Thoughts from a NeXTStep Guy on Cocoa Development

Foto Brisko - almost there!

Dec 04, 2009 by Bill Dudney

I have been extremely quite on my blog lately, partly because I'm posting a bunch on twitter but also partly because I've been scrambling to finish my latest iPhone app.

It has been a great time, and a mad scramble. I was honored to make the first cut with the Apps Fire people. I've embedded the 50 second preview here. If you are so inclined please go here and up-vote the app.


While I have no interest in taking or reproducing great pictures I do admire quality software. Nice UI presentation.

Posted by Charles Feduke on December 04, 2009 at 12:17 PM MST #

Be careful, Poloroid defends it's trademarks (or what ever it's called). There have been a few apps that have been rejected by Apple due to Poloroid writing to Apple about the images rendering used by developers that make their images look like poloroid pictures.

I just want to warn you in case you hadn't heard about it. I believe the app was Face Dial, but I'm not sure now. Found the link:

I just hate hearing about rejections and I just don't want to see your app go into that horrible void.

Posted by Dave M. on December 05, 2009 at 05:40 AM MST #

Thanks Dave,

I think we are OK here but if not we have a backup, it won't be a void just a mild setback :)

Thanks for watching my back!

Posted by bill Dudney on December 05, 2009 at 05:41 AM MST #

No problem! Like I said, I hate Apple rejecting apps for little to no reason, and Poloroid complaining that images like yours somehow confuse iPhone/iPod touch users into thinking that Poloroid was involved in the production of the app is just ridiculous.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't try to submit your app as is. Just that Apple has rejected "Updates" in the past due to the Poloroid thing.

How Poloroid can claim some sort of Intellectual Property claims from an image with a white border thicker on the bottom than the other three sides is a mystery to me, but then, someone trademarking the word "Edge" and attacking just about any game with the word "Edge" in it is also just as baffling to me. :)

Posted by Dave M. on December 07, 2009 at 12:50 PM MST #

Wow. Looks like a great app! Nice work!

Posted by Jimmy Baker on January 06, 2010 at 09:38 AM MST #

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