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How Developers can Draw Icons for iOS Apps

Are you an iOS developer who believes that making icons is purely witchcraft? Perhaps you have an inkling to be able to do some of that wizardry yourself? Here is a step-by-step process on how to create icons for tab bar buttons as well as other glyphs. Techniques that you would find useful for those […]

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it's to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself.  Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

Graphic Design Tools that Developers Use

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it’s to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself. Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

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Touch Bar Programming Tips

It’s high time you update your macOS app to support the Touch Bar. You’ll need to have some strategy on how to design your Touch Bar interface – don’t just pour any buttons into it. Here’s some tips on how to work this new hardware.

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Should You do Free Work to Get Hired?

Have you been asked to do a sample project as part of a hiring process? I’ve done it, not only once but **twice** as part of the same process. Here are those projects. You should be able to learn a thing or two from it Either learn the iOS programming techniques behind these two 40-hour […]

How to Design Apps (Even if you’re not a designer)

You want to design apps? You either need to hire a designer or become one. Luckily it isn’t too hard to come up with a reasonable design.

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Speech Timer 2 Lessons Learned

Learn about upgrading your skeuomorphic iOS 6 user interface to iOS 7’s new content-first style, supporting three Apple devices from a single code base, and much more. These are hard lessons learned while I was developing the second version of Speech Timer that you can take advantage of so that you won’t make the same […]

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Supporting multiple screens at Android – Part II

Android’s support for multiple screens across devices is great, but sometimes we need more. Coding screen elements by screen percentage is sometimes the best solution for certain circumstances. TextView and EditView can be resized based on screen percentage as well

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Supporting multiple screens at Android

Android’s support for multiple screens across devices is great, but sometimes we need more than the normal support. Coding screen elements by screen percentage is sometimes the best solution for certain circumstances.

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Pull-to-refresh that goes both ways

Turbocharged OS X scroll view component that supports “pull-to-refresh” on at the top and bottom edges – perfect for a timeline display view component.

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News Anchor 2 – a better way to enjoy blogs and news sites

News Anchor 2 is launched today along with the opening of the Mac App Store. With News Anchor you can now listen to your favorite blogs and news sites and simply sit back, relax, and enjoy as the virtual newscaster reads you the news. The user interface have been completely revamped with a fresh selection […]

News Anchor from Conception to Completion

How News Anchor came into fruition – slide deck.

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