The Unwind Segue, Singletons in Swift, & beta testing iOS apps

testflight

this week’s iOS resources for my Thinkful.com students:

More on Custom Picker Views

http://makeapppie.com/tag/uipickerview-in-swift/ (note links therein to other related posts)
UIPickerView class reference

.gitignore

CocoaPods

Singletons

About the Launch Image / Launch File

Test Flight

https://www.testflightapp.com/ (original site, pre-apple buyout, it seems like you can still use it though. using this there is no need for any review or approval by apple, but it does require you to add the testers’ devices to your apple developer account, which deducts from the 100 devices/year limit)
Test Flight Beta Testing – From Apple

Misc.

Automating the process of making your app icons in all the various sizes
Naming layers in Photoshop to automatically generate the iOS assets (using Photoshop Generator)

 

Fuad Kamal

With a background in biotechnology, Fuad began his career developing assays and cutting edge technologies around HIV research. From there he shifted into the bioinformatics arena, where he developed innovative information systems in Perl. He started playing with the Flash platform around the time Flash 4 was released, and later developed the flash interface for the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) that you see at pretty much every major airport around the world today. Fuad loves delving into new technologies and pushing technologies in novel directions. Currently he is focused on providing mobile strategy & development for the Health & Fitness markets. He is an iOS developer, teaches an Android & Kotlin college course, and is currently writing The Kotlin Book http://thekotlinbook.com. Fuad has often applied principals he learned from his study of the martial arts to mentoring others as well as taking a unique approach to problem solving. He has found that quite often, the barriers we set before us are more mental than anything else, and the key to overcoming them lies in understanding this concept.

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