Tag Archives: iOS

Mistakes Were Made: A Brief Note on Keyboard Full Access

If you’re like me, you just spent several days refactoring a framework shared between a host app and its app extension–say, a keyboard extension–into its own project and repository. You finally got everything building again, resolving all the broken framework … Continue reading

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DYJ4U on iOS Autocomplete: a Response

Jason Clauß, self-described “UX Renegade,” recently published an article on the iOS keyboard’s suggestion bar: Doing Your Job For You: The iOS autocomplete. I have some thoughts. I strongly disagree with the conclusions Clauß draws. They’re based on his own “cursory … Continue reading

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Recursive Property Observation in Swift

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been writing almost exclusively Swift. It’s been quite a roller coaster. I still don’t feel as though I’m an expert in the language, but I am getting to the point where I quickly … Continue reading

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Jot

Hi folks. Joel here. It’s been a while since this blog has been up to much, hasn’t it? Well, after a lot of privately-owned work about which I was not meant to blog, I’ve got something I can talk publicly … Continue reading

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Custom View Controller Transitions in Landscape

Recently, Jerry wrote about a really cool view controller transition we put together, SMLBookshelfTransition. As you can tell from that post, we’re really excited about all the possibilities this new API provides. You might have noticed though that Jerry made … Continue reading

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Compares

Big News. As you may know, in October of 2012 Jerry and I left our day jobs in order to start Spaceman Labs. Our goal was to leverage our extensive knowledge and category-spanning experience on Apple mobile devices to build … Continue reading

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How To Support Old iOS SDK’s in Xcode 5

OH NOES, APPLE REMOVED SUPPORT FOR IOS 6 IN XCODE 5 *FIST SHAKE* !!!! This is a sentiment I’ve seen a on twitter an awful lot in the last few days, and it’s not exactly accurate. The truth is, Apple … Continue reading

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SMSquashView

Why Now? Why Me? Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about adding personality and interest to apps with subtle animation, rather than with complex textures. As an animation guy from old times*, I couldn’t be happier about this new focus … Continue reading

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Spatter and Spark

Another year-and-a-bit, another successful client project! As of a few weeks ago, Polk Street Press shipped a brand-new storybook, Spatter and Spark. It’s a genuinely endearing tale of two best friends solving problems together in a way that five-year-olds will … Continue reading

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SMPageControl, Meet UIAccessibility

A while back we introduced SMPageControl, our drop in replacement for UIPageControl with a slew of extra bells and whistles. It was surprisingly well received, and is by far the most popular bit of open source code we’ve released to … Continue reading

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