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iOS 8, Universal Storyboards and Adaptive UI

Oct 17, 2014 1:50 pm

iOS 8 Demo: Universal Storyboards and Adaptive UI (video): “With the addition of two new iPhone sizes, designers and developers will have to be more flexible in their layouts. In this demo, I give a quick overview of Universal Storyboards (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

DTCoreText 1.6.14

Oct 17, 2014 12:55 pm

This maintenance release for DTCoreText addresses one pressing issue with images represented in data URLs and a collection of a few contributions. Changes FIXED: Parsing @2x Image in data URL causes it to double in size FIXED: In Demo app, image elements seem to block scrolling in iOS 8... [more]

Core Data in Swift Tutorial – Part 2

Oct 17, 2014 9:12 am

It’s a good week for Swift and Core Data: Core Data in Swift Tutorial – Part 2. “This is part two of a tutorial series covering the usage of Core Data in Swift to write iOS apps with persistence.” Core (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

OS X Yosemite – Available as Free Upgrade

Oct 16, 2014 10:34 pm

Apple announced today that you can upgrade to OS X Yosemite, gratis! iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Adaptive Tabbar in Swift

Oct 16, 2014 1:10 pm

Adaptive Tab Bar: “AdaptiveController is a ‘Progressive Reduction’ Swift module for adding custom states to Native or Custom UI elements. The UI elements evolve over time as the user becomes accustomed to them.”. Sounds pretty cool. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Your First Core Data App Using Swift

Oct 16, 2014 9:59 am

Your First Core Data App Using Swift: “By the end of the tutorial you’ll: model data you want to store in Core Data using Xcode’s model editor; add new records to Core Data; fetch a set of records from Core (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Create Rotating Animations in Swift

Oct 16, 2014 6:51 am

Interested to code basic rotating animations? Rotate Animation in Swift iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Xcode Plugin to Manage CocoaPods

Oct 15, 2014 4:30 pm

KF INTERACTIVE’S KFCocoaPodsPlugin: “Xcode 5 CocoaPods Plugin with pod commands/console output, user notifications & pod name completion.” Edit CocoaPods podfile from within Xcode. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Ken Burns Effect on App Splash Screen

Oct 15, 2014 12:05 pm

WOJTEK LUKASZUK: “I will show you how change static login screen into amazing experience using Ken Burns effect.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Fundamentals of Image Processing in Metal

Oct 15, 2014 9:18 am

Fundamentals of Image Processing in Metal: “…we will start exploring the world of image processing with the Metal shading language. We will create a framework capable of representing chains of image filters, then write a pair of image filters that (…) Read the rest of this entry... [more]

Is it Okay to Delete Automated Tests?

Oct 15, 2014 6:23 am

GRAHAM LEE: Yes, you may delete tests. “Any test that is no longer useful is no longer useful: delete it. Those tests that helped you to build the thing were useful while you were building the thing: if they’re not (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Fast Serialization for Cocoa Objects and Object Graphs

Oct 14, 2014 3:10 pm

Nick Lockwood: “FastCoder is a high-performance binary serialization format for Cocoa objects and object graphs. It is intended as a replacement for NSPropertyList, NSJSONSerializer, NSKeyedArchiver/Unarchiver and Core Data.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Creating Custom Operators in Swift

Oct 14, 2014 11:53 am

“I like it when a language keeps me from making stupid mistakes.” From Tammo Freese’s introduction to creating custom operators in Swift. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Multiple Threads with NSOperation & NSOperationQueue

Oct 14, 2014 8:41 am

“…the user interface stops being responsive” (iOS) “…users get to stare at the hourglass or the colorful wheel rotating” (OS X). “What’s a poor developer to do?” Answer: The oft-dreaded NSOperation and NSOperationQueue classes. In this tutorial,... [more]

Swift Wrapper for SQLite

Oct 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Stephen Celis on his Swift-based SQLite wrapper: “A pure Swift framework wrapping SQLite3. SQLite.swift aims to be small, simple, and safe.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Add Interactive User Image Cropping to Your iOS App

Oct 13, 2014 1:48 pm

Need a starting point to add interactive user image cropping to your app? Kishikawa Katsumi — PEPhotoCropEditor is image cropping library for iOS. Looks to be a well executed project to provide an option for a user to crop an (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Read, Write and Return Tuples in Swift

Oct 13, 2014 11:20 am

Just what is a tuple: “Tuples are a compound type in Swift, which basically means that they can hold multiple values.” Creating tuples: “There are a few ways to create tuples.” …likewise… Reading a tuple: “There are several ways to (…) Read the rest... [more]

Inspect Libraries, Frameworks and Applications

Oct 10, 2014 7:22 pm

Library Inspector, created by Orion Transfer: “…is a simple tool for inspecting the contents of compiled object code, archives, dynamic libraries (dylib), frameworks and applications.” You won’t need this tool on a day-to-day basis, however, at some point you may... [more]

Understanding Code Signing on iOS and OS X

Oct 10, 2014 3:28 pm

Thomas Kollbach on application code signing: “Most of the time, code signing seems like a magical machine that is hard to understand. I will try to shed some light on this machine.” Couldn’t agree more. Although the post doesn’t include (…) Read the rest of this... [more]

Select Multiple Photos or Videos from Photo Library

Oct 10, 2014 12:21 pm

Clement T on his photo and video selection project: “CTAssetsPickerController is an iOS controller that allows picking multiple photos and videos from user’s photo library. The usage and look-and-feel are just similar to UIImagePickerController.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

BarCodeKit 1.3.0

Oct 10, 2014 9:10 am

The previous release to BarCodeKit was almost exactly one year ago, when I was just about getting started with writing my book. Changes FIXED: Assertion failure when draing barcodes into graphics context with translated CTM ADDED: Error messages on barcode generation localized in English,... [more]

Structures in Swift – Choose Between a Class or Struct

Oct 10, 2014 8:59 am

Coding Explorer on working with structures in Swift: In Swift, structures are a lot more like classes than they are in C or Objective-C. Major differences between Structures and Classes: - Structures cannot Inherit from other types. - Classes use (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

Xcode 6 drops armv7s

Oct 10, 2014 3:35 am

The latest Xcode update no longer builds for the armv7s architecture by default. Is it planned obsolesce or an oversight? The current Xcode 6 defines ${ARCHS_STANDARD} as armv7, arm64. Also whenever you update Xcode it keeps pestering you to remove your own definition of what architectures to... [more]

Core Data in Swift – Part 1

Oct 9, 2014 2:36 pm

Jameson Quave on Core Data and Swift: “Core Data is the de facto standard way to persist and manage data in both iPhone and Mac applications. So it’s only natural that we should take some time to learn about it (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Create Advanced Custom Animations on iOS

Oct 9, 2014 12:10 pm

Custom animations on iOS: “INTUAnimationEngine makes it easy to build advanced custom animations on iOS…It enables interactive animations (normally driven by user input, such as a pan or pinch gesture) to run automatically over a given duration. It can also (…) Read the rest of... [more]

Xcode Plugin: Add Colors to Debugging Console

Oct 9, 2014 8:54 am

“XcodeColors allows you to use colors in the Xcode debugging console. It’s designed to aid in the debugging process” Robbie Hanson is the author of XcodeColors, forked from DeepIT/XcodeColors. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

AV Foundation: Code 39 Recognition Confusion

Oct 9, 2014 3:53 am

This is a bug report for AV Foundation. I noticed this problem when creating nice vector versions of the 1D barcodes used in figures in my book. The problem with this is that if you are scanning Code39 barcodes you have no way to determine whether it was one with or without check digit.... [more]

Bash Trick: Display File Sizes in Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte

Oct 8, 2014 8:29 pm

Try this gem to display file sizes in human readable format (374B, 1.1K, 408M, 2.6G) with ‘ls’ from the terminal: $ ls -ahl drwxr-xr-x 3 JOHN staff 102B Aug 18 23:02 MacTweaks.app -rw-r-----@ 1 JOHN staff 19K Sep 27 21:32 (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Creating Metal Textures and Samplers

Oct 8, 2014 3:35 pm

Warren Moore on Metal Textures and Samplers: “In this post, we’ll talk about texture mapping, which helps us bring virtual characters to life. We’ll also introduce samplers, which give us powerful control over how texture data is interpreted while drawing. (…) Read the rest of... [more]

Mike Ash on Integrating Swift and C (video)

Oct 8, 2014 12:19 pm

From NSSpain, Mike Ash on Swift and C: “Swift provides rich facilities for OO and functional programming, but it also allows extensive bridging to C APIs. Learn all about how to call C functions, work with “unsafe” pointers, manage memory, (…) Read the rest of this entry... [more]

Build Photo Filtering App in Swift (video)

Oct 8, 2014 9:12 am

Apple Swift Developer Blog: We thought it would be helpful to provide content for programmers who are new to Swift and just trying Xcode for the first time. To make it more approachable for everyone, we put together a very (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

OS X Utility: Dropzone, Turbocharge Drag & Drop

Oct 7, 2014 8:45 pm

Dropzone 3: “With a completely redesigned user interface and hundreds of new features, Dropzone 3 will change the way you use drag and drop on your Mac.” iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

iOS 8.1 beta 2 and Xcode 6.1 GM seed 2

Oct 7, 2014 6:05 pm

Apple has released Xcode 6.1 GM seed 2 and iOS 8.1 beta 2. With Xcode 6.1 GM seed 2 the list of known issues is longer than the list of fixed issues, however, as the eternal optimist I’ll look at (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

iPhone 6+

Oct 7, 2014 3:55 pm

I had the box containing my iPhone 6+ sitting on the counter for 8 days. I saved it as an incentive for myself, for after doing a good job at Mobiconf. The other reason was that I got it from my cellular network provider but couldn’t order a cover for it yet. On my way home from the... [more]

