Announcement: Lightning Talk @CocoaConf San Jose 2015!

This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I was already signed up for CocoaConf San Jose 2015, and just a couple of weeks ago they announced in a conference email that they had four slots open for Lightning Talks. I immediately jumped at the chance. Thankfully (and amazingly)… they accepted! …

Quick list of what’s new in Xcode 7.1

What’s new in Xcode 7.1 Xcode 7.1 Xcode 7.1 adds support for new iOS devices and the new Apple TV. Xcode supports storyboards, unit and UI testing, playgrounds, and crash logs features for tvOS. Interface Builder Storyboards now support 3D Touch gestures such as Peek and Pop. Debugging Swift error breakpoints can be created in …

Part Two of Core Bluetooth, iOS and Bluetooth LE Development Blog Series Now Available at Cloud City!

As I have mentioned before, I work for an awesome software development studio in San Francisco called Cloud City Development, and back in June we published Part One of the series Zero to BLE, which is a tutorial series focusing on developing for iOS using Core Bluetooth. Today, I’m super excited to be able to …

Tutorial: How to Create a PDF with Quartz 2D (via @raywenderlich.com)

OK so this goes back a little bit – 2012, in fact – but I was recently researching how to create a PDF from within an iOS app. I honestly didn’t know if it was possible. Thankfully, the following is a very helpful and clear tutorial on RayWenderlich.com by Tope Abayomi with steps for creating a PDF using Quartz …

App Store Tip: Acquiring Screenshots for Devices You Don’t Have in Your Drawer…

Recently when uploading an update of my app to App Store via iTunes Connect, and I was faced with a bit of a dilemma. iTunes Connect needed screenshots from a wider variety of devices than I was originally expecting, and more devices than I possessed.  The directions referenced this article, which actually is super helpful …