There’s been a marginal change in direction since I last posted something regarding my adventures in iOS.
Firstly, thanks to Sean Botha, whom I met for the first time in real life (rather than on Twitter) at last month’s Highland Web Group meetup, I’ve now taken on some traditional web design work for a company in Inverness. This in itself has considerably reduced the time available to me to develop iOS apps.
However, this company has a medium term desire to develop iPhone apps which dovetail with what they’re currently doing for their clients. So all is not lost, because not only may I end up developing apps, but I’ll also be getting paid for doing so. Hoorah! And having apps in the public domain will help further my new career.
To celebrate this win, I convinced myself that it was about time to invest in an iPad. This new work requires me to be out of the office occasionally and hence an iPad for that purpose makes perfect sense.1 Plus, I wanted to see how easy it was to update Alisto for iCloud syncing and this can only be tested on actual devices. So, immediately after I signed my new contract I headed off to Stormfront and purchased a 16GB iPad. Now my wife and I can site side by side on the sofa with our respective iPads; just as it should be.
I’ll have more about iCloud and Alisto in a forthcoming post, but the TL;DR of that will be: it was easy.
- Besides, you have no idea (or maybe you do) how annoying it is to unplug / replug a MacBook Air, especially when I forget to unmount my Time Machine backup drive and it goes belly up – which has happened to me twice. ↩