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iOS

iOS 7

With the NDA finally lifted, we can finally talk about all of the amazing new APIs in iOS 7. And there are a <i>lot</i> of them. “1500 new APIs”, by Apple’s …

OS X

The @" syntax in Objective-C vs C# - Miguel's OSX and iOS blog

A common mistake that I see in some of the code from our customers, or from contributed samples to the MonoMac repository is the use of the @"string" …

Million dollar expense: Buying out the App Store

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It’s been less than a decade since the first iPhones (s aapl) hit the market, but most can hardly remember a time without …

Ios7

The design origins of iOS 7

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>In my last post, I went over some of the problems I have with the new UI in iOS 7. In this post, I’m going to trace the design …

Xcode Key Bindings Gestures

The extent to which programming-as-craft is compared to manual disciplines like woodworking is tiresome. It’s absolutely the case that one should …

XCode

The Harsh Realities Surrounding Mobile App Investing

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Rohit Sharma from True Ventures likes to say: “Mobile is the only under-hyped thing in tech.” I think he’s right. Yet, for mobile …

Our design process for creating iOS7 style icons

I recently took on the job of updating the iconography for our mobile site – which was starting to look a bit dated, especially in Apple’s shiny new …

UI Design

Optimizing UI icons for faster recognition

What makes an icon a valuable addition to the interface, rather than a mere decorative element? Intuitiveness, aesthetic value, memorability, …

UI Design

How To Use Git Source Control with Xcode 9

<i>Update note</i>: Updated for Xcode 9 by Richard Critz. Original tutorial by Malek Trablesi and previously updated by Felipe Laso-Marsetti.<p>Whether you’re …

Text Kit Tutorial

<i>Update 9/30/14</i>: This tutorial has now been updated for iOS 8 and Swift, check it out!<p><i>Note from Ray</i>: This is an abbreviated version of a chapter from …

Typography

The Market Price of Ideas | Richter's Rants

I have, right now, an idea that is guaranteed to generate $1 trillion in sales a year as a baseline. Thats Trillion with 12 zeros, a million million …

openkit

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Calvin and Hobbes

Design Concept: Let Users Add Apps to iOS 7 Control Center

Perceval McElhearn writes:<p>Control Center in iOS 7 is one of my favorite new features, I use it all the time to adjust brightness and toggle Airplane …

iOS

Lifting the lid on the iOS 7 UIPicker

<b>Updated April 28th, 2014: The issues discussed in this article relating to the tap areas and consistency of the iOS 7.0 UIDatePicker have been fixed</b> …

Yep, paid apps are dead

Marco Arment recently wrote what most people with top apps were thinking and what David Barnard predicted over a year ago: “Paid-up-front iOS apps …

Apps

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Startups Hyperfocus on iOS 7, Send Android To Back Burner.

Last week’s announcement of iOS 7 really shook things up in silicon valley. And it may not be what you think.<p>Yes, people are excited to get to work …

Users feedbacks

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Could we kill the icon? • Joe Critchley

Moving away from abstracted & physical representations, and more towards our digitally native environment.<p>When it comes to user interfaces, I don’t …

UI Design

A Short History of Text on iOS

The release of iOS 7 brings a lot of new tools to the table for developers. One of these is <i>TextKit</i>. TextKit consists of a bunch of new classes in …

Web Development

Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages

I’ve been thinking about this piece by Ben Thompson, “What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong in His Theory of Low-End Disruption”, since he published it …

iOS Developer Discomfort

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed some trends in the code that’s developed by some of the people I respect. People I look up to – people that I …

Programming

Scanning Barcodes with iOS 7 (Objective-C)

Introduction<p>With the release of iOS 7, Apple included the ability to detect barcodes through its AV Foundation framework. The supported types …

Apps

Smooth Fade Animations

When iOS 7 was first announced, Apple developers all over the world tried to compile their apps, and spent the next few months fixing whatever was …

Background Fetch

Prior to iOS 7, developers were pretty limited in what they could do when their apps left the foreground. Aside from VOIP and location-based …

Breaking Down Bluetooth in Objective-C and iOS7

My last post After the Install: Scenario-Based RVM Best Practices was over a month ago. Since then, I’ve been immersed in an iOS bootcamp. Today’s …

Kinda Fixing Badge Truncation

While I’ve been working on the next update to Pedometer++ I ran into a curious bug. Pedometer lets you optionally badge the app icon with your …