Tag: Notification

Add Provisional Permissions for Notifications

If you’ve worked with notifications before, you’ve probably dealt with user permissions. IN iOS 12, there’s a new type of user notification permission to handle a situation that happens often, which is super easy to add to already existent code. Download the exercise file and…

Add Actions and Categories to Notification in Swift

In  earlier lessons I’ve shown you how to make a notification and how to manage notifications with the UserNotifications frame work. One very exciting part of the frame work is executing  the app’s code in the background. You don’t have to open the app to…

Using Settings Bundles with Swift

Have you ever wondered how to put  user defined settings for your app into the settings app?  Xcode can create a special property list called a settings bundle which can append the  NSUserDefaults with more entries from Settings App.  You’ll find out in this…

Swift WatchKit: Selecting, Deleting and Adding Rows in an Apple Watch Table

In our first part of this series, we made a simple dynamic table for the Apple Watch. Based on some pace data when I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K, we displayed the pace I ran at the mile splits. In a real running app,…

Swift Watchkit: Making ScrollViews and Static TableViews.

To state the obvious, The Apple Watch has very small  screen real estate. There are times we need more screen space than is available. In iOS, there are scroll views. One subclass of scroll views are the table views. Table views come in two…

Swift Watchkit: Working With Modal Views Part 3: Modal Page Views

Apple’s  documentation for WatchKit  is quite clear, even when it is lying. The documentation states you can have  hierarchical navigation or page navigation but not both. Here’s is where it lies:  you can have a page-based navigation as part of a hierarchical navigation scheme….

Swift WatchKit: Working with Modal Views Part 2: Presenting Programmatically

In the first part in this series we implemented a modal interface in WatchKit with a segue. In this part we’ll present the modal programmatically and once again set up a delegate and context for moving data between controllers. Open the project from the…

Swift Watchkit: Working with Modal Views Part 1: Segue with a Delegate

Modal views on iPhones and ipads are used for input of information that requires attention. One of the on the Apple Watch is a modal view. You cannot mix a page-based interface with a hierarchical (i.e. navigation) interface as we learned in previous lessons….

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 3: Using Delegates and Contexts)

In our last lesson we set up navigation in the Storyboard and programmatically. We left off with passing data from one view controller to another using the context parameter like this: We made a context variable which we passed to the destination controller. We…

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 2: Hierarchical Interfaces)

Apple WatchKit  gives you a choice when  it comes to navigation. You can be Page-based as we introduced in our last lesson. Another alternative, is hierarchical interfaces, which closely resemble navigation controllers on the phone.  In this lesson, we’ll introduce the hierarchical type of…