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iOS Programming training courses in Singapore

After my book got pretty good reviews, I’ve been approached by clients to do online courses for their employees. Taking it to the next level, I’m expanding my consulting business to focus on training. Announcing today, iOSTraining.sg, a classroom based training in Singapore for prospective and amateur developers. iOS programming isn’t easy. (Would you believe if we told you otherwise?) You can’t learn it without prior...

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Comparison: Bootup time of iPhone4 vs Windows Phone 7 (HTC HD7)

I made a quick video showing how fast the Windows Phone 7 boots up. As you may see, I switched on the iPhone first (6th sec) and then the Windows Phone (9th sec) (I’ve only two hands, one for holding my camera and the other to switch on the  devices). Yet, the Windows Phone booted up (39th sec) and was ready for use even before the iPhone 4. The iPhone despite showing the lock screen, was a bit unresponsive for a few seconds (50th...

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A tryst with Windows Phone 7

A tryst with Windows Phone 7

A week ago, I got a new mobile phone, the windows phone 7 primarily for testing out the user interface, and some programming.  The device I got was the HTC HD 7 from SingTel which costed me around 890$, 2$ higher than the iPhone 4 16GB. In this blog post I’ll review the HTC hardware comparing it with competing phones like the Samsung Omnia as well as the software it runs, Windows Phone OS comparing it to iOS and Android. While this...

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Display Comparison : iPad vs iPhone 4 vs Nexus One

Display Comparison : iPad vs iPhone 4 vs Nexus One

The following photo was taken using my hi-res super macro camera, Canon S5 IS. A quick comparison in the displays of iPad, iPhone 4 and Nexus One. The iPhone 4 display is clearly superior. You can download a higher resolution version of this image by right clicking the above image and clicking “Save link as…” Be forewarned, most low end computers can’t even open that image (as on the date of writing this). The...

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iPhone Dev Tip: Breaking the AdHoc Provisioning Nightmare on Windows

Anti-DRM fans might quip, but iPhone Developers love this digital signatures and provisioning as it reduces piracy dramatically. But all these aren’t free. Provisioning comes with a cost, especially when you write a iPhone app and want to share it with your friends/clients for beta testing. Apple has an excellent documentation on how to do an AdHoc build. Yet still, most users stumble upon especially when they have to make a build and...

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How to deploy on iPhone OS 3.1.3 without downloading the 2GB SDK

Like most of you, I too downloaded the 3.2 beta and was playing around with some iPad stuff. Today when iPhone OS 3.1.3 is released, without second thought, I immediately updated my iPhone. My iPhone being a development device, I understood that I can no longer use the current XCode installation to run apps on device. When I launched XCode, the Organizer reported, “The version of iPhone OS on “ABC’s iPhone” does not match any of...

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