Category Archives: The Path to iOS Enlightenment

The 3 Secrets to Mobile Success

Mobile technology. Smaller, faster, lighter, thinner. It’s more portable, easier to use with touch interfaces, and- in the case of cell phones- always connected to the Internet. But what is it that mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone show us about consumer needs/wants? What is the real secret to Apple’s success, not only in the mobile market, but in all markets (media, personal computing, mobile, etc…)? After analysis of consumer culture and technology trends, I have brought the … Continue reading

Lingo Gringo and Not Forgetting One’s “self”.

In my last iDevBlogADay post I wrote about my goal to get Lingo Gringo ready for AppStore submission. After that post, I met up with another Colorado local ( and impulsively declared that I would have Lingo Gringo ready by today, this 29th of March, 2011.  What a challenge!  So, after weeks wrestling with memory issues and hidden crash-causing bugs, I have finally gotten a functional Lingo Gringo.  The problem:  I am still several (about a dozen.5) features behind submission readiness. So, … Continue reading

iOS Friday Followup: Programmatic Views

Although slightly late, this post is a summary of the programmatic method of adding views to our iOS projects.  While we’ve been working in IB up to this point, I felt that it would be well worth our time to write some code to see clearly what is happening when we drag views (labels, buttons, images, etc…) all willy-nilly out into our IB projects. The first thing to keep in mind is that we started with a “Window-Based Application”, allowing … Continue reading

iOS Friday Followup: Table Views

So, last night we had a great time once again, taking our arrays and displaying them in table views. When all was said and done, the result looked like this: Here is the process we followed:

iOS Friday Fundamentals: Arrays

Last night for our weekly iOS dev group I talked about and demonstrated the use of Arrays in iOS programming. An array is pretty much just a list of data.  These lists can be useful for grouping together sets of information and iterating through them quickly. An example: a classroom full of students would make a good “students” array.  The elements in that array would be the students, so our array might look like this:

iOS 101 Developer’s Conference

So the first ever iOS 101 Developer’s Conference has come to an end.  For those of you who were in attendance, I’ll be posting the links and snippets that I promised.  For those who were not in attendance, I will also be posting the links and snippets that I promised.  So it’s win-win I think! In you didn’t get to make it, here’s a brief summary of what we went over: Day 1– I talked about the iOS market, networking … Continue reading