All posts by Lawrence MacFadyen

iOS Google Maps Marker Animation

This post illustrates an easy solution for implementing marker animation on Google Maps for iOS with Swift. The case I’ve used this for is to add a pulsating alarm signal on a google map location,

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Java Spring On Heroku Email Service With SendGrid

As a developer, don’t you just love it when integrating frameworks works out of the box, the first time? I do, and that is exactly what happened a couple of days ago with my Java Spring Data REST

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Let The User Change UIButton Location

This post illustrates a solution for giving users the ability to control the location of a high value UIButton in an app. In fact, the same can apply to any UIView, but I’ve used this technique

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UIButton Subclass And Initialization For Storyboard or Code

Let’s look at how to design a subclass of UIButton with Swift, with initializers such that it can be used in a storyboard, or programmatically in code. We’ll discuss initialization requirements,

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Inline UIDatePicker In Swift With UIViewController

This tutorial walks through implementing two inline UIDatePicker controls for selecting date/time values, and is written in Swift. There are examples out there that demonstrate an inline UIDatePicker.

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iOS Share Icon On UIButton

This post provides working examples of how to implement the iOS share icon, more formally known as the Action button icon, on a regular UIButton. You might have come across the fact that the iOS Action

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Develop Android Apps On Mac

If you are an iOS developer, having experience with Android can be a valuable addition to your portfolio of skills and experience.This post walks through how to get started developing Android apps on your

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Easy And Flexible Forms In iOS With Interface Builder

This post looks at how to easily design future-proof data entry forms in iOS with Interface Builder. It includes a demo app written in Swift. There are some libraries written to help with creating forms,

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