Interview at The Mobile Orchard Podcast

The latest podcast from Mobile Orchard covers my interview describing my experience as an indie iPhone developer and how Flower Garden was developed. I was particularly pleased when Dan Grigsby invited me to do the interview because the Mobile Orchard podcast is one of the two podcasts I listen regularly (the other one being TED Talks).

The interview topics range from high-level topics like business aspects of iPhone development, down to the nitty-gritty of how the procedural flowers were created, or how I had to use assembly language to take advantage of the vector floating point processor on the iPhone to do all the heavy lifting for matrix transforms.

Flower Garden Released!


Flower Garden was finally approved and it’s available right now! This is what I’ve been pouring my heart and soul for the last six months. You can buy it directly from the App Store.

If you like it and would like to help out, here are some of the things you can do to promote it:

  • Go back to iTunes and write a fair review
  • Grow flowers and send bouquets to your friends
  • Join the Flower Garden group on Facebook
  • Tell all your friends how great it is 🙂

Thanks everybody for all the encouragement and support along the way. I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

And don’t worry, this is just the beginning. I have lots of updates planned, so keep an eye out for lots of fun new features!

Flower Garden: In Review


With all the excitement last week with GDC and the last push for Flower Garden, I completely forgot to announce that I submitted Flower Garden to Apple last Friday. It’s currently listed “In Review” and hopefully, if all goes well, will be available on the App Store either this weekend or early next week. Keeping my fingers crossed!

San Diego iPhone Developer Gathering This Wednesday

Yes, it’s a horribly busy month.

Yes, GDC is around the corner.

Yes, I’m supposed to ship Flower Garden this Friday.

But none of that is stopping us. Come mingle with other iPhone developers this Wednesday at the Irish Pub in Carlsbad. As a bonus, I’ll do a practice run of my GDC talk about iPhone development (now that’s an old picture!).

When: Wednesday March 18th from 7:30PM until whenever.
Where: O’Sullivan’s Pub in Carlsbad (home of the Appy Entertainment Secret World Headquarters)

If you’re thinking of coming, please RSVP by leaving a comment below or emailing me. That way we get a rough idea of how many people to expect.

See you all in a couple of days!

The Cat’s Out of The Bag

Or is that the flowers out of the bag? In any case, I finally get to announce the project that has been keeping me up at night for the last few months: Flower Garden for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


In the next few days I’m going to start beta testing, so if you’re interested in participating, let me know.

More info coming soon…