Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Sqlite database crash

May 18, 2010

Recently I set up a SQLite database for an iPhone application using this great little browser.

Reading from the database was fine (using System.Data.Sqlite.Dll is a breeze), but every time I tried to write to the database it was crashing the app. After much debuging & un/commenting of code I finally remembered that the directory of the main application bundle is read-only, and that is where I had the database! Thus on first run after installation, I now copy the blank database to the “Documents” directory and use it from there.

It was a silly mistake but I hope this helps others, because the MonoTouch framework was not throwing an exception, and when the app just crashes on you it’s difficult to determine what’s going wrong.


An IoC that follows you around

March 31, 2010

I want to briefly mention this fantastic IoC container. It is small & easy to use. Best of all it is suited to the world of mobility – small footprint and quick setup.

I intent to use this container in my iPhone apps with MonoTouch, but have already used it at work on the Windows Mobile platform. It really came to the rescue while refactoring the DA layer of our application allowing us to point to multiple mobile databases without any fuss. Just needs a little configuration file for setup purposes.

Look here for details:

iPikiWiki new version

August 17, 2009

I will be uploading a new version soon. This version will have autorotation enabled to assist with photos taken in landscape. iPikiWiki

iPikiWiki Update 2

August 9, 2009

Well after having to re-submit again for using the camera button icon incorrectly, I can finally report that my first app has reached the App Store!

That was great fun.

iPikiWiki Update

July 19, 2009

After 2 weeks of waiting for feedback from Apple I finally got confirmation that my app could not be posted to the App Store because I was infringing copyright. Using images of “polaroid” photos in my icon and app was not good and of course it makes sense now, but at the time I just didn’t think about it. Anyway I have made the necessary changes and re-posted to Apple. Fingers crossed this time.


June 23, 2009

My first app, “iPikiWiki”, will be in the App Store soon ….


The App Spiel

Do you keep photos of loved ones and dear friends with you in your wallet or purse? Are they constantly out of date?

Would you like to be able to show everyone you meet your latest and most favorite photos without feverishly searching through the hundreds of images in your albums or camera roll?

If so,  maybe you need iPikiWiki.

‘Wiki’ is the Hawaiian word for ‘quick’, so as the name suggests this app gives you the ability to show your favorite photos quickly!

This app is VERY simple, however it was born out of the necessity of wanting to show the favorite photos of my wife, kids and friends when meeting new people in social situations, or when catching up with old friends.

There are four categories and you can choose ONE photo (your best, most favorite or current photo) to show within each category.

The default categories are,

  1. His/Her
  2. Kids
  3. Friends
  4. Pets

Don’t worry if you don’t have a photo to fit the categories above, you can customize the name to something that you like better.

Future Versions

Yes, currently you can choose only one photo for each category, however further versions will include the following enhancements,

  • 3 images per category
  • Up to 6 more user create-able categories
  • Choose-able category icons

iPikiWiki Help Link