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Accessibility iOS Development

How to prepare for CPACC exam by IAAP

In fall 2022 I finally felt comfortable to take the examination for becoming a “Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies” (CPACC) by the “International Association of Accessibility Professionals” (IAAP). And in November I got an email that I passed it! … Read the rest

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Git iOS Development

How to remind myself of where I stopped coding yesterday & Micro-commits

The usual setting

You should finalize your day with a building project. At least I like to do that. Often times you need more than a day to finish some larger task. Also, if you are getting headaches, it’s totally … Read the rest

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Accessibility iOS Development

Mobile Accessibility Links

This is a frequently updated list of links regarding mobile accessibility.

Guidelines & Standards

This section is focused on the European area because I am a citizen of the EU.

For more information, see my short blog post about the … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to animate UIBezierPath using CABasicAnimation

Currently, I am working on an app that features a table view with custom cells representing single items or grouped items. You can expand the group cells (to see their content) by selecting them. There are multiple ways to … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to use the RelativeDateTimeFormatter in Swift

Working with dates in Swift is a thing I remembered to struggle for a long time as a Junior developer. However, you should get used to objects that have date properties. E.g. you can sort stuff (e.g. see https://mic.st/blog/how-to-sort-an-array-of-objects-by-date-property/) … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to sort an array of objects by date property

You might know the very handy sort(by:) method in Swift that you can use to sort any kind of array. If not, see this as some kind of friendly introduction to you. Read carefully and I will teach you now … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to get your first ever app approved in Apple’s App Store

While publishing FlippyApp (https://mic.st/blog/portfolio/) to the App Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flippylearn/id1479486387) I learnt a lot about how to deal with the intransparent review process of the Apple App Store.

The two most important:

  • The review process is very
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iOS Development

How to easily animate updates of a tableview in Swift

Currently I work on a side project that uses a lot of UITableViews for all the different settings within the app. Whenever you change the the datasource of your tableview you need to update it. Here I want to show … Read the rest

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iOS Development

Draw graphs and charts in Swift easily with CareKit

Did you ever want to use Swift to draw simple graphs and charts in your iOS app without using some 3rd party library? Also you did not want to reinvent the wheel with CoreGraphics? I thought that was not possible … Read the rest

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iOS Development

Fix crashing when opening projects in XCode 11.3

Today I had some problems with a project that I wanted to continue working on today. Yesterday everything went fine but today XCode crashed everytime I tried to open it 🙈

Luckily there is a fix, that I found in … Read the rest