CocoaPods are a must for any serious iOS project. Why reinvent the wheel when the community has produced robust and feature-rich plugins? In this post, I’d like to highlight the best CocoaPods I’ve used in real-world project that are also Swift-friendly.
One of the limitations of WatchKit is being able to schedule notifications. This must be done in the iOS target since the notifications architecture resides in the iPhone, not the Apple Watch. In this post, I would like to show you to get around this and get WatchKit to schedule notifications on the iPhone.
There are various ways to persist data in the Apple ecosystem. They range from simple to complex. In this post, learn how easy it is to use App Groups and NSUserDefaults to share data between Apple Watch WatchKit and iPhone iOS using Swift.
CocoaPods are the de facto way of sharing and distributing iOS and OS X code. It manages third-party dependencies in a easy, fast, and safe way. There are thousands of CocoaPods available, but almost all of them are in Objective-C. Today I’d like to show you how to create a CocoaPods in Swift.
The user interface for smart watches is vastly different than what we’re used to. We are entering a new era of UX that involves creative thinking on how we can use the ridiculously small screen real estate, while still giving the user enough power to interact with it. One thing that comes to mind is how do we enter numbers into smart watches. In this post, I would like to show you how to create a number keypad for Apple Watch.
Displaying a list of records to users is one of the most common needs for any application. We see this from grids on the web, to table list views on iPhones, and now the trend should continue in Apple Watch. In this post, I’d like to show you how to add a table to your Apple Watch app.
Created a native Apple Watch app and companion iPhone app using Xcode, Swift, and WatchKit. This was entered into the App Store before the launch of Apple Watch. A tip calculator that provides provides a single screen with all calculations displayed right in front of you. Tap the +/- buttons for small adjustments, or tap the bill to […]
Created a native Apple Watch app and companion iPhone app using Xcode, Swift, and WatchKit. This was entered into the App Store before the launch of Apple Watch. A unit converter that provides a single screen with all your conversions displayed right in front of you. Tap a unit and get a number pad for entering specific […]
Are you rocking Swift yet? Now is time to share your code across the whole project for maximum reusability. This becomes even especially essential when creating Apple Watch apps since sharing code between the watch and the phone is a natural occurrence. In this post, I will show you how to create a framework in Swift to do this.
Smart watches are a new approach, a new way of thinking, a new way of designing, and it’s on your freaking body! Smart watches will change the way we interact with our devices unlike any time before. And Apple has the track record to lead the mobile revolution forward. In this post, I will show you how to create your first Apple Watch app.