Beyond Syntax: Why I'm Excited About Swift
Obviously, swift looks much cleaner than it’s predecessor. Programmers with a background in modern programming languages such as python and ruby will hit less pain points when diving into iOS development. Existing iPhone developers can say goodbye to square brackets and that irksome '@' symbol. In fact, the 'N' and 'S' keys on their new keyboards may even stay intact. But swift brings with it a wealth of new features beyond just a clean and modern syntax. I've spent a few days working with Apple's new programming language, and I've compiled a short list of new features that I’m excited to work with.
Apple App Store Submission Checklist
Things tend to get a bit crazy when submitting to the App Store. Here's our apple app store submission checklist to help.
The Basics of Django TastyPie and iOS RestKit
We've been using Django for the past couple years to build applications that communicate with mobile clients (that's kind of our thing). This has always been our preferred backend because we are very concerned about the ability for our applications to scale and communicate across platforms. To make a long story short, being founded by two mobile developers, we've been on a quest since day one to discover the easiest and most effective way to make backend servers and apps play nicely together.
Running Development Apps
At Yeti we build both Android and iOS applications for our clients. In order to get a pre-release app onto a client's device for testing and approval there are a couple hoops to jump through.
iPhone Accelerometer Calibration
A brief explanation of how to go about calibrating the iPhone's accelerometer.