We seldom underestimate the power of good copy in interface design. Here is a great article by Cynthia Risse who explains with a ton of great examples, how to use great wordings to make your UI standout.
BulletinBoard is an iOS library that generates and manages contextual cards displayed at the bottom of the screen. It can be especially well suited for quick user interactions such as onboarding screens or configuration. Check out the library below :
1. Go to My Apps in App Store Connect, and click on your app.
2. Under App Store, click on App Information.
4. Click Save.
Above code prints the folowing :
// Will update Image
// Did update image
The most common use case seen around is opening and closing a context, for example when handling access to files. A FileHandle requires to be closed once the access has been finished. You can benefit from the defer statement to ensure you don’t forget to do this.
With Xcode 10 came a ton of new changes to Storyboard. If you haven’t seen the WWDC sessions related to Xcode, then this article is for you which highlights all the subtle but relevant improvements to storyboards.
Knowing how to run concurrent tasks or deferring computationally expensive tasks to the background is an essential part of making your app feel responsive. Check out this article by Gabriel Lewis who explains the fundamentals of threading in Swift.
Networking is one of the most popular features in iOS development but is also the most unintuitive for developers to write unit tests against it. Check out the linked article below to find out how to write unit tests for your networking piece of your code.
Check out this insightful article linked below to find out how to write unit tests for your networking piece of your code.
If you have watched the wonderful WWDC 2017 talk about designing sound for apps then you will know how much impact sound can have on the app’s user experience. With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple introduced Taptic Engine which provides tactile sensations in the form of vibrations (called haptic signals.) and along with it came a suite of API’s that developers can harness to make big usability improvements. Check out the article linked below which goes in depth into the API.
App reviews are highly opinion based and not fact based and normally not a great way to gauge if an app is good or bad. They sure can be helpful (for a developer), but most reviews are composed of biased rants and half-legible reviews which are hard to sift through. Sadly, most people judge an app just by looking at the app’s review scores even though it does not actually reflect the quality of an app.
People want to be heard, and giving a 1-star or 5-star rating adds oomph to your opinion.
Check out this fantastic article by John Saito who has sifted through 1000’s of app reviews to provide his take on app store reviews. Quote from the article:
After crunching the numbers, I found that over 70% of our app reviews were either 5-star or 1-star reviews. Over two-thirds of reviewers either loved or hated our app.
Now that more gems have started pouring out from the fascinating discovery Steve Troughton made especially that of the final screen resolution(1125 x 2436) of the rumored iPhone Pro, Allen Pike has a great take on how Apple can make use of the extra height.
Read on at the article linked below to find out more.
Apple has always been known to be a flag bearer for user privacy and the evidence for it is now even clearer with iOS 11. With iOS 11 if an app collects location data in the background, then a big ugly flashing blue bar shows up over the status bar.
If you have an app or planning to develop one that continuously scans user location, then check out the article linked below that details how to avoid it.
The new iPhone Pro maybe a few months away but developers have already started visualizing how the edge to edge UI perspective would look by rendering some really neat concepts. Check out the post linked below to find out more.
Business Week published a great inspiring story about 2 brothers from rural Ireland who created a startup called ‘Stripe’ back in 2010 that now handles tens of billions of dollars in internet transactions causing their company to be valued at 9.2 billion dollars and making them the worlds youngest billionaires at the age 26 & 28.
Read on to find out more at the article linked below: