The right way for developers to access your Contacts on iOS

There’s been lots of controversy the past few days about Path’s admittance that they had transparently uploaded your entire list of contacts to help better find your friends.

Today they released an updated that asks permission before uploading your contact list.

Ironically today Instagram also released an update that includes the perfect way to describe what they would like to do:

Instagram Address Book permission dialog

It’s worded perfectly in my opinion, besides the fact that the application on your iPhone is called Contacts.

Steve Jobs RIP

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here. Too long. And it’s a sad day to start.

Steve Jobs and Apple is the reason I got into computers. I started off using and developing on an old Apple II+ by Bell and Howell in 1983ish.

When the Mac was introduced in 1984, I begged my dad for one, and thankfully he got me one. The rest as they say is history.

I’ve seen Steve talk, both at WWDCs over many years and during my time at Apple in the Newton group – which was some good talks and some bad “we’re shutting you down” talks.

I respected every time he talked, both good and bad. He will be missed, but I have the upmost confidence in the team at Apple, some of whom I know.

And I have the upmost confidence in us, Apple developers, to uphold the “make your app as good as the Apple apps”.

Rest in peace Steve. I hope you are in Heaven now, meeting Jesus and all the great folks who have passed before you. I’ll look you up when I arrive.

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The STS-135 Tweetup Folks

You can see lined up waving the astrovan on with the astronauts.

Via Flickr:
The Astrovan carrying the STS-135 crew; Chris Furgeson, commander, Doug Hurley, pilot, and mission specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Mangus, rolls past the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and Launch Control Center (LCC), on its way to launch pad 39a and space shuttle Atlantis, Friday, July 8, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis, STS-135, is the final flight of the shuttle program, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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