Development Blog – Version 07.00.00

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First Major Re-Write

First Major Re-Write

Well that was a lot longer break than I thought! I had to take a break for while to basically re-write the entire app in Apple's new SwiftUI framework.  And that, of course, meant going back to square one and learning the language syntax and then trying to bend it to...

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Giant Steps

Giant Steps

It's been a while since I last posted as I've been working hard on getting some of the key background processes in place.  It's the non-glamorous side of any App development when you have to address things like user sign in, authentication, password security, access...

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Little Steps

Little Steps

I had a good deal of success this week and it's been a great relief!  I'd been struggling with a really strange issue which, at the end of the day, may have been down to a bug in the toolkit (just a hunch). It was one of these obscure little things that required you...

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Hybrid Development

Hybrid Development

Since my last post I've been delving deep into the code that I've been using from other parties.  It's a legitimate thing to do and in fact many a great developer build Frameworks and Libraries specifically for others to use (cheers!).  The problems I've been facing...

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Time for some new tyres

Time for some new tyres

In the last week or so I've been doing some much needed training. It's one of the things I've learnt with my time with John is that you should 'always be the student', and even after 30+ years of doing this stuff there's still new and better ways of doing things to...

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Embracing Social Media

Embracing Social Media

In the last two days I've had a bit of a blast!  I've been adding content into the App but as the UI allows for a bit more scope I've been getting creative.   The nice thing about working with John is that as he's such a well known, and well travelled teacher, there's...

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About About Pages

About About Pages

This week I've finally started the long task of putting some content into the new User Interface for John's App.  I think I'm pretty much happy with the layout of the UI and I'll be honest that it wouldn't have been possible without the good guys at Ray Wenderlich,...

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Round and Round

Round and Round

This week I've been continuing the work on the front facing menu.  It's been a long haul but it's finally coming together and I started to work on loading the key components from the server rather than having it all hard-coded  One of the main points of re-writing the...

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Dev Blog Live!

Dev Blog Live!

Welcome to the Dev Blog!  Well, I guess it's not just a development blog as I'm hoping to post more stuff onhere as times goes by but blogging about the Development Process for John's iOS apps seems to be a good place to start.  Helps me find my voice a bit (or rather...

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