October 31, 2008. My new business cards finally showed up today, and they look awesome. Same as with the site, Holly Tickner drew the illustrations, and I designed the rest. I wanted to use the robot illustration on the front of the cards, but I couldn’t work out a layout I was happy with. The paper airplane fit in perfectly, but my initial thought was that it seemed a little inappropriate to have on the front… Read more »

October 28, 2008. Writing your own iPhone or iPod touch app, and wondering how to create an alert like this? Check out the sample code below. I needed to display a password prompt in Delivery Status touch and quickly found that there was no ideal way to do it. There are some unsupported methods, but the workaround below—adding a UITextField as a subview of the alert—is the proper method for a third party app,… Read more »

October 26, 2008. Above: a sneak peek at Delivery Status touch 2.0. Tapping the icon on the left side of a delivery will show its full details right in the app. Delivery Status touch has been available for just over a month now, and we’ve had quite a few emails with suggestions already. I actually had a lengthy to do list before I even submitted the initial release to Apple, and most of the things people have… Read more »

September 12, 2008. Delivery Status touch (for iPhone and iPod touch) is complete—I sent it off to Apple last night. Hopefully it will appear in the App Store next week, but don’t be surprised if it takes longer. It will be available initially for an introductory price of $1.99, so I recommend grabbing it quickly if you’re interested! Keep an eye on the site, as I’ll be posting an update when it’s available. This … Read more »

September 12, 2008. When I first started running my own business full time a few years back, I really wasn’t sure how long it would last. It’s been stressful, it’s been hard work, but it’s also been fun and rewarding. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of great people. I’ve also spent more and more time on my software—it started out as a hobby, but now I’m making a fair amount of income just in… Read more »