Why iOS? Why not Android? – So… why?

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This is the conclusion of a series on “Why iOS? Why not Android?” So… why? Hsoi Enterprises is primarily an Apple-oriented shop. It’s our love, it’s our passion. You find in life that you can’t do everything, but if you can do something really well, it results in something great for yourself and everyone affected by what you can do. We like …

Why iOS? Why not Android? – Cost

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This is part 3 of a series on “Why iOS? Why not Android?” Cost I touched on this in the prior section on complexity. It’s costly to develop for both iOS and Android (and any other additional platforms). The time to write the code, the time to test it. In fact, back up and consider design of the product so it …

Why iOS? Why not Android? – Complexity

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This is part 2 of a series on “Why iOS? Why not Android?” Complexity Why do we have different operating systems in the first place? Because someone believes their way is right, and the other ways are wrong. We are a world of 7 billion people, and opinions are going to differ. Approaches to solving problems will not be the same for …

Why iOS? Why not Android? – History

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This is part 1 of a series on “Why iOS? Why not Android?” History My first exposure to computers was in the 1970’s and 80’s. I remember going to one friend’s house and seeing his TRS-80, and another having a Commodore VIC-20. There was the Atari 400’s at school, where we pushed a turtle around the screen. This sparked my life-long fascination with …

Why iOS? Why not Android?

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Hsoi Enterprises LLC focuses primarily on Apple platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Mac OS X. Why do we do this? Why don’t we (typically) consider other platforms, like Windows, or Android, or Windows Phone, or Blackberry, or whatever not-Apple thing? A few reasons: History Complexity Cost Over the next few days we’ll explore these reasons, with a wrap-up at the …

That’s better

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Gave the website some updated love. First, the website now has a “responsive design”. What is that? It’s a website design that responds to the environment it is within. The main effect for most people is how big the window/display is that’s showing the website. Looking at a website on a desktop computer with a large, wide screen is a different experience …

WP Stagecoach – this is going to be good

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The Hsoi Enterprises website needed an update. The theme was alright, but a bit dated and was not a responsive design. The key thing needed was the responsive design. I found a new theme, but the transition wasn’t going to be easy. What I needed was a copy of the website: work on the copy, make all the changes there, then when everything …

PracticeDeck fix on the way

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Argh… there’s always that one that got away. Using the PracticeDeck yesterday I noticed a bug with state restoration. See, Apple is big about “state preservation and restoration“. While apps may appear to “run forever”, it’s an illusion because they can’t. So to help make the user experience proper, Apple recomends when your app backgrounds to preserve the app’s state so it …

Bidsketch – software for proposal creation

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As Hsoi Enterprises expands, authoring proposals is of course a part of the process. While one can certainly author a proposal in any old word processor, there’s a host of solutions out there to facilitate the process. I looked around and opted to try Bidsketch. I went with them because they looked to have a simple, focused solution. It wasn’t trying to …