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Major Downtime

Today, Apple users and developers are experiencing some major downtime. Apple services are known to experience stability problems at times. And there is the occasional intentional downtime for the Apple store ahead of new products coming. But I don’t remember any time when that many systems were affected for such a long duration.

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Barcode Anecdotes

I’ve been collecting interesting stories of my fellow iOS developers related to Barcodes and iOS.¬†Anecdotes are the spice of life. You might not think it possible, but this 40 year old technology is still good for many surprises.

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4 Radars: Percentage-driven Modal Transitions

I wanted to add a custom modal transition for the prod.ly app when you tap on a thumbnail image. I wanted to make a tutorial about that as soon as understood interactive transitions, but stumbled over a couple of bugs.

Of these one I would consider quite severe and new as of iOS 8.3, which made it a show-stopper. As long as this bug is present I cannot add an interactive percent-driven dismissal transition to my app.

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Making App Previews

Last year, at WWDC 2014, Apple presented a cool new way how we can show off our brilliant apps to an unsuspecting audience. After working on the official prod.ly app for the better part of 3 months, today I created and published my first app preview video. Here’s how.

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Proud Day

I am walking around with a proudly swelled chest. Apple has fixed a bug I filed almost 2 years ago.

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Tappable UILabel Hyperlinks

In the previous blog post of this series, I have demonstrated how to modify the way UILabel draws hyperlinks. In this article I am showing how to implement function to make the hyperlinks tappable.

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Customizing UILabel Hyperlinks

For the ProductLayer prod.ly app I wanted to show a timeline of user opines. Opines are Рin spirit Рsimilar to tweets and as such can also contain hyperlinks. In this post I am discussing how to customize hyperlink drawing for UILabels. In a second article on this subject I will then show how to implement tappable hyperlinks for UILabel as well.

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Years of Barcodes

My last 15 months had a common theme: barcodes. At this point all my research, coding and writing is finally allowed to move into the public sphere, plainly visible for all who care. And incredibly interesting for those who don’t just yet.

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Deal of the Day

Manning offers three books (including mine) as Deal of the Day, for February 22th. A new chance to get in on a sweet deal!

Use promo code dotd022215au to get 50% off any of these books throughout February 24th.

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DTRichTextEditor 1.6.9

This update to DTRichTextEditor contains several pressing fixes.

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