“Push Notifications? Ohh, no!”. Yes, that’s the first thing that was coming to my mind when I was called to implement push notifications in an iOS app, and I’m pretty confident that it has been coming to yours as well. And not because it’s difficult to use push notifications, it’s just all that series of steps required prior to even
Social networks are part of our everyday life since a long time ago. Social networks are also part of our programming life, as the majority of the apps must interact somehow with them and send or receive data regarding users. In most cases, users are required to get connected somehow to each social network, and authorize the app so it
Every new iOS version brings along both new “goodies” and advancements to existing technologies for all developers around the globe. Obviously, the latest version, iOS 9, could not just stay out of this tradition, so once again developers have new frameworks and APIs at their disposal that let them leverage their applications to even higher levels. One of those is
A common feature of almost all apps is the fact that they provide multiple view controllers to users to navigate and work with. Those view controllers can be used in many ways, such as to simply display some kind of information on-screen, or to gather complex data from user input. Creating new view controllers for different functionalities of an app
If I was ever asked what’s one of the most common stuff I do among all projects, then I would have answered that dealing with dates is definitely one of them. Undoubtably, there’s no developer out there who doesn’t really need to “play” with the NSDate class and handle dates in some manner, no matter how much or little the
As every iOS release, the version 9, which is officially here for just a few weeks, presents new features and improvements to existing technologies for both users and developers. As we’ve all witnessed, there’s a number of new stuff that has been first-introduced in this version, but there are changes and updates to existing frameworks and libraries as well. Additionally,
So, you are just about to get finished with the new super-app of yours, or the one that your boss or a customer have asked you to make, and you realize that there’s one more important requirement, to make it capable of posting content to Facebook or Twitter. You are a breath away from the deadline, and after having spent
Quite often it’s required from iOS applications to be capable of performing search in specific data that is displayed in a tableview. Undoubtably, most of developers have faced that situation, and the most usual approach to that is to use the default controls that the iOS SDK provides. Up to iOS 8, Apple was providing a special control for performing searches in tableviews named UISearchDisplayController. This controller, in conjunction with the UISearchBar was making possible to add search features quite easily in an application. Nevertheless, this belongs to history now.
In my last tutorial we worked with the YouTube API, and through the demo application we managed to make requests to that specific Google API. Actually, we created an API key prior to any request, as that key was vital for every request that was about to return data back to our application. This time, we’ll continue working with the Google APIs, and my goal is to show you how to make authorized requests after a user has signed in with the Google in the application.
It’s a well-known fact that Google provides a big number of electronic products and services that can be used from the simplest end-user, to the most sophisticated one. But further than those who just use the Google services as they’re provided, there are people who need to have a different kind of access to them; developers. Indeed, Google gives great