The Breakroom

Making Music for Robots

June 28, 2021

Frenzic: Overtime is the fast-paced sequel to the original game which first debuted thirteen years ago. Everything about this new title has been propelled far beyond the original – including the soundtrack music which is streaming now on Apple Music and Spotify. When I created the original music for Frenzic, I’d been a casual GarageBand […]

Dy-nam-ic!

February 28, 2020

As an icon designer who’s worked in the field for over 25 years, I’ve pretty much seen it all, and then some. So when a chance comes to do something not only new, but totally unique, I jump at the design challenge. Introducing Tot’s dynamic app icon! One of the most fun features of our […]

Year In Review for 2019

December 19, 2019

As we once again close out the year, and decade, here at the Iconfactory, we’d like to reflect back on all our accomplishments and look forward to the next year. Our 23rd year in business was a mix of familiar favorites and exciting new ground, as we laid foundations for making a sustainable business in […]

The Swipe Stuff

December 13, 2019

For many years, Twitterrific on iOS used a relatively simple custom presentation for modal popup views such as conversation threads and profiles. With the release of iOS 13, Apple changed the design of standard modal popup views to have a more card-like appearance and behavior. With this change, our custom popups still worked, but they […]

Back in June, we launched Twitterrific 6 with over 30 new and long-requested features from our users. We also switched from a one-time in-app purchase to a subscription to help support ongoing development. It’s been 5 months since the switch, so we wanted to let you know how’s it’s been going. In short, it’s going […]

It’s Hip to Be Square!

September 6, 2019

Back in the day all of us here at the Iconfactory lived, ate, and slept customization. If there was a way to change the appearance of something on our desktops, from icons to wallpapers and even the Mac’s overall look and feel, we forged ahead and changed it. Indeed, we built our early business around […]

For several years, Twitterrific has been plagued by Core Data crash reports that I haven’t been able to figure out. It was so bad that nearly all of Twitterrific’s reports were from this framework. I knew I was doing something wrong, but didn’t know how to fix a problem I couldn’t reproduce. After lots of […]

Head and Shoulders

May 31, 2019

I’ve been privileged to know and work with many talented people over the years. People with a drive to succeed and a flare for thinking differently. People who genuinely care about making the lives of other people better, while at the same time pushing you to be better, too. My friend Craig Hockenberry is one […]

The amazing folks over at App Camp for Girls have been hard at work preparing for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and we wanted to help get the word out. They’re an incredible organization that inspires and empowers girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth to pursue careers in technology. Helmed by some of the most […]

W-W-Dog-Cow T-Shirt

April 25, 2019

In preparation for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and the rumored new dark mode coming in iOS 13, we’ve created a fun t-shirt that Mac geeks are sure to love. Clarus the dog cow lights up the night in this fun shirt inspired by the iconic artwork of Susan Kare. The shirt is on sale […]