Hi, I’m Vera, an iOS and Android developer at Rightpoint. I hope you enjoyed WWDC! If you’re anything like me, it was like drinking from a fire hose. I really enjoy working on the UI elements of an app, so I prioritized watching the UI videos, and thought I’d share some of my thoughts on “What’s new in UIKit”. iPad productivity and multitasking. One of the first things they talked […]
Now that Apple Silicon and Catalyst are out, library developers are going to want to start using XCFrameworks over Universal Frameworks in the immediate future. To explain why, let’s look at how building an iOS library has changed over the last few years.
I had a need to stand up an SFTP server in Azure. I found a blog post on Microsoft Docs that used an ARM template to set this up (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/samples/azure-samples/sftp-creation-template/sftp-on-azure/). The basic steps I needed to accomplish were: Create an Azure Storage Account Create a File Share on the Azure Storage Account Stand up a […]
…and how Stackable can help Some common iOS interface design patterns are way easier to talk about than they are to develop. Adaptable, maintainable code should be as easy to write and tinker with as it is to express in a conversation with your designer. I want to cover six tricky layouts that I encounter […]
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 […]