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iOS Development

Draw line graphs in SwiftUI

Graphs are an essential tool for visualizing data, and with SwiftUI, it’s easy to create custom and interactive graphs (Spoiler: we won’t add any interactivity during this arcticle). You can use them in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps. In … Read the rest

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ChatGPT iOS Development

Using ChatGPT for Swift iOS development

Lately, I also jumped onto the ChatGPT train and wanted to give it a try for the use in Swift development for the iOS platform. Here are my experiences so far using it for around 1 or two months now.… Read the rest

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iOS Development

Fix LLDB issues in Xcode

Did you ever encounter some strange issues when dealing with broken LLDB in Xcode leaving print()as your final idea? Welcome to broken Xcode tooling.

TLDR; or answer the title’s question:
Actually, I have no idea how to really fix … Read the rest

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Accessibility iOS Development

Preparing 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

Micro-commits and how to continue where you left

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

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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