XojoTalk 001: Shoving Phones In Their Pockets
Posted by Paul Lefebvre
In this initial episode of the XojoTalk podcast, Xojo Developer Evangelist Paul Lefebvre is joined by Xojo founder and CEO Geoff Perlman. Topics include Xojo for iOS, Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft), the 2015 Xojo Developer Conference and the Apple iPhone, Pay and Watch event.
Using Declares In Your Multi-Platform Desktop Apps
Posted by Stéphane Pinel
Sometimes you need a feature that is not available directly from the Xojo framework. Responding to this need is what Declares are designed for: to get access to system native APIs. On OS X, you typically look at the Cocoa APIs. On Windows, the Win32 APIs. Finally on Linux, the GTK APIs.
6 years and still ticking...
Posted by Norman Palardy
Hard to believe that this year marked my 6th anniversary with Xojo.
I've seen a ton of changes over those 6 years - never mind what I've seen happen in the 15+ years I've been using the product. I've been using it literally since before version 1.0 came out since I was on the list for all the developer previews way back when.
Should you continue to trust iCloud?
Posted by Geoff Perlman
Unless you have been living under a rock, you've heard that some celebrities had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures of themselves made available on the Internet. I'm sure that many of you who use iCloud for backing up your iPhone, iPad and/or Mac are wondering if your data is safe and whether or not you should continue to trust iCloud.
The Last Four Digits of Your Social Security Number
Posted by Geoff Perlman
Not long ago I had to visit my bank. Yes, I actually had to go down to the branch, walk in and talk to someone. I needed to make a deposit and this one was too big to be done via my smartphone. That's a nice problem to have of course, but it's inconvenient because the closest branch is not really close at all. I handed the friendly teller my check and deposit slip. She then asked for my ID. Apparently, they don't want just anyone depositing money into my account. I handed over my new driver's license so there was little doubt I was who I claimed to be. I took my receipt and walked out.
Comparing a person to the ID they present is not a foolproof way to ensure they are who they say they are, fake IDs are not THAT difficult to obtain after all, but it's better than nothing. It's certainly better than the way so many companies verify your identity: with your Social Security Number (or government ID outside the US).
The Libs Folder
Posted by William Yu
For those of you building apps for Windows and Linux, you'll notice that each build includes a Libs folder. The name of this folder depends on the application name that you've set in your Build Settings. For example, if my Windows App Name is "My Application.exe" then the Libs folder would be named "My Application Libs".