iOS development

Interview with Darko Goles, first book author at Inchoo

In this interview, we would like to introduce you to Darko Goles, our Magento Certified Developer and first book author at Inchoo. He recently completed writing of “Magento Mobile How-to” book – a practical, easy to follow, complete guide for unleashing the power of Magento Mobile. In the interview Darko speaks about his work on Symfony, switch to Magento and motives to dive into writing.

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Using Core Plot in iPhone/iPad app

Core Plot is a plotting framework for iOS and OS X. You can download the latest zip file from here. I’m using CorePlot_1.0. After unzipping it go to CorePlot_1.0/Binaries/iOS, there you can find CorePlotHeaders folder and libCorePlot-CocoaTouch.a, add them to your project. Add QuartzCore.framework, go to Build Settings and add -ObjC -all_load to Other Linker Flags.

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How to add a property via class category?

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to extend class with additional property but for some organizational reason you didn’t want to change default source class file? For example, when you add Xcode sub-project which you want to keep untouched and up-to date with it’s version control, but still you want to make certain default implementation changes in sub-project.

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Consuming SOAP web services in iOS

In past few years I’ve been working on variety of different applications but never on one that includes consuming web services such as SOAP. That’s mostly because SOAP is considered outdated comparing to REST today – totally wrong assumption (comparing apples and oranges).

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Articles about Apple iPad

As Steve Jobs showed us the long anticipated tablet yesterday, internet (as expected) went super-crazy about it. There has been so much coverage that at some point 8 out of 10 trending topics on Twitter were iPad related.

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Don’t use the word “Demo” in an iPhone app!

Last month I had an opportunity to work on a great iPhone project with winning idea. We’ve built two applications for the same project – full and lite application. After a while we finished testing and both of the applications were 99% ready for submission on the App Store.

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Memory leak by CFNetwork?

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post. Since then I got married, completed faculty, finished three iPhone applications for clients and three internal. Well, these are the main reasons for my absence and I think they are justified. 🙂

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MATHO – iPhone game from Surgeworks workshop

Surgeworks recently developed a new MATHO 2 for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It is a BINGO style math game for students grades K-12 developed for Education 4 Free, LLC. The goal of MATHO is to get five correct answers in a row as quickly as possible, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The problem is placed at the top of the screen and the player must select the correct answer on the gameboard. Each incorrect answer results in a penalty of five seconds. The score at the end of the game is the total time to complete MATHO, so the best scores are the lowest.

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Two great API’s for your iPhone app!

If you want to ensure best user experience for your app users you just must integrate this two API in your app. First of two is Get Satisfaction iPhone API. Satisfaction Remote Component enables iPhone developers to embed support for Get Satisfaction within their apps. This works somewhat like the “Feedback” widget on many websites (example on getsatisfaction.com homepage). Briefly, this API is integrates feedback forum for user.

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