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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Well it’s been about a year and a half since iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite came out and it’s quite amazing that iDoodle2 lite is at the top of the productivity category in Germany and the UK this weekend (with a whole lot of help from MagicSolver’s advent Calendar,  thanks guys!) but today I was very pleasantly surprised to see that my second original app the iDoodle Zombie Coloring Book made it to the app store.
I’m really glad to see it there since I think people will really enjoy some of the art.  Though it’s way to late for Halloween it is my honest opinion that Zombies are a classic that never really goes out of season.  We’ll see how that holds up.  The app is available in the app store here.

Have fun with it, I certainly have!img_0602.PNG

Holiday Cheer

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Well this blog has been pretty inactive as of late though I have been doing some development.  The latest versions of iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite have some great features that I really enjoyed working on.  One of my favorites with iDoodle2 lite is the Daily Doodle.  So far I’ve received some great work from people and it’s definitely been tough choosing from all of the great images.

I have another app that is coming out soon which I think a lot of people will enjoy and have been collaborating with a few other individuals on apps which I’m looking forward to seeing out in the wild.  Overall things are going well in iDoodle land.

Happy Holidays!
P.S.  iDoodle2 lite is featured in the excellent Advent Calendar created by Magic Solver.  Check it out in the App Store here.

100 Days of Doodling

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I recently released new versions of both iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite.  These versions fixed a few issues that had come up in the 1.1 release of iDoodle2 and finally brought all of the 1.1 features to iDoodle2 lite.  In addition to an improved undo feature and better slider controls I added an analytics tool from Pinch Media.  This tracker lets me as a developer know how often the apps are being used and where and should hopefully allow me to better serve my users.  One interesting stat is the amount of cumulative time spent in the app over all users.  Since the update was released last week there have been well over 100 days spent doodling in the lite version alone.  Somehow I find that kind of amazing.  Here is an example of some of the great work being done.  Thank you Wensen for the amazing images.


Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded and played with iDoodle over the last year.  Reflecting back this has been a very enjoyable experience.

From the web app that I wrote last February to the success of iDoodle2 it has been a great learning experience.  There have been over 1 million downloads worldwide of  iDoodle2 lite and I hope that number will continue to climb.

I’m working right now on a few fixes to iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite that should be ready and in the app store in early January.  The feedback of my users has been critical in shaping these updates and I hope that this relationship will continue.

Since Apple’s NDA has been relaxed I’m also hoping to start giving code examples that will help other developers who are working with 2D graphics on the iPhone.  I certainly wouldn’t have finished my app without the advice and guides I’ve found online and I hope that I can also make some kind of contribution in this area.  Look for the first one of these blog posts within the next few weeks. Thanks again for the support and I hope to continue making great iPhone applications in 2009.

Happy Holidays


Friday, September 12th, 2008

Sorry for the long silence.  I haven’t had too much to write because my day job has been keeping me pretty busy and my Netflix queue was feeling neglected.  The good news is that iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite are doing quite well in the app store.  iDoodle2 lite is the most popular drawing app by far and the overall comments are pretty positive.  I read a wonderful little story about iDoodle2 lite saving the day here that made me smile.

If some of you want to share your art and see what other are doing with iDoodle2 and the other drawing apps on the iPhone you can check out  There’s also a poll where you can vote for your favorite iPhone app.

Right now I’m gathering ideas and features for the next big version of iDoodle2 and iDoodle2 lite. It may be a bit since I have another iPhone app that I would like to finish up first.  I’m having fun with it and I hope some of you check it out when it hits the app store.  Till then, peace.


Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who has checked out iDoodle2 lite and written their reviews.  It’s great to know that there are people out there who are using and enjoying the fruits of the many long hours spent on this app.  Speaking of long hours I recently re-submitted my iDoodle2 1.0.1 update to Apple and have made a few more improvements that should hopefully yield to a great app for all of you to use.  Thanks again to everyone who has bought iDoodle2, I again apologize for the bugs in the 1.0 release and hope to make it up to you in the future.  Anyway have a great weekend everyone.  I’ll probably be spending mine getting a few of the requested features into iDoodle2 lite.

iDoodle2 lite

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Well the lite version of iDoodle2 has made it’s way to the app store (sadly ahead of the iDoodle2 update).  It looks like a lot of people have had a chance to check it out and the overall feedback is quite positive.  I haven’t cracked a top 100 list yet (that I know of), but with a bit of luck and maybe a better logo more people will get a chance to check out this app.  Thanks to everyone’s support in the comments section on iTunes and in purchasing or downloading these apps.  It means a lot to me and I hope that I can pay you all back with good support and new features.  Thanks again.

iDoodle2 in the app store

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Hello everyone.  It’s been fun and exciting (if sometimes frustrating experience) having my new app up in the Apple app store for the last two weeks.

I want to apologize to everyone who has been inconvenienced by any of the bugs in version 1.0.  I unfortunately had to push the program out the door and did not take the time to properly test all of the features on all platforms.  The major bugs (I know about) have been fixed and are just waiting on Apple’s approval to go out to everyone.

In an effort to avoid such problems in the future I’m hoping to find a few beta testers for my future releases of iDoodle2 and some other apps I’m working on developing.  If you might be interested please send an e-mail to

Speaking of feedback I’d love to hear about your experience with the app so far and what you think is missing.  Also send some images, I’d like to see what’s been created.  Thanks and happy doodling.

Hello world!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

This is my first post.  I’m hoping to keep this fairly up to date as I continue working on the iDoodle web app and start working on a native application.  I’d love to hear your comments on the app and what features you would like to see as this project continues to evolve.