If you have an app like prod.ly, which shows a timeline of user’s messages you probably want interactive hyperlinks. In two previous posts I showed how I am customizing UILabel to customize hyperlinks drawing, as well as how to make them react to touches. For most links a UIWebView will do to show the content.
But not for content that people can purchase and/or download from iTunes or the Apple App Store. For this, there is SKStoreProductViewController. This post shows how to implement it.
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.
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.
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.
For the ProductLayer prod.ly app I wanted to show a timeline of user opines. Opines are – in spirit – similar 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.
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.