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.
…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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Using linear interpolation code for computer graphics can help make your iOS apps look better. Learn more about linear interpolation and how two point linear interpolation best works for your needs. See examples in a Linear Interpolation case study and learn how you can use it in your own apps.