Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

1 August 2015

@cabel:

I’ve had this for so long I no longer remember who sent it to me or why. A peek at the original iCal icon being made. [pic.twitter.com]

@davidhoang:

If you think the floppy disk is an irrelevant analogy for save, when was the last time you searched with a magnifying glass?

2 August

I’d love to know how the “Looks like you’re using Pinterest for your business” algorithm works. Is it that I’m not pinning wedding dresses?

3 August

4 August

5 August

I could see myself spending a lot of money on Etsy’s listings for “apple watch band.”

7 August

“Add to Bag” sounds so awkward. And you don’t carry a bag around while shopping in an Apple Store — they give it to you after you’ve paid.

11 August

@johnmaeda:

Older people tend to seem wiser because they own a larger dataset of stories, that have been thoroughly A/B tested.

12 August

13 August

Open Location Code

Google has designed a new notation for longitude & latitude, open to all and available in Maps.

It took me two months to get a cube to rotate properly in SceneKit and I still have absolutely no idea what was wrong with all the previous tries.

14 August

Apple has released a $15,000 notification display so who the fuck still cares whether the iPad is “just” a content consumption device?

15 August

Amazon: It’s Worse Than You Thought™

(Watch the outrage now that it’s not just blue-collar workers being mistreated.)

17 August

Once a week I think “now I’ll take the Apple Watch off and give the original Pebble another shot,” turn it on and oh my god I forgot again how much the UI annoys me.

Meanwhile I have to decide whether to buy the Apple Watch, and I’m not gonna wait months for the new OS to be available on the old Pebble.

The Pebble has four buttons and in default operation two of them are used to… cycle between ugly watchfaces that can’t be disabled. How could it take them two years to realize that’s terrible?

@ZevEisenberg:

I know it’s only Monday, but Tumblr 4.3.1 for iOS has already won release notes for this week.

18 August

Impossible de trouver une app de gestion de projet qui me plaise. Argh.

Implementing responsive design has finally killed whatever sliver of fun I might still have had writing HTML.

Principle - Animated Design

Looks fantastic. If only I could let loose on it and pay someone else to code my apps.

@sethclifford:

Open iTunes

Open a playlist you made

Click “Edit Playlist” in upper right

[i.giphy.com]

How many years of your life did you spend editing tweets down to 140 characters?

19 August

The best, easiest improvement to iOS customization Apple could make would be to let the user change an app’s icon. It’s just a square image.

Ah, to be a fly on the wall when Apple’s reviewers receive the companion app for Samsung’s new smartwatch.

20 August

I’ve been looking at issue trackers / project managers, and only FogBugz’ UI doesn’t make me want to die. Plus, free for solo artists. Yay!

My new app has been approved!

But they forgot to approve the IAP so it crashes when I click the “Remove Ads” button.

21 August

Giphy a sorti une très bonne app pour faire des selfies en gif, et ni Twitter ni Facebook ne les acceptent comme avatar. Pft.

If you aren’t a conspiracy theorist, it’s pretty easy to see that Spotify’s new privacy policy, while poorly worded, is just trying to cover all of the app’s bases — such as (voluntarily) looking for your contacts on the service, or offering you a relevant playlist when you go running.

Shame on Wired for carelessly starting a lynch mob. (And I don’t even like Spotify.)

22 August

Fine, I’m not resisting Trello anymore. I’m still not a fan of being locked to a kanban view, but the overall UX is too good to pass.

23 August

It would be really cool if you could touch your iPhone’s screen in your pocket and have it vibrate the count of your unread notifications.

25 August

@uliwitness:

iOS 9 offers the option to turn off “Shake to Undo” in Accessibility. FINALLY! Getting annoyed of clicking dialogs away on bumpy buses.

La tentation de l’Apple Watch ne revient vraiment que quand je ne suis pas chez moi. Il faut donc juste que je tienne jusqu’à dimanche.

26 August

Pocket’s new ‘Recommended’ section appears to be surprisingly accurate and useful at first glance.

Of course I shouldn’t be surprised — they’re the only service with enough data to avoid showing me stories I’ve already marked for reading.

I’d sooner buy a tiny Bluetooth headset than a smartwatch… if only iOS offered to read notifications aloud (without enabling VoiceOver).

27 August

@mrgan:

If Instagram really wanted to respond to how people were using their app, they’d introduce regramming and sharing before unsquare photos.

@BenedictEvans:

Facebook doesn’t disclose mobile-only DAUs, but the monthly data is clear enough. Mobile-only is now 44% of the base. [pic.twitter.com]

29 August

Me: I uploaded the app, attached the IAP in iTConnect, you approved the app but not the IAP.

Apple: You need to attach the IAP in iTConnect.

I’m not using push anywhere; are you telling me the AdMob SDK is trying to register notifications on my app’s behalf?

@rem:

Thank you EU commission for completely and royally fucking over so many business [euobserver.com] /via @brucel

31 August

@backlon:

Would you like to see a video of Android Wear running on an iPhone? Well then! [theverge.com] [pic.twitter.com]

The one thing I needed Android Wear on iOS to do was filtering notifications per app — and it does. I’m gonna have a tough choice to make.

@mahalis:

reminder: jailbreaking your iPhone is an increasingly terrible idea [arstechnica.com]

@sfsooz:

I wish Pebble Time or even Apple Watch let me tweak notification behaviors right on the watch like this. [vine.co]

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