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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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
June 17, 2014

What's New in iOS 8

iOS 8 is coming! Are you ready?

Apple made several announcements during the WWDC keynote speech. Some were foreshadowed to the point they weren’t a surprise like the visual overhaul of OS X version 10 aka Yosemite. The most interesting announcements included the opening up of traditional ground that has typically been closed off by Apple, a new developer language, and testing options.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 31, 2014

Apple Acquires TestFlight

Apple has acquired Burstly, the owner of TestFlight. Testflight is a popular platform used by mobile app companies to test and distribute their iOS and Android projects. Unfortunately, TestFlight on March 21st of this year. FlightPath, Burstly’s solution to mobile analytics, is also being retired.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
January 31, 2014

Avatalker Gives Autistic and Non-Verbal Children a Voice

Jan. 31, 2014 – Metova’s partner, Aurora Symbols, released their first application today to the App Store. Avatalker AAC is an intuitive application created specifically to assist children in communication. With an impressive library of words and phrases, conversation topics can range from a friendly greeting to a dislike of school. The text size is large and the voices are clear and friendly.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
July 16, 2013

iOS 7 Design Basics: Making Your App Fit In

Here are four visual considerations that developers examine to help their apps fit into iOS 7 when it launches this Fall.

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