The newest book about Apple is great. I ordered the book in advance due to an offer from Amazon.
This book really gave me some new ideas about the person and the company. I was already very impressed by the famous book about Steve Jobs. And this book is also very interesting.
First to the person of Jony Ive. He is another example for successful people who got their talent kind of inherited from their parents. In this case it was his father who was already a famous designer responsible for education in UK. Its like Picasso who’s father was arts teacher on a university in Spain.
Second to Apple. Obviously the company has a very detailed process description for all processes, from design to development, production and marketing. I never thought about something like this. Remarkable! Another good reason for defining and describing the processes in the company.
When I came back from my holiday in Ocotober, I saw latest times magazine with a picture of Steve Jobs on the front page and the subtitle 1955 – 2011. First I could not believe it and went to wikipedia. And there I saw that Jobs really died a week ago. I was shocked. Since I have an iPhone and now also an iPad I am a big fan of Apple.
Who in the hell should invent such nice new products now? I am sure, Apple will not be able for a long time! Immediately I ordered the new biography on Amazon which I got on 24th.
The last couple of days I read the biography and I have to say: This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I read in the train, in the morning, in the afternoon, at the weekend, at night, when ever I had a couple of minutes for free. Very very good book. The best book I have read in years!
Since I have an iPhone, my wish was to create my own iPhone application. But not so easy as I immediately saw.
First, you have to have a MAC where you can install the iPhone development studio. This was the biggest problem. I buyed an old MAC on ebay but found out, that the MAC I had bought was to old. And after three months it died.
Months later I had the opportunity to buy a Netbook from a friend. And the guy had installed MAC OS on this Netbook. So the biggest hurdle was taken.
The rest was quite simple. For an experienced developer it is not so hard, to learn a new development language within a few days. And after two week or so, I were able to publish my first application.
The application is similar to something I already did years ago for PCs. It is a software which draws a triangle. You can move the corners of the triangle and the most important special points, lines and circles of a triangle are drawn.