I made a plugin for Reeder to enable Growl desktop notifications then it works good so far. When we’ve got unread articles on Reeder for Mac, it will notify us. Don’t miss the hot news! Of course in future, Reeder for Mac itself may support desktop notification though.
Actually I’m using Safari as a default web browser but sometimes I’m using Google Chrome. In this use case, I need to send some URL to the Safari – a default application which is defined in the preferences to open URL on Mac OS X. I googled extensions then found there are no good extension to do that. If we don’t have it, we just create it!
To do this, we need to launch application from Google Chrome but it requires to call native code which Mac OS X provides. Fortunately, Google Chrome extension has a way to run native code inside extension, making a NPAPI plugin like FlashPlayer then including it to background HTML of the extension. This article describe how to build an extension using NPAPI plugin to call native code inside it.
% git clone git://github.com/niw/open_with_default
Hacking with TweetieHack!
I made a quick hack plugin to enable Growl feature for Tweetie for Mac!
As you know, the author of Tweetie for mac said: we are planing to implement it on Tweetie.app so, It is very temporal plugin so far. Enjoy!
Update of TweetieHack
The latest TweetieHack 0.2.0 supports Tweetie 1.1 and enhances its Growl notification. It puts tweeters’ name to notification title, show up to 5 recent tweets with tweeters’ icon, etc.
As next section, enabling Growl notification is completed by Tweetie itself but I decide to update this plugin for who want to use TweetieHack like notification with Tweetie 1.1. (Update May 10, 2009)
OpenCV is a library of computer vision developed by Intel, we can easily detect faces using this library for example. I’d note how to use it with iOS SDK, including the building scripts and a demo application. Here I attached screen shots from the demo applications.
Support Latest OpenCV and iOS SDK
Updated the project, support OpenCV 2.2.0, iOS SDK 4.3, Xcode 4 (Updated 04/17/2011.)
All source codes and resources are opened and you can get them from my github repository. It includes pre-compiled OpenCV libraries and headers so that you can easily start to test it. If you already have git command, just clone whole repository from github. If not, just take it by zip or tar from download link on github and inflate it.
% git clone git://github.com/niw/iphone_opencv_test.git
After getting source codes, open OpenCVTest.xcodeproj with Xcode, then build it. You will get a demo application on both iPhone Simulator and iPhone device.
UIWebView is most important UIKit class of iPhone SDK, as you know, it includes all methods and functions of Mobile Safari. Though, I doesn’t accept the “open new window” or “popup window” of the link.
<a href="somehere" target="_blank" />Open this link in new window</a>
If this kind of link are shown in the UIWebView and user clicks it, nothing happens. Of course UIWebView is high-abstracted class and we SDK developer can invoke only a few methods, so there is not complete but good solution for this problem. The key methods are