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iPhone 6 Plus Display Zoom Rendering

Dec 22, 2014 9:45 am

Ole Begemann on iPhone 6 Plus display zoom feature: “With Display Zoom enabled, an iPhone 6 Plus effectively behaves as if it had the same logical resolution as the iPhone 6 (375 × 667 points). Output is first rendered into (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Draw Visual Representations Of All Touch Events

Dec 19, 2014 11:28 am

Hans Petter Eikemo is the creator of SmudgeKit: “SmudgeKit provides a drop in replacement for UIWindow to draw visual representations of all touch events to the screen. Ideal for for creating App Previews or other screencasts where it is crucial (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Auto Layout Tutorials for Swift

Dec 18, 2014 9:16 am

“Have you ever been frustrated trying to make your apps look good in both portrait and landscape orientation? Is making screen layouts that support both the iPhone and iPad driving you to the brink of madness?” Bradley Johnson, in a (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


NSUserDefaults and Swift

Dec 17, 2014 9:10 am

Over the years there have been numerous posts, on many blogs, on integration of NSUserDefaults in Objective-C. Nick offers a thorough introduction to NSUserDefaults, focusing on Swift. Beyond saving user preferred default values, another use of NSUserDefaults: “Using NSUserDefaults in... [more]


12 Apps of Swiftmas – Video

Dec 16, 2014 10:41 am

Arwa from Realm shared this recently: “We hand-picked 12 Swift projects created in 2014, and invited their creators to share issues or neat Swift features they ran into, in front of our very special Swiftmas Tree.” The 12 Apps of (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Radar: UITextField’s implementation of UITextInput protocol

Dec 16, 2014 5:51 am

For the ProductLayer SDK I have built a text field that keeps track of the last used input language. When implementing this I noticed that several of the methods that UITextField claims to be implementing are not being called. Apparently this is a new bug in iOS 8. Filed as rdar://19263531 and on... [more]


iOS Game Dev Weekly

Dec 15, 2014 1:08 pm

Looking to sharpen your iOS game developer chops? Look no further than iOS Game Dev Weekly – a free newsletter, hand-curated by Joel Shapiro. Joel’s newsletter covers everything from Metal to Sprite Kit and Cocos2D to Unity. Need some guidance (…) Read the rest of this entry... [more]


LLDB and the Command Line Interface

Dec 15, 2014 11:04 am

Ari Grant on Dancing the Debugger: “A common fix cycle is to modify the code, compile, run again, and wish for the best. It doesn’t have to be that way.” There is great power in understanding how to use the (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Instanced Rendering in Metal on iOS

Dec 12, 2014 9:25 am

Warren Moore in his series Metal by Example: “In this article, we will discuss an important technique for efficiently drawing many objects with a single draw call: instanced rendering. This technique helps you get the most out of the GPU (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Custom Postfix, Prefix and Infix Operators in Swift

Dec 10, 2014 9:06 am

Nick Hanan describes how to create custom operators in Swift. Nick includes code examples for prefix, postfix and infix operators. Food for thought: “Custom operators can make code nigh unreadable if you are not careful, so do your best to (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Xcode 6 Custom Live Views and Auto Layout

Dec 8, 2014 10:38 am

Chris of Totem Training on Xcode 6 and live views: “One of the most exciting features added to Xcode 6 is the ability to make custom, live views that are created in code but rendered real-time in Interface Builder. They (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


FRAMED Review – Brilliantly innovative puzzle game

Dec 8, 2014 3:17 am

Ever since I saw the first trailer of Framed I was hooked. Such an awesome and novel concept for a puzzle game! So, it was with lots of anticipation that I hit the purchase button in the App Store. Was I satisfied? Yes. Did I expect something else? No, not really. Is it the best […] The... [more]


iOS Development Practices

Dec 7, 2014 6:47 pm

Not as much best practices as a list of “all things iOS development.” Neither Swift nor Objective-C are widely used elsewhere, the platform has its own names for almost everything, and it’s a bumpy road for your code to actually (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Swift Optionals for the Objective-C Developer

Dec 5, 2014 3:13 pm

For the Objective-C developers yet to explore Swift. Julius Parishy: “…I’d like to show some of the more stubborn Objective-C developers the benefits they will receive from adopting Swift, be it now or later. To begin, let’s discuss the concept (…) Read the rest of... [more]


Continuous Deployment for iOS

Dec 5, 2014 10:04 am

Felix Krause has created a tool, Deliver, to simplify app updates: “Deliver can upload ipa files, app screenshots and more to the iTunes Connect backend, which means, you can deploy new iPhone app updates just by using one command.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Apple Pay Tutorial

Dec 4, 2014 10:33 am

Erik Kerber provides a nice introduction on integrating Apple Pay into an application. The idea is to demonstrate how to allow users to make purchases of content within an app using the Apple Pay APIs. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Who am I?! Review – The best single-player guessing game

