Stuart Breckenridge

In Review

A utility app I wrote for OS X has been “in review” for over 18 hours. I’ve added 306 lines of code, one entitlement, and one custom class to the default app template. There’s simply no way an app this small, and with such limited scope, should take this long to review.

Update: It took 27 hours to review, but it’s finally available.

Announcing Baby's Milk

Today I am releasing a new iOS app called Baby’s Milk. This small app helps you monitor your baby’s milk intake: date, time, amount, source; with daily, weekly, and monthly comparison statistics.

Support is available through in-app feedback (provided by the excellent

Available for just £0.79/$0.99 (or local currency equivalent), it’s available in all territories starting today.

FATCA Metadata Creator for OS X

Over the weekend, I felt like porting my FATCA Metadata for Windows application to OS X (where, as you know, it becomes an app). FATCA Metadata Creator for OS X is my first OS X app, but in truth, it only took a few hours to move the code from C# to Swift.

Like its Windows counterpart, I’ve open sourced this version of the app, and you can download it from Github (and for free from the Mac App Store).

Official Battery Pack for iPhone 6s

“Apple today quietly launched a new iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case that will prolong the smartphone’s talk time and internet use by up to 25 and 18 hours respectively (via CNET). The case’s outside material compares similarly to the company’s previous line of silicone accessories, with an added hump sitting in the middle of the backside where the extra battery rests. “

Mitchel Broussard

The biggest pain I’ve felt since downsizing from the iPhone 6 Plus to the iPhone 6s is the battery life. This is an instant purchase for me, which says a lot.

The IBM Swift Sandbox

“The IBM Swift Sandbox is an interactive website that lets you write Swift code and execute it in a server environment – on top of Linux! Each sandbox runs on IBM Cloud in a Docker container. In addition, both the latest versions of Swift and its standard library are available for you to use.”

John Petitto

I’ve had a quick play and it’s great: Swift in the browser! Below is the prime number checker I put together as a little test.

IBM Swift Sandbox — Prime Number Checker from Stuart Breckenridge on Vimeo.