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Professional software developer and researcher, occasionally contracting but spending most of my time as a research associate in London.

Developer of Six to Eight (sixtoeightapp.com), an iOS client for the Stack Exchange network. It's free, so why not take a look?


Oct
18
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
This is a fair point, and I confess it had slipped my mind from beta testing. V1.1 is in the review queue now, but I'll squeeze a fix into the next version. Sorry!
Oct
7
comment Application marketing ideas
I suspect you're right, but they really need to focus more on their power users/enthusiasts. It's what builds communities. Alienating them or making them feel abandoned is a sure fire way to let them drift off, and if I do say so myself, we're hard to replace.
Oct
7
comment Application marketing ideas
Great idea about adding the app to my SO profile. I agree with the need for some kind of "App hub" site for end users. I rather think that SOF Inc. need to have a better end user master for the whole network, that could include apps that offer other ways of accessing the network or using the data.
Oct
7
comment Application marketing ideas
Ah, but how does one advertise StackList? :)
Oct
7
comment Application marketing ideas
It's a good idea in principle, but I'm keen to keep the free version of Six to Eight entirely free - no cost, no ads. It won the competition in the state it's in, and I feel it would be sleazy to suddenly make it ad laden or pricy. I do plan a Six to Eight "Enthusiast" edition in the future with more features that would have a small cost, but that won't cover any real ad buys.
Aug
5
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
@rchern Absolutely, and it's coming in v1.1 :)
Aug
4
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
Thanks for the feedback! This is the first post beta crash report, and I can't immediately see the cause from the crash log. Is it repeatable? I'm marginally suspect of the 4.1 beta - Six to Eight is entirely untested on it, it is unsupported, and Apple have a penchant for breaking things. I shall, of course, investigate. I'm sure I'm to blame somehow :)
Aug
3
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
I hadn't planned on supporting iOS 3, and the first version does not. iOS 4.0 added some significant bug fixes to UIKit that have been useful, plus I no longer have any 3.1 devices to test on. If there is a lot of interest, I could probably make it happen.
Aug
3
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
Oh, I'm glad to. Feedback from real users is the way to improve programs after a while. The author and friends become blind to flaws, and indurated against alternate ways of doing things. I'm always happy to receive sincere feedback, and always have beer money for anyone I run into who's sent me some ;)
Aug
3
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
Again, thanks kindly for the great feedback. For clarity, I shall answer inline (adamw prefix).
Aug
2
comment questions method returns error 4000
Indeed. I'm getting errors across the board on the "main sites" with my key. stackauth seems to be working fine.
Aug
1
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
In case it helps, I just uploaded one of the UIViewControllers from SixToEight to sixtoeightapp.com/code/SiteStatisticsView.m and sixtoeightapp.com/code/SiteStatisticsView.h . I'll add some more interesting ones later in the week when I've scan read them for bad examples.
Aug
1
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
This is fantastic feedback. Thanks so much! I'm going to edit in my answers in line with your question with an "adamw" prefix.
Aug
1
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
Glad you liked it. Good point about missing out the framework requirement, I'll add that in shortly :)
Jul
27
comment stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated no longer returning email_hash for some sites
Thank goodness it's not just me I was just debugging this very thing, which has broken a reassociation feature of my app.
Jul
27
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
@Jonathan - Thanks for the complement. Excellent idea regarding user search, I'll add it to the TODO list for v1.1
Jul
10
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
Yup, still working. Now we're at 1.0, I can finish the API interface rewrite, which is specced but unwritten. I need to find 2 solid days of work before it's ready for a beta. I'd still like to get it out to people before the 1st Aug - though that might not be in the App Store, depending on beta feedback and review length.
Jun
28
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)
No, it's all either standard UI stuff or custom views. As an update, It was pretty much ready for release, then the iOS 4 GM candidate dropped and for some reason, my concurrent updates are now crashing (in a most hideous heisenbug fashion, and what seems like deep inside the APIs - though I'm sure it's my fault somehow). Whilst a good excuse for me to do the redesign of the update engine that I've wanted, it will delay release until I've had the weekend it will need to do it. Bah!