A few days ago I largely finished chapter 5 of my book where I explain how to print a sheet of QR stickers as well as individual serial number barcodes to roll-feed printers. The latter is a new capability of iOS 7 and extremely useful if all you want to print is a single label. This is why I picked the use case of a serial number barcode for my book. The assumption for the sample app is that you want to print a single serial number as Code 93 which you would stick to the back of some corporate IT hardware item.
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DTRichTextEditorView a view that combines the richness of DTCoreText with UITextInput to give you the editing capabilities you need to change text editing on iOS forever.
The component is currently in an accelerated availability stage with one commercial pilot app being almost finished. Or put differently this is sort of a BETA stage where you can get access to the component for testing and adding the last few features to it that you need for your own special case of rich text editing.
UPDATE: Now available as time-limited Demo version.
DTRichTextEditorView is fantastic! I was able to implement syntax highlighting behavior in under an hour. Performance is stellar as well. - Illya Busigin
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Urban Airship Commander is used by Developers who use Urban Airship’s push notification service. It is a convenient mobile tool to keep track of your push-enabled apps and broadcast notifications to your users.
You can spice up your push notifications by using the emojis that are available on the iPhone emoji keyboard. You can tap on any previous log message and reuse the text and custom settings to save yourself much time. We found this to be a boon during development time when you need to keep resending the same message over and over again to test your apps.
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For the past four months I have been working almost exclusively on my Book Barcodes and iOS 7, which is why there have been only very few tutorial blog posts on Cocoanetics.com. Now the first fruits of my labor of love are yours for the picking.
My publisher Manning has started the MEAP pre-order program for the book. This MEAP program gives you – of course – the final book when it is finished, but you can also read the chapters in their raw unedited state as I finish them.
Even better, you can read the first chapter for FREE, no purchase necessary. This chapter gives you a solid overview over the barcode types that iOS 7 can scan, explains their differences and shows where they are used.
We use Google Analytics in some of our apps, but lately some people have grown dissatisfied with it. In particular non-technical people find it confusing how data is being presented. We iOS engineers had to wait for a long time for Google to finally add arm64 support.
So I asked on Twitter for recommendations.
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.