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iconwrite The Android Market: how can Google be so careless?

June 20, 2011, 17:02

Disclaimer: I am an iOS developer, an Apple fanboy, I wet myself at each WWDC keynote etc.

I know I am biased, I work on Mac, I like Apple products' finition better and I lick my iPad at night while you're sleeping. I still hope the points I make ...


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0 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Comparing iAds, MobFox and Admob, sharing some numbers

May 31, 2011, 20:07

A lot has changed in the world of in-app advertising in the last two years. Back then it was all the almighty Admob. I used them for 100% of my requests and frankly I was quite happy with it.

A lot of new players have shown up since then and ...


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iconwrite Battery HD 2.0 released

May 26, 2011, 00:04

After an amazing 8.5 million total downloads (on iPhone, iPod and iPad) since its first release in 2009, Battery HD finally gets a well deserved feature update and which includes additional information:

  • Time left to recharge
  • 2D and 3D Games
  • Reading books
  • GPS navigation
  • Video chat
  • Taking photos
  • Recording ...

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0 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Fixed RSS feeds

May 25, 2011, 14:17

I fixed the RSS feeds so they would validate and also made sure the Markdown was interpreted which should make them much more readable.


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iconwrite Internationalizing a Django website on Appengine

May 13, 2011, 19:43

First of all a thank-you note.

First of all my props to iCanLocalize again and especially to Amir over there who fixed any issues I had with their support for the Django .po format. I asked by e-mail on a friday night and had a solution on Monday morning. After ...


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iconwrite About the switch to Google AppEngine

May 13, 2011, 16:46

As some of you might know, my previous server was a 19.99 € Kimsufi server from OVH. This poor server had my main website but also all associated services (seen from my apss).

It worked fine (and I would recommend OVH overall) but it brought some issues:

  • Security: having your ...


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iconwrite 'We are SO dead' making a killing in Korea

May 12, 2011, 00:55

we are so dead Well it looks like Koreans -- who happen lead in the world in suicide rates -- are really in love my with dark humor application We are SO dead.

In a few days the app went from unknown to basically the top of the global chart in Korea. Amusingly it didn't ...


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3 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite officially launched

May 11, 2011, 23:29

As a means to support links and sharing from my cute horoscope app I setup another website that users can refer to for their daily horoscopes.

In addition to the website ( I also preparded a FaceBook application for this project. This is currently only a simple iFrame but ...


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