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How to Lose $150 While You Sleep

Last night I was working on a script to build and sign iOS applications for ad hoc distribution. If you've ever done over-the-air distribution of iOS applications, then you have probably seen what happens when you attempt to install an application that is not signed properly. The installation will start and progress to a certain point and then fail and then re-try forever or until you interrupt it. What I discovered last night is that even when you interrupt it, it may still continue looping in…See More
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Stephen McMahon commented on Stephen McMahon's blog post How to Lose $150 While You Sleep
"Thanks Daniel.  Under normal circumstances, I'd definitely do that, but I have to keep everything internal for this particular client.  I was looking at Shenzhen the other day and really wishing that I could use it for the…"
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Daniel Zhang (張道博) commented on Stephen McMahon's blog post How to Lose $150 While You Sleep
"Deploying to TestFlight first may provide a way of preventing this situation. Adding this as a step to my deployment process has helped catch many build-related, and signing, problems."
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Stephen McMahon commented on Stephen McMahon's blog post How to Lose $150 While You Sleep
"Unfortunately I gave up my unlimited access when I added the mobile hotspot functionality to my plan.  My daughter told me that she has unlimited everything with T-Mobile.  I plan to look into that."
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Brian commented on Stephen McMahon's blog post How to Lose $150 While You Sleep
"Ouch! Guess there's an upside to my grandfathered unlimited."
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How to Lose $150 While You Sleep

Last night I was working on a script to build and sign iOS applications for ad hoc distribution. If you've ever done over-the-air distribution of iOS applications, then you have probably seen what happens when you attempt to install an application that is not signed properly. The installation will start and progress to a certain point and then fail and then re-try forever or until you interrupt it. What I discovered last night is that even when you interrupt it, it may still continue looping in…See More
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Occupation:
Consultant, Database Developer, Software Developer, Web Developer
Company:
Delaney Software Services, Inc.
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Mobile application development
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
ASP, C, C#, HTML, Java, Javascript, Lisp, Objective C, Perl, Python, SQL, XML, Other
About Me:
I am a computer programmer for a Houston based software consulting company where I develop and maintain system integration services, .NET web applications, iOS and Windows Mobile applications for a large energy company. My wife is from Honolulu so we try to spend about 50% of our time in Hawaii where I get up ridiculously early in the morning and telecommute on Houston time.

I find that Hawaii has a much friendlier and active tech community, so when I am there I try to get out to as many techie gatherings as I can.
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How to Lose $150 While You Sleep

Last night I was working on a script to build and sign iOS applications for ad hoc distribution. If you've ever done over-the-air distribution of iOS applications, then you have probably seen what happens when you attempt to install an application that is not signed properly. The installation will start and progress to a certain point and then fail and then re-try forever or until you interrupt it. What I discovered last night is that even when you interrupt it, it may still continue looping…

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Posted on March 1, 2014 at 6:28am — 4 Comments

Auto-Updating Enterprise or Ad-Hoc iOS Applications

I work on Enterprise iOS applications for a large energy company and do not have access to an MDM, but I recently had a requirement to provide an in-app way to notify users when an update is available and a way to update it immediately if they choose to. Another requirement was that it must be completely managed within the company's network, so systems like TestFlightApp were not an option.  So I created a custom UpdateManager class that I reference in my AppDelegate as such:…

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Posted on August 4, 2013 at 1:00pm

Localization in GWT using i18nCreator

I'm currently working on a GWT project for a large international company, so I've been spending some time before I really get too far into it to learn how to make this less painful to translate into multiple languages. I've found that GWT makes this a pretty simple task as long as you start with a little planning.



Here I'm going to demonstrate the simplest possible example of localization, but I hope that it will be clear enough to explain how simple this is to accomplish and to… Continue

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

Early Morning Adventures with GWT, Eclipse and AppEngine for Java

I have a conference call with people in Houston, Dubai and China starting at 3:30 A.M. every Wednesday and this morning while everyone was talking over one another on a topic that didn't concern me, I was able to check out this very cool new stuff!



