The Breakroom

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 […]

It’s clear that this year’s WWDC is going to be a doozy. We’ve written here previously with our thoughts about Dark Mode, now it’s time to talk about iOS apps coming to the Mac. Of course I’m talking about Marzipan, a technology Apple introduced with few details during last year’s Keynote. We knew that some […]

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 […]

A Plus for Us

March 26, 2019

Yesterday Apple announced they’re stepping into the games industry with a new subscription service called Apple Arcade. While we have dabbled with making games in the past, this news doesn’t currently affect our software business – but it may someday. Running a successful development company has never been easy, but over the years the rise […]

Dark Mode and CSS

October 25, 2018

Your browser doesn’t support video. Download to watch it in another app. The new Dark Mode in macOS Mojave provides users with a new way to customize their desktop environment. It also presents a lot of new situations where developers need to adapt content in their apps and websites. While these changes are currently limited […]

Darkness This Way Comes

September 24, 2018

Podcaster and accessibility maven, Jonathan Mosen, recently had me on his podcast to discuss Twitter’s upcoming imposed changes to their live streaming and push notification APIs. On episode 98 of The Blind Side we talk about what these changes mean for Twitterrific users and how they affect accessibility within the app. Even if you’re sighted, […]

Time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the App Store. Of course there are a lot of people celebrating this event besides the factory workers. I was honored to be a part of the Appstories podcast where James Thomson and I chat with John Voorhees and Federico Vittici about those […]

Tips for Great Service

June 1, 2018

With this week’s release of Linea Sketch, we added some important new features and improvements, but also something called a Tip Jar. You can open the Tip Jar from the Settings menu at any time, but you’ll probably only notice it when we deliver new features in the app. You’ll see an icon in the […]

We love color. As any designer will tell you, color plays a critical part in the creative process. Every single day, artists use color to set a particular tone for a project, evoke emotions or reinforce a specific brand. We’re pleased to announce the way you use color in Linea Sketch for the iPad is […]