Announcing Rectangle Red’s First iOS App

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

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

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 …

A QR code for Rectangle Red

Build your own QR code!

A QR code is a (usually black and white) square graphic, like the one on this page. Typically, it holds a description of a web address, so that if you point a smartphone at it, it can decode the web address from the pattern, and jump straight to that web page. Try it with the one on this page! You …