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It’s common for UI design to be one of the last things development teams think about when creating iOS apps. This includes situations when the developers need to relay what they need to the designer, often uncomfortably close to the launch date.
It’s also common, in scenarios like this, to have designers not specifically familiar with iOS, creating UIs that look great on other platforms, but end up looking messy and buggy when ported to iOS.Read more about 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your iOS App UI
Building and publishing an app is a complex process. One of the last things you have to do before your app can go live on the App Store is passing Apple’s App Store Review. The challenge is that Apple isn’t always completely clear about the Review process. You would think Apple would want greater clarity on Read more about 4 Little-Known Tips For Getting Your App Through Apple’s Store Review[…]
Upgrading an iOS app can be time-consuming. It involves the process of refactoring, rewriting, and replacing some or all of the app’s code.Read more about Upgrading Old Apps: The Dirty Job of iOS Development
2020 was the year so many businesses were pushed into remote work to survive. The number of Americans working remotely more than a day a week has exploded from less than 25% to more than 67%. And, for many, it has been popular. Working remotely will be more common, even after the global pandemic has Read more about Working Remotely: Best Practices for Distributed iOS development[…]
With the use of Swift as the sole language for creating apps with Apple, it is now essential to know how to plan for, and respond to, Swift-based errors in your app. There will always be errors you do not expect. As developers, we want as much information about how and why something failed to Read more about You Need A Plan For Swift Error Handling[…]
In any organization, you have a hierarchy. The opinions or comments of executives and managers carry authority employees will feel compelled to respond to. And this is a problem if that organization’s business is iOS development. Traditional methods of business management and current methods of iOS development don’t work very well together. A good iOS team manager does things differently.Read more about What makes a good iOS team manager?
In this episode, Leo talks with Ben Chatelain about Git. They chat about branching strategies, merging strategies, Xcode headaches, and… using emojis in your commit messages!😱🥳👏 Knowing the Git Terminal Command What Xcode can help with Gitflow vs Trunk Based merge vs squash vs rebase Dealing with Git Submodules 😱 Merging Xcode Projects and Storyboards Read more about EmpowerApps.Show – Understanding Git with Ben Chatelain[…]
Apple unveiled its brand-new Apple Watch Series 6 on September 15 with some fanfare. This was followed the next day by the release of the Watch’s latest operating system, WatchOS 7.
This is a big deal for Apple app developers – the new hardware and software offer new features that significantly raise the bar for what is possible with the Watch. Apple has given us the tools to create more sophisticated kinds of apps, both standalone for the Watch, as well as companions for iOS.Read more about Apple Watch Series 6 unlocks exciting future for developers
In this episode, Leo talks with Jacob Gorban about being remote and what they’ve learning over the years being remote such as communication, keeping teams productive, managing iOS development and more. We talk about: Dealing with Communication Slack Guidelines for Channels and DMs Scheduling Meetings Mentoring Junior Developers Doing Code Reviews and Pull-Requests Organizing Testing Read more about EmpowerApps.Show – A Very Remote Year with Jacob Gorban[…]
In this episode, Leo talks with Steve Lipton about the Apple Watch. We go into detail on the September Apple Event, watchOS 7, iOS 14 release, Apple Watch Series 6, and more. We talk about: Surprise! iOS 14 is out September Event Apple Watch Series 6 Family Setup Apple Watch SE vs Series 3 SwiftUI Read more about EmpowerApps.Show – Apple Watch 2020 with Steve Lipton[…]