How to add a "Find Your Company" feature to your iPhone App – Part II

In my first installment, we laid the foundation for todays blog post. So don’t hesitate to head back for a recap, if you need to. You can download the code for this tutorial on github. If you start the App where we left off, you get the two pins, but it won’t be properly zoomed. In fact, it would look something like this: As you can see, the pins are not really helpful at this zoom level and it’s definitely not user friendly, if you have to zoom in by yourself.

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Lessons learned - iPhone Review

When you submit an App to the Apple App Store it has to go through a “rigorous quality check”, conducted by Apple. Although there are plenty of resources out there, here’s a short rundown of what we’ve learned ourselves so far: Marketing Apps are not allowed If the sole purpose of your App is marketing, you’ll have a hard time getting your App through. You need to add what Apple calls “user functionality”.

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User statistics from SynyxSudoku

First of all, I was quite surprised as i saw that 70% of the SynyxSudoku users that uploaded their highscores have also agreed to send us their device specific data, because I really didn’t expect more than 10-20%. So as you can imagine, we’ve got quite a few samples of data since the release, on that we now want to give you a little overview. The devices came mostly with the latest Android versions available:

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SynyxSudoku update to version 1.02

There were a few little things that had to be changed on SynyxSudoku after the release, so today we uploaded an update to the version 1.02. Here’s a quick changelog: You can now only resume a game after a restart of the app, if you started a game in the previous session (or before) and didn’t solve it. (If the app was moved into the background while a solved game was active, you can still resume it if you like.

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Google Maps on Android - Part 2: Overlays

In my last post about Google Maps on Android I showed you how to use the basic navigation features of google maps, like moving the map to a defined area and zooming to a given level. Now as you have centred your map and zoomed in, it would be a good idea to show some kind of marker. Otherwise the user won’t actually realize what you want to show him. How a basic overlay is done, is described in the tutorial on the android developer site, already mentioned in the last post.

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RedmineUpgrade - Ruby on Debian without leaving the rails

Auf der Suche nach “dem Ticketsystem” sind wir nach Scarab und Trac auf Redmine gestossen, einer Ruby-on-rails application, die ihren Zweck erfüllt und unseren Bedürfnissen durchaus gerecht wird. Aber da Redmine glücklicherweise auch weiterentwickelt wird, verlangt auch diese Applikation hin und wieder ein Upgrade (dieses mal war es ein Versionssprung von 0.8.7 auf 0.9.4). Das Setup: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Apache2.2 mit Phusion Passenger (a.k.a. mod_rails; mod_fcgi oder mod_fastcgi sind eher keine gelungen Apache-Module, das liegt wohl in der Natur von fcgi ;) )

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