Where’s My Money, track your loans

So I asked my friend how much he owed me money expecting it to be around like $250 when I was completely surprised to know it was actually merely $50. He claimed he had already paid for it and to my dismay I couldn’t remember at all.

This isn’t something that has happened for the first time. I tend to lend a lot and to a lot of people and keeping track of all of it is pretty difficult. So I decided to create an app for myself.

Where’s my money is a simple app that allows tracking of borrowed and lent money.

Where’s My Money: Loans Tracker


iOS Animation Resources

One of the great pleasures of working in iOS is the availability of fantastic support for Animations & Multimedia content. Unlike other platforms, Apple has really strived & excelled at making working with multimedia content like images, audios, videos as well as animations quite a breeze. Continue reading

Apple September 2014 event | Video

Here’s to those who have always seen things differently,
the ones who follow vision, not a Path.

Where others perceive first as valuable,
you value the first thing that actually matters.

While others are distracted by the ‘new’,
you focus on the significance of ‘a whole new take’.

Even before you could see how you doubted we’d never change things. And then we did change things, Together.
Again and again, and again.

Relentless optimism is what motivates the world forward.
So keep seeing things differently.

Keep trusting there’s always another way, a better way, a bigger way.
One that lifts up humanity, breaks down our barriers and heals the landscape.

You are the difference between the world as it was and the better place it will become.

And different is the one thing about us, that’ll always remain the same.

iOS app localization : string inheritance

We love object oriented programming. And let’s admit it, we try to fit it in everywhere. So, when it came to localization of an ios application that had multiple targets for same codebase, I wanted a hierarchal structure for the strings where I could generalize common ones in one base file and put specific ones somewhere else.
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Fix for Caller ID not working on iPhone | Contacts Fixer for iPhone

It’s a typical problem with so many out there, the Caller ID is not working. You get a message or a phone call on your beloved iPhone & it won’t show up who is it from, just a bland phone number with Caller ID not working. And who remembers a phone number right? What’s the point of a smart phone if it isn’t smart enough to show you the Caller ID. Continue reading

Installing Laravel on PagodaBox with Composer

I have been searching for cloud php hosting with good laravel support for testing purposes. The best option I found was FortRabbit that I absolutely fell in love with. However, they have this timer thingy after which app would freeze if timer was not reset. But the real issue was not freezing but unfreezing because unfreezing the app often caused the servers to change & I had to modify my git remotes, ssh & mysql hosts accordingly. Moving on I came across OpenShift which was quite good although not as great as FortRabbit. However, I struggled fiercely with deploying my local laravel installation to it. After, couple of days of Googling & trying I decided to move on to Pagodabox free account. Unfortunately, setting up laravel here wasn’t that easy either. Although, they offered a quick-start laravel installation (that worked like a charm), I couldn’t get my local deployment to work online that easily. However, I was able to deploy my installation after hit & trials in two days. I’ll enumerate the steps for the deployment process quickly below. Continue reading

Google & Future [TED 2014]

To quote Mr. Page from TED 2014 appearance.

“The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future,”

One thing is for sure, the PCs are going to relegate & become more specialized devices contrary to their previous status of general computing devices & mobile devices will become ever more ubiquitous & computationally intensive. In fact they have been sold more in number than PCs. [the post was made on feb 2011, imagine now]

I guess Google ‘has‘ seen this future & has seen itself struggling in the Post-PC era as Facebook share of Mobile Ads Revenue soars & Google’s Mobile slump continues. Although, Google still dominates the mobile revenue, however, it’s not like the PC days when AdSense had no competitor. Today, facebook, twitter & other mobile ads companies are growing faster & posing a serious threat to its Ads stream.

Apparently, Google appears to be in a frenzy. With all the moonshots & other acquisitions, Google is desperate to diversify its revenue stream. However, be it Chrome OS, Chrome Cast, Project Glass, Android [to no avail] or Android Wear, the revenue just isn’t diversifying as they would like to.

iOS 7.1 & Enterprise Distribution

With the release of iOS 7.1, we have seen all our current enterprise apps fail their installation via our custom portal with error

cannot validate certificate from ‘xyz’

As it turns out, with iOS 7.1, Apple has made mandatory the use of ‘https’ for the download url of the application. The standard URL is usually like


The fix was to use https instead of http in the above bold url.

teamwork, a perfect metaphor

Steve Jobs on Teamwork

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And I came back the next day, and we opened the can. And we took out these amazingly beautiful polished rocks. The same common stones that had gone in, through rubbing against each other like this (clapping his hands), creating a little bit of friction, creating a little bit of noise, had come out these beautiful polished rocks.

Simply amazing and exactly how we work here at Criklé. There has not been a single discussion over QuranApp that did not ‘almost’ turn into fight.

Discussion over ideas/features, apparently uncomplicated, begin smooth, but soon the difference of opinion leads to serious friction. Ideas that start seemingly simple, start to turn into long heated discussions.

The aspect and perception of ideas is very diverse amongsts us. We are poles apart at analyzing same things resulting in highly varied perspective and opinions.

And just like the stones, as Steve puts it, the ideas that go into the discussion with great deal of friction, come out refined to a form never envisioned before.

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