Tagged: storyboards

Techniques in Loading View Controllers and Passing Values Between Them – Part 1

Most iOS apps that show multiple content, also contain multiple view controllers. If your app is not based on a navigation controller or a tab bar controller, but it’s a single view based application, then loading and presenting the various view controllers to the user it’s a task that has to be done manually. Generally speaking, loading view controllers either through storyboards or purely programmatically is not a hard job, however how easy or straightforward are all these for a new...

Xcode 6 Tips: Vector Images, Code Snippets and Many More

As a developer, no matter whether your are a professional one, or you are just doing programming for fun, it’s definite that you are going to spend endless hours in front of your monitor until your project is ready. Feeling comfortable with the programming tools you use is more than important, as they consist of your virtual workplace and everything defines the working conditions. And when I say “everything”, I mean it: From the applications that you’ll choose to use...

A Beginner’s Guide to Animated Custom Segues in iOS 8

When the fifth version of iOS (iOS 5) was released to the public, it introduced a brand new, revolutionary approach to the way the interface of an application was designed. That was the use of storyboards, and it was meant to change the existing designing philosophy from the ground up. Before iOS 5, each view controller had almost always an accompanying Interface Builder file, known as nib or xib, and the idea was simple: The interface of each view controller...

Creating Interactive Local Notifications in iOS 8

Notifications are the way of an application to communicate with users, especially when it’s not running in the foreground. A notification, as its name implies, is used to *notify* a user either about an event, or just to remind something important. In fact, notifications are extremely useful in reminding applications, but they’re also quite handy in a number of other cases. For example, a notification can be shown when a user enters a predefined region (that’s new in iOS 8),...