31st December 2016

A lot of people write long year in review blog posts, so I also decided to do one as well. But it was also beneficial for myself, as it seems I did a lot more this year than I thought I did!

Projects

Qwiki

Qwiki is an app for macOS, that let’s you search directly and view Wikipedia articles, directly in your menu bar. It also has sharing and export options, but that’s basically what it is.

Now in version 1.3, the app has come a long way. And it is my first proper app, meaning I spent longer in development, I had a beta testing stage, and then I actually marketed the app. I learned a lot from this project, and it’s my best app to date.

Website
App Store

ChrisHannah.me

I think I may of owned this domain before 2016, but this was the year it finally got sorted out.

This website serves as my “About Me” page on the internet, a place where you can find general information, my past work, and also how to contact me.

I initially wrote about it in September, but it has been radically changed since then.

Website

Pixels Sticker Pack

When iOS 10 (X) came out, I knew I had to create an iMessage Sticker Pack myself. So I put my pixel art skills to the test, and created Pixels Sticker Pack!

Blog Post
App Store

CH Uploads

Another small project came later in the year, and it was the result of being bored in my university classes. This time it was a basic image/video upload manager, that was built with PHP and MySQL.

Blog Post
GitHub

Tap Gap

Again, I got bored at university. But this time I made a little game! More specifically an iPhone game, where you need to tap the screen when the line is inside the gap.

Blog Post
App Store

Devices

Two of my main devices received a pretty big update this year:

Writing

I write a lot on my blog, but this year I got a few opportunities (Although very similar 😉) to write on other peoples blogs:

I also started a weekly newsletter, which was fun when it started. But after a few weeks, I couldn’t think of anything interesting to write. So this was unfortunately stopped. Here is the first issue that went out, which I’m still pretty pleased with.

I also wrote about Apple’s “Hello Again” event, where they announced the pretty nifty MacBook Pro that I’m currently writing this post on. It was a while since I did a post like this, since covering loads of Apple events when I wrote AppRecap.

Travelling

Although I started the year just coming back from Italy, I didn’t actually do much travelling in 2016.

However in the summer I did take a two-week trip to Crete!

YouTube

I’ve had a YouTube Channel for a long time, but this year I eventually started watching loads more videos. And this got me even to create a few myself:

27th December 2016

A nice blank-paged Moleskine notebook, ready for my 2017 journal!

27th December 2016

A nice blank-paged Moleskine notebook, ready for my 2017 journal!

25th December 2016

What’s Christmas without Lynx Africa?

23rd December 2016

This should be fun!

22nd December 2016

So I made another video!

It shows a few of the many Touch Bar apps that have been released, but these ones are clearly the best 😉.

20th December 2016

Late night skate!

13th December 2016

Thanks to Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia (The Emoji Guru), here is a video of all the new emoji in the latest iOS 10.2 update:

Showing every new emoji that came out for iPhone on December 12, 2016. New in this update is face palm, shrug, tuxedo man, selfie, butterfly, black heart and ROFL, and more.

To read more about these new emojis, check out the post on Emojipedia.

10th December 2016

Me and Rebecca at her second graduation!
🎓🎓

8th December 2016


TapGap is a new game that I have just released for iPhone, and it’s an experiment of sorts.

The game itself is a simple idea, you have to tap the screen when the line is inside the gap. Sounds easy, but it isn’t. The gap randomly changes, and also the speed of the line increases.

However, unlike most of my applications, this one is completely free! Of course there are ads (one every 5 games as a minimum), but you can remove these with a super tiny IAP.

Anyway, check it out, and try to beat my score!