IF this program proves useful to anyone, I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it. This was my first time using Objective-C and I think I love this language. I really love it! Here's a link to the application's page!
This post is kinda late, since my site was down.
R.I.P. Steve. I really don't know what to say. Steve has been an inspiration and more to so many people. He changed the world for the better. The world owes a lot to him, not just the tech industry. Like everyone, I knew it was coming, yet in my head, I sometimes had thoughts of him pulling through many times and unveiling many great products. I even imagined him eventually unveiling the fliCar, Apple's late, but revolutionary entry to the market. Steve Jobs is a much better wordsmith than I, one of his many qualities, so I will end with a quote from him.
"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new." - Steve Jobs
We all knew it was coming, but I didn't expect it this soon. I was sleeping at the time, but I was shocked when I woke up and read that Steve Jobs resigned as CEO. I keep almost typing dead for some reason.
I wanted to share a story that I found on Cult of Mac about Steve's attention to detail.
This was apparently before Macworld SF January 2008, when Steve called Vic Gundotra on a Sunday to fix Google's logo. Before native apps, Google saved as a web app had the wrong shade of yellow on one of its letters.
“Hey Steve – this is Vic”, I said. “I’m sorry I didn’t answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn’t pick up”.
Steve laughed. He said, “Vic, unless the Caller ID said ‘GOD’, you should never pick up during services”.
I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?
“So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow” said Steve. “I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?”
I think the author of that post sums this up nicely: "It’s kind of funny that as the CEO of what is now one of the world’s largest companies, Steve still had time to worry about the littlest things. You and I probably wouldn’t have ever noticed that the second ‘O’ in the Google icon wasn’t the right gradient of yellow, but Steve did, and he made sure it was fixed."
For 2011, MacHeist, the popular free Mac app bundling group, decided to use an iPhone app for its bundle. It made an app called The Heist, which had 4 different puzzles. Each puzzle had separate stages and each stage had 4 levels. The first 4 for each puzzle is unlocked by default. There are 4 security measures to get through the safe. For each measure, depending on the level you are, your level is raised by a certain amount, a bit like gaining levels in an RPG. You don't have to finish all the puzzles to get the prize.
SPOILER ALERT, HIGHLIGHT TO READ: THE PRIZE IS A GAME CALLED EETS FROM THE STEAM GAME STORE FOR MAC AND PC.
Here are some screenshots to prove that I have completed it:
All real screenshots will be 320 x 480.