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Get iOS / tvOS / watchOS Betas Without A Developer Account

Did you know you can now install Apple beta software without having a developer account? Install the corresponding configuration profiles directly from your device to receive over the air (OTA) updates. After installing the profile and restarting your device, you should see the option to update from your settings under your usual system update menu. You no longer have to deal with IPSW imaging.

Configuration Profiles:


Disclaimer, these software are still in BETA, so use at your own risk and know that they are more buggy than release builds.


How I Accessed Employee Settings On Uber’s App

Note: Responsibly disclosed to Uber with no acknowledgement, but their API has since been redesigned.

While debugging an upcoming app of mine, I accidentally got a closer glimpse into Uber’s iOS app internals. I was surprised by what I found and how easy it was to accomplish my findings.

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Top 4 iOS5 Features

Being a registered developer, I’ve had the chance to check out the iOS 5 Beta. Here are some of my favorite features and observations so far that have been not so published/talked about.


POSTing Form Data From iOS

I’ve had a couple people approach me and ask me how to POST to a web form with a mix of file data and other text values. After much research and lack of resources on the internet describing how to do so, I eventually stumbled upon a library, ASIHTTPRequest which makes it quite easy to do so.

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My latest project.

Blotify is my first startup and latest project which aims to allow other to share media with their social circles and enable communities to view hyper-local trends. A media journal, if you will.

From the original inception of the idea, there have been many tweaks and changes to the functionality and feel through many cycles of iteration. Learning by doing is the best advice I have to offer those who are wishing to form startups of their own. In the eyes of development, early design decisions were added to, tweaked, and even discarded.

Several technologies were reviewed and selected such as the iOS SDK, Android SDK, and PHP as well as some promising technologies such as the Kohana framework which utilizes a Hierarchical Model View Controller software architecture style.

Stay tuned for the latest news, tips, and tricks, and my personal experiences as a developer and entrepreneur.