Jiffy on Demand is a startup known as the Uber of home maintenance. The app makes home maintenance easy, building cutting edge technology to connect homeowners to the best home maintenance professionals instantly. Led the iOS app development and mobile architecture to deliver a 5-star experience. The app has many features, like maps, custom chat messaging, […]
Many techniques have been tried to tame the AppDelegate beast, usually ending up in moving code into private functions or extensions. However, the AppDelegate is much more complex than just moving code around. In this post, let’s examine a pluggable service technique with a few bonuses at the end.
Integrated Bluetooth connectivity with a proprietary heart rate monitoring device. This involved background tasks and storing millions of heart rates per user using Protocol Buffer compression and real-time syncing to the cloud. Populated iOS and Android charts using downsampling algorithms, multi-threading, and caching mechanisms. Enforced data privacy and security measures for safeguarding medical information.
The launch of this app was inspired from uncovering the joys, pains, and realities of mobile, web, and software development. Many of the blog posts dissect this very open-source app and other real-world projects. I built the native iOS and Android apps and are completely open-source.
Localization in Xcode is handled with NSLocalizedString, but it is such a verbose and legacy-like API. There’s a Swiftier way that still respects Xcode .xliff exports and comments.
An open source iOS framework for WordPress integration using REST/JSON and a custom WordPress plugin. This has been used by several 3rd party consumers to build their own app.
A Swift framework for rapid development using a collection of utility extensions for Foundation and UIKit classes and protocols, along with associated unit tests. Cross-platform targets for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS and were used across various apps for providing a central and extensible API.
WordPress has been around for almost a decade and a half. It survived the CMS wars and remained relevant during the mobile shift. It’s been battle-tested under various scenarios and load. It showed us what a thriving 3rd party marketplace looks like. Now, WordPress is realizing a grander vision! In the release of WordPress 4.7, the REST API plugin was merged […]
Due to the many screen sizes in the mobile world, staying relative to screen size is crucial. Hard-coding margins and sizes based on points can be short-sighted. In this post, we will subclass NSLayoutConstraint to achieve percentage-based margins.
It is clear from this year’s WWDC that Apple envisions a new era beyond the traditional apps-in-a-grid-on-your-home-screen model. iOS 10 is more of a revolutionary iteration to the Apple ecosystem and vision. There were many initiatives uncovered that gives us clues to the future of Apple.