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 …

Tip: Image Literals

iOS Development tips weekly is a series you can find at the Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning libraries. The first week of a week's tip will be available for free. After that, you will need a subscription to get access to it. Click the image at left  to view.  You'll find an amended transcript below. You’ve …

How to Use UIImagePickerController for a Camera and Photo Library in Swift 3.0.

Almost every iPhone and iPad now has a camera. Many people want to use a camera in their apps for various reasons. While you may not be building the next Instagram or Twitter, there are many places where photo documentation comes in handy. There are two ways to use the camera. The more powerful and …