Objective-C / Swift Tutorials, Resources and Competitions for the iPhone Developer

User Defined Runtime Attributes

User defined runtime attributes are the hidden gem of Xcode’s Interface Builder. Available since Xcode 4 and iOS 5, they provide the ability to configure properties of a view that you would otherwise be unable to configure in Interface Builder. As an advocate for the separation of concerns, I believe we should do in Interface Builder as much interface configuration as possible. Although runtime attributes are often overlooked, they can lead to much cleaner view controller code – something we ...

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Developing iOS8 Apps Using Swift – Part 3 – Best Practices

In parts 1 & 2 to this Developing iOS8 Apps Using Swift tutorial series we went over some basics of Swift, and set up a simple example project that creates a Table View and a puts some API results from iTunes Search API inside of them. If you haven’t read that yet, check out Part 1 and Part 2.

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Developing iOS8 Apps Using Swift – Part 2 – Connect to the iTunes Search API

This tutorial shows you how to connect to the iTunes Search API using Swift for iOS8.

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iOS8 – How to use Objective-C Classes in Swift

What? Apple has brought out swift to start programming iOS 8 Applications. What if I need to use Objective-C in Swift? Don’t worry. You can do this.

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How to add a Custom Pull to Refresh in your iOS Application

If you love your iOS Application and like to make sure that branding is consistent throughout then it might be a good idea to customise the Pull to Refresh feature.

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RestKit – An open source objective-c library for prototyping and testing a RESTful API service

RestKit is a beautiful open source objective-c library which is used for prototyping and testing a RESTful API service.

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Quick Tip: How to get SecKeyRef from base64 coded string

This quick iOS Application Development tip will show you How to get SecKeyRefM from base64 coded string, which for iOS 7 utilises:

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HTPressableButton – an Open Source iOS Component For Creating Great Looking Customizable Animated Buttons

HTPressableButton is designed for iOS developers to be able to spend time developing ideas, not building basic buttons.

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