We are happy to announce that my book Barcodes with iOS is out now. The final PDF edition arrived yesterday, January 21st, in the inboxes of people who had pre-ordered via the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP).
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New version 2.0 now fully supports iOS 5 through iOS 8 on all iPhones and iPads.
Just like the passcode lock mechanism of the iPhone, you can allow your users to set a 4-digit PIN for your own app. Then when starting your app’s personal data will only be available to the user.
It mimics the animations of the original for entering and confirming the PIN.
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Big red LED digits allow you to see the timer even at great distance so you are free to move while you give the talk of your life. SpeakerClock emulates the famous countdown clock that all speakers at TED conferences need to adhere to.
The latest version is a universal app with HD-support for iPad, multiple presets and lots of usability enhancements. New portrait support allows you to put your iPhone/iPad in the cradle and still use SpeakerClock. Now the whole screen flashes if you transition into a new phase of your speech.
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I filed this Radar already back in December, without a sample. Now an Apple engineer requested that I provided one. So I did.
The problem is that a scrollview misaligns a content image if you pinch-to-zoom causing white lines to appear along the right and bottom edges.
Filed as rdar://19323748 and on OpenRadar.
Working on the prod.ly app (see screen shot below) I found this problem when adding actions to table view cells via the new editActionsForRowAtIndexPath: API. If you have a UIButton in the cell then the swipe does not cancel the tap on the button and you can end up accidentally executing the button action when you only wanted to edit.
Filed as rdar://19411256 and on Open Radar.
Who is Cocoanetics?
The word Cocoanetics comes from the words Cocoa (the framework we use to program iOS apps) and Genetics (to build, make up). It simply states that we have living and breathing iOS development a level even deeper than “in your blood”.
Our apps and parts are often experiments, mostly pieces of art, but always carefully handcrafted. We’re still learning and getting better at coding every day. You benefit from this because our code gets better all the time and we share what we learn on our blog.