Jon Sterling

I'm a freelance developer of iOS software, studying Linguistics at UC Berkeley. When I'm not working or studying, I like to cook exciting meals, play Jazz piano, and hang out with my dog. Check out my blog and follow me on Twitter.

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In my business as a freelance software developer, the hardest part by far is maintaining quality communication with my clients, and having task-accoutability for both me and my corporate contacts. That’s why I and many others love Basecamp so much: it gives us a beautiful, simple, and easily learnable way to communicate with clients and delegate tasks, but more importantly, to document that communication and delegation.

Naturally, we all want to keep up with our projects on the go, which is where Summit, by Andy Smart comes in. Keep reading after the fold to see how you can simplify your Basecamp workflow like I did!


Among people who like playing games, I think that there are a few types. There are those who play massive, epic three-dimensional games with dedicated consoles, and then there are the rest of us who become casually addicted to gems like Rolando, Topple 2, Doodle Jump, and my new favorite, Cut the Rope, by Chillingo in conjunction with ZeptoLab.

As you have probably guessed, this review is going to be about Cut the Rope. Keep reading after the fold to see what I think of this truly charming App Store phenomenon.


Having recently moved out of the family house, I’m experiencing independence like I’ve never felt it before; one of the things I like to do with this new-found freedom is cook.

Some of my friends believe that food is nothing more than fuel, and should not be romanticized; but if you are like me and believe that cooking is an art, not a chore, you’ll want to keep reading and find out about how you can get kitchen inspiration on your iPad, with Gourmet Live.


Even before Tweetie had been gobbled up by Twitter, I had been uncomfortable with its seemingly endless feature-base; while it was better than most of its competitors, in my opinion, it had simply grown too complex to be enjoyable to me. When Twitter acquired Tweetie, renamed it and replaced its icon, I was ready to remove it from my home screen: Tweetie and I broke up, in a way. After months of jumping from Twitter client to Twitter client, I heard about Weet, the new kid on the block, and was eager to try it. And, dear readers, the results are encouraging.

Keep reading after the fold to find out what I think of Weet, how it measures up against its competitors, and whether you should try it too!


The thing I’ve noticed about having iOS devices is that I’m always looking for ways to consolidate my life; when there’s an app that does the same thing as one of my tools, I’m eager to try it and see if it can simplify my life. That’s why Andrew (of Classics fame) and Alexa Kaz created Ruler.

To learn how fun it is to use Ruler to measure things from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, keep reading after the fold.


Now that Summer is coming to an end, the holidays are approaching fast; that means it’s about time we start looking forward to our favorite meal, the beginning of our vacation, or that magical morning in December.

That’s why we’ve compiled the fifteen best iPhone apps for counting down the days to our favorite events.

Since the Golden Age, comic books have been a form of art-entertainment that have captured our youth; today, that is even more true as the comic book enters the digital age, and what better companion is there to help it along than the iPhone? Just like iBooks reinvented book-reading for iPhone, Panelfly hopes to do the same for comic books. And it doesn’t disappoint.

Keep reading after the fold to find out how you can get your favorite classic and modern comics on your iPhone or iPod touch, and devour them in ways you never thought possible on a touch-screen.