Sunday, August 19, 2007

Open call

What do all these blogs have in common:


  1. They all deal with Cocoa programming.
  2. They do not provide any way of contacting the author.
I think it shows respect to ask the author of a blog before adding them to the Planet, so I've asked everybody (well, except Google and Webkit - I hope they don't mind!). But, the above blogs do not have any means of feedback besides comments, and I think it's rude to ask in public.

So please, if you are the author of one of the above blogs and you want to have your blog added to Planet Cocoa, drop me an email. And, if you know one of the authors, ping them about Planet Cocoa!

By the way, I have bookmarked more blogs to add but I have to do some research beforehand, so be patient everyone. I'll be on vacation for the next weeks so I probably won't be able to respond to any emails.

UPDATE: I went ahead and added most of the above blogs. I figured that if it bothers the authors they can always send me a removal notice.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Living the Life, waffle and Surfin' Safari

Living the Life (a.k.a. Mere Mortal Software), waffle and Surfin' Safari are now in Planet Cocoa!

Planet Cocoa policy

I think it's good to write this down, just to get my bases covered.

What is Planet Cocoa?

Planet Cocoa is a site that aims to combine all blogs that deal with Cocoa and mac development in general. It's not a generic Apple news and commentary site - it is aimed solely to developers.

How does Planet Cocoa work?

Planet Cocoa is built on PlanetPlanet. It fetches the subscribed feeds and combines them together. It does not alter the content in any way.

Why should I add my blog to Planet Cocoa?

Because you are a good person and like to help out newbies like me :) You may also get more readership.

How can I add my blog to Planet Cocoa?

Send an email to including your feed URL and the title of your blog.

How can I remove my blog from Planet Cocoa?

Send an email to

How much does Planet Cocoa costs ?

It's free!

Who pays the bills?

I host Planet Cocoa along with my blog. I pay for the bills. If I can't cover the bills, I'll ask someone else to host Planet Cocoa, or ask for donations. I'm not going to add advertisements on either the site or the feeds.

Who are you, anyway?

My name is Orestis Markou and I'm a software developer. I'm new to Cocoa and Macs in general.

That's all for now - add a comment if you have a question.

Google Mac Blog added!

I've added the Official Google Mac blog to the planet. I couldn't find an email to request permission, and since they're big, I hope they wouldn't mind.

As always, send me an email at to request a removal.

Late Night Cocoa added!

I'd like to welcome Steve Scott and Late Night Cocoa to Planet Cocoa!

Red Sweater Blog added!

I'd like to welcome Daniel Jalkut and his Red Sweater Blog to Planet Cocoa!

Hello, World!

Hello there, Cocoa person!

This is the first post of the Planet Cocoa Blog.

I've created Planet Cocoa because I couldn't find anything else that would get a daily fix of Cocoa posts.
I've enjoyed immensely Planet Python, and I think Cocoa should have some love, too.

So anyway, welcome to Planet Cocoa and enjoy your stay.

Send an email to if you want your blog to be added to the list!