Think & Build

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Building custom UI Elements with IBDesignable

If you have read some of my previous articles you’ve probably noticed that I love UI customization! It’s an excellent chance to let your App stand out from the crowd thanks to its unique looks and innovative interactions. It looks like Apple really wants us to unleash our creativity and they are proving it with [...]

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From Objective-C to Swift: thoughts and hints

In this article I want to share with you some of the thoughts I had along the way during my transition from Objective-C to Swift. I’ll try to give you hints and I’ll discuss the main pitfalls, trying to compare, when possible, the different approaches of these two languages. So without further ado let’s dive [...]

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Learn to love Auto Layout… programmatically

The last months were quite intense. Nicola and I, have released an iOS App for a client that right now is heavily featured in the Italian App Store, I’m planning a trip to Japan (actually, my girlfriend is…) and I’ve started a new personal iOS project. Nonetheless, I’m ready to continue on our journey with [...]

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Learn to love Auto Layout

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s start this tutorial with the right mindset: Auto Layout is SIMPLE! It took me a while to grasp how Auto Layout works and now, looking back, I get that I’ve absolutely overestimated the problem. In this article I’m going to introduce some basic aspects and some tricks that I’m sure will [...]

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Interactive Transitions

It’s been a while and after some long due time off I’m finally back with a new iOS tutorial. I wanted to add some more details to my previous post showing you how to implement an interactive transition and that’s exactly what I’m going to do with this article! This short video shows a preview [...]