Author Archives: Preston Rohner

Complete Backpacking Checklist

Our comprehensive backpacking checklist is your guide to packing smart and remembering to pack everything you need to bring.  Of course, we think our app is a very useful tool to help manage you packing.  Hopefully you will find our gear … Continue reading

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How do I change the details of an item?

In order to change an item’s details you need first to get to the details screen.  Tap on the information button next to the item that you would like to change.   Once you access the “Edit Item” screen you can … Continue reading

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How do I change the status of an item?

Changing the status of an item is straightforward.  Simply tap on the item on the main screen in order to toggle the item from checked to unchecked and vice versa.  

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The Backpacker Checklist

Backpacking is awesome! It’s a terrific way to re-acquaint yourself with Nature, spend some time with some friends and, maybe, even get a little exercise. Plus, some of us just love all the cool gear we are able to justify … Continue reading

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Motivating Children to Do What I Want

It’s late morning on a Sunday.  My bride is off at a class at the gym and I’m home with our kids.  All three of them are watching some TV shows on one iPad together.  One of the boys is … Continue reading

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Designing a new iPhone app

My plan has been to work on promoting the Backpacker Checklist.  I can write software for apps and get them published in the App Store.  My partner and I would like to learn a bit more about marketing apps.  So … Continue reading

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Extending Your Core Data Classes

Like any framework, Core Data has a learning curve.  When you’re working your way up the curve it can feel like the curve never ends, but it does plateau.  There does come the time when you stop working so hard … Continue reading

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How to start an app for iPhone

I can’t speak for anyone else who write apps as an avocation in addition to a vocation.  However, I can tell you how I might start an app for iPhone. It’s a sort of typical Saturday in my house.  My 7-year-old … Continue reading

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Core Data and Table View Controllers in Swift

If you spend some time writing iOS applications you are quite likely to come across Core Data.  And you’re even more likely to be working with UITableView objects.  Apple does not directly provide guidance on how to integrate Core Data … Continue reading

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Why I chose Core Data over Parse.com

I was considering the details in rewriting the Backpacker Checklist.  There were many changes that I intended to make.  By far, the biggest change is replacing the SQLite data access methodology with Core Data ORM access. When I wrote the … Continue reading

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