Blog posts with iOS tag

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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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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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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How to get started with SwiftUI?

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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Three ways of adding Gaussian blur to your 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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When your business doesn't need a mobile app

While more and more people use the Internet on mobile devices, it's not always the reason your company should build its native mobile app. Luckily, there are enough alternatives to solve the problems of your audience and let your business grow.

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Mobile app development: React Native vs Native

Thinking about reaching new customers with a mobile app and wondering which technology to choose? We examine the differences between cross-platform mobile app development with React Native and native development for Android and iOS.

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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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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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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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From apps to Lego blocks and "Little Red Riding Hood". How I teach my daughters to code

I am a father of three incredible girls - one is five and two are three years old. They are much smarter than I am, and they are learning so fast, you can’t even imagine. But the greatest thing is their imagination. Amazing, indescribable imagination. Sometimes I try to learn something from my kids and this is what I did. About coding of course.

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First steps with Clean Architecture and VIPER

VIPER is a relatively new Clean Architecture design pattern for iOS apps, which has gained much attention and applause lately. Let us take a walk and examine its main features, as well as the basics of Clean Architecture itself.

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How to make a reusable custom UIAlertController

In this short tutorial I will show you how to make a custom UIAlertController which can be used on many View Controllers or even Storyboards. The main advantage of this solution is that your alert controller can be used many times and modified as you wish. OK, let’s start with the basics!

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Simple AppleScript app for clean Xcode

Clean temporary and unwanted files from Xcode with your own AppleScript app.

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How to make a reusable Activity Indicator with Swift

Spinners let people know that your app isn't frozen while loading content. Check out how to make one that can be used on many views and storyboards.

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