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.
There are hundreds of complex routing frameworks and libraries in iOS. Usually they’re overly complex to retrofit into an existing app or they completely bypass Storyboards. In this post, I’d like to offer a simple, native-like routing mechanism that leverages Storyboards like a boss to handle navigation.
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.
Let’s use the closure-based pattern to wrap CLLocationManager for allowing callers to subscribe to observables instead of using shared delegate functions.
Delegation is a simple and powerful pattern. However, closures are more Swifty and scales better. Let’s convert delegates to closures!
Thread-safe resources in Swift can be achieved with Grand Central Dispatch. Using a concurrent queue and the barrier flag, reads can occur in parallel while writes are given mutual exclusivity for safety and optimization.
GCD is not for thread-unsafe shared resources since it does not guarantee the same thread will be used for the queue. We can use the threads API with a bit of sugar syntax.
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 […]