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Add App to “Open in…” Menu for Specific Document Type

Apr 16, 2014 5:00 pm

How do I get my application to show up in the “Open in…” menu on iOS for a specific document type? – Apple Technical Q&A read more on iOS Dev Center iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Simple Color Instantiation with NSString

Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Category on NSString allowing simple color instantiation from its content – Nicolas Goutaland read more on github.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Death of Steve Jobs encouraged Samsung to attack iPhone

Apr 16, 2014 12:47 pm

All I can say to this news is wow that’s low, even for Samsung this is just a low point. According to an e-mail uncovered by CNET shortly after the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011 Michael Pennington, head of national sales for Samsung Telecommunications America, told company leadership that... [more]

Using Data Detectors to Match Dates, Addresses and URLs

Apr 16, 2014 11:36 am

If you need to determine if a text string contains a valid URL link resist the temptation to start constructing a regular expression – @kharrison read more on useyourloaf.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Xcode 5.1.1 Maintenance Release

Apr 16, 2014 8:00 am

Apple pushes Xcode 5.1.1 maintenance (bug fix) release – iOS Dev Center read more on developer.apple.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Debug Logging in UITextView Using iOS 7 TextKit

Apr 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Purpose-built text view for logging output (TextKit and iOS 7+) – @rentzsch read more on github.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Introduction to CocoaPods

Apr 15, 2014 2:00 pm

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use a popular dependency management tool called CocoaPods – @jrg_developer @rwenderlich read more on raywenderlich.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Use DSL to Create, Validate and Serialize Form Data

Apr 15, 2014 11:00 am

…create dynamic table-view forms. The goal of the library is to get the same power of hand-made forms but spending 1/10 of the time – @xmartlabs read more on github.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Back to Basics: Writing Unit Tests First

Apr 15, 2014 8:31 am

The value of unit tests and TDD are well documented. Unfortunately, it’s still daunting to start practicing it. Here’s a primer – @brittballard read more on robots.thoughtbot.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

G-pad bringing physical Game Boy buttons to your iPhone

Apr 15, 2014 6:09 am

I don’t know about you guys, but for me growing up in the 90′s meant having a Game Boy. Perhaps this is why I am so excited to see Game Boy emulators making their way to iOS. However after having spent hours playing games on the iPhone I have come to the conclusion that touchscreen... [more]

Dependency Injection on iOS

Apr 14, 2014 1:00 pm

If an object expects to ask its environment for a load of other objects around it, then you cannot simply tell it that it should be using another object. Dependency injection fixes that – @bignerdranch @secboffin read more on blog.bignerdranch.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks :... [more]

Github Cheatsheet

Apr 14, 2014 10:00 am

All the hidden and not hidden features of Git and GitHub – @tiimgreen read more on github.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Marvel iPhone app turns sketches into app prototypes

Apr 14, 2014 7:21 am

Let’s say you have this brilliant idea for a new app that is sure to become hugely popular. Chances are your first idea would be to draw out your app on a piece of paper. Now thanks to the Marvel App you can not only draw out your app but you can capture sketches of your […] [more]

How NSDictionary Works Internally

Apr 14, 2014 7:00 am

…does NSDictionary make use of a hash table? This is what I’ve decided to investigate – @bciechanowski read more on ciechanowski.me iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 11 April 2014

Apr 11, 2014 6:49 am

 Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news! Apple To Give iTunes A Major Re-design - We recently heard that Apple were considering launching an iTunes App for Google’s Android platform, the Android App is apparently part of... [more]


Apr 11, 2014 5:08 am

You know the story: you have an app laid out as storyboard, want to show a modal view controller and when the user is done with it it you want to dismiss it, … or un-present it, or whatever you need to get rid of the modal VC and return. Now what about a view controller that can be both... [more]

Greg Christie to retire from Apple later this year

Apr 10, 2014 6:54 am

According to an official statement from Apple Greg Christie, part of the original team behind the iPhone, will be retiring from Apple later this year. Early rumors stated this was because of a falling out between Greg Christie and Jony Ive, however insiders know this plan is nothing new stating... [more]

Deal of the Day

Apr 10, 2014 5:57 am

My publisher Manning  is highlighting 3 of their iOS titles on April 11, all three are the “Deal of the Day” meaning that you get 50% off with promo code “dotd041114au” if you purchase them on this day. The three books cover different levels on iOS development, the... [more]

