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...


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

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!

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...


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.

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...

Adding Peek and Pop to your View Controllers

With iOS 9, new iPhone models add a third dimension to the user interface, called force touch, or more commonly 3D Touch.

Challenges when making Today Widgets

Apple introduced the Today extension in iOS 9, more commonly called widgets.

Searchable Items

Motivation App search has been here since iOS9. This feature seems to go largely unused. Maybe this is because both developers and people selling features have forgotten it exists. This is a quick guide for less technical people, and a semi quick guide for developers.