iOS7 Programming Cookbook from O’Reilly. If you subscript to Safari you can easily read this.
User experience appraisal for iOS7. Overall I love iOS7 but I wish Apple would do more usability studies on things. I think the iOS6 → 7 change through out too much that worked well.
Mike Ash does an excellent overview on what ARM64 (i.e. the iPhone 5s) really means for developers. The amount of nonsense that was in the press after the initial announcement (primarily focused on RAM) was mind boggling.
Apple screwed up the optics of its layers with Control Center. One of those things you might not notice but once someone tells you, you can’t not notice it. Hopefully they fix this.
I love iOS7 and can’t imagine using anything else now. However it definitely was rushed out. Even ignoring the major complaints by designers there are lots of small things. Here’s a website listing examples of sloppy UI design. I expect most of these to get fixed over the next year.
Apple in iOS7 uses multicast TCP so that requests go to a central server but data can come via the cheapest route. I don’t know if this is something other developers could use.
Having a sluggish keyboard in iOS7? Try reseting your settings.
Apple is now offering downloads of the last compatible version of an app for your particular device. This is a huge deal for 3gs owners who can’t upgrade to iOS7. However it’s also something that people have been crying for a long time. It may help people with 3g phones or iPad 1s as well. […]
Gigaom on how iOS7 forced developers to redesign their apps for experienced smartphone users. I’m mixed on this. The beauty of the Mac was that novice users could use things fairly easily but so too could power users. Starting around 2007 Apple started focusing (again) on “the rest of us” with power users getting far […]
Made for iOS7. A blog with designs and screenshots for iOS7 UIs. In a week most apps will be iOS7. But I suspect most designs will change over the next year, including Apple’s. The biggest flaw I see in most iOS7 apps right now is poor contrast making it hard to read. Some are complaining […]
Everything about DFU and recovery mode. Really nice overview.
I mentioned that I purchased TextGrabber purely on the recommendation of Gabe. Now that I’ve used it a bit I think whether you should get it really depends upon the type of text you scan. Most academic books have reasonably small fonts and also an unusual curve to the page. I find that unless you […]
Some folks are discounting the significance of the new 64 bit chip in the iPhone 5s a bit too much. While no phone right now has enough memory to really need the extra address space the real advantage is in extra registers and the like. I’d assume there are other design features we don’t know […]
The mainstream view of tomorrow’s event is we’ll get an iPhone 5c which is identical to the 5 but with a plastic back and then a 5s which is the same case as the 5 but with faster hardware and a fingerprint scanner. Nothing else is expected. Now I’ve learned enough about getting excited for […]keep looking »