Work Log: Deeplinks and Creator Themes

This week I talk about a new feature coming soon called Deeplinks. This allows you to copy a deeplink to a list or item. You can add that link to a notes app to reference for later. I also demoed new Creator Themes for designers and developers.

Data Management and Sofa Roadmap

This week I talk about how I’ve iterated on improving data management in the app, and how I’m sharing the Sofa roadmap. Sofa Roadmap Obsidian

Improving Sofa’s Data Management

This week I talk about how I’m improving data management in the app, details of a promotion I did recently, and some feedback from the community.

Sofa’s Indie App Santa Promotion Results

I was lucky enough to participate in Indie App Santa on January 11. It’s a fun daily promotion of indie apps created by François Boulais.  The idea behind Indie App Santa is that for 24 hrs only, there needs to be a discount or promotion of some kind. Since Sofa is already free, I went […]

A Place to Discuss Sofa

I have little control over how and where people talk about Sofa. I’m perfectly happy, and lucky, for anyone to talk about Sofa in any way, shape, or form.  That being said, I would like to have an official place for people to discuss Sofa and their downtime. Not everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, or […]

The best things I read, watched, played, and listened to in 2020

Read Atomic Habits – Systems over goals. That is the main lesson. How to be Black – Comedy is such a create vehicle for discussing difficult topics, and this book proves it. I think it’s a great starter book for white people who want to educate themselves on racism. Watched Glengarry Glen Ross – I […]

Sofa 2020 Year in Review

2020 has been one long shit show. Focusing on the good things in life has been difficult to say the least. Sofa was a positive outlet for me this year, and gave me a place to take a break from everything else going on. I’m thankful I have it. As stated last year, my goal […]

The SwiftUI Detour

I recently released version 2.12 of Sofa. That release brought new features, but more importantly, included a major refactoring of the app. This was triggered by two announcements at this year’s WWDC: UITableView will eventually (soon?) be deprecated SwiftUI evolved in nice ways and could potentially be used to build a full app 99% of […]

Sofa’s iOS 14 Update

2020 has been full of surprises for all of us. For Sofa, I only planned on one major release this year followed up by a bunch of smaller releases. Things didn’t turn out that way. This iOS 14 update is big. I don’t like working on big releases. I prefer small iterations that I can […]

Why Your Design System Isn’t Working

This is a webinar I did with Amanda Kalk back in the spring for Think Company. About When it comes to implementing a design system, success is an eternally-moving target. Evolution and maintenance are critical over time, but how do you recognize the catalysts and symptoms that mean your system might be failing? Join us […]