Video: AltConf 2016 – “Saving Lives with iBeacons”

Evidently this got posted to Realm’s website back in November, and I was not informed. Better late than never! Evan K. Stone – Saving Lives with iBeacons You’ve probably heard of iBeacons, but have you seen them up close or developed apps for them? iBeacon technology is a fun and easy way to start working …

React Navigation: a Collaborative Effort in the React Native Community

React Navigation for React Native is “collaboration between people from Facebook, Exponent and the React community at large” as this comment on the project’s GitHub page indicates: React Navigation is born from the React Native community’s need for an extensible yet easy-to-use navigation solution. It replaces and improves upon several navigation libraries in the ecosystem, …

Zero to BLE Part Two Core Bluetooth Post Updated for Swift at Cloud City Development Blog!

I’m happy to announce that I recently updated Part Two of my Zero-to-BLE series on Core Bluetooth Post Updated for Swift at Cloud City Development Blog! It’s been updated for Swift 2, because when I wrote it, Swift 3 hadn’t officially been released and I honestly thought it would be published well in advance of …

How to Query Custom URL Schemes in iOS 9 (Hint: it’s different now.)

This was a new one on me and I discovered it accidentally. In one of my apps, NineOneOne ~ One-Touch Emergency Dialer, I query for the presence of the Skype app, so that an emergency call can be placed using Skype instead of the phone app. Why would one want to do this? Well, as …

Understanding How Notifications Work on Apple Watch

I’ve had my Apple Watch for a little while now, and I have really found myself relying heavily on it as a device primarily for notifications. The one thing that has really bothered me, however, is the somewhat random nature in which notifications are delivered to The Watch. I’m not sure I want all notifications …

How to Add an Internal Tester to TestFlight If They Already Have an iTunes Connect Account

As a consultant, I’ve had this situation come up many times, and it’s very frustrating because Apple doesn’t allow an Apple ID to belong to more than one iTunes Connect account. The scenario is that you have a client or friend that you would like to be an internal tester in your organization’s iTunes Connect …