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Archive for the ‘iOS Development’ Category

appletv – How can I show a read-only version of Google Calendar on Apple TV 4th generation? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/14

Two calendars and three weather frames.Based on [WayBack] appletv – How can I show a read-only version of Google Calendar on Apple TV 4th generation? – Ask Different there is one choice that might work on Apple TV 3rd generation and 4th generation:

This is the only practical solution I dissected from [WayBackHow to surf the web and use Safari on Apple TV – Macworld UK: Here is how to browse the internet and watch web services on your Apple TV.

Installing requires a few steps as described at

Limiting to only Apple TV 4, another solution is also possible:

However the last solution is not a real web browser, so it does not allow a layout I’m using for the calendar, or actually two calendars:

  • weekly calendar on the left so my brother sees his detailed activities for the upcoming days
  • monthly calendar on the top right for an overview of the past and upcoming weeks
  • three weather frames on the bottom right with two weather radars from different sources and a weather overview for the upcoming days

The reason I need this is because my brother is mentally retarded having problems with abstract concepts like relative time and scheduling. Like me he is also easily distracted and not good at repeating tasks. So looking at a schedule at least once a day is tough for him.

He is very good at concrete topics, especially ones he can put to practice right away like “will it rain on my way to work”. That makes him look at this web page in the first place.

Currently this calendar is shown on a monitor by a Raspberry Pi attached to it.

But I might go for the Apple TV 3 route later on.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Apple TV, Development, iOS, iOS Development, Mobile Development, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Improve Android and iOS debug compilation speed – grijjy blog – Set the Debug information option to Limited Debug information

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/12

If you develop mobile apps with Delphi, you know it: compiling for Android and iOS is sloooooooooooooow, especially for debug builds. This little tip makes compiling Debug builds much faster……

Set the Debug information option to Limited Debug information

When I read a thing like that, I always think “how come I never thought about that before?” Well done Erik!

[WayBackImprove Android and iOS debug compilation speed – grijjy blog

via: [WayBack] Here’s a quick tip to improve the compilation speed of debug builds for iOS and Android… – Erik van Bilsen – Google+

–jeroen

Posted in Android, Delphi, Development, iOS Development, Mobile Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps | 9to5Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/16

Interesting: Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App…: How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps | 9to5Mac

Posted in Apple TV, Development, iOS, iOS Development, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mobile Development, Power User, Software Development, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | Leave a Comment »

Designer’s guide to DPI

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/15

Designer’s guide to DPI.

On retina, Hi-DPI, Android, iOS, scaling, DP, SP, etc.

–jeroen

Posted in Android, Development, iOS Development, Mobile Development, Software Development, User Experience (ux), Windows Phone Development | Leave a Comment »

At #SXSW 2014 this week, Embarcadero Launches Appmethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps (via: @TechCrunch)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

The @appmethod secret.

The @appmethod secret.

Wow. Out of the blue, I just read Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps | TechCrunch. And I’m impressed.

In short:

At SXSW 2014 (which is running now, its agenda has a schedule from March 7th till March 16th), Embarcadero announces appmethod, to be released in beta on March 18th, 2014 for building native cross platform applications. Many have found out you can apply for the beta at www.appmethod.com.

More and more people are bumping into the appmethod link, for instance on FaceBook, on Google Plus, at Delphi Bistro and #Appmethod starting with the @appmethod secret by Joy Ruff.

Below are a few my observations from following all of the above links. Read them, especially the TechCrunch. I expect interesting posts from others to follow really soon now (:.

I’m only a few hours ahead of you readers, but I’m having a positive vibe just for these reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Android, C++, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, iOS Development, JSON, Mobile Development, Object Pascal, OS X FMX, Pascal, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

 
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