We’ve put an example project on Github here. that shows how to make a quiet Master-Detail app using UISplitViewController and a storyboard.

What do the years 144,683 AD and 5,828,963 AD have in common? They break some of Apple’s iOS and OS X code, as do their BC counterparts discussed below. From an app development perspective, you most likely won’t care - but if your curiousity is piqued, read on.

Instances of NSDate are simple wrappers around a double precision floating point value. That value represents the number of seconds before or after the reference date – the first instant of 1 January 2001, GMT.

NSDate has a lot of friends: including NSCalendar, NSDateComponents, NSDateFormatter, NSLocale and NSTimeZone. (The corresponding Core Foundation entities are CFDate, CFCalendar, CFDateFormatter, CFLocale and CFTimeZone)

While NSDate and its friends behave nicely in a restricted range around 2001, they can give unexpected results when pushed too hard.

Work on the 359 North website is now fairly complete, and we achieved our objectives. We’ve got a robust static site that lets us easily add blog posts and app descriptions.

Darth Vader was a bad guy, but he got one thing right. Just waving around a light saber proves nothing – you have to build one yourself to have a true understanding of how to use it.

Enterprises can build apps, but can they keep them up to date?

Just how many consoles do you need in 2014 to operate a mobile app and consulting company. Let’s count them.

Imprinted at Marin County, California
in Lucas Valley
by 359 North Inc.

From Wikipedia:

In publishing, a colophon is a brief statement containing information about the publication of a book such as the place of publication, the publisher, and the date of publication. A colophon may also be emblematic or pictorial in nature. Colophons were formerly printed at the ends of books, but in modern works they are usually located at the verso of the title-leaf.


IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a mobile app company in possession of a good idea must be in want of a web site1.

But what, exactly, is a good web site for a mobile app company?