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Changing the display name below your app’s icon in Xcode 7.2 (iOS 9.2)

All credit / thanks for this tip goes to Javier Cadiz via Stack Overflow Locate the info.plist (or related) file Locate (or add) the Bundle display name key and change the value to the new name. Delete the “old” app from the simulator or any other testing device. Clean and Rebuild your app again. That’s […]

Changing UIStatusBarStyle in Xcode 7.2 (iOS 9.2)

Changing UIStatusBarStyle across the entire app Add/Change the following lines in your app’s info.plist file View controller-based status bar appearance : NO Status bar style : UIStatusBarStyleLightContent (also accepts: Gray style (default), Transparent black style (alpha of 0.5), or Opaque black style) That’s it. No code required. Changing UIStatusBarStyle on a per View Controller basis […]

Using folder references instead of inidividual files under ‘Copy Bundle Resources’ in Xcode to organise your layout

The Why I was getting pretty sick of seeing this layout under Targets > Build Phases > Copy Bundle Resources: This was a result of simply dragging and dropping the images folder (and/or files) directly into Xcode’s sidebar. Note the color of the images folder within the sidebar – it’s manilla. However, rather than dragging […]

Adding images in Markdown (and iA Writer… and Swift)

Keepin’ it Swift This is a Swift blog after all, so I would be remiss if I didn’t somehow tie-in a Swift easter egg here. The ever-amazing Swift evangelist, @ericasadun has written a great article on using Markdown in Xcode 7 comments to beautifully format your Swift header documentation (she even shows how to add […]

Vector vs. Raster

For anyone who’s not privy to the terms ‘raster’ or ‘vector’ – in the context of pixel-based imagery – the defining attribute boils down to the following: vector images can scale infinitely. Vector Regardless of whether you’re viewing a vector at 1x zoom or 10x zoom the shapes that make up that image are going […]