Author: Joseph

App: Glenwood House News

I have been working on an application for my school, Glenwood House.
It allows you to read all the latest news, upcoming events, view the latest images from the school gallery, download all the latest documents and get contact info for the main staff members.

I built the application using the iOS SDK. The way this application operates is by

How to create a UITableView for iPhone/iPad

I have published a YouTube video on creating TableViews in Xcode. Here it is: Here is a screenshot of an app I am working on for someone which has a customized version: It contains drawn gradients and custom subviews on the UITableViewCell which makes it very easy-to-use while keeping the UI visually pleasing.

Experimentation with PHP, XML and .htaccess

I have been doing some testing during the past few days and will be explaining what I did. Here’s my finished result:

Info

This was achieved simply with a couple of variables sent to a the Google Charts static API. It generates the image and sends it to my script. the script then displays the image, with the header of image/png. This may seem complex at first, but it is very simple. Google’s API for the image used in the product is the following:
http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chst=d_bubble_icon_texts_big&chld=glyphish_user|bb|008888|FFFF88|Hello+World|
Google+Chart+API|Very+interesting

Game Review: Minecraft

I have a new favorite game that I am pretty addicted to right now. It is called Minecraft. The only goal in the game is to survive. This may seem very boring, but believe me it is extremely addicting. It is a free-roaming game, which means there are no “walls”. All of the lands are completely randomly generated so there are endless possibilities on what world you get. In the game there are trees, mountains, seas, caves, minerals, animals and monsters. You can gather the raw materials and build hundreds of new objects with them such as axes, torches, Redstone (electrical) wire, switches, doors, ladders, stews (which give you health), mine carts, tracks. The list goes on and on. There is a multiplayer mode where anyone can host a Minecraft server and users can type the IP or URL of the server.

App review: CyDelete

One of my favorite jailbreak tweaks that always comes in handy is CyDelete. Put simply, it allows you to uninstall Cydia packages from the Home Screen just like you would uninstall an AppStore app. The default way of uninstalling Cydia packages is via Cydia, but this makes it a breeze.

App review: Springtomize

Springtomise is probably one of the best tweaks ever. It puts about 50 different tweaks into one package. From docks to screenshot modification, from status bars to the Lockscreen, Springtomise can change just about everything. It’s available in Cydia for $2,99 which is a good price for what it offers.             

App review: Winterboard

Winterboard is an application developed by Jay Freeman (The creator of Cydia.)

It allows you to theme your device. From Icons to status bars, from the lockscreen to the power-off screen, you can do pretty much anything in Winterboard.

In Cydia, there are thousands of Themes for Winterboard. You can simply install any theme and Winterboard will also install. Once you are ready to set it up, launch Winterboard from the SpringBoard (home screen).

Jailbreak Info app

There is an application I wrote that allows you to get Reviews and tutorials for some of the best Cydia applications. From Winterboard to CyDelete, from OpenSSH to IconMaker, Jailbreak Info provides it all. Available in Cydia for free via the BigBoss repository.

Bubble Text

Bubble Text is an application I released that easily allows you to convert standard text to bubble text. You can also email the text or share it on Twitter. You can also use it via a browser. The online version is available at http://orangeice.co.za/bt/ An iPhone native app is also available. Read this post for […]

Text FX

Text FX is an application I wrote that allows you to convert standard text to multiple types which is Bubble Text and Fancy Text. To use Text FX, simply launch it from the Home Screen. Depending on which version of the application you are using (full or lite) you will be presented with different options.
There is a selector where you can choose between Bubble Text and Fancy Text. Below that is a text box where you insert the text to be converted. Right below is the newly created text. This will automatically change when you type or change the text in the text box.