Fun with UISplitView and Passing Data Around
This week I have been playing with UISplitView, I admit it has been great to get my head back in some Swift personal projects. After a few sad attempts at working with data across the master and multiple detail views, I finally understand how it works. I might write about it in a tutorial for those interested?
The new Releases from Apple feel Mostly Good
I am now running iOS 10 Beta 3 on my iPad Pro (12’), and it feels pretty good to me. I still do not like the design of the control panels when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen; they still feel like a bad afterthought of layout.
I still would like to see a search box when using the multitasking view app selector instead of endless scrolling up and down to find the app I want to open. Seriously Apple is pull down to search that hard to implement?…
Erica Sadun writes about closing of Swift 3 features ready for release and that means time to talk about Swift 4 believe it or not.
New Posts on Site
Code, Tips, and Tutorials
An interesting way to display a menu system in a Swift application.
This control lets you capture a touch written signature, perfect for contracts, receipts or anything else you need a user to sign for.
Andrew Bancroft has a great write up on the subject of Core Data Models in Playgrounds; I admit this is something I had not considered until now. He will walk you through getting up and running in no time.
Celluloid is a Photo extension app running on iOS. Perfect for those considering writing photo manipulation tools for the platform, learn from the code!
Born from a hackathon, this Swift IDE is starting to look promising. For those that sometimes want to venture outside of Xcode.
For those designers that like to sketch out on paper their UI ideas, this pack is perfect. Not only do you get sheets with hardware templates but a cool metal stencil with all the common iOS controls at scale ready to work with. You even get a pencil 🙂
I for sure wish I had one of these kits!
Podcasts I Found Interesting
This podcast is new to me, but I am enjoying catching up on the backlogs of interviews with Swift developers. The most recent episode as of this newsletter is Radek Pietruszewski talking about WWDC16 experiences.