React Native 0.62 and Flipper

In this post Andréas Hanss gives us a tour on Flipper. Flipper is a platform for debugging iOS, Android and React Native apps. Visualize, inspect, and control your apps from a simple desktop interface. To add flipper support to your React Native project, I recommend the “Add Flipper Support” section from the Upgrade to React […]

Take charge of the iOS/tvOS/watchOS simulators with Control Room

Nice tool by Paul Hudson: Control Room is a macOS app that lets you control the simulators for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS – their UI appearance, status bar configuration, and more. It wraps Apple’s own simctl command-line tool, so you’ll need Xcode installed. Some features, such as sending example push notifications or move between light […]

Create beautiful menus on iOS with Codea’s iOS “Menu” pod

The folks who created Codea — an app for creative coding — recently adjusted it to make it also run on the iPhone. While Autolayout tackles most of the screen adapations, they were in need of menus. I realised six months ago as I was using my Mac, using the menus, that I need these […]

Upgrading from React Native 0.53.x to 0.57.4 (and to Xcode 10 and Gradle 4 along with that), a journey

Back in November, after 6 months of working on other projects, I picked up development for the EV-Point Mobile App again. The app is built using React Native and is available on both iOS and Android. As Xcode got a new major release (from Xcode 9 to Xcode 10) since my last time working on […]

Carthage – A simple, decentralized dependency manager for Cocoa

Whilst checking out the aforementioned IMcD23/TabView and a few other iOS/macOS libraries I could not help by notice the lack of CocoaPods and the presense of Carthage. Apparently the community is now leaning more towards the latter. Carthage is intended to be the simplest way to add frameworks to your Cocoa application. Carthage builds your […]

IMcD23/TabView – Easily add multiple tabs to your iOS app, styled similar to Safari for iPad.

There are two primary view controllers in this library: TabViewController and TabViewContainerViewController. A TabViewController contains an array of tabs, a visible tab, and some methods to add and remove tabs. A TabViewContainerViewController contains TabViewControllers. IMcD23/TabView (GitHub) → (via Louis D’hauwe)

PWAs are coming to iOS 11.3: Cupertino, we have a problem

Recently it was announced that iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 will include Service Workers, opening up the way for PWAs on iOS (and potentially macOS too, following lead of Microsoft here). ☝️ If you don’t want to download the macOS 10.13.4 beta you can alternatively download Safari Technology Preview (> 48) for use with your […]