Apple announces WWDC ticket winners and losers

Apr 9, 2014 6:28 am

In past years Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference has sold out in mere minutes. This year the Cupertino company has decided that tickets would be awarded on a lottery base, they accepted entries from Thursday, April 5 to April 7 at 10:00 AM PT. The lottery has officially ended and... [more]

Adobe releases Lightroom Mobile for iPad

Apr 8, 2014 6:44 am

In May last year we told you Adobe was working on bringing Lightroom to the iPad, and now finally almost a year later Adobe has unveiled their new Lightroom Mobile for iPad software for photographers and photo editors. The new iPad application comes with many of the loved features from the... [more]

Case Insensitive Autocomplete in OS X

Apr 7, 2014 11:30 am

I tend to spend a lot of time in the OSX Terminal. One of the rather annoying defaults with this application is that, by default, autocomplete will be case sensitive – @JacoPretorius read more on jacopretorius.net iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Stop Nesting Animation Blocks (iOS 7)

Apr 7, 2014 7:52 am

Chaining animations together has always been a little bit awkward. New in iOS7, there is a method for building stacks of animations – @richturton read more on commandshift.co.uk iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in Germany

Apr 7, 2014 6:56 am

Guten Tag! For our non German readers that means good day,  so why you are wondering am I writing in German? The answer is very simple Apple has just extedned their iPhone trade-in program to Germany. The program allows iPhone owners to recycle their old devices and get a discount on any new... [more]

6 professional iOS7 app design templates

Apr 6, 2014 9:45 am

Just because Apple claims “There’s an app for that” doesn’t mean programmers are out of a job. Far from it. Every day more and more amazing, helpful, and downright fun apps are introduced. And if you’re sitting there looking to get in on the fun, take advantage of... [more]

Xcode 5.1.1 GM Seed

Apr 4, 2014 9:56 pm

Apple has released Xcode 5.1.1 GM. download on iOS Dev Center iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Founders of Twilio, Indiephone, Pinterest, ready to inspire you at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam

Apr 4, 2014 11:27 am

Always roaming the web to find the best resources for mobile developers, we’ve came across The Next Web Conference, which will take place in Amsterdam in less than three weeks. The lineup is stellar and there are quite a few talks aimed at the mobile development professionals. See a few of... [more]

New Affiliations

Apr 4, 2014 1:55 am

Manning’s affiliate system iDevAffiliate didn’t have a disaster recovery plan. So it hit them very hard – and all their clients – when their server colocation provider decided to physically move their server to a different state. On the previous system I earned 10%... [more]

Apple announces WWDC 2014

Apr 3, 2014 11:54 pm

Apple has just announced the dates for their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2014, the event will take place June 2-6 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. At the same time the Cupertino company announced that applications for tickets for the event will run... [more]

WWDC 2014 Registration

Apr 3, 2014 9:27 pm

The opportunity to buy tickets to WWDC 2014 will be offered by random selection – Apple read more on developer.apple.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

New EU Project to Improve Mobility across Europe

Apr 3, 2014 6:47 am

Project partners from across Europe gathered in Brussels to launch a major new EU-funded project, ECIM – the European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility. The idea behind ECIM is to create a system that makes it easier for cities to transport goods and people between locations. According... [more]

What are some of the most addictive iOS games?

Apr 2, 2014 11:07 am

In these past few months there have been much discussion about what addictive games are and what makes a game addictive. The creator of Flappy Bird told reporters he removed the game from the App Store because he felt it was becoming an addiction for some gamers. In this article we will examine... [more]

Does having an iPhone make you smarter?

Apr 2, 2014 10:39 am

It is a widely-held notion that the type of mobile phone that you use can determine personality traits, but the results of a recent online test illustrate that your choice of phone could also be an indicator of your level of intelligence. As reported by Cnet, 2,000 smartphone users were tested by... [more]

Book Updated!

