iOS / Mac / Swift

Getting the best behavior from phone call requests using ‘tel’ in an iOS app

Learn more about using telprompt as an alternative request to tel in iOS telephone hyperlinks. Get better behavior from tel call requests within your native iOS app.

Specifying the Build Configuration for Xcode Project Dependencies

Learn more about Xcode subprojects. From an Xcode build to Xcode build settings, discover how this technique can be useful when doing iterative development on a static library when there is a reason to provide different build configurations.

NSAttributedString Creation Helpers

NSAttributedString is a great addition to the iOS SDK. Since the release of iOS 6, we are able to use NSAttributedString with UIKit, assigning it to UILabels and  UITextViews. Here is the code for creating this  NSAttributedString: “(middleContent)” (with […]

Leveraging Auto Layout for Dynamic Cell Heights

Like most people, I think strictly in constraints and have made autoresizing masks a thing of the past. Discovering the joy of auto layout with the introduction of Xcode 5 has been amazing, but I’ve found there are still a few common tasks auto layout couldn’t solve.

5 Tips for Happy Team-Based iOS Development

The iOS app ecosystem has evolved into an incredibly diverse landscape of products and approach. From simple, single-purpose utilities and games, to complex, multifaceted e-commerce experiences.

Animating Items in a UICollectionView

UICollectionView has been called “the new UITableView“, which is not much of an exaggeration. The incredible flexibility of collection views for displaying and facilitating interaction with a collection of data items makes it one of the most valuable tools in the UIKit toolbox for iOS 6 and above.