Apple/iOS

Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 10, 2015

Take a Minute to Learn About the Apple Watch

People use their phones for everything now: working, gaming, surfing the Internet, keeping up with the news and staying in touch with friends. You probably use it to even check the time. You receive e-mails, phone calls, text messages, app notifications, weather alerts, and traffic alerts. The number of times you reach into your pocket or dig through your Mary Poppins-esque purse in a day to get your phone is staggering. It would be easier to just duct tape the thing to your hand…

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
April 17, 2015

WatchKit Tutorial: How to Develop Apps for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is nearly here, and if you haven’t started working with WatchKit, you’re behind. Luckily, Apple has made it fairly simple to dive into Apple Watch development. However, you may run across a few surprises and snags as you start to get your feet wet.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
March 30, 2015

How To Check if Your Code is Running Inside XCTestCase

This is a more reliable method of determining whether or not your code is currently running inside of an XCTestCase than the previously used preprocessor macro method.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 11, 2015

ResearchKit- Medical Research is in Your Hands

Apple joined forces with 12 research institutions to expand the boundaries of medical analysis. A new framework called ResearchKit was announced Monday. The framework allows researchers to put the data users submit as well as information from the device’s sensors toward research. ResearchKit alleviates many of the pain points involved in gathering data.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
February 24, 2015

Apple Embraces Diversity With iOS8.3 Emojis

Apple recently pushed iOS8.3 beta2 to developers. It includes new languages for Siri and support for both wireless CarPlay and Google 2-step verification. Support for ApplePay in China will also be included. However, these have all been overshadowed by the new set of iOS8.3 emojis.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
December 4, 2014

Are You Prepared for the App Store Freeze?

December is a busy month filled with party planning and gift buying, as well as family and friend visiting. In all the rush, have you made a plan for keeping your application on track during the App Store Freeze?

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 28, 2014

How to Mock AFNetworking Requests

Occasionally, you may need to mock AFNetworking responses to test your response handling code. You can mock these in XCTestCases by setting up a category to return a response file when a network request is made.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 28, 2014

Linking to Apps on the App Store

How to Link to Apps on the App Store

There are a few reasons to link to your app or another app in the app store. You may want to do this if your customer has a paid version of their app that their free version can link to or if they want to be able to show their whole line of products (other apps) from a simple button click. Below are the prerequisites and steps for the United States.

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
August 27, 2014

Understanding App Identifiers

What is an App Identifier? An App Identifier is a unique, reverse...

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 27, 2014

iOS Development Tips and Tricks

iOS Tips and Tricks

Having a knowledge of keyboard shortcuts and plugins for your coding environment can make you a more efficient and effective developer. Here are some tips and tricks our iOS developers have picked up.

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Seth Beech
Posted by Seth Beech
August 27, 2014

Getting iOS 7 Log Files Without Using Xcode

Many customers do not have Xcode installed, much less know how to pull logs from it. When the customer needs to be able to view logs or to send logs to you to debug a defect, they can use this.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 20, 2014

Kif Automation Testing: What You Should Know

What is Kif?

Kif is an automation framework that integrates directly with XCTests. The framework can be found here: https://github.com/kif-framework/KIF. Kif automation testing is done through a UI test actor (KIFUITestActor), which you can tell to perform UI actions, all in Objective C.

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