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Personal Diary

Personal Diary (Journal) app

App IconDownload on the App Store

Price: Free

Now available on all your Apple devices.

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest version: 2.6.3 (iOS, macOS)
Latest beta: 2.6.3 (iOS, macOS)
Homebrew: brew install wernjie/formulae/personal-diary.
Supports macOS, iPadOS, iOS, watchOS.
Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars)
Programmed in: Swift
Most Downloaded in: UK (est.)

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Digital Scale+ (iOS, 3D Touch)

Digital Scale+ – 3D Touch Weight Scale for iPhone

App IconUse Online

Tap “Use Online” to try the web app immediately.

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest Version: 1.0.3
Requirements: 3D Touch, iOS 12+
Open sourced on GitHub | GitLab

This app ONLY supports:


– iPhone 6S (regular & Plus)
– iPhone 7 (regular & Plus)
– iPhone 8 (regular & Plus)
– iPhone X
– iPhone XS (regular & Max)

*The iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone 6 (and older), iPhone SE (all models), iPhone XR, iPhone 11 (and later), are NOT supported, as they do not have 3D Touch.

Description:

Digital Scale+ is a working, functional weight scale utilising the 3D Touch capability on iPhone to measure weight. Just open the app in Safari using your iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 6S/7/8/X/XS ONLY) and start measuring! Note that the item you weighed must be detected by the touch screen, just like a finger, in order to register a weight.

This 3D touch scale can measure to a max accuracy of ±10g, so hope you enjoy! Read below for more info and instructions.

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Battery Monitor

Battery Monitor – Most Accurate On The App Store

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Price: Free

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest Version: 1.2
Rating: ★★★★★ (4.2 stars)
Most Downloaded in: USA (est.)
Programmed using: Swift

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Calculator Plus

Calculator Plus – Standard & Scientific Calculator

App IconDownload on the App Store

Price: Free

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest Version: 1.0
Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars)
Programmed in: Swift
Most Downloaded in: USA (est.)

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Walkie Talkie (iOS)

Walkie Talkie (peer-to-peer) – No Internet Required

App IconDownload on the App Store

Price: USD 0.99

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest Version: 1.1.2
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
Programmed in: Swift
Most Downloaded in: USA

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Air Hockey (iOS)

Air Hockey – Simple & Unique Classic Arcade Game

App IconDownload on the App Store

Price: Free 

Developer: Wern Jie
Latest Version: 1.1
Programmed using: Swift + SpriteKit

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Pushing to Production on a Friday

TL;DR: Do not ever do that (or whatever that’s equivalent), unless you’re willing to face potentially serious consequences like I did. Or at least, make sure you know what you’re doing.


Sit back, and relax. It’s going to be a long read.

If you’ve seen the large number of jokes about programming online, you would know that pushing an update on a Friday, or any day before taking a few days off for that matter, is highly risky. You’re making the bold assumption that your software will function just fine as soon as it’s onto your user’s hands. If one’s lucky, users would never notice anything has changed, aside from any possible UI changes said software may have. However, we are humans, and humans make mistakes. We aren’t perfect robots being able to code a perfect piece of software every single time… well at least at the time of writing, robots can’t write software yet. Bugs will slip by, regardless of how much QA and testing you’ve done with software. If it’s a serious issue, congrats! Anger is what users go by, contacting support, writing reviews till you can’t leave your chair.

Well, as both a high school student and an indie app developer, this still applies, but in a different way. Continue reading “Pushing to Production on a Friday”

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