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Platform Crowd Density

A somewhat unexpected API has been introduced by the Land Transport Authority: Platform Crowd Density. The API comes in two flavours: real-time, which is updated every 10 minutes, and forecast, which is updated every 24 hours. I would have expected an API for arriving train load, similar to what is

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Expanding Abbreviated Bus Stop Names

Singapore bus stops are custodians of abbreviations. They are everywhere. For example, Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch or Downtown Stn. So it keeps things short when looking at bus stop signs. However, providing the abbreviated form of these bus stop names as the suggested invocation phrase for a voice shortcut

Expanding Abbreviated Bus Stop Names
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The Diminishing Utility of MFMailComposeViewController

The Distant Past Before iOS 14, the default email app on iOS was Mail. Of course, you could have had other email apps installed, but they’d never be the app used by the system when tapping on an email address. You’d always end up in Mail. This made