Drew Pitchford
Posted by Drew Pitchford
September 8, 2015

2015 Apple Event: What to Expect

The most exciting event of the year is almost here (most exciting for Apple developers at least)! On Wednesday, Sept 9th, Apple will unveil next year’s worth of hardware that runs its mobile platform, iOS. Here is what we expect to see.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
August 27, 2015

Top Four Mobile Security Threats

As mobile devices increase in usage and popularity, hackers have been looking for more ways to exploit them. People are using their devices in all aspects of their daily lives and are willing to share and store sensitive personal information in order to do so. Because there there is more information available for exploitation, hackers have begun to avoid the quick attack, preferring to wait in the shadows and silently gather data. This week, we will go into detail on the top four security threats Metova foresees in mobile.

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
June 16, 2015

How to Set up KIF to Take Screenshots on Failures

Apple just announced their new UI testing features at WWDC, and it looks awesome. However, until you start building with the iOS 9 SDK, KIF is the top UI automation option. KIF is a great automated UI testing framework, but sometimes, when KIF tests fail on your continuous integration server (or locally when you weren't looking), it can be difficult to identify what went wrong. Luckily, KIF has a feature where it can take screenshots every time a test fails. This allows you to ensure that your UI automation testing is indeed automated. Let’s face it, if you have to sit there and watch your automation tests run so you can know what happened when it failed, it’s not fully automated.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
June 11, 2015

Why Your App Needs to be Updated for iOS 9

iOS 9 will be here in just a few months. Now is the time to take a look at your applications and get them updated! Keeping your application up to date is particularly beneficial on iOS. It has an incredibly high adoption rate with 83% of users running the newest system compared to Android’s 12%. Be proactive about these new changes and don’t let your app get outdated. Updating can help your application function more smoothly, be more visible to your users, and look amazing.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
June 8, 2015

What You Should Know From Apple's WWDC

Today at WWDC, Apple introduced the future of iOS, watchOS, and OS X. The keynote was several hours long and full of exciting new information such as Apple’s attempt to retake the music industry to a myriad of new uniformity updates across all 3 OSs. At times, the number of changes to apps, operating systems, and tools was almost overwhelming. We got past the noise with iOS developers Jack Bailey and Drew Pitchford. Here they have distilled out the basics on the particular changes and improvements that developers and customers alike should adopt.

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
May 25, 2015
Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 13, 2015

Easily Turn Your App Into a Windows Phone App With Universal Platform Bridges

Windows Phone has been pushing its way into a market dominated by Android and iOS. Developers want their applications to be seen by as many people as possible. Since the majority of mobile phone users have phones that run iOS or Android, the decision for an app to support Windows Phone has often been an afterthought. Microsoft is changing that with Universal Windows Platform Bridges.

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
May 11, 2015

Everything Core Data

 What is Core Data?

Core Data is an object-graph management system that also provides data persistence. It is not simply a persistence framework. Its features can be used without even persisting data. However, usually, it interfaces with a SQLite database (and this will be my assumption for most of this article).

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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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