Git is by-and-large the only game in town when it comes to source control these days. Bitbucket’s recent decision of sunsetting its support for mercurial has all but cemented git as the way developers share and track code. Git itself is quite old by some standards, created in 2005 by Linus Torvalds for easier distributed code […]
A little more than a month ago I asked my followers on Twitter what they would want me to write about: As it turns out, AutoML and Xamarin were the most requested combination. So, let’s talk about it! If you’re trying to learn more about machine learning, but don’t have a special degree and/or experience there’re always several ways to start: theory […]
Use Location Services in React on Native iOS. This guide will show you how to enable and use GPS in an iOS react native application.
The internet runs on APIs, and solid API specifications are as valuable as the tools that eventually implement them. Here at Rightpoint, we realize there are many ways to write an API, just as there are many ways to spin up a server and consume the API with a webpage or some other client. We’ve […]
Out of sheer curiosity, I often find myself checking my daily step count on Apple’s Health app. In an attempt to get a basic intro to Swift, I sought out to replicate this functionality by creating my own custom application. In this post, I’m going to walk through how to display the number of steps a user has taken today using HealthKit. However, this article just scratches the surface of all HealthKit has to offer. Check out the documentation if […]
The writing’s on the wall, vector graphics are one of the most efficient ways to display your images at any resolution. When it comes to vector graphics, SVGs are the de-facto file standard. But what happens when you want to bring that kind of versatile file to a native mobile experience? If you’re an iOS […]
Note: this article is up to date as of Swift 5.0 and Xcode 10.2 XCTest is Apple’s framework for testing code and user interfaces. It provides a variety of methods for testing equality, comparison, and error-throwing. However, the function names can be longer than the test input, making it hard to see what is going […]
ARKit is quite good at tracking images, but it struggles to disambiguate similar compositions. Core ML can help fill in the gaps. ARKit Image Tracking ARKit is a powerful tool that allows developers to create Augmented Reality apps. It comes loaded with image detection and tracking functionality, which allows apps to “anchor” virtual content contextually on to […]