The Breakroom

Over the years Twitterrific has collected critical recognition from the public and from the iOS developer community including an Apple Design Award and inclusion in the iMore Hall of Fame. This past week Twitterrific earned a new award that we felt was important to highlight: Membership in the AppleVis iOS Hall of Fame for App […]

Looking at the Future

April 21, 2016

At the last Apple Event, a seemingly simple thing was announced: a True Tone display on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This device also uses a new LCD panel and sports “a color standard big enough for Hollywood.” As with most things released by Apple, there is an amazing amount of underlying technology that makes this […]

With today’s launch of Twitterrific 5.14.2, the entire direct messaging interface has been re-designed and re-engineered to make sending and receiving direct messages via Twitter fun and easy. DM’s are now styled like classic chat conversations which means you can view photos and media in-line and follow the flow of a conversation more easily. The […]

xScope 4.2

March 17, 2016

An update for xScope is now available in the Mac App Store and through the in-app update. xScope 4.2 features a new setting in General preferences that allows tool windows to stay in the Space where they were activated. If you do design or development in one space and email or chat in another this […]

Making of the 7R Mobile App

November 23, 2015

7R is short for DRD4-7R, a gene associated with the hunger to explore. Also known as the “adventure gene,” some scientist claim people with this gene are more likely to embrace change and novelty, explore new places and take risks. Suunto – a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments – approached us to develop […]

The recent update to our venerable OS X system monitoring utility, iPulse, has been receiving rave reviews. iPulse lets you track what’s happening under the hood of your Mac in a single, elegant and infinitely adjustable desktop window. One of our favorite iPulse features are customizable appearances called jackets. Today we’re releasing a fun and […]

Evolving a popular app from version 1 to version 2 is always a challenge, and so it was with the recent update of the Willow app for iOS. Willow connects users around the world via meaningful conversations, posed by simple questions. The Iconfactory was charged with updating the popular 1.0 version of Willow, modernizing both […]

A Clicker for your Ticker

October 13, 2015

It’s well documented that I love my Apple Watch and use it daily to keep track of my activity. While the built-in apps do a fantastic job of keeping track of your health, I wanted something different. One of the things I noticed early on was how a simple number like “Longest Move Streak” could […]

A New Life for iPulse

October 7, 2015

With Apple’s announcement of System Integrity Protection in El Capitan, I feared that end had come for our beloved iPulse app. This app for tracking system status was originally released in 2002 for use with Mac OS X 10.3. It was also my first Cocoa app and taught me a lot about how to do […]

Ollie makes himself at home in iOS 9 with the latest release of Twitterrific. Version 5.13.2 now supports iPad split-screen and slide-over multitasking in iOS 9. We’ve also added the option to reply to mentions and DMs directly from push notification banners in iOS 9’s notification center. Other new features include the ability to send […]