Our partner has begun rolling out the latest generation of iCatalog+ apps which marks the third generation of our framework. The 3rd generation will also celebrate the 3rd birthday of our iCatalog.framework. Initial development had begun in Summer 2010 with the first public release occurring in October 2010.
It’s been a while since I last blogged about the progress we are making on DTRichTextEditor, my rich text editor component for iOS. January saw many more licensees that ever before, people are just fed up with not being able to integrate rich text editing into their apps.
Selling many licenses also allows me to dedicate a great deal of time to improving and tuning the component. Now here is Version 1.2.
We are happy to announce several big improvements on our Urban Airship Commander app. Besides some features that where not ready in time for 1.0 there are also 2 suggestions of users we implemented.
Contrary to popular belief this app is not a game. It is a tool for developers.
Update Feb 25th: The Update is now approved and available on the App Store after 10 days.
Funny Story: right after I published my findings on how to work CocoaPods I received a couple of pull requests. Should it be actually be the case that fellow developers are beginning to take notice of DTCoreText?
I admit, that for the first few tags/versions of DTCoreText I didn’t take CocoaPods seriously. But since I got down how to work with sub-modules and sub-specs I find that it gives me a great deal of pleasure to keep my specs current.
When using HTML to represent text that the user can edit you will meet a problem: HTML compresses whitespace. Tabs or newlines or even multiple spaces all get compressed to single spaces. That is, unless you enable the same sort of whitespace handling that PRE tags are using.
I was curious how Apple’s own NSHTMLWriter would be avoiding whitespace compression. And there I found a creative approach and adopted the same technique in my DTHTMLWriter which allows you to generate HTML from attributed strings.
Other people take off the Christmas holidays to have fun. I delight in using the time away from normal programming work to work on DTCoreText.
There are many wide-reaching changes to warrant an increase in version number on the second digit. I need to sum them up in this location because you might have projects that rely on DTCoreText for displaying attributed strings.
Over the past week I’ve been working on enhancing DTRichTextEditor and – by extension – some of the enhancements also went into DTCoreText, which is in charge of HTML parsing, generation and display of thusly generated NSAttributedStrings. Today I present version 1.1 which brings these fine enhancements:
- ADDED: Support for Undo/Redo
- ADDED: Setting and changing font family and size for ranges
- ADDED: Support for indenting
- CHANGED: Lots of documentation added, refactoring and cleanup
- FIXED: text scaling bug when pasting
- UPDATED: DTCoreText + DTFoundation submodules
This work was sponsored by Rick Meyers who is including DTRichTextEditor in his e-Sword HD iPad app.
We have totally modernized the code base of our talk timing app SpeakerClock so that we can bring you some exciting new features in the next major release.
- ADDED: Launch images for all devices and resolutions
- ADDED: iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support
- FIXED: Preset values not getting saved if the app gets terminated
- FIXED: Presets might not be showing after purchase
The update has been submitted to Apple and is waiting for review.
Update Nov 27th: The update has been approved by Apple.