Lesson for today

So today we had an interesting issue at Kobo: [[NSThread currentThread] threadDictionary] was returning nil. This is never supposed to happen, as it’s created on demand.

The imminent Mac App Store

Wolf Rentzsch: Mac App Store

My fellow Mac developers are laughing at the Mac App Store guidelines. They’re reporting that apps they’ve been shipping for years — a number of them Apple Design Award-winning — would be rejected from the Mac App Store. These are proven apps, beloved by their users. The current guidelines are clearly out-of-touch.

Oh ... Em ... Gee !

This weekend’s celebrations at iPad Dev Camp took a fantastic turn today, when AQGridView took home the prize for Best Developer Tool. I’d been sitting quietly at the back, hoping that it might merit me enough blue tickets to get a prize later on, and was in absolute shock when they announced my project’s name as the winner of the first award. There was a very surprising amount of applause as I walked up to receive my prize: a 32GB iPad and a VGA adaptor for it.

How the iPad will deliver books from bondage

All in all, the iPad won’t change the game as much as, say, Kobo, which is determined to become the world’s leading seller of e-books and plans to do so by allowing its e-books to be read on any device. It’s coming at this from the right direction. Apple dominates the digital-music world with the iPod and iPhone, but the iPad will not enjoy the same omniscience with digital books.


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