Yelp to the Yelps section and giving the app a performance boost.

Thanks everyone who use the app and give a good review if you like it! And click the ads because it’s free to do and helps support my take over plans of Silicon Valley and move it to Ohio.

 

Turkey Calls

 

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Baseball Golf Scores ready for the 2014 season!

What is a baseball golf score? It’s a simple little process of breaking a long MLB season down into 18 holes. Each hole being “par 4″ (5-4 record). A 72 loss season (90 wins) is about right to get a team to the playoffs.

This year, I have redesigned it entirely to be iOS 7 only. Why? Because doing major SDK version checks is a pain in the arse and I just wanted to make the app simple. With iOS 7 adoption rates near or over 80%, I just figured I’d go with the cool crowd. Sorry iOS 6 folks.

It’s much prettier and clean to be honest. Still has push notifications so you will be told when your favorite team’s score changes.

Contact me if you have any bugs or suggestions. I may actually respond…or not. I’m a super busy guy (read: lazy).

Thanks and Enjoy!

Download it today!

 

Main View Team View Team Scorecard view

 

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It’s a pain in the arse having to type in all the access keys, secret keys and account ids into an iOS device…

So AWSome makes it easy… Using a regular computer, find that information before hand and then go here and enter in your information then email it to your device.

Then on your device, you simply click the link and boom, instantly added to your app.

http://www.ejsmithweb.com/awsome/#generate

 

AWSome App Url
Success Kid App Approval

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We have submitted AWSome 1.3 to the app store in response to Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system update!

UPDATE!
App update is out now!

It’s minor but it does take advantage of the new swipe back table views and other UI elements.

An all new menu has been created that I think is a little more intuitive. A very simple drop down menu from the top.

New AWSome menu

Also, you can now use a custom app url scheme to add accounts to your AWSome account list. Just email yourself the scheme with the values and AWSome will open and add the account automatically. Here’s an example:

awsome://add?accountname=[THE NAME OF THE ACCOUNT]&accountkey=[THE ACCOUNT KEY]&secretkey=[THE ACCOUNT SECRET KEY]&isdefault=[true|false]&accountid=[THE ACCOUNT ID FOUND UNDER YOU NAME]

The Account ID is a special value that you find on the Security Credentials page of AWS

Security Credentials

Once you email that app url scheme to yourself, open it up on the device where AWSome is installed and you will have the account added! Cool, eh?

Keep an eye out for the update!

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I think I speak for all iOS developers when I made this image.

Success Kid App Store Approval meme.  When you finally get that email that your app was approved for the app store.

Success Kid App Approval

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Cloud solutions are all the rage these days for web services. Cloud is really just a new fancy way for, uh, server not where i’m at. But there’s more to it than that.

Amazon has a great solution called AWS (Amazon Web Services) that allows for great flexibility to serving up information to customers.

Another thing Amazon has done is made their AWS open to an API. They have crafted multiple SDK libraries for various languages people develop in.

I decided to make use of their API to make a handy and useful iOS app. I called it AWSome. I know, I know… Awesome is spelled with an ‘e’ but that doesn’t work with my word play…. But this app is AWESOME!

Summary view of your EC2 services.

Summary view of your EC2 services.

Keep things secure with a passcode lock screen

Keep things secure with a passcode lock screen

Swipe to the right, hit settings and change your default region.

Swipe to the right, hit settings and change your default region.

You can add as many accounts as you like.

You can add as many accounts as you like.

More items will be accessible as AWSome gets enhanced.

More items will be accessible as AWSome gets enhanced.

AWSome is Available on the App Store Today!