Announcing Rectangle Red’s First iOS App

clive Development, iOS, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Uncategorized

Here it is – we’ve finished the app we’d been working on in our spare time; a melodeon simulator for the iPad and iPhone! What’s a melodeon? A form of button accordion, which is played in many different styles around the world – see www.melodeon.net for more (much more) info! Does the world need a new melodeon app? Of course …

Monotouch – Calling the App Store Review Page

clive Development, iOS, Tech Tip, Uncategorized

A quick tip today for Monotouch developers wanting to invoke the App Store’s review page from within their app; UIApplication.SharedApplication.OpenUrl (new NSUrl (“itms-apps://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?type=Purple+Software&id=609326726”)); And that’s it. Change ‘id’ to the id of your application. Leave type=Purple+Software alone; this is *not* a company name; it’s a magic string that has to be set to exactly this value – Project Purple was …

Monotouch and Testing iOS Apps in Testflight

clive Development, iOS, Tech Tip, Uncategorized

When developing iOS apps in monotouch, you can distribute beta versions to your testers. They get installed on your user’s iOS devices over the air, bypassing the app store. But getting monotouch apps to work correctly with testflight is quite an art. You will need to work in: Monotouch www.testflightapp.com The Apple iOS Developer Center XCode … all at the …

Tech Tip: iOS App Development in Monotouch: Adding a Back Button to a DialogViewController

clive iOS, Tech Tip

A quick and simple iOS programming tip today. If you create, for example, a settings screen using a DialogViewController, typically you will want a back button to the calling screen. Frustratingly, this doesn’t happen by default, and oddly, while there are many workarounds to this on the web, none mention this simple method: public partial class settings : DialogViewController { …