Monday, April 20, 2015

Apple opened pre-sales for the Apple Watch last week which created some exciting buzz around the Bay and especially around the office. As a result, I put my SKPokemon project temporarily on the disabled list.

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WWDC, or the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, is one of the highlights of Apple’s yearly calendar. It’s a big annual get-together for the company’s software partners (not to mention representatives of the world’s media), and always sees Apple unveil a range of new products, traditionally a new version of iOS and OS X in addition to new hardware including new Macs and maybe also new iPads.

Read more www.macworld.co.uk


Monday, April 06, 2015

If you don’t have physical accessories, use HomeKit Accessory Simulator to simulate accessories in a home. Each simulated accessory has services with characteristics that you can control from your app. Your app creates the objects and relationships that are stored in the HomeKit database. It creates the home layout, adds new accessories to the home in the simulated environment, and adds the accessories to rooms in a home.

Read more developer.apple.com


Thursday, March 05, 2015

The highly anticipated Apple Watch opens up a rare opportunity to be one of the first developers on a new platform that is almost guaranteed to be a hit with consumers. Apple has recently released the WatchKit Beta, allowing developers to start making apps before the official hardware is released. One of the key features of WatchKit at the moment is its dependence on the host iOS app to do most of the data processing work.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Back in early 2014 I had an opportunity to work on my first hardware project that went into production. The project was incredibly interesting. All of a sudden I had to build an app that interfaced with a piece of hardware that triggered set events. Those events would be customizable through the app.

Read more www.xmcgraw.com


Friday, February 20, 2015

Apple Pay is an easy, secure, and private way to make payments on iOS devices. When purchasing physical goods and services in apps, people can use Apple Pay to quickly and securely provide their contact, shipping, and payment information.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

iOS 8 Day by Day is a free book by shinobicontrols iOS evangelist Sam Davies made of 39 short chapters that highlight the key features of iOS 8. Each chapter comes with an Xcode project demonstrating how to use the corresponding feature, either through a standalone app or a playground. The book is aimed at developers who already know the basics of iOS programming in Objective-C and Swift.

Read more www.infoq.com


Thursday, February 05, 2015

Inspired by the retro Casio calculator watches from back in the day and Apple’s calculator widget on Yosemite, I decided to create my first Apple Watch app. Creating a calculator for the anticipated gadget has been perfect to get familiar with the new Apple Watch SDK. I have tried to keep this tutorial as easy as possible so you can follow along.

casio calculator Apple WATCH watchkit demo code XCode

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Wire framing is a very important first step for any design process. A wire frame is an illustration of elements and structure of a website or an application to be designed it helps to understand the functionality of a design.The wire framing process is a bit time consuming but it is very effective to understand the hierarchy of the project before you dig into the design process.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Apple is widely known for keeping a tight grip on iOS, disallowing open-source and third-party downloads. While there are many reasons for this, the three most frequently referenced are quality control, malware prevention, and of course—money.

Read more ios.wonderhowto.com


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Designing a mobile app can seem simple when you are sketching it out on the whiteboard. But when you actually sit down in your developer environment and get cracking, turning your ideas into reality is not always so easy. That’s only the beginning, of course.

Read more readwrite.com


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Using a Pinoccio board — a web-ready microcontroller complete with WiFi and built-in radio — and a Pololu 3pi — an adorable little two-wheeled robot that is connected to a programmable microcontroller — the folks at Pinoccio have created the Web Rover, a system that allows you to control the 3pi robot over the web.

pinorover robot internet controlled iOS6 iPhone 5

Read more www.geek.com


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Build iPhone Apps & Games With Over 14 Hours of Actionable Video Instruction. Expires February 23, 2013 23:59 PST

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Friday, December 07, 2012

This year at FreshBooks, we released our first iPhone app. Our company’s been around for almost 10 years, and this is truly our first new product since the launch of our cloud accounting web application.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Publishers looking for new ways to connect with audiences on the go need look no further than the device many people carry with them every day—their smartphone. Rodale, publisher of Men’s Health magazine, is doing just that with an enhanced version of the magazine now available on the iPhone. You have seen our App of the Week videos and news announcements. Today, you can learn directly from the Rodale Publishing team, featured in our latest case study video.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

If you’ve always wanted to build an iPhone or iPad app from scratch, iPhone Hacks Deals has an offer that you really shouldn’t pass up. And don’t wait too long to decide, either – because it won’t be around for much longer.

Read more www.iphonehacks.com


There are more than 700,000 apps in the Apple App store and more than 200,000 specifically for the iPad. The competition is fierce and there is a lot of duplication in regards to the value propositions for each application.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Some people like a pocket-sized notebook, and some people like carrying around a legal pad. That’s why for years, Moleskine has offered a dozen sizes for its notebooks, and convinced bookstores to carry them all. But while Apple’s iPad has replaced the notebook for many, it’s always just come in one size — until now. The company’s new iPad mini represents a new size in between the iPhone and iPad, and while it runs 275,000 iPad apps, it’s got a a few people a little confused.

Read more www.theverge.com


If you work on a mobile app and you’re planning on developing it on Android and iOS, it may be less work for you to write it on Android first. Google recently released a new tool that makes porting Java code to iOS much easier.
The project (j2objc) can be found here.

Read more www.javacodegeeks.com


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WebMatrix has not been a tool that I use on a daily basis.  However, I have used it to quickly setup and deploy sites based on templates or applications from third parties (ie. DotNetNuke, BlogEngine.NET, etc.). Last week, Microsoft released WebMatrix 2.  It has quite a number of beneficial new features which make it worth investigating (not the least of which is the support for node.js).

Read more www.xperimentality.com


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