Posts tagged "xcode"

Pull Down to Refresh

While the title might be evocative of a cheap adult film, the pull-down to refresh mechanism is now the de-facto control to retrieve new data from a server. All social apps including the official Twitter and Facebook for iOS implement this functionality currently. So how would you implement this rather neat feature? Constructing your own...

First Step towards Core Data

In my first article “Data Storage in iOS”, I talked about the different types of data storages available to the iOS developer. With this post I would show you how you could start off with Core Data. Create a new  Empty Application template project in Xcode 4.2 and choose Use Core Data and name the...
Image optimization in Xcode

Image optimization in Xcode

At some point of time during the process of coding your *awesome* iPhone application, you would have added some images to the project. The size-conscious among you fine folk might want to check the size of the image when it is embedded into the .app file. After all, you wouldn’t want to bloat the size...
Apple's iOS policies revealed!

Apple’s iOS policies revealed!

A critical review of Apple’s policies regarding iOS development. On March 6th 2008 at the Apple Town Hall Facility, the following announcement was made by Scott Forstall, VP of iPhone Development: “..starting today… we’re opening the same native APIs and tools to build our iPhone apps. Third party developers can build native iPhone apps using...