JPGCompressor for Titanium

Since Titanium is not exporting the UIImageJPEGRepresentation function present in the iPhone SDK, there finally was a reason for me to write a little Titanium Module to do that myself. It is quite easy just define the desired size and pass the picture as a TiBlob, it is compressed as close as possible to the desired size and returned. Example usage is present in the app.js used for testing in the Project.


IPv6 Appengine and iPhone Simulator

Since yesterday appengine is also available via IPv6, but the iPhone Simulator does not handle IPv6 all that well. So if there is IPv6 available on the Mac running the simulator, and the app connects to appengine requests seem to fail at random right now, not returning any data. In my case I had tunnelbroker providing me with IPv6 and request from the Simulator were not getting through from time to time, so for now I decided to shut down the tunnel. Just a quick info for everybody who might face a similar, random seeming request fail.

iPhone 3.1.3 on O2 Germany with costum IPCC Carrier Bundle

Recently Apple released Version 3.1.3 of the iPhone OS, reenabling tethering for Carriers which do not originally have the iPhone. I myself got an iPhone from italy completely unlocked running on the O2 Network in Germany, until Version 3.1.3 I was using a costum IPCC Carrier Bundle file to get a nice O2 logo and also to have my APNs and MMS preconfigured so I didn’t have to do that everytime I change SIMs. Sadly this IPCC stopped working with 3.1.3, well it did not stop working technically but tethering was not enabled while using it, also the MMS settings didn’t get applied properly.


p>Googling around for some time last night I was able to setup a carrier bundle for O2 which enables tethering, pre populates all the APN and MMS settings, while getting rid of those nasty “Call forwarding” messages when calling somebody, so for anybody interested you can download it.

To apply it simple run

defaults write carrier-testing -bool TRUE

in the Terminal with iTunes closed to enable custom carrier bundles. Afterwards you can apply the IPCC simply by Option+Click on Check for Updates in iTunes and selecting the downloaded IPCC.