All three portrait mounts have cutouts for a standard Lightning cable, allowing you to use the dock handsfree, while still being able to pick up the phone when you need to. The dock features room for two iPhone 4’s or 5’s (I’ll usually stock it with a 4S and a 5S) on the left, and a 6 or 6 Plus on the right. … This was just enough height to catch the lip of all of my devices and hold them in place, and with the very low height of the lip, most of the force is exerted laterally across the studs, which means even the weak and unsupported plates I used in places haven’t come off during normal use. I like to keep a pretty clean work environment, with my big development screens taking the majority of the attention, and the devices under testing staying out of the way until they’re needed.
As Eric mentioned in his developer post, we are trying our hand at Cocos 2d-x to update our existing game, String Theory: A Word Game, to make it more fun, more accessible and even port it to Android. We are also working on a variation of this game to be introduced later this year. For […]
After a long and well deserved break, Southwest Gecko is spinning back up again. What have we been doing in all this time? Well, I’ve taken a full time iOS programming job, which has obviously taken up the majority of what used to be my prime coding hours. We’ve also released a small update to […]
You may have noticed some spiffy new graphics being phased in across the web site… In keeping with Apple’s new design philosophy, we’ve embarked on a minor update to String Theory’s graphics, and you’re getting a sneak peak right here at SouthwestGecko.com! Look for a new release of String Theory: a Word Game coming soon, […]
This is a lesson I learned a long time ago, mainly while testing other people’s code. I just learned it again the hard way when we discovered a nasty little bug that was actually causing a crash in a released app! This is an important one, so let me say it again: Never Trust your […]
Software is made up of layers. At it’s root, we’ve got machine code, all the way up to the highest level of whatever SDK we’ve chosen to use at that moment. In between we’ve got all those layers of obfuscation we’ve built in over the years to make our coding lives easier. We teach our […]