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News - Phoreal Launched - So finally, we shipped something! Enigmatic Ape is proud to announce the launch of Phoreal, a small photo utility app that saves filtered and rotated copies of your lovely iOS7 photos to your camera roll so that you keep your filters when you sync with WIndows PCs and older macs. Read More

Objective C

Blog - What Do You Do When Your ObjC Completion Handler Needs To Retry ? - I've been coding against Facebook's Graph API the past few days, and it turns out - not unreasonably - that like Twitter, some of their error messages request you to retry (or to back off, wait and retry if you're a good web citizen and don't want to get your App hell banned) ... Read More


News - Enigmatic Ape Website Gets New Look - Well, it’s been looking pretty quiet around here since Christmas, but that’s only on the surface. Under the surface things have been fearsome busy. A bit like a swan. An enigmatic swan. An enigmatic swan with an HTML editor, a copy of Twitter Bootstrap, a penchant for PHP coding and a lean startup business plan. Which as swans go, is pretty damn enigmatic. Read More

Beaker from the Muppets

Blog - Comment Alert Bork - Apologies to anyone who's left a comment and I've not replied or acknowledged. Somewhat annoyingly, the gmail account that I use to interact with Disqus has decided to file all communications from Disqus in the spam folder. I'm sure this was just a mistake, eh ? Read More

People standing in a cirlce.

News - Enigmatic Ape Goes Social Bananas - It’s been a busy week here in the Enigmatic Ape basement command bunker, and let me tell you, Office Cat is a harsh taskmaster. This week we’ve been starting to lay the foundations for our ‘social media marketing strategy’, a potent blend of secret techniques contributed by an elite team of social media and marketing mercenaries, and this one bloke I met down the pub who says he runs a record label. Read More


Blog - Finding Out What Version Of Your iOS App Was Originally Installed : Part 2 – The Ugly Way - In part 1 I wrote up a method of finding out what version of your iOS app a user originally installed that works great, provided you can get a network connection and the App Store servers are up. Read More

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