Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

I have signed up for SmugMug account as well. I will test both them and Zenfolio for a year, in order to see which one will fair better, on various aspects. Ease of use, features, responsiveness of the parent company and the amount of sales made.

SmugMug uses EZ Prints which I believe do ship internationally so this is the place to go if you’re not from US or Canada.

At this address I have started an experiment of selling my photos. Zenfolio works with MPix as printing partner which is sadly limited to US and Canada only.

Take a look, comments welcome.

How not to do business, in two takes

I went for 10 days of “disconnected” vacation and when I returned I found some really unwelcome news.

One is that Photoshelter Collection is being immediatelly discontinued – for reasons that leave me with 0% faith that those people are worth investing any time and effort, for any product. I guess I can count myself lucky I spent two nights total in uploading my photos.

The other, seriously worrying piece of news is Apple’s rejection of an iPhone application because it duplicates the feature already present in their desktop application. If this is not mistake by some approval editor, it’s utterly despicable. As I’m working on my own iPhone app (first of several planned) it sends a chill of uncertainty down my spine.

Fraser Speirs, John Gruber, Harry McCracken, Paul Kafasis, Dave Winer have more.

Things were much more rosy before the vacation. :(

How to rename project in Xcode 3.x

I thought this would be a simple thing to do, but apparently not.

There’s no option to copy the state of the project as it is and continue working on it under the new name. The reason I need this is that I’m going through AAron Hillegass’s Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd ed. and some of the projects span several chapters, each introducing new concepts. Thus I wanted to have each in the state it was at the end of the chapter, than compare and analyze the differences, to better understand what’s new and improved.

Since no option, we go with manual work.

  1. Copy/rename the folder into new name

  2. Get inside the new folder and rename the .pch and .xcodeproj files

  3. Delete the build folder

  4. Open .xcodeproj file in text editor, like TextMate or TextWrangler. That’s actually a folder, which contains 4 files (you can also right-click and do Show package contents, which will reveal the files)

  5. Open project.pbxproj in text editor and replace all instances of the old name with the new name

  6. Load the project file in XCode, do Build/Clean all targets

Now it should be ready for new build, under new name.

Update (Nov 28, ‘10): now there is a simple path: copy into a different folder, open the project and then in Xcode pick Project/Rename menu item. If that fails, there’s always a manual way above.