Interface details

Small details but I want to get them right. When you create a watch, the Save button will turn into an activity indicator. Nothing super fancy, but having some sort of a feedback about the state of the app is important.

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Seiko 5

I wanted to write about this particular watch for a long time and didn’t really know how to start. I wear it every day and pretty much during all normal activities throughout the day. It’s not the most beautiful, special or expensive watch in my modest collection… but I feel it is truly mine. Below… Continue reading Seiko 5

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Issues

Any #Apple #Catalyst experts around here? I’m working on a Mac version of Watch Case. I have a modal view with a bunch of UITextFields and I want to use Enter and Tab keys to progress through the fields. Each field has a tag so I should be in control of the next field that… Continue reading Issues

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Watches

Mechanical watches vs. smart watches. The more you wear it, the longer it ticks. With smartwatches, the trend is quite opposite. The more you use it, the faster you have to look for a charger.

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I got hacked?

Yesterday I got a friendly email from Ardisj letting me know that he took a video of me while I was watching porn. He was very grateful to let me know that if I pay the maintenance fee, I will be able to keep my dignity and all of you will be spared from seeing… Continue reading I got hacked?

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Cloud Kit

The whole backend of Watch Case is based on Cloud Kit. Thanks to using Apple’s framework, there is no need to support any login/registration systems. However, it is kind of scary when you try to deploy new Schema to production and you get error messages like the ones below….

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Watch Case…

It’s a cleanup day. After a few days of adding code to Watch Case, I’m slowly cleaning it up. Removing hard-coded items and fixing edge cases. I also decided to move away from CocoaPods and if necessary, use SwiftPackages instead. I hope it will make the code cleaner and easier to maintain.

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Copernicus

The more I discover about watches, the more I realize that inspiration to innovate or to create something esthetically different can come from anywhere. Below is a gallery of a Raketa Copernicus from the 80s.

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My take on the history of horology

There are brands in the watch market that need no introduction. Rolex, Omega or Patek Philippe are one of the biggest, oldest and the most recognizable watch brands from Switzerland. In fact, if we were asked about the country of origin for mechanical timepieces, the answer would be Switzerland. Why is it that this tiny country in the middle of Europe produces more luxurious watches than any other economy around the globe? What made Swiss watches so unique that they can costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and yet… the biggest economy on the globe- U.S., doesn’t produce watch movements at a bigger scale anymore? Was it always the case that Swiss watches were considered so luxurious and ahead of the competition? Well.. not really and lets unpack the story a little bit.

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