MPMoviePlayerController – Then and Now

With iOS 3.2 a new class named MPMoviePlayerViewController was introduced. It completely changed the way movies were displayed all this while in the iPhone apps. MPMoviePlayerController was also changed considerably for good. This created one issue for the developers with existing apps using these classes and framework. Even if they decided to update, they still has to support users with iOS 3.1 and earlier. Here we create a Class MoviePlayer which detects users iOS version and creates appropriate object.


September 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm 1 comment

A typical Indian news site

Ridiculous number of advertisements and all are flash. Notice that the ad “Sponsor a child today” is not flash and its very likely that its placed for free.

April 10, 2010 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

5 characteristics of a successful freelancer

In this highly competitive world, its very difficult to become successful freelancer. It’s very important for a freelancer to earn and maintain a very good reputation. Reputation cannot be built overnight but it can definitely be spoilt overnight. Apart from completing client’s work in time and delivering excellent work, there are few other traits that a successful freelancer demonstrates. We look at the top 5 of them here.


December 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

Building xcode project from command line : A tutorial

Recently, I had to integrate a xcode project into a build script such that the code compiles from command line and then installs into the required location. xcode doesn’t use Makefile to build the project. It has its own build system. However, it does have a way to build the project very easily from the command line.


November 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment

Twitter – Something is technically wrong

Another twitter page.


October 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Twitter is over capacity


October 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

5 Simple ways to increase productivity

All of us want to do lots of things in the limited time that we have. We all have deadlines to meet and are under constant pressure. In today’s world its more important to be productive than being smart or talented. Its very important to produce results faster without compromising on quality. If you want to be more efficient at getting things done without burning out, then here are some simple tips and strategies to follow.


October 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm 1 comment

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