See you in Las Vegas for XDC 2014

The Xojo Developer Conference (XDC) 2014 session list was announced a few days ago at and, as you can see, I will hold a case study session about PubCoder.

I’m really excited about this and I can’t wait to be there: XDC is going to be held in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on March 26-28, 2014. See you there!!

Deadlines Pro 1.1

Today I released Deadlines Pro 1.1, an update for the deadlines manager and calculator app for iPhone and iPad.

Deadlines Pro 1.1 is queued for the usual Apple review and should be online on the App Store in a few days.

What’s new:
[NEW] Displays date and time of next alarm in deadline detail
[NEW] Support for multiple lines of text on notes field in deadline detail
[IMP] Displays long deadlines titles in two lines
[IMP] Improved readability of title field in deadline detail (iPhone)
[IMP] Improved dates computation speed
[IMP] Improved app sharing and feedback options
[IMP] Improved english and italian localizations
[FIX] Removed artifact displayed after deadline computation

Deadlines Pro above Angry Birds: Little Big Satisfactions

I was looking at the Top Paid Apps in the Italian App Store when I noticed that Deadlines Pro is actually ranked number 39, above award-winning apps like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, Documents To Go, djay and others. This is something to be proud of, especially because this is my first iOS app and I did almost nothing to promote it…

[UPDATE] It actually went even better: not only the app has climbed another position on All Top Paid Apps Charts, but it also reached position #5 in Top Paid Productivity Apps, right after Apple’s Numbers!!


New Setup

As I am no more a student and I spend even more time in front of my Mac, I decided it was time to look at something bigger than my MacBook Pro’s 15″ display and bought a 27″ LED Cinema Display. This should also provide better ergonomics and help me avoid frequent neck pain.

Here’s the result.