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I like to kick the morning off by visiting a handful of sites that collect cool app designs. One of my favorite is Capptivate. I often find myself browsing the site thinking “I want one of that.”. It’s even better if the design triggers another question in my mind: “How did they do that?!”.
I had one of these moments last week, looking at the push transition in Facebook’s Paper app. It was a good chance to take a stab at iOS7 custom transitions.

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Hey iOS, I Like You, We Should Be Friends

I started this year with a new year’s resolution: write at least a blog post per month. Let me check the date of the last post…. yep, February 1st, oops, my bad. In my defense it’s been a crazy month. I spent the last couple of weeks restyling (basically from the ground up) one of our apps over at Fancy Pixel (Memento: I know this place), and also rewrote the landing page for it.
I had a chance to try out some cool libraries and tools though, so here’s my belated post of the month. The title itself is there just to express my appreciation for iOS and its open-source community. I mean, the quantity and quality of third party libraries is mind boggling. Love it.

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AMScrollingNavbar: Creating a Cocoapod

This week Matt Thompson published an interesting article on NSHipster, about stewardship, which is basically the duty and ethic of public service. Since I’ve been trying to be more active in the open source community, I figured I could use this occasion to write an article with the process that I follow when I’m writing a new library for iOS. I’ll be describing my work on AMScrollingNavbar as an example.

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Configuring Alljoyn on iOS

Have you ever played Spaceteam on Android or iOS? It’s a local (cross-platform) multiplayer only game, based on a really cool concept. The players are… you guessed it… a space team, and they need to cooperate to keep the spaceship they are traveling on intact through space. This means that you’ll be shouting at your friends commands, and activating various weirdly named knobs and switches.
While I was researching the tech behind it, I stumbled upon Alljoyn, by Qualcomm.

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iOS Test Setup

Yesterday I wrote an article with my Rails test setup, so it’s right about the time to do the same for iOS. I’ll be covering Specta, Expecta and KIF, plus OHHTTPStubs for… you know… stubs.

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