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How to Set Up the Find Controller for Geocoding in Your iOS App

You already have one piece of the geocoding puzzle in place on your storyboard for your iOS app; this the appropriately named Find controller. The trick now is to add the custom controller that will implement [more…]

How to Implement the Find Controller for Geocoding in Your iOS App

For your geocoding functionality to work in your iOS app, you’re going to need to do several things in the Find controller. Most of what you need to do revolves around getting the text the user enters. [more…]

How to Make the Map Title Your Found Location in Your iOS App

How do you make the map title your found location in your iOS app? In the case of the FindController, use the text the user entered as the title, so all you do is override [more…]

How Add the Custom View Controller for the DestinationController in Your iOS App

What if you want your iOS app user to be able to choose a destination? Follow these steps to add a new Objective-C DestinationController class to your iOS app project. [more…]

How to Set Up the DestinationController in the Main_iPad.storyboard in Your iOS App

Once you have a custom view controller in your iOS app, you need to tell the storyboard to load your custom view controller rather than a UIiewController [more…]

How to Format the DestinationController View in Your iOS App

After you have the Presentation and the Transition selected in the Attributes inspector, you can get on in your iOS app creation with formatting the Destination Controller view, which will have a Table [more…]

How to Add a Modal View in Your iOS App

Most of the time, the user can control what is happening in iOS apps. You provide the buttons and other interface elements, but the user chooses what to do and what interface elements to tap. Modal views [more…]

How to Implement a Table View in Your iOS App

iOS app programmers need to know how to implement table views. You may have worked with Table views before — but with static cells, all the work is done in the storyboard. Now it’s time to branch out on [more…]

How to Create a Table View in Your iOS App

Although powerful in the iOS app world, Table views are surprisingly easy to work with. To create a Table view, you follow only four — count ’em, four — steps, in the following order: [more…]

How to Add Sections to a Table View in Your iOS App

For your iOS app, you may need to add sections to a table view. In a grouped Table view, each group is referred to as a section. The two methods you need to implement to start things off are as follows [more…]

How to Display Cell Content in a Table View in Your iOS App

There may come a time when you need to display cell content in your iOS app. To display the cell content, your delegate is sent the tableView:cellForRowAtIndexPath [more…]

How to Test Your iOS App to See if Your Table View Works

Before releasing your iOS app to the world, you need to run it and make sure the table view works. The smallest error can keep your iOS app from working. [more…]

How to Display the Destination Table in Your iOS App

You want your table view to appear automatically when the user accesses your iOS app. It should appear automatically when the user dismisses the UIAlertView [more…]

How to Add Destination Support to the iPhone Storyboard in Your iOS App

Your goal is to add a Destination scene to your iPhone storyboard in your iOS app in the same way that you added one to your iPad storyboard file. Follow the same directions for creating the Destination [more…]

10 Ways to Be Successful with iOS Apps

When the App Store opened in July 2008, it’s safe to say that no one imagined the world of iOS apps there are today. From the launch of the iPhone in June 2007 until July 2008 when iOS 2.0 [more…]

10 Ways to Be a Happy iOS App Developer

In iOS app development, those problems you put off until tomorrow will catch up with you early and often, so here are a few things to pay attention to from the very start in app development, as well as [more…]

What Makes a Great iOS App

A great iOS app can be described simply: It helps people do something that they want to do; it does it well; it does it when and where people want to do it; and it disappears. Because you can leverage [more…]

How to Exploit Advantages of the iOS System

One of the keys to creating a great iOS app is taking advantage of what the device offers. In the case of a new platform with new possibilities, exploiting advantages is especially important. The combination [more…]

Device Limitations You Should Know for iOS App Development

Along with all the amazing features, the iPhone, and even the iPad, have some limitations. The key to successful iOS app development — and to not making yourself too crazy — is to understand those limitations [more…]

How to Create the iOS Application Architecture

The application architecture is where you will begin with your iOS app development. At a basic level, most apps are made up of the same basic components. Most apps are made up of the following: [more…]

How to Handle Events While Your iOS Application is Executing

Most events sent to an iOS app are encapsulated in an event object — an instance of the UIEventclass. In the case of touch-related events, the event object contains one or more touch objects [more…]

What You Should Know about the Deadly Retain Cycle for iOS App Development

ARC works very well to manage memory for your iOS app except in one circumstance. You need to understand how that circumstance can arise, and what you’ll need to do to keep it from happening. [more…]

How to Check Your iOS App for Network Availability

One of the easiest ways to get your app rejected by Apple is to fail to make sure that you have an Internet connection when your app needs it, and therefore fail to notify the user that the functionality [more…]

How to Use the Debug Area and Debug Navigator for iOS App Development

Writing bug free code for your iOS app can be tricky. The Debug area consists of the Debug bar, partnered with the Variables pane and the Console pane, each of which has a Scope bar fitted out with a pop-up [more…]

How to Manage Breakpoints in Your iOS App Code

You use the debugger to pause execution of your program at any time and view the state of the running code in your iOS app. You won’t find much to see in the Debug area and Debug navigator unless your [more…]

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