Frame geometry macros to improve your UIKit code
I find myself doing more and more dynamic UI layout in iOS apps these days. When elements of a UI need to resize to fit their contents, or move to accommodate other elements, the layout code can get complex and verbose. We’ve developed a set of Objective-C UIKit macros that help make this code more […]
Objective-C Blocks Cheat Sheet
Blocks are an incredibly powerful addition to Objective-C, introduced in iOS 4. However, their syntax can be maddeningly difficult to remember. Matt Gallagher has an excellent post that breaks down the syntax to help you understand it. If you haven’t read this article, go do it now. Even after working with blocks for a while, […]
Kickstart your apps with the iOS Xcode Starter Project
We created the iOS Xcode Starter Project to make it quick and easy to start a new iPhone or iPad app. Our goal was to create a template to save the hours of effort it takes on a new project configuring essential open source libraries, the unit and functional testing environments, analytics, multiple targets, multiple […]
Block initialization for testability and reuse
Since Apple introduced block support in iOS 4, more and more APIs are moving from delegation to block callbacks. While block callbacks can be declared inline, in most cases you should initialize your block callback in a method that returns the block. This keeps the code that calls an external API succinct, allows you to […]
Announcing Team Stream HD
We’re excited to announce Team Stream HD, the latest product of our collaboration with Bleacher Report. Redesigned from the ground up for the iPad, Team Stream HD is a great way to follow your favorite sports teams and immerse yourself in the content.
Verbally hits the app store with a bang
After a lot of hard work on Chris’ part it’s great to see the high ratings, praise on the web, and crazy adoption of Verbally, an assistive speech solution for the iPad. Check it out at verballyapp.com or in the app store.
Verbally in the iPad App Store
For the past few months I’ve been working with Intuary on a new iPad app aimed at people who’ve lost the ability to speak. Verbally went live last week and had a spectacular first couple of weeks, with nearly 4,000 downloads and counting. It’s in the top-10 free medical apps in several countries (including the […]