Bart Jacobs
Bart Jacobs runs Code Foundry, a mobile and web development company based in Belgium and writes about iOS development on his blog. Bart is also the mobile editor of Tuts+.
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    Working with UIRefreshControlIos6 uirefresh control preview2
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    When Loren Brichter introduced the idea of "pull to refresh" in Tweetie 2 a few years ago, it wasn't long before developers started to adopt this ingenious and intuitive concept. Even though Twitter now owns the patent on the "pull to refresh" concept, this hasn't stopped Apple from introducing the UIRefreshControl class in iOS 6. This new UIControl subclass makes it trivial to add a "pull to refresh" control to any table view controller in iOS 6.Read More…
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    Social Framework FundamentalsSocial framework fundamentals sample preview
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    Learn how to tap into the power of the Social Framework with this post, taken from Chapter 11 of the Mobiletuts+ book Decoding the iOS 6 SDK!Read More…
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    Where To Go NextPreview image@2x
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    You have learned a lot over the past five weeks, grasshopper, and you might even feel a bit overwhelmed at this point. I would like to leave you with some advice and a bunch of resources to keep you on track to become a proficient iOS developer.Read More…
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    iOS 2012: A Year in Review and 2013 PredictionsXcode logo
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    Another year has passed and a new year is awaiting us. In this article, I want to revisit 2012 from the perspective of an iOS developer. What were the important events of 2012 and what does 2013 have in store for us?Read More…
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    Building a Shopping List Application From Scratch: Part 2Preview image@2x
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    In the previous lessen, we laid the foundation for the shopping list application. In the first part of this lesson, we'll further refine the application by enabling the user to edit and delete items from the list. In the second part of this lesson, we add the ability to select items from the list to create the shopping list.Read More…
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    Building a Shopping List Application From Scratch: Part 1Preview image@2x
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    In the next two lessons, we'll put the knowledge learned in this series into practice by creating a basic shopping list application. Along the way, you'll also learn a number of new concepts and patterns, such as creating a custom model class and implementing a custom delegate pattern. We've got a lot of ground to cover so let's get started.Read More…
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    Data Persistence and Sandboxing on iOSPreview image@2x
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    Persisting data across application launches is a requirement that most iOS applications have, from storing user preferences using the user defaults system to managing large datasets in a relational database. In this article, we'll explore the most common strategies used for storing data in an iOS application. I will also talk about the file system on iOS and how application sandboxing affects data persistence.Read More…
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    Exploring Tab Bar ControllerPreview image@2x
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    While navigation controllers let users navigate hierarchical content or complex data by managing a stack of view controllers, tab bar controllers manage an array of view controllers that don't necessarily have a relation to one another. In this article, we will explore tab bar controllers in more detail by creating a tabbed application from scratch.Read More…
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    Navigation Controllers and View Controller HierarchiesPreview image@2x
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    Navigation controllers are one of the primary tools for presenting multiple screens of content with the iOS SDK. This article will teach you how to do just that.Read More…
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    Table View BasicsPreview image@2x
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    Table views are among the most used components of the UIKit framework and are an integral part of the user experience on the iOS platform. Table views do one thing and they do it very well, present an ordered list of items. The UITableView class is a good place to continue our journey through the UIKit framework as it combines several key concepts of Cocoa Touch and UIKit, including views, protocols, and reusability.Read More…
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    First Steps with UIKitPreview image@2x
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    UIKit is the framework that you'll find yourself use most often when developing iOS applications. It defines the core components of an iOS application, from labels and buttons to table views and navigation controllers. In this article, not only will we start our exploration of the UIKit framework, we will also explore the internals of an iOS project and the basic building blocks of iOS applications.Read More…
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    Exploring the Foundation FrameworkPreview image@2x
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    The Foundation framework is the bread and butter in the toolbox of an iOS developer. It provides the NSObject root class and a large number of fundamental building blocks for iOS development, from classes for numbers and strings, to arrays and dictionaries. The Foundation framework might seem a bit dull at first, but it harnesses a lot of power and is indispensable when developing iOS applications.Read More…