Apr 2, 2014 7:54 am

Readers of my book get good news today! My publisher Manning released version of the MEAP-version of the book. Previously available chapters 1 through 3 have been reworked based on the feedback several reviewers gave. There were some tough requests which I just couldn’t fit into the style... [more]

Apple updates iWork on iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apr 2, 2014 6:43 am

Earlier Apple released an updated version of iWork for iCloud with an updated design as well as support for Retina displays, the ability to share view-only documents,  and the option to open documents directly from iCloud Mail. Now the company has undated their iOS and OS X versions of iWork as... [more]

iOS users prefer free games with ads to paid games

Apr 1, 2014 2:04 pm

If you are considering the pricing strategy of your next app then consider this, more iOS users prefer free games with ads over paying for a game that doesn’t include ads, this according to a new a new survey released by Wild Tangent. The company surveyed 500 iOS users about their gaming... [more]

Podcast: Springboard Episode 41 with Graham Lee

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Graham Lee joins us this week to discuss his book APPropriate Behaviour. He and Ash discuss Code Complete, another programming book, as well as tools, best practices, and ethics – @springboardshow listen to springboard iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Monument Valley [making of]

Apr 1, 2014 11:21 am

From what I’ve seen, Monument Valley is bound to be a game changer in terms of iOS gaming. The game is described as a hand-crafted combination of puzzle, graphic design and architecture. Users have to guide a princess through a series of mysterious monuments by uncovering hidden paths,... [more]

Free Git and Mercurial Client for Mac

Apr 1, 2014 11:00 am

Say goodbye to the command line – use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the (free) SourceTree desktop app – @sourcetree read more on sourcetreeapp.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

objc.io Goes Android

Apr 1, 2014 10:00 am

objc.io goes Android. Admittedly, this started out as an April Fools’ joke. But we quickly realized that we actually could make a really good issue about this – @objcio read more on objc.io iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Lint-Like Web Service to Scan Job Descriptions

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

Test tech job specs for issues with sexism, culture, expectations, and recruiter fails – @rowanmanning read more on joblint.org iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Open Source iOS Toast View

Apr 1, 2014 8:00 am

Easily create notifications that appear on top of or by pushing out the status bar or navigation bar – Collin Ruffenach read more about crtoast iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Add a Shimmering Effect to Any View

Apr 1, 2014 7:00 am

Add a simple shimmering effect to any view in an iOS app, which is particularly useful as an unobtrusive loading indicator – @fbOpenSource read more about shimmer iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Microsoft Releases Original MS-DOS Source Code

Mar 31, 2014 5:00 pm

Version 1.1 fits an entire operating system – limited as it was – into only 12K bytes of memory, which is tiny compared to today’s software – Computer History Museum read more on computerhistory.org iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Why build an app with an app template?

Mar 31, 2014 3:37 pm

What’s an app template, and why build your app with one? Apps are very new, and until recently most apps are have been built completely ‘custom’. There aren’t any established CMS’s for apps, and they have to be developed natively (i.e. using native code to that platform) to get a great... [more]

iTunes Connect Submissions with iTMSTransporter

Mar 31, 2014 3:00 pm

There’s a relatively little-known tool available from Apple that can ease your pain, allowing you to retrieve, pre-flight and upload your app metadata – @nikf read more on realmacsoftware.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

iOS 7 and AVSpeechSynthesizer

Mar 31, 2014 2:00 pm

What makes AVSpeechSynthesizer really amazing for developers is the ability to hook into speech events – @mattt read more on nshipster.com iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Large Image Downsizing

Mar 31, 2014 1:00 pm

Demonstrates a way to support displaying very large images in limited memory environments by turning a large image on disk into a smaller image in memory (updated for iOS 7) – iOS Dev Center download apple sample code iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Code Coverage Fix for Xcode 5.1

Mar 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Xcode 5.1 update proved to be more exciting than I anticipated. And I mean “exciting” in the sense of “breaking the tools I use.” xctool stopped working, and so did my code coverage scripts. – @qcoding read more on qualitycoding.org iOS Developer Tips & Tricks :... [more]

Mac App: Clipboard Manager for Mac OS X

Mar 31, 2014 11:00 am

Uber clipboard manager, now open source – @naotakaM read more about clipmenu iOS Developer Tips & Tricks : iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

What if your iPhone 5s could record 2K video? Guess what it can!

Mar 31, 2014 10:18 am

The new camera in the iPhone 5s can record at full HD quality, or 1080p video both at 30 frames per second, as well as slow-motion clips at 120 frames per second, these are however only  720p. But what if you could record at up to 2K film resolution on your iPhone? Thats exactly what Hassan... [more]

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