Tag Archives: iOS

Computers return

In the recent years we’ve all seen that the computer market was going down badly, while the smartphones increased tremendously. But checking GlobalStats’ OS market shares today I found a big surprise (is it a Christmas present?): both Windows and macOS … Continue reading

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macOS milestone

As a Windows app programmer that wants to also develop native iOS and Android apps, one should learn to develop native macOS apps first! In my opinion it’s easier to learn standard Cocoa first, and only then Cocoa Touch (sharing, of course, the Foundation and other … Continue reading

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Flutter

I recently found out about the new cross-platform framework for mobile development that Google backs up: Flutter. Although it’s only in alpha stage (i.e. early development) at this time, I wonder, could it eventually reach more adopters than Xamarin or … Continue reading

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Swift selectors and number of arguments

In Swift, you can create and “perform” a #selector like below (e.g. in an iOS app) and it seems to work just fine (i.e. executes the “selected” function): class Obj1 : NSObject {     var value: String?     … Continue reading

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Developer, you need an iPhone

I don’t mean iPhone X: it probably doesn’t worth its price, although benchmarks shock. And I don’t mean 8 unless you want wireless charging and a little more power. It can surely be just an iPhone 7, especially if you … Continue reading

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Microsoft-ish developer, new app idea: what platforms to target/tools to use?

First, let’s summarize the current trends: mobile (smartphone) usage increases tremendously, desktop usage decreases; users prefer native apps vs. Web.; programmers prefer native development vs. cross-platform development; medium term: HoloLens (3D holograms projected directly on eyes). Assuming that you’re a … Continue reading

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Microsoft fans and the (golden?) apples

There was a time when I really loved the way that Microsoft’s smart employees were up to centralize and unify everything into an ecosystem run mostly on Windows and Office, with help of the PC rising, regardless the communist-style of this … Continue reading

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