Ole Begemann

iOS Development

Latest Blog Posts

Backblaze Review

October 15, 2014

A review of the Backblaze online backup service after having used it for nine months.

Work Habits at Apple

September 30, 2014

In episode 47 of the Debug podcast, former Apple managers Don Melton and Nitin Ganatra talk about their work schedules at Apple and the questionable practice of being expected to work on weekends and vacations.

iPhone 6 Plus First Impressions

September 25, 2014

I got my iPhone 6 Plus last Friday. These are my thoughts after one week of use.

Replacing Launch Images with Storyboards

August 28, 2014

A new feature in iOS 8 lets you use a storyboard scene or NIB file in place of a static launch image.

Value-Added Tax

July 29, 2014

Starting 2015, VAT on app sales in the European Union will effectively increase from 15% to 18–27%, depending on the country where an app is sold. It is not yet clear whether this will lead to higher consumer prices or lower per-app revenue for developers.