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Michał Majchrzycki

Mobile Developer
25.03.2020 | Michał Majchrzycki

Should you ditch Storyboards for SwiftUI? That's what I did

Is leaving Storyboards for SwiftUI right? In this article, I am explaining it is. Although the framework is still immature, iOS developers should already think of making a switch. Here's why.

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20.02.2020 | Michał Majchrzycki

Firebase Dynamic Links with Scene Delegate

In general, Firebase by Google handles deep and Dynamic Links very well for iOS. But iOS 13 comes with many changes (Scene Delegate!) that aren’t yet fully explained. This is why I made this tutorial. What’s the fuss about deep links in iOS 13? Let's check it out!

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20.01.2020 | Michał Majchrzycki

SwiftUI cons: Why I don't use it in production

After several months of trying SwiftUI in my apps, I decided to list some concerns which keep me away from using it in production. Even if you're hyper-optimistic about it, it's still healthy to know its downsides and potential drawbacks it may cause in the work of a mobile developer.

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4.12.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

Mobile app development: Using delegates and blocks in VIPER

When to use delegates and protocols for data requesting, and when do blocks do the trick in VIPER-based mobile development? Let's examine both instances in this tutorial!

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28.11.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

SwiftUI vs Flutter: A Simple Comparison Between Frameworks

After some experience with both SwiftUI and Flutter, let's examine both mobile development frameworks in terms of development speed, clarity and maturity!

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23.10.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

iOS 13 Segmented Control. How to Solve the Design Problem?

So iOS 13 is here. A lot has changed in Xcode (universal apps) and Swift (Swift UI). Some changes require more love from a developer's perspective, especially if you already have apps in AppStore. My problem with iOS 13 was displaying Segmented Control. Read on if you want to learn more about my case.

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17.09.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

Flutter's pros and cons from an iOS developer's perspective

Flutter is a relatively new platform for mobile developers. Similar to Microsoft Xamarin or React Native (or less known Scade) it allows to develop apps both for Android and iOS. But it is also a platform which Google wants to use in its future projects like Fuchsia. In this post I’d like to share with you an iOS developer's take on Flutter.

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21.08.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

The curious case of the 24-hour time format in Swift

Recently, I have found out how time formats on iOS devices can impact the ones inside a mobile app. Let's see how to make an application always display the 24-hour format regardless of your iPhone's or iPad's settings.

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7.08.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

Unwinding to a previous Controller in a Swift mobile app with VIPER

In this quick tutorial I’d like to show you how I manage unwinding views in mobile apps built with Swift by using VIPER design pattern. This simple trick can help you especially when you’re used to traditional MVC Storyboard’s segues.

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18.07.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

What is Project Catalyst and how to prepare your iPad app for it?

Project Catalyst, Apple’s new toolset transforming iPad apps into macOS ones is coming this fall. What should you know about it and the process itself? Read this article and learn!

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14.06.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

SwiftUI: How To Get Started With This Framework?

Declarative syntax, real-time preview, drag and drop - learn about the features of SwiftUI, Apple's new framework for UI design!

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6.06.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

Adding Gaussian Blur to Swift Mobile App’s UIView

Adding Gaussian blur to the UIView of your mobile application can improve its user experience a lot. Let me show you three simple ways to apply this popular visual effect in Swift.

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27.03.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

What I've learned switching from MVC to VIPER

As an iOS developer, you certainly know that the basic programming architecture for Xcode is MVC - Model-View-Controller. But is MVC really the best way to make mobile apps? I checked out by giving the VIPER design pattern a try. Look what I found out.

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8.01.2019 | Michał Majchrzycki

Meet Ector, our free ebook reader for iOS that converts text to speech

Cannot read your ebook at the moment? Have it read for you by Ector! From now on, you can enjoy any book whenever you want with our free ebook app that converts text to speech.

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19.11.2018 | Michał Majchrzycki

How to make an Xcode cleaner app for macOS

In one of the previous tutorials, I was showing how to make a simple AppleScript that would clear cache generated by an Xcode app. This time we’ll make a macOS app that will mostly do the same, but we are going to add more features. Let’s face the challenge and take a look at the code!

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