Rebuilding CommuterPal with Azure Functions and CosmosDB

A few years ago I built an iOS called Commuter Pal. I never actually launched the app, since I tried to do *way* too much in terms of route planning and intelligent alerting. Since I didn't actually commute myself, it was not something I could field test. Fast forward to 2017 and I've been commuting … Continue reading Rebuilding CommuterPal with Azure Functions and CosmosDB

Apple Pay with iPhone 5 and Apple Watch

Now that Apple Pay is live in the UK, I thought it was time to try it out. Initially I thought Apple Pay was limited to the iPhone 6 and that I'd be left out in the cold (until they release a new 4" version of the iPhone), but I was informed it works with the … Continue reading Apple Pay with iPhone 5 and Apple Watch

How to view your colleagues’ schedules at a glance!

I spent some time over the weekend tweaking the UI for Peopler. I think this version looks a little clearer and more distinct. I've also added a new feedback page to this version and I'm keen to see whether this makes a difference. Peopler lets you view the calendar's of other people using Microsoft Exchange. … Continue reading How to view your colleagues’ schedules at a glance!

Job Tracker beta testing

It's been a week since my little brother, AKA beta tester prime, started using my Job Tracker app on his Android phone. He's an electrician and travels around doing work at a mixture of sites, commercial and residential, so an app that let's him record accurate details of the work he has done could be … Continue reading Job Tracker beta testing

iOS Enterprise managed app configuration

With the release of iOS 7, Apple introduced support for managing an app’s configuration using a Mobile Device Management system. This allows enterprises to deploy apps and then control their configuration centrally. You could provide URLs or enable and disable features with the push of a button. An app that supports managed configuration just needs … Continue reading iOS Enterprise managed app configuration

Testing iOS Enterprise features without an MDM

Recently, I deployed a special version of Roomr to a large enterprise customer for inclusion in their Enterprise App Store. Part of the arrangement was that I support two enterprise features; Single Sign-On and Managed App Configuration. This, on the face of it, was an excellent deal. I watched some WWDC videos on preparing apps … Continue reading Testing iOS Enterprise features without an MDM

Importing Apple Certificate to Windows

When generating certificates for use with iOS, be it push notifications or Passbook, it’s sometimes necessary to take these certificates and export them, so they can be used on a Windows machine. If you want to generate the certificates using only Windows, please read my post on that subject. The process of exporting an existing … Continue reading Importing Apple Certificate to Windows

Generating an Apple iOS certificate using Windows

When using any services for your iOS device such as Push Notifications, you need to generate a certificate. It’s quite simple when using Mac OS X as all Apple’s instructions are geared towards it. What do you do, however, if you’re using a Windows machine. There are a few more steps involved, but the whole … Continue reading Generating an Apple iOS certificate using Windows

Apple, please stop talking utter BOLL&*KS

Anyone following the Apple announcement yesterday, should have been dismayed by Apple’s on-going, incredibly stupid  use of percentages to drive home how good they are. When comparing Lion’s adoption rate, they threw up this slide. Seriously? How can anyone fall for this shite? A simple search on Bing will reveal figures that put this comparison … Continue reading Apple, please stop talking utter BOLL&*KS