A dive into the Observer Pattern in iOS applications

Often when developing iOS applications with more complex requirements we may encounter the need to react to, and perform UI updates on, not so easily accessible UI components. Another example could be that we must update an object outside our currently focused scene, perhaps created by a scene a few...

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Swift Alps

Swift Alps - as the name might imply - is a conference revolving around anything Swift related. As the name might also imply, the conference takes place in the Swiss Alps, in Crans-Montana more specifically. What sets this conference apart from many of the other conferences out there is the...

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Augmented reality is here to disrupt the industry Insights from Web Summit 2018

It has been two weeks since Web Summit took place in Lisbon, Portugal and we can still feel the energetic vibes. 3 days full of inspirational speakers, current tech trends, coffee astronauts, robots (have you seen the new social robot Furhat revealed at the summit?), diversity in tech and much...

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Book a test drive with Siri Shortcuts (a Siri Shortcuts intro)

Earlier this summer at WWDC 2018, Apple announced Siri Shortcuts, a new Siri feature that will allow you to extend your app’s capabilities by building custom voice actions.

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Google Cast

Today, on the App Store, you are able to find a rapidly increasing number of apps that will allow their users to watch video content. There might come a time when you will have to develop such an app, and functionality like Google Cast and AirPlay is not only nice...

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URLComponents

When writing mobile apps, more often than not we have to communicate with a backend to get some data to present to the user.

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Making a Presentation Application with Google Nearby Messages & Firebase

Here at Nodes, we regularly run events and give presentations. We wanted to use technology to make these more accessible and enhance these events for people who attend, and smooth out the event process entirely the only way we know how; making applications!

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App accelerators

The competition in the mobile app industry gets bigger and bigger so we have to deliver better and better apps to keep the users hooked. Extra niceness goes a long way in user retention and introducing app accelerators is a great example because it’s not just about looks it’s also...

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UIGestures

Gestures are the magic behind those accelerators that can make your app more user friendly. We will now show a few examples on how to implement them in your code.

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Custom Gesture Recognizers

If you want to implement a gesture that is not already provided by Apple you can customise your own. However, they recommend using the standard gestures because users are already familiar with them, so take some time to consider if a custom gesture is the right way to go. Custom...

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