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Prototyping UIView Animations in a Swift Playground

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Creating UIView animations can be tedious work. Getting the animation in place and functioning is often only the first challenge. Polishing the animation can take just as much time and effort. This polishing phase usually involves making many small tweaks. With each of … Continued

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How to Make an iOS Custom Pull-To-Refresh

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Recently, there has been some debate around the pull-to-refresh control in iOS apps, started by articles like Why The Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Must Die. Even Double Encore's Nick Arnott chimed in with Why Pull-To-Refresh Isn't Such A Bad Guy. Regardless of how you feel about … ContinuedRead more...
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Reconciling iOS 6 and iOS 7 with Interface Builder

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One of the biggest challenges you face in updating your app for iOS 7 is making sure you don’t abandon those users who haven’t updated yet (we’re looking at you, Aunt Beverly). Here are a few tips to ensure your … Continued

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