This is a big update for DTCoreText, maybe even deserving of a minor version bump. It aggregates fixes and enhancements contributed over more than 4 months. This kind of proves that DTCoreText is alive and getting better all the time.
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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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This maintenance update fixes a few bugs in the ASN.1 parser and adds support for modules.
In May 2015, philosopher William Hooper, contracted me to recreate a notes app that should pay tribute to the iOS 6 style. He saw a market for such an app, because he – and many other users – didn’t like the flat style introduced in iOS 7.
I built the 1.0 version in a couple of weeks and enjoyed the challenge of skinning the UI to give it this retro style. Several thousand people downloaded the free app, and I began to believe William that a certain audience found it quite appealing.
Shortly afterwards we added additional paper styles, additional fonts and a different header bar style for users to select and released it as version 1.1. Unfortunately I had made a stupid programming mistake that would cause the notes database to be deleted from time to time. We removed the 1.1.0 version from sale while working on a fix.
When we submitted the 1.1.1 version containing the data loss hotfix version, the troubles began: Apple started to reject the app. After a month back and forth with the app review team, William published the following on his philosophy blog and asked me to share it with my readers.
Development on DTRichTextEditor had started in 2011, several years before Apple revamped the internals of UITextView to TextKit. I based it on DTCoreText – which had been open source from the start – and added a custom magnifying glass to mimic the one provided by the system. As of today, I am making it Open Source.
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.