Telstra and b2cloud – using Google Glass to improve people’s lives.

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We are thrilled to announce some groundbreaking work we have been doing with Telstra for Google Glass. Over the past six months we have developed two world-first Google Glass apps designed for the visually and

#14 in Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Asia-Pacific 2013

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What a proud day for the b2cloud team. We have just been announced by the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Asia Pacific as the 14th fastest growing technology company in the region, and the fastest growing mobile app developer.

Google Glass – How to get involved

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Over the last 4 months b2cloud has been busily building Google Glass Apps for the most forward thinking companies in Australia. Not to mention the neat little Apps we have developed for demonstration at events around Australia including Glass Tabs – Learning guitar through Google Glass.

NSUserDefaults is not a database

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The NSUserDefaults is designed for storing small bits of information, such as if the user turned off sounds in your app, or the current level a user is up to in a game, and other

What new features iOS 8 hints at for the future

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The iOS 8 beta has been out for a while now, along with the developer tools to go with it. I wanted to put my thoughts together on what some of the new APIs could

MKMapView: determining whether region change is from user interaction

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Knowing whether an MKMapView‘s region has changed by the user or by other means seems to be asked time and time again. I’ve seen various solutions. Most of them come down to adding your own

View/modify Safari extension source code

Guides | Tutorial By 3 weeks ago

If you want to see how a Safari extension is working, or even change its functionality, it’s quite easy. First, locate the extension. It should be living in your library folder. Note this is a

Convenient Swift Features (vs. Obj-C)

Guides | Tutorial By 4 weeks ago

Swift has made huge leaps over Objective-C when it comes to certain code-level features. This reduces the amount of code needed to be written to achieve the same, and also makes Swift code much more

Transitioning from Objective-C to Swift

Thoughts | Tutorial By 1 month ago

When Apple mentioned Swift dropped the C baggage from Objective-C they meant it. Unfortunately there were many C tricks I used in Objective-C projects that now need a workaround. I’ve been looking at different ways

WWDC 2014 Predictions

News | Thoughts By 2 months ago

WWDC is just one week away. I am attending this year and wanted to give my thoughts on what I predict will be announced. If you saw the WWDC app for this year, it has

Developing a public iOS framework, do’s and don’ts

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When you build a framework for people to use, you want to make sure it’s as easy to implement as possible. Even if your framework does amazing things, developers will be turned off if it’s

Terminology for users

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Recently I’ve seen a lot of apps that seem to use technical jargon in their apps and their update release notes. This got me thinking about how most end users actually interpret this. I asked

API default values

Thoughts By 3 months ago

A small rant. I recently implemented an iOS SDK into an app I built. Everything seemed fine during development, everything worked as expected. In production though, the SDK wasn’t doing what it was supposed to.