Yesterday I started (for the second time in my life) the Pomodoro technique for working, and so far really enjoy it. It’s a good way to add a little bit of structure to my work, especially now that I’m working from home most of the day. I know that Twitter and my email will still be there in ~20-25 minutes, so I can wait to check on it. In fact, I’m finding that now I’m done with all my ‘free time’ apps in about 30 seconds once every 25 minutes, and then want to get back to work.
I also find that chunking your day into 25 minute work sessions makes the time fly—and it produces a steady stream of output all day long.
I’m currently focused on updating TimeTag for iOS 8. I made the decision to only support iOS 8 for it, since I have a history of making TimeTag always follow along with the latest iOS releases. Why? Well, I want to make sure its as stable as possible, and there’s no better way to do that than to make it keep-in-step with the latest OS. It reduces testing needs, it lets the app use all the latest technologies and APIs, and it makes sure that only the latest and fastest devices are running the app. (Fastest except for the 4S, which is now miserably old in comparison to the new chips…)
This also helps solve a really annoying issue that I’m having with rotations in the app. Apparently using the new size classes aren’t 100% backwards compatible for certain rotations…so rather than hack together a solution, I’d honestly rather deliver the best app for those who have iOS 8. And at the end of the day, the only device I’m orphaning is the 4.
Other than that, Compositions update for iOS went live and the update count has been really strong the past few days!
For now, I’m sitting around waiting on my iPhone 6 to come in and working. Every time I hear a truck, my heart skips.