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Flatastic Mobile UI Kit

Designers of mobile interfaces are becoming more prominent in today’s faced-paced web space. App designers are in high demand now particularly in …

Canvas: Animate in Xcode without code

Avoiding Ten Big Mistakes iOS Developers Make with Core Data

This article highlights common mistakes developers make with Core Data. It also touches on Core Data’s benefits, terminology, versioning, migration, …

Databases

iOS 7 Color Swatches

XS-Labs - Blog - 06/18/2013 - Strategies to support the new iOS7 UI

Strategies to support the new iOS7 UI<p>Now that Apple has revealed iOS 7, there's no doubt that iOS developers around the world have a huge work ahead, …

Stop Writing For Loops

Most of the time, when we use a for loop, it’s to iterate over some collection. Typically an array. We used to write things like this:<p>Then we came up …

5 Time Saving Tips In Xcode

Working with Xcode can sometimes be a frustrating experience…<p>However, Xcode has a few times saving features that really make a difference in day to …

BitTorrent Sees Sync Users Share Over 1PB of Data

BitTorrent on Monday announced an impressive milestone for its file synchronization tool Sync: users have synced over 1PB of data. The company says over 70 terabytes are synced via the tool every day.<p>BitTorrent first announced its Sync software back in January and released a private alpha. Between …

Creating a Game with Bonjour - Client and Server Setup

In the first part of this series, I wrote about the basics of networking. In this article, we will start working with Bonjour and the …

Minimalism/Flat UI on iOS

There’s been so much talk recently about flat UI vs Skeumorphism that I wanted to put some words forward on my own opinion. It also ties in with a …

Core Graphics Tutorial: Patterns

Create a cool grip pattern effect with Core Graphics!<p><i>Update 4/19/2013</i> Fully updated for Xcode 4.6, and ARC. (original post by Ray Wenderlich, update …

Making Rounded Rectangles Look Great

Great product design involves thinking about what features to prioritize, planning the user flow from screen to screen, getting user feedback and …

Appropriate Use of C Macros for Objective-C Developers

I’ve been writing software for iOS full time for almost 3 years. During that time, I’ve noticed an increasing number of developers using C macros for …