Interview with Creator of Objective-C: Brad Cox

Oct 7, 2014 2:25 pm

An interesting interview with Brad Cox, co-creator of Objective-C: The idea was that Objective-C features were to be a fairly lightweight kind of tool: a soldering gun not a silicon fab line. The things you’d use C for, the statically (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

Core Data and Asynchronous Fetching on iOS 8

Oct 7, 2014 9:33 am

Bart Jacobs explains Apple’s asynchronous fetching solution for Core Data: Like batch updates, asynchronous fetching has been on the wishlist of many developers for quite some time. Fetch requests can be complex, taking a non-trivial amount of time to complete. (…) Read the rest of... [more]

Creating Custom Actions with Push and Local Notifications

Oct 6, 2014 6:15 pm

Yari D’areglia: iOS 8 comes with a long list of interesting improvements and in this article I want to show you one of those: Notification Actions. With this new feature users can directly interact with push or local notifications without (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

How to Check iOS or OS X Version in Swift

Oct 6, 2014 3:21 pm

Mattt of NSHipster: In Objective-C, checking for the availability of an API was accomplished through a combination of C preprocessor directives, conditionals on class, respondsToSelector:, and instancesRespondToSelector So how do you check the system version in Swift to determine API (…)... [more]

Introducing a Better Way to Find an iOS Job

Oct 6, 2014 10:49 am

You’re in demand. Shouldn’t companies you love come to you with offers upfront? We think so. That’s why Hired is changing the way you find your next job with a faster, more transparent job search process built specifically for Software (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

Best practices running an iOS open source project on GitHub

Oct 5, 2014 4:04 am

This is the second talk (of two) I gave at Mobiconf 2014. The first one – about barcodes – is available to watch here. Since I became full-time self-employed in January 2014 I have created and maintained several Open Source projects. I have developed a certain style –... [more]

All You Need to Know to Leverage Barcodes in Your Apps

Oct 5, 2014 3:58 am

This is the first of two talks i gave at Mobiconf 2014. When Miquido asked me for proposals for two talks the first one was easy. Since I had been working on barcode-related technologies for the better part of a year, I felt that I had many interesting things to share. My outline was loosely... [more]

Mobiconf 2014

Oct 4, 2014 2:48 am

Polish company Miquido decided 4 months ago that they wanted to have a great conference in Krakow. Since then they worked hard to pull off a conference that easily measures up to older, more established, conferences. Initially, I was sceptical when I got contacted about speaking at this... [more]

Intro to Functional Programming in Swift (Video)

Oct 3, 2014 12:52 pm

Chris Eidhof provides a nice introduction to why functional programming is relevant in an object-oriented world and focuses specifically on functional coding in Swift. You can find the slides to Chris’s presentation here. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Swift Animated Alert View

Oct 3, 2014 10:22 am

Animated Alert View written in Swift, which can be used as a UIAlertView or UIAlertController replacement. Since UIAlertView is deprecated and UIAlertController only works on iOS 8.x or above, if you have a Swift project where you want to support (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

BDD Framework for Swift and Objective-C

Oct 2, 2014 4:41 pm

Brian Gesiak, creator of Quick: Quick is a behavior-driven development framework for Swift and Objective-C. Inspired by RSpec, Specta, and Ginkgo. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Swift: Prompt Users to Review Your App

Oct 2, 2014 1:40 pm

Urban Apps: A simple yet powerful App Review Manager for iOS and OSX in Swift. I like the idea behind Armchair: Armchair prompts the user to write a review, but only after the developer knows they are satisfied. For example, (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

Swift HTTP Networking Library

Oct 2, 2014 9:18 am

Mattt Thompson , author of AFNetworking library on his latest creation: Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift… The Alamofire has an impressive list of features: Chainable Request / Response methods URL / JSON / plist Parameter Encoding (…) Read the rest of this... [more]

Swift and iOS 8 Photo Editing Extensions

Oct 1, 2014 7:02 pm

Dariusz Rybicki: The app uses new Photos framework, introduced with iOS 8…The app uses Core Image Face Detection feature, to detect faces on selected photo. Then, it draws mustache on each detected face. Read more. iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]

From Barcodes to Product Information

Oct 1, 2014 3:08 pm

On the evening before Mobiconf I visited Cocoaheads Krakow to tell them about my book Barcodes with iOS and ProductLayer. The talk gives a short introduction to the world of barcodes, then explains the reasoning behind the TOC of my book where barcodes provide the common thread through all... [more]

Coding with UIAlertController in Swift

Oct 1, 2014 1:54 pm

…the introduction of UIAlertController should be met like an army liberating a city from occupation. Not only does it improve on the miserable APIs of its predecessors, but it carves a path forward to deal with the UIKit interface singularity (…) Read the rest of this entry »... [more]

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