Dot Notation in Objective-C

I’m going to jump right into this contentious issue. There has been a lot written about using dot notation in Objective-C. Before we get into the arguments, let me first show you something from some actual code I’m working on right now: “Normal” bracket notation Objective-C: [fetchRequest setSortDescriptors:[NSArray arrayWithObject:sort]]; Dot notation Objective-C 2.0: fetchRequest.sortDescriptors = … Continue reading Dot Notation in Objective-C

A better UIPickerView

Working on a new/old project. Thought I would wrap my UIPickerView customizations into a self-contained class. Here it is. I’ve improved UIPickerView by adding in presentation and interaction functionality that it should frankly have had from the beginning. Here’s what it does: 1.) Added a (void)show and (void)hide method. This makes the pickerView pop up … Continue reading A better UIPickerView

A better SeekBar for Android

Still working on Part 2 of my Android development retrospective but I thought I would put this out here real quick. One of the smaller pain points in developing for Android was the SeekBar object. The SeekBar is a UI widget object that is roughly analogous to the UISlider in Cocoa Touch. The UISlider has … Continue reading A better SeekBar for Android

Lens•Lab for iOS. Submitted, now we wait.

Just submitted version 1.1 of Lens•Lab for iOS. If you’re following along you can look forward to these groovy features in a week or so!   Lens•Lab, the world’s most advanced yet simple to use depth of field tool has been updated! Finally, after almost two long years. Wowsers!  Here’s what’s new:  • iPhone 5 … Continue reading Lens•Lab for iOS. Submitted, now we wait.