A Simple Pattern for iOS Main Threading

A Simple Pattern for iOS Main Threading

Apple is becoming more and more strict about the proper use of the main thread. Warnings occur all the time in Xcode now, and app crashes occur frequently when UI operations take place outside the main thread. The situation comes up when you have UI operations that...
Why You Need to Know Swift Now

Why You Need to Know Swift Now

According to Computerworld, if you are a developer, you need to know Swift, and you need to know it now. Apple’s Swift language is an important one to know, and there are several reasons why. 1. Open Source According to rankings of programming language, Swift is...
What to Do with the iPhone X Home Bar Indicator

What to Do with the iPhone X Home Bar Indicator

Apple released their latest and greatest mobile phone the iPhone X (iPhone 10) and along with it a new software-based home button. For users, this introduces a very new and fresh experience with an edge to edge display unencumbered by any physical buttons. However, it...
3 Things to Know about iOS CoreBluetooth

3 Things to Know about iOS CoreBluetooth

  Here at Five Pack Creative, I’ve been working on a project that uses a customized Tertium Blueberry, an RFID reader that sends the data to a BTLE compatible device such as an iPhone. It’s a great little piece of hardware, but it’s been a...