Earlier this month, my wife Cheri and I finished running a marathon (or longer) distance in each of the fifty states of the US by finishing the Maui Oceanfront Marathon in Hawaii. It was a goal I’d worked on since my first marathon, in Maine, in October 2008. I gave a talk on running in… Read More


As a mobile app developer, I use many third-party libraries in my Android and iOS applications. Most of them are open source, but a few are closed source, commercial libraries (such as Flurry, a mobile app analytics SDK). One of the problems that I’m running into, especially as I have plenty of apps that are… Read More


I had the opportunity to give a talk about developing mobile apps for college student media publications today at the ACP/CMA College Media Convention here in Austin today. We had a great discussion about pitfalls around developing in-house native apps for college newspapers and magazines.… Read More


Biscotti Labs Site

I’d originally built the web site for my mobile app development and training company Biscotti Labs as a very simple static Twitter Bootstrap HTML page. I liked the idea of keeping the site as a static single page, instead of worrying about keeping another content management system up to date (WordPress has to be kept… Read More


It’s the fall semester at the University of Texas at Austin, and I’m teaching my introduction to iPhone app programming class again! This is the third time that I’ve taught the class, and I’m always excited by it. This year, we’ll be using the Swift programming language, and we’ll also be using Auto Layout from… Read More