iOS Development #1 • Getting started without stopping before getting started


I used to be VERY picky about topics for potential sites and apps. I did a lot of research to make sure that my idea really is original. If something existed that even came close I gave up the idea and tried to find something completely new and unharvested, regardless how niche it was. In reality the probability that your basic idea is not absolutely original is extremely high and so is the potential for frustration. The good news is that the actual implementations of almost any idea are very likely to be  ugly, practically useless or both. That still leaves you a great space to fill of creating a beautiful and useful app. Hurray.


If I have an idea, I do a very short initial research on the web and on the app store. If I cannot find something that is EXACTLY what I am looking for I take it as inspiration at most and try to identify its weak spots to avoid. Furthermore it’s always good to know your neighbourhood anyhow. Apps that you will be compared with, especially the big ones. That’s it.

If you find something similar, don’t get frustrated just find you’re own way and try not to mind too much. So I did a … list … making … app (!), maybe one of the most crowded, awful spaces in the app store and I just don’t care. The core features of my apps are managing list items on a 2 dimensional board instead of a linear listing plus a minimal appearance with a black background to allow usage in complete darkness without getting blinded. I couldn’t find both attributes combined on my non-thorough research, so I launched XCode.

iOS Development. Hitting walls and recover. A short series of findings and surprises.

Here’s my little series about how to become an iOS developer, get rich quick, be independent and living a happy life forever. Note: Not all of those events might come into effect simultaneously. These won’t be low level programming tips but rather some first hand experience and challenges I found surprising to hit. I am currently in the process of finishing my second App Pinning which I’ll write a little bit about later, too. Stay tuned.

Plonk.S03.E01 Mock

Mock, eine 3 köpfige Band, klassische Besetzung, die frickelige Musik macht.


Plonk Season 3. Knoten.

In Plonk Season 3 geht es um die Verknüpfung von Ereignissen, deren Ursprünge und den Folgen. Antworten auf die wiederholt gestellte Frage “Wie es dazu kam” – Welche Abfolge von Ereignissen führte zum ersten Treffen, zur Projektgründung und dazu jetzt und hier zu sein.

Jede Episode besteht aus einer Übersicht der Knotenpunkte, sowie einem Video mit einem Audiomitschnitt des Interviews, synchron dazu die beschrieben Karten mit den Verknüpfungspunkten. Unterhalten habe ich mich mit Bands und Projekten, die mir am Herzen liegen.

Es ist mal wieder viel komplizierter zu beschreiben, um was es geht, als es tatsächlich ist. Die erste Episode folgt in Kürze. Spannung.