Blog posts with mobile tag

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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How To Do A Simple Calendar And Date Picker in Swift - Tutorial

In this post I’d like to show you how to make a very simple calendar picker - using class UICollectionView. Why? Sometimes default UIDatePicker isn’t sufficient enough. For example, when you need horizontal date picker or when there is no place for the standard date picker. OK, let’s see how to do it.

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Design your first app

Lately, I had to design a new app from the scratch. In the past I’ve conducted some UX evaluations of existing applications and websites, so I’m not completely green - but designing something from the very beginning? It was definitely a challenging task.

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Unusual ways to learn Swift programming

How to make time if you are too busy? Find out some ideas how you can help yourself with learning Swift if you don’t have enough time. Or, if you want to improve your skills in a train, plane, break between lessons, etc.

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How to group values by the Core Data attribute

Core Data is a powerful database for iOS and MacOS. It allows you to store information on device and - of course - read them. For small and bigger projects Core Data is a great solution. Especially that Core Data contains "magical" features as fetching, sorting or summing values.

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