Weekly bite-sized screencasts on iOS development.

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Cocoa Lumberjack

Episode #61 | 10 minutes | published on 04/04/2013
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In this episode we take a look at a fast & flexible alternative logging framework for iOS called Cocoa Lumberjack. We take a look at the various loggers that are available and how to write logs to a file.

Windows Azure Mobile Services Part 2

Episode #60 | 27 minutes | published on 04/02/2013
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We continue with our example chat application here and add the ability post a message, poll for updates, and receive push notifications. This episode utilizes a pod calles MessagesTableView controller to present an SMS like interface for the messages.

Windows Azure Mobile Services

Episode #59 | 24 minutes | published on 03/28/2013
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This week we take a look at Windows Azure Mobile Services, a back-end for mobile applications that has first class iOS support. In this episode we begin building a full featured chat application. This is part 1 of 2, in which we set up a new mobile service, wire up the SDK with CocoaPods, set up Twitter authentication and enrich the data using Javascript on the server. This episode has been sponsored by Microsoft.

Container View Controllers

Episode #58 | 15 minutes | published on 03/21/2013
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In this episode I create a container view controller using the UIViewController containment APIs. The container view controller mimicks a style where the starting view controller fades into the background instead of sliding to the left.

Facebook Integration

Episode #57 | 12 minutes | published on 03/14/2013
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In this episode we build on our Social App from episode 56 and add Facebook support. We cover setting up an Facebook application and the requisite permissions required to authenticate & fetch a user's friend list, all using the Social Framework in iOS 6.

Twitter Integration

Episode #56 | 16 minutes | published on 03/07/2013
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In this episode we implement the Social framework in order to integrate with Twitter. Using the provided framework, we issue an authenticated API call to get a list of Twitter followers for a given account, as well as compose a tweet with the new SLComposeViewController.


Episode #55 | 6 minutes | published on 02/28/2013
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In this app I cover iOS application versioning. I cover what the purpose of CFBundleVersion and CFBundleShortVersionString are, how to set them, and how to use agvtool to automatically increment build numbers for any distributed build.

Pony Debugger

Episode #54 | 10 minutes | published on 02/21/2013
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In this episode we take a look at Pony Debugger, a fantastic little tool by the fine folks at Square, to inspect HTTP traffic and dive into our Core Data model all via a Chrome inspector pane in the browser.

RestKit - Object Manager

Episode #53 | 18 minutes | published on 02/14/2013
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This episode covers some additional pieces of RestKit, abstracting network requests even further by providing a route & mapping for a given object and utilizing RKObjectManager to perform the work for us. Instead of using a live API, we verify the behavior using SenTestingKit.

RestKit - CoreData

Episode #52 | 12 minutes | published on 02/07/2013
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In this episode we continue on our exploration of RestKit, this time with a focus on CoreData. It turns out to be fairly easy to change our existing code to support saving the responses into NSManagedObject classes in a database.

Intro to RestKit: Mapping

Episode #51 | 25 minutes | published on 01/31/2013
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RestKit is a framework that aims to simplify the "plumbing" of your application to allow you to focus on your core features. In this screencast, I focus on fetching JSON from an API and mapping it onto our own objects using RestKit's mapping features.

Custom Cells

Episode #50 | 26 minutes | published on 01/24/2013
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In this episode we design a custom table view cell including a designing custom repeatable background & highlight images in Photoshop, dynamically layout out the labels, as well as observing a tricky problem regarding cell animations. We also take a look at how to profile the graphics performance (FPS) using Instruments.

Slide Out Menus

Episode #49 | 18 minutes | published on 01/17/2013
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In this episode I cover a few of the available 3rd party libraries for implementing a slide to reveal menu, similar to what you see in the Facebook application.

Code Snippets

Episode #48 | 10 minutes | published on 01/10/2013
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In this episode we examine Xcode's code snippets feature and how it can speed up your day to day development. We also take a look at a handy gem for easily installing code snippets you've found online.

Gesture Recognizers

Episode #47 | 29 minutes | published on 01/03/2013
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Detecting touches used to be a chore. Thanks to the UIGestureRecognizer family of classes, detecting touches & gestures is a breeze. In this episode we implement a Photo Table where you can add photos, move them around, as well as pinch & rotate.

Fun with UICollectionView

Episode #46 | 24 minutes | published on 12/20/2012
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In this episode we dive into UICollectionView for displaying ... collections of views. We start by looking at how to tweak the builtin UICollectionViewFlowLayout as well as extending to create an interesting custom variation.

Validating IAP Receipts

Episode #45 | 12 minutes | published on 12/13/2012
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Here we continue on with our In App Purchase example, but this time we take the receipt given to us by StoreKit and we send it to our custom rails server to be validated with Apple.

In App Purchases

Episode #44 | 35 minutes | published on 12/06/2012
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In this episode I dive into the world of IAP (In App Purchases) using StoreKit. I start by creating a product in iTunes Connect, retrieving that product on the device, and emulating the App Store buy confirmation buttons using a handy CocoaPod.


Episode #43 | 14 minutes | published on 11/29/2012
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The iOS SDK has numerous ways to play back audio. In this episode we take a look at how to play a local mp3 file using AVAudioPlayer. We add play/pause support, volume, and show the song progress in a UISlider. We finish it off by monitoring the audio levels using a custom view.

Retrying HTTP Requests

Episode #42 | 30 minutes | published on 11/16/2012
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We pick up where we left off in Episode 41 and implement a mechanism to automatically detect expired authentication tokens, re-login the user automatically, and retry the original request. This takes a bit of refactoring and use of blocks, but allows for transparent HTTP retries.