John’s Core Data Cheat sheet

It’s been a pretty long process for me to get working with Core Data. It’s no PHP thats for sure. In any case, below is a bunch different tasks that I was required to figure out for my development. Hopefully it helps. Loading a specific object based on its value [code] FLAppDelegate* appDelegate = [[UIApplication […]

The future of iOS Programming is… not code block evaluation assignment

Come on, it’s 2014! Why isn’t code block evaluation assignment being used yet, as trends show it’s the future! [code] UIButton* button = ({ //initialize button with frame UIButton* button = [[UIButton alloc] initWithFrame:({ CGRect frame = CGRectMake(10.0, 10.0, 200.0, 75.0); frame; })]; //set button background color [button setBackgroundColor:({ UIColor* color = [UIColor colorWithRed:1.0 green:1.0 […]

My take on iOS App Store

I was discussing the App Store with a user on Stackoverflow and this was what I came up with. I was asked the question, How many downloads did your free apps get in the first days? I responded with, Um, So my experience.. I created a personal app and put it up for .99 for […]

iOS 7: Custom NavigationView or NavigationViewController

This was a tricky one to figure out myself but this covers everything (back arrow color, back button color, title, title color, navigation bar color, transparency, etc). [code] //set bar color [self.navigationController.navigationBar setBarTintColor:[UIColor colorWithRed:85.0/255.0 green:143.0/255.0 blue:220.0/255.0 alpha:1.0]]; //optional, i don’t want my bar to be translucent [self.navigationController.navigationBar setTranslucent:NO]; //set title and title color [self.navigationItem setTitle:@"Title"]; […]

How NASA could handle ETI (Alien) discovery

I am currently part of the space stack exchange beta forum that doesn’t have public access. A member on that forum asked an interesting question about how countries would handle Extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) discovery. Well, I wrote a pretty awesome answer that I wanted to publish on my website here for the enjoyment of my non-existing […]

Last Minute WWDC Guesses

There is 9 minutes left until the Keynote at WWDC starts so i’ll take this time to give out my guesses. 1. As everyone is suspecting, a new interface for iOS. I am going to guess that the icons are going to be similar to that of the WWDC and the interface across all apps will be […]

Apple iOS 7: Apple still has it!

This morning I was plesently surprised to find out the WWDC app had a new interface! Check this out:   If this new theme is any suggestion to what Apple has in store for iOS 7, I am super excited. Also apple doesn’t usually do something like this, unless it’s going to be big. And […]