software design

Open Source On The Road
23 Jan 2014

Since I left my job on the Google Maps iOS team in 2013 I’ve been hacking on various side projects for fun. The summer of 2013 was spent hacking on my large lighting installation, the Pixel Heart, and bringing that to Lightning in a Bottle and Burning Man (we were on the esplanade!).

I started a round-the-world backpack trip in Panama in October and since then have been hacking on two major “for fun” projects: this blog (and the corresponding jekyll Day One plugin), and a shared international cash-tracking app. There are countless money tracking apps on the app store and the internet so it’s unlikely that this app will ever become anything more than a fun side project that is incredibly relevant while travelling.

With that in mind, my goal is to open source as much of the source for the iPhone app as possible. I plan to split the app into various components and host all of them at the MoneysApp Github organization.

Check back here regularly for more entries about my hacking while travelling.


Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:51

Just pushed this repo to Github. It’s a decimal number field for getting decimal number values from the user in various number styles. The supported styles thus far are currencies and normal decimal values (the two styles needed by the money tracking app).


Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:53

I opened up this repository a few days ago. From the README:

An Objective-C framework for creating apps that operate in multiple currencies. It’s the financial glue that holds together the Moneys app being used by @featherless (Jeff Verkoeyen) to track expenses as he travels the world.