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How I’d improve the UIScrollView.contentInset API

UIScrollView.contentInset is conceptually a very simple API: it extends the scrollable range beyond that implied by the contentSize property. (The …

Introducing AsyncDisplayKit: For smooth and responsive apps on iOS

Have you ever noticed apps stuttering as you scroll and swipe around? Tapped a button and watched the entire interface freeze as it tries to react? …

Apps

Introducing Pop, the animation engine behind Paper

A couple of months ago we launched Paper, a fluid and beautiful way to explore and share stories. Today we’re open-sourcing Pop, the animation engine …

UI Design

Making News Feed nearly 50% faster on iOS

Our engineering team spends a lot of time and effort making News Feed reliable, simple, and fast. Almost two years ago, we switched the Facebook iOS …

iOS7 interactive transitions

iOS 7 introduces a new way to implement custom transitions between view controllers. This post and accompanying project shows how we can use custom …

Blog home

This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.<p>We are going …

Scott Hurff

Facebook Paper's gestural hell<p>4 years ago<p>Facebook's release of Paper yesterday on the App Store breaks a string of uninspired releases outside of …

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 …

iOS Programming

The Power of Xcode

Techniques that make iOS design a dream<p>There are over 600 million iOS devices out in the world. As designers we should not only build new products …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

Customers

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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