CZ Touch 1.2 Available Soon

CZ Touch 1.2 was submitted to the App Store today, and should be available soon. This update includes some bug fixes and interface improvements as well as some new features:

The Next Glory Math App

Months ago, I began some work to figure out how to make a version of Glory Math 1 that runs both faster and at a higher resolution. That effort took me down a rabbit hole of OpenGL experimentation...

Somewhere during that process though, I also came across word that someone had put together a version of Pure Data that can be easily embedded within an iOS app. So, I started experimenting with generative music within the context of an interactive graphics app like Glory Math.

How to Disconnect Completely

On January 8th, I'm flying to Guatemala. I'll be there for about two months, studying Spanish and sightseeing. Over the past month, I've been going back and forth on a question: should I take my laptop? It's a big decision.

Against Flat Rate Projects

If you're a freelance web worker, then you may have run into this scenario before:

Prospective Client: I think I'd like to work with you! What's your hourly rate?
You: Great! My hourly rate is $X.
Prospective Client: Oh, that's a bit more than we can afford. Would you consider doing the project for a flat fee?
You: ...

C2G 1.2: Now for iPad, Too

C2G 1.2 is now out, and with it comes support for the iPad. I've also added a button to contact support (me) if you ever run into any problems. More improvements are on the way!

Lessons from Pouch at 1000 Sales

A couple of weeks ago, Pouch passed the 1000 sales mark! And so far, I think I still have a happy (and growing) customer base. I couldn't be happier about how the app is doing, and I figure that this milestone is a good occasion to tell you some things I've learned during this process.

App Store Customers Having Troubles Leaving Reviews

Yesterday I received an email from the second customer informing me that they've bought one of my iPhone apps (Pouch, in this case), tried to leave a review in the App Store, and got an error message stating "To rate this item, you must own it." This customer is in the UK.

A few days before that, I heard from a customer in the US who had purchased C2G and was getting the same error message when trying to leave a review. So far, I have no idea what to do about it.