Nate True's Weblog: Posts tagged with app


Check out my iPad app - Wormhole Remote

Posted by natetrue 4 years ago

I've made a new iPad app called Wormhole Remote. It's designed to let you easily and quickly access and control the apps running on your Mac using your iPad (and iPhone). It's not available yet but will be hopefully within the week. Until then, check out the promo video:



The website is http://wormholeremote.com .

Tags: app store, ipad, vnc, wormhole, wormhole remote

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Me in front of a huge TTR banner at Apple HQ

Posted by natetrue 5 years ago

I took a trip down to the Apple HQ last week (I was down there for a Tapulous developer summit), and heard rumors of a three-story tall banner bearing my game, Tap Tap Revenge, in one of the buildings.

And of course, I had to get a picture with me in front of it.

Yes, the photo is photoshopped - I had to brighten my face due to bad lighting and covert photography practices :D

Tags: apple, banner, game, iphone, tap tap revenge, tapulous

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QuickGold for iPhone - Jailbroken iPhone app recommendation

Posted by natetrue 5 years ago

This one's not one of mine, but an app made by Zachary "zataang" Taanges really hit the spot. Using the Dock 3.0 source code as a reference, Zach created a beautiful text-based app launcher called QuickGold that runs right on top of SpringBoard.

It's available now in Cydia (hosted by Shaun "Ste" Erickson).

This thing is great, just hit the Home button while already at the home screen and start typing what you want, then tap the result that matches. So fast (even faster than Dock)!

Tags: app, iphone, jailbreak, jailbroken, quickgold, slow motion, water balloon, zacharytaanges, zataang

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How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection

Posted by natetrue 6 years ago

Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to "tether" your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.

Warning - Tethering your iPhone is against the iPhone data plan terms. AT&T could slap you with huge fees if you overuse this. I recommend only using it during emergencies.

Here's the basic rundown:
- Jailbreak your iPhone 3G
- Install 3Proxy and Terminal
- Create an ad-hoc Wi-fi network using your laptop
- Join the network with your iPhone
- Find the iPhone's IP address
- Open Terminal and run the proxy program
- Open Safari on your iPhone and open a web page
- Configure your browser to use the proxy

I will be using a Mac and Firefox to demonstrate, but the principles carry over to other platforms.

Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone

Tags: 2.0, apple, cydia, dev team, iphone, iphone 3g, jailbreak, jailbroken, proxy, saurik, socks, tethering

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iPhone 1.1.3 firmware behind the scenes changes

Posted by natetrue 6 years ago

So I've had the chance to examine the 1.1.3 firmware on a deeper level (using a technique not developed by me and which I can't release so don't ask) and have noticed some interesting changes behind the scenes that are quite blogworthy:

- SpringBoard no longer needs to be modified (via SummerBoard) in order to show extra applications in the /Applications folder.
- All applications now run as the user 'mobile' instead of as root.
- Preferences are now stored in /var/mobile rather than in /var/root.

What does this all mean? I'll tell you what it means.

The iPhone 1.1.3 firmware is ready for official installable applications.

Even though there are no applications available for purchase (besides the iPod Touch's $20 "upgrade package"), the installation architecture appears to be there already.

It also appears that the frameworks have undergone many changes, ostensibly to make it easier for official SDK developers to make programs. It does, however, break many of the existing applications including most of mine (Lights Off still works though :D).

Additionally, the SpringBoard app appears to have widget support - it contains a class called SBWidgetApplication which manages the package location and icon.

I will update this post with more details as I find them, so keep checking back.

Also check out this other hack for adding Speed Dial icons to your 1.1.3 home screen.

Tags: 1.1.3, applications, breaking, changes, hack, internal, iphone, jailbreak, sdk, widgets

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