Open Source Spree at Sprouted

In the past few days I’ve gone binging on open source and followed up on a promise to publish the entire Journler code base. I’ve also begun open sourcing some of the foundational classes used in Per Se. Initially I didn’t plan on open sourcing Journler until I was further along with the 2.6 update, […]

A response to Matt Gemmell’s Apps vs the Web

This piece is a critical response to Matt Gemmell’s July 22 post, “Apps vs the Web”. In that post Matt outlines the differences between native mobile apps, which we should read as iPhone apps, and web-based apps, describing the advantages and disadvantages of each environment and judging in favor of native applications. The conclusion isn’t […]

Metaphoric Interfaces, Per Se Page Layout and Visual Cues in Data Retrieval

Background In desktop publishing, a page break is an invisible control character which alters the presentation of text on the digital page. It occurs in text without appearing to the user and signifies to a text system that layout should end for the current page and pick up again on the next page. Practically speaking, […]

Introducing SPSearchStore: an Objective-C wrapper for SearchKit

For the inaugural post of the phildow.net relaunch I’m pleased to present the first bit of open sourced material from the Journler code base. Back in February I announced that I would be releasing Journler to the public, and this is an important first step and a significant bit of code it that direction. This […]