Suggested iPhone Lock Screen improvement

Since the improvements to Touch ID you see many people complaining that they press the Home button to see the lock screen to catch some missed push notification or check the time, and it instead unlocks the phone. The new Apple TV remote has a nice feature where the Apple TV itself dims the display when inactive, and “wakes” up brighter when you lift the remote. Obviously this is using the accelerometers in the remote. Wouldn’t it be great if the iPhone did this to reveal the lock screen?

If Apple made this relatively simple change to iOS, the iPhone could wake up the display when you lift it. To avoid wasting battery all the time by lighting up in your pocket, it should constrain it so that it only does this when the phone is facing up, and the movement was in the upward direction, or when the phone was perpendicular to the ground (in a pocket) and moved to be upward facing.

iOS development is exciting

The pace of change, the reliable yearly cycles, they are hard to keep up with. However I just can’t deny that iOS dev is also consistently exciting. You know there’s cool new stuff coming all … Read more →

Bitcode. I just don’t buy it.

So Bitcode is all about little optimisations? Yeah, right. Read more →

Interview – “Revealed: Soundproof”

The good people at Itty Bitty Apps interviewed me about Soundproof and how we use the excellent Reveal app to debug and design these elements.
[You can find the interview here](http://revealapp.com/blog/revealed-soundproof.html) Read more →

Going deep with Accessibility in Soundproof

When we first released Soundproof we had to make the difficult decision to delay polishing our VoiceOver experience for accessibility users. We had done some work on this already, but due to the nature of … Read more →