Dec 4, 2014 10:13 am

Guessing games made a wave in the App Store last year in the form of dozens of logo and icon quizzes, and most of you guys would be fondly remembering the popular Icon Pop Quiz. Though a little late to the party, Who am I?! manages to make a clear mark thanks to its unique […] The post Who... [more]


iPhone Downsizing

Dec 4, 2014 8:05 am

I admit it, I belong to the group of people who use their iPhone singlehandedly. That is, a single-thumb-typer. Also, I scoffed at the idea of a super-sized iPhone 6+. But I am somebody to apply the scientific method for examine the validity of your own beliefs. So I purchased and used an iPhone... [more]


Holiday Gift Guide: Best Deals on iPhone and iPad Accessories

Dec 4, 2014 5:23 am

  So you are one of the lucky folks to get a new iPhone/iPad, or perhaps you are planning on getting one for someone else as a holiday gift. Either way, you are going to want to find some great deals on iPhone and iPad accessories and extras, like headphones, cases, smart covers, stylus... [more]


Swift ~> Operator

Dec 3, 2014 9:22 am

Nate Cook explores the mysterious ~> operator in Swift. One caveat: “I wouldn’t advise anyone to use these in production code, since they could disappear or change at any time.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Deal of the Day

Dec 3, 2014 3:47 am

My barcodes book is Deal of the Day at Manning on December 3rd! Get 50% off with the promo code below. You can buy Barcodes with iOS from Manning at half price with promo code dotd120314au only on this day. In this talk I give a quick overview of how the book came together and why you should care... [more]


Betfair for iPhone Review – Exchange Betting on Horse Racing, Football, Golf and Cricket

Dec 2, 2014 7:54 pm

It’s a popular hobby to gamble some extra cash on sports results. Betting on games have been around for centuries but now, the world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, is upgrading the experience for a mobile era with its dedicated gambling app. Betfair is everything you’d... [more]


Betfair for iPhone Review – Exchange Betting on Horse Racing, Football, Golf and Cricket

Dec 2, 2014 7:54 pm

It’s a popular hobby to gamble some extra cash on sports results. Betting on games have been around for centuries but now, the world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, is upgrading the experience for a mobile era with its dedicated gambling app. Betfair is everything you’d... [more]


DTFoundation 1.7.4

Dec 2, 2014 12:33 pm

This maintenance update to DTFoundation contains several minor fixes and a few new CocoaPods sub specs. Changes FIXED: Added armv7s to static library targets (iOS) FIXED: [DTZipArchive] unit test would sometimes fail FIXED: Analyzer warnings FIXED: Log message of main thread checker would mention... [more]


Logic Puzzle with Swift Using Imperative and Functional Programming

Dec 2, 2014 9:17 am

Josh Smith presents an interesting challenge: “…how many ways you can break any amount of money using any subset of coins.” Two approaches are shared, both in Swift, one using imperative programming the other functional. Josh’s solution is here. This (…) Read the... [more]


TurnUpp Review – Meet your friends’s friends

Dec 2, 2014 1:42 am

Do you hate going to a friend’s party only to find you only know the guest? Would you love to meet your friends’s friends, without the hassle of spending time with the boring people? Then TurnUpp is definitely an app made for you. TurnUpp offers a no hassle, beautifully designed chat... [more]


TurnUpp Review – Meet your friends’s friends

Dec 2, 2014 1:42 am

Do you hate going to a friend’s party only to find you only know the guest? Would you love to meet your friends’s friends, without the hassle of spending time with the boring people? Then TurnUpp is definitely an app made for you. TurnUpp offers a no hassle, beautifully designed chat... [more]


WatchKit Compared to UIKit

Dec 1, 2014 9:08 pm

Mattt Thompson on his post about comparing WatchKit and UIKit: “Regardless of where you’re personally coming from, the simplicity of WatchKit is something to be enjoyed and celebrated.” Well said, and the exact reason I started mobile development over 14 (…) Read the rest... [more]


Swift And Command Line Tools

Dec 1, 2014 12:41 pm

In this video, Marin Usalj talks through Swift as a command line tool. “We will cover CLI basics, status codes, documentation, pipeline, and some real life usages. Looking in the future, can Swift dominate Ruby and bash as a tooling (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Decentralized Dependency Manager – CocoaPods Alternative

Nov 25, 2014 9:00 am

CocoaPods certainly has it’s positives. With that said, I’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time fighting Xcode, CocoaPods and integration of the same with version control tools. Justin Spahr-Summers, creator of Carthage: “…we created Carthage because we wanted the... [more]


How To Build A Custom Control In Swift

Nov 24, 2014 9:12 am

Yari D’areglia on creating custom controls: Whether you design your super custom user interfaces yourself, or a designer does the job for you, UIKit standard controls won’t likely be enough for your needs. Yari share the details of drawing a (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]


Swift Substrings

Nov 23, 2014 8:03 pm

Dalton Cherry provides a good introduction to Swift substrings. I would agree with Dalton’s sentiment: Overall substrings in Swift benefit from a more orthogonal design and I appreciate the thoughtfulness that has gone into the creation of the Swift. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


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