Finally -- the GWT Eclipse plugin!…







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Posted on April 8, 2009 at 5:58am

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At 10:12am on February 18, 2014, Bob Cunningham said…

The only way a vanilla IOS app (developed by ordinary IOS Developers) can communicate externally seems to be via TCP (and only wirelessly?) or Bluetooth. Apple has an additional Made For Apple (MFi) licensing for hardware and software developers (separate programs, actually) who need to develop apps which connect to external devices via the Lightning connector (which includes USB), headphones and remotes, and to specialized wireless devices (e.g. watches). Redpark, for example, emphasizes that their gear is licensed under MFi (I don't how"special" their cable is, but their Rsc Mgr SDK that you need to integrate into your app to actually use the cable certainly is).

My first thought is that before diving into MFi, you should check to whether your app (and PC application) can use Bluetooth between the IOS device and PC. Bluetooth might or might not be constrained by whatever VPN configuration will be used concurrently (and, of course, whether or not all the PCs involved would have Bluetooth). If not, then you'll probably have no choice but to work with an existing MFi solution (like Redpark), or roll your own MFi solution -- both will probably involving some licensing fees.

At 8:25am on February 18, 2014, Ken Berkun said…

Stephen, I"m glad you remember me!  I friended you because I wanted to reply to your usb question.  Next time create a post and it will be easier for folks to reply.  

It is not clear if you want simply transfer files or use the link with your app.  either is possible.  take a look at this for programatic xfer;  http://www.oodlestechnologies.com/blogs/Data-transfer-to-iOS-devices-from-PC-using-USB-cable--(using-USB-Multiplex-Daemon)

and I use Macroplant's iexplorer to xfer files and otherwise work with my iphone from my pc or mac, but there are other similar programs:  http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

If you tell me a little more about what you're trying to do I'll see if I can help.

Ken

At 7:44am on February 17, 2014, Daniel Speitel said…

Aloha, I just got your e-mail "Is PC to iOS Data Transfer via cable possible without iTunes?" but it doesn't have an active return address.

To do the USB/Lightning connection with an iPad you need to first join Apple's MFi program which gives access to the resources for that:

https://developer.apple.com/programs/mfi/

At 2:27pm on August 8, 2013, Mike Kockler said…

Thanks for the positive comments about MyChangeNow.  I appreciate the support and encouragement.  Let's get together sometime when you're in Hawaii.

At 1:33am on July 12, 2009, Traci Toguchi said…
BTW just retweeted your huge url link.

Hilarious!
At 1:31am on July 12, 2009, Traci Toguchi said…
Hi Stephen,

Wow wow wow!

Yeah, it's craziness trying to keep up with all these communities, huh? :)

Thanks for your compliment about my + blog! I'm not sure if I do that on purpose; I have my dark side like everyone else, but my mom said I was always a happy baby, he he.

Excited about the next Manoa Geek meeting. I put maybe because sometimes I get work calls at the last minute, but I definitely want to be there. Gr8 people and content.

Maybe we'll catch up IRL on the 16th! Happy Sunday to you ~
At 8:41pm on July 3, 2009, Traci Toguchi said…
LOL think mine too (altho I don't know what that is, he he).

I didn't see notice either.

Working on getting better (http://tracitoguchi.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/footprints-to-wellness/). Everyday is another day of healing... :)

Happy & safe 4th to you and yours!
At 10:12pm on July 2, 2009, Traci Toguchi said…
Hey Stephen,

How've you been?

Did you go to .NET meeting yesterday?

Have a gr8 4th weekend!
At 9:01am on May 13, 2009, Traci Toguchi said…
Aloha!

No, I would like to go, but going to a play opening at Manoa Valley Theatre tonight. Let me know how it goes.
At 4:09pm on April 21, 2009, Scott Murphy said…
No, I still haven't bought my Mac yet. I would like to ASAP so I can start building iPhone applications. Let me know what you think. It seems like it takes a while for Windows users to transfer over to the Mac OS.
 
 
 

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