Apple Pencil Basics

The Apple pencil adds more functionality to tablets than finger touch, even though you use the same code. Let’s do a quick explore of the Apple Pencil, and see how easy it is to add support in your app. Download the starter app. It’s a Swift playground I’ll be using on my iPad so I …

Tip: Tap A Map

Most map applications let you select a point on the map. However, touching a map usually is only for moving a map around. You might want to get a coordinate at a user’s tap. In this tip, I’ll show you how to get the coordinate, and place a marker there. Download the starter file and …

Tip: Hex Colors

There’s lot of ways to represent colors. Crayons have names like Sea Green and Peach. I used these two colors since I'm color blind and they once got me in serious trouble when I was young. I and many with color blindness can't tell them apart easily. Knowing some other identifying system is critical in describing …