First summer group meeting

Talked about meeting iFriday afternoons at 1 pm.

Talked about independently exploring building the app using

  • Flash
  • CoronaLabs
  • BuzzTouch
  • Google Studio

And considering making the app

  • work across platforms
  • easy to use
  • at a reasonable cost (read: free)
  • using open source elements
  • rss capable

Questions to ask when considering helper apps:

  • can we control the code?
  • can we update the code?
  • what is the upload process)
  • what are the publishing guidelines?
  • will the individual stores take the app?


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Orientation Support


As some of you may know, there have been some concerns over the orientation support for the app. The question of whether or not it is required to include a landscape orientation is something Chris and I have been looking into. Apparently there was a situation involving an app that got rejected because it did not include a landscape mode. Well based on my research, I have determined that this exactly isn’t the case. Though it is strongly recommended by Apple to include various orientations, it is not necessarily a requirement. So long as both variants of the orientation are supported, ex. portrait up and portrait upside down; an app can be published. The following picture applies to both iPhone and iPad.

Orientation Support


Search Filter

Hello team. As you know, Chris and I have been looking for a way to filter out search results within the app. Upon conducting my research I came across a jQuery which allows a user to filter results based on values assigned. Below I have attached the link which lets you edit the content displayed. Feel free to modify it in any way you think will benefit the user.

Search Filter

iOS development on a PC?

Some time ago I decided to list a couple of options available for iPhone development on Windows and iPad development on Windows. Now, months later this is still something that has been brought up recently. So I have decided to expand the list, and include some of the other solutions that have cropped up since the original posting, and some upcoming that look interesting.  Please note, that there is no official solution for developing for the iPhone SDK on Windows (and it’s doubtful there ever will be).