Back at Apple

by Ed on November 10, 2008

In my last Tweetsville Update, I mentioned that there was something that might prevent me from working on Tweetsville going forward, despite the fact I just finished it. Well, that thing has finally materialized so I can finally say that I’m officially back at Apple starting today. It’s been weeks in the making, but it finally materialized late last week.

This time I’m working on iTunes instead of the OS group. Definitely a different type of thing than I’m used to — I’m more a framework/API type of guy — but I think it will be fun nonetheless. Especially since I’ll be working with one of my friends that I used to work with there.

Because it’s Apple, I’m under strict agreement not to have any type of side projects, etc. so it was important to find someone to care for Tweetsville from this point forward. It’s too cool of an application to just let it drop. Especially since I just added Flickr upload support and the ability to quit the app while typing a tweet and have it pick up where you left off next time you run the app this week (both should appear in some future release).

Anyway, that’s the close of this short chapter of my life, and the start of a shiny brand new one!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Colin Barrett November 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Best of luck to you Ed.

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CosaMostro November 11, 2008 at 6:48 am

Congratulations! And what a nice parting gift you leave us. Tweetsville looks absolutely lovely.

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Daniel Jalkut November 11, 2008 at 6:57 am

Back to the fruit farm!

Congratulations. Hope you have a blast working on iTunes. I assume it’s the desktop app, not the store infrastructure?

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BEN ENGLISCH November 11, 2008 at 8:20 am

Ah fuck, I can’t believe you’ve done this

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Dr. Snotpants November 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

SWEET! Gotta love dem apples.

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BEN ENGLISCH November 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm

aAh fuck, I can’t believe you’ve done this

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Nicolas November 12, 2008 at 4:51 am

“not to have any type of side projects” What the hell? O_O

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jed November 12, 2008 at 3:34 pm

congrats on the new gig!

I was curious… with tweetsville can you see who your friends and followers are friends with and following and then add them, or is that only available on twitter’s website? Thanks

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Ed November 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm

You can see anyone’s friends and followers by clicking a tweet and then viewing their profile. From there you can follow and unfollow people. To block however you still need to use the site.

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Daniel November 17, 2008 at 5:33 am

Why does Apple insist on preventing it’s employees from working on ‘side projects’? Many of Apple’s core technologies are the result of employee side projects which they later adopted.

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