As almost all Apple developers, I was excited with the announcements Apple made in WWDC this year. Lots of new stuff, a revamped OS X experience, a new iOS version with refinements for the end user and great new APIs for developers and a whole new programming language: Swift. Last year Apple completely redesigned its mobile operating system, leading to a lot of criticism, although most reviews where positive. iOS 7 was new and fresh but in many ways it seemed like an unfinished product.
In an iOS project I am currently working on, I got a request to create a pop-up window. Trying to figure out how to do it, I came up with a solution that is pretty easy to implement and very straight forward. All you need is a view controller with a transparent background and a subview (your popup window). After creating the popUpViewController, you can just call it from any other view controller.
Ten days ago, I've came by Iconic Book: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation” while surfing the net. First thing that crossed my mind was: "Wow that the Apple Bible". I immediately ordered my copy ($75 cost for the book plus 50$ for ship costs -I live in Greece-). Three days ago I found a note in my door, that I have a parcel waiting for me in my nearest post office. Next morning I got it. First impression? This book is much bigger than I thought it would be. It is elegant, printed in high quality paper, exactly like an Apple book should be.
As every year at WWDC, this year Apple announced a new version of its mobile operating system: iOS 7. This version is a radical departure from any other iOS release. From design perspective it is entirely new.
iOS SDK is well known among mobile app developers for its elegant APIs that make creating polished and crafting UI experiences a piece of cake. In this tutorial I will present some small (and easy to implement) code snippets for adding effects to UIImageViews. Note that these effects are added on the fly … Continue reading iOS SDK: animations and effects in UIImageViews
Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56! Tech world will never be the same without him! Rest in Peace Steve! Thank you for everything and may your spirit lead Apple to more innovations!
Sometimes after upgrading your Xcode and iPhone SDK installation you may see the alert "Base SDK missing" when you try to compile and build an old project (that was written with a previous version of Xcode and an older version of iPhone SDK). That issue is as easy to fix as performing some clicks. Let's … Continue reading How to: Fix the “Base SDK missing” issue in Xcode
As you may have mentioned, lot of iPhone apps (especially games) run by default in landscape mode! You can easily force the app you develop to run in landscape mode! Let's see how: In Xcode find the file [YourAppName]-Info.plist and open it up. Right click on the table and select "Add Row". Select "Initial interface … Continue reading iPhone programming: How to force your app to run in landscape mode
Things is a task management app by cultured code. Thing is a mac-only app available for mac and iphone. I've been using things for about one month now (both desktop and iphone version) and I am pretty amazed with it. I love the app's simplicity and ease of use. Most of the task management and … Continue reading Life with Things and Things Touch
I released (thanks to Mint for that) that around 1% of Typpz visitors view the blog using their iPhone and Mobile Safari. As with almost every site that is not optimized for viewing on cell phones, viewing from an iPhone means zooming in and out the parts of the page you want to read. To … Continue reading Introducing Typpz mobile edition