Saturday, 27 February 2010

Life Goals iPhone App cracks top 50

Life Goals Hits 44th Spot in iTunes Productivity Section

Life Goals the objective / goal setting App for iPhone moved up the charts to 44th spot in the Productivity section of the Australian store.

It has also cracked top 100 in the UK, Italian, Canadian and Danish charts.

I've mentioned PositionApp before but let me again say what a great App for Developers. It is addictive watching the progress of your App around the world. The charts seem to update about every 7-8 hours.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Life Goals up to 80th spot in Productivity

Life Goals Progress

Life Goals hit the App store at position 106 with a bullet! Over today it moved up to 80th spot. For some reason it seems to be doing really well in Denmark - thanks to all my Danish supporters!

I know this because I'm using the free iPhone app called PositionApp. I would recommend this program to all developers, it makes it really easy to keep track of your Apps progress. There is currently no data from Apple (via iTunes Connect) so this is the only feedback I have on sales.

Life Goals v1.0 launched on iTunes

Life Goals iPhone App is now available from Apple iTunes.

Click here to have a look.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

New Kintarla Web Site Launched

New Kintarla Web Site

The new and improved Kintarla web site has been launched.

You can sign up to our mailing list from here and reserve your bottles of 2009 Shiraz and 2010 Verdelho. These are our first vintage for those two varieties and we only have 1800 bottles of Shiraz and 2000 of Verdelho.

We will shortly be adding the ability to buy the wine on-line (once I work out how to do it) and if you sign up to the mailing list then you will be the first to hear about it. As usual comments and feedback is welcome.

Both varieties are being bottled at the end of March and should be available for shipping in April.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

iPhone - Life Goals v1.0 Submitted for Review

Life Goals v1.0 Complete!

I just submitted my first iPhone App to the iTunes App Store for review.

I'm not sure how long it will take from here but I think it will be 7 -14 days before I hear something.

It took me just over 4 months from turning on Xcode for the first time to wrestling iTunes Connect into submission. The whole code signing and provisioning process is hard work.

Eventually I ended up following the process here and everything seemed to upload smoothly. I know in my search to ensure that I did this properly that there are a lot of other people who had problems with this.

If you would like to know more about Life Goals then pop over to Reefwing Software.

Saturday, 13 February 2010


Some more writing quotes aggregated from CS Weekly:

"It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause."
- Henry Ward Beecher

"Writing makes a map, and there is something about a journey that begs to have its passage marked."
- Christina Baldwin

"A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness."
- Edith Wharton

"You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist."
- Isaac Asimov

"A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer."
- Karl Krauss

"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."
- Henry Brooks Adams

"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way."
- Ernest Hemingway

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."
- Norbet Platt

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
- William Wordsworth

"If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water."
- Ernest Hemingway

"Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile...a stain upon the silence."
- Samuel Beckett

"When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate."
- John Steinbeck

"For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity."
- George Orwell

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
- Lord Byron

"Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public."
- Winston Churchill

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."
- Vladimir Nabakov

"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."
- James Michener

"One writes out of one thing only -- one's own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from the experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give."
- James Baldwin

"The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 7 February 2010

LifeGoals Demo Video Posted


Version: 1.0

[Coming Soon to the iTunes App Store]

The LifeGoals demo video is available now at:

This was made using:

  1. 1.The Xcode simulator;

  2. 2.SimFinger (to generate the transparent “finger” dot, add fake apps and set the carrier text);

  3. 3.iShowU HD to record the video; and

  4. 4.iMovie to add the titles, credits, transitions and soundtrack (music was bought from Jamendo PRO).

    Read all about LifeGoals and how to design the life you want at