Category Archives for Tutorials

Create Beautiful App Store Screenshots with Sketch

You’ve succeeded in creating an awesome app, and it is now time to submit it to the App Store. Step it up a notch by easily creating screenshots with captions that impress and excite potential users. In

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The Value of guard in Swift

Most everyone reading will have used if statements regardless of the language you were programming in prior to Swift. This post will look at what some call the pyramid of doom that can occur from if

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When Should You Override viewDidLayoutSubviews?

An Examination of When to Use viewDidLoad, viewWillAppear, and viewDidLayoutSubviews Overview A common question is when to override and add code in viewDidLayoutSubviews, versus viewDidLoad and viewW...

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Browsing Parse Local Datastore for iOS

This post will walk through how you can view data in the Parse Local Datastore when running in the iOS simulator.

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How To Easily Make Your iOS App Icon

A Tutorial With Sketch 3 and AEIconizer Making an app icon is not difficult to do. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how you can make your own App icon using Sketch 3. I recommend Sketch 3 because

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Circular UIButton With Swift

This is a short post to illustrate one way you can create a circular UIButton in Swift. This is analogous to the iPhone call buttons. I call it circular because “round” can imply simply rounded

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Getting Started With SceneKit in Swift

SceneKit With Swift For Network Visualization In my ongoing journey with learning Swift, I decided to experiment with SceneKit last night, which I had not previously used  but have wanted to try since

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Mobile Developers – Easily Build a Backend REST API with Node.js

Sometimes you need a backend solution that offers more than a typical Backend As A Service (BaaS) can provide, or you might want something to test against fairly quickly even if it isn’t intended

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