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Toyota recently announced it would allow competitors to use their new fuel cell technology – patent free. This follows a similar move by electric car manufacturer Tesla, when CEO Elon Musk announced last June that

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b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

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On iOS the built in convenience method performSelector method call only allows for up to 2 parameters. – (void) aMethod { [self performSelector:@selector(doSomethingWithObject:otherObject:) withObject:@(1) withObject:@(2)]; } – (void) doSomethingWithObject:(id) object otherObject:(id) otherObject { // Code

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Now updated with example project, see end of post for link I recently tackled a difficult problem at work. In an app I’m currently working on we have a horizontal collection view with paging. The

Udacity Android Tutorial

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Couple of months ago I published a blog about my experience of moving from Java to Android. This is a follow up blog of the first part. Finally I finished the Udacilty Android tutorial series.

iOS view hit regions

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According to the Apple Human Interface Guidelines, the smallest point size a control should be in iOS is 44×44 points. In some designs you will get really small controls which you need to still work

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When iOS 7 first launched developers found the hidden URL schemes used by Apple to open the Settings app from another app. Developers started using this hidden URL in their apps. Apple realized and took

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If you set the UITextField inputView to a UIPickerView, UIDatePicker or custom view, you may want to disable the caret in the UITextField. You will probably also want to stop the user from entering in

Interactive Notifications in iOS 8

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In iOS 8 developers can now present interactive notifications in their apps. To do so, first you need to register all possible notification “categories”. A category is defined by a set of actions. In my

Notifications in iOS 8

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In iOS 8 the notification behavour has changed. Previously an app could send a user a local notification without their initial permission, but would need to get their permission if the user was to get

Rerouting an iPhone’s HTTP and HTTPS traffic (Part 3)

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Over 2 years ago I posted a couple of blogs showing how to monitor iPhone HTTP and HTTPS traffic. If you haven’t seen these two blogs, it’s recommended you read them for some initial setup

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Guides | Tutorial By 7 months ago

Recently at work I completed a C++ library that we’re using in both our iOS and Android apps. To make it easy for our native iOS app to use, I also wrote an Objective-C wrapper