Category Archives: Programming

How To Ensure IoT Security?

“Anything that can connect to the internet, will connect to the internet” That, in essence, is the spirit behind the exponential growth rate of Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide. Going by a recent BI Intelligence report, there will be close to 35 billion ‘connected devices’ in active use by the end of this decade – […]

Swift 3.0: Top 14 Features For iOS Developers

Earlier this month, the third major iteration of Apple’s Swift programming language was released. The first developer preview has been bundled in with Xcode 8.0 beta 1, and there are a fair number of new features and improvements in the latest version of the language (which is still, of course, under active development). Swift 3.0 […]

What’s New In Xcode 7.3?

The Xcode 7.3.1 update was released earlier this month. Since its launch last October, Xcode 7 has come in for high praise among iOS app developers worldwide – thanks to its wide range of new tools and features. A recent survey revealed that an overwhelming majority of app makers were satisfied with the performance of […]

14 Common Errors Android App Developers Should Be Wary Of

In the second quarter of 2015, the share of Android in the global smartphone market rose to nearly 83%. Although iPhone is still the ‘rich man’s device’ and iPhone-users are more likely to spend money on applications (i.e., higher average revenue per user for developers) than their Android counterparts, the overwhelming dominance of Google’s mobile […]

Swift Goes Open Source:All That App Developers Need To Know

It has taken some time to happen – but Apple finally made its Swift programming language open-source earlier this month. With this, Swift has joined the likes of Go (Google), Rust (Mozilla) and .NET (Microsoft) open source languages. The announcement had been made at this year’s WWDC in June, and since then, the iOS app […]

Making An Android App: A Step-By-Step Guideline

While the iOS platform promises greater revenue-earning potential for app developers, Google’s Android has the overwhelmingly dominant position in terms of market share. A recent report from App Annie shows that the percentage of Android app downloads touched 90% in the third quarter of 2015. This spurt has been primarily due to the increasing availability […]

16 Things New iOS Developers Must Be Aware Of

Professional iOS app developers need to factor in a lot of things while creating applications, to bolster the chances of the latter’s success. If you are planning to get into this field, here are a few pointers to get you started. Mobile app development has been projected to become a $26 billion industry by the […]

Working With Swift & Cocoa Touch On iOS 8: Some Pointers

For making apps for the iOS 8 platform, Swift is the preferred language for many developers. However, the Objective-C based Cocoa Touch framework is still immensely popular as well. In the following discussion, we have deliberated on how Cocoa Touch can be optimally used on iOS 8, with Swift and Obj-C. A survey conducted among […]

Porting Apps From iOS 7 To iOS 8: How To Go About It?

For retaining the functionality of iOS applications on the latest flagship iPhones, they have to be ported to the iOS 8 platform. In what follows, we have deliberated on some key steps for porting applications to the new mobile platform from Apple. With more than 4000 new APIs, iOS 8 has been universally acknowledged as […]

How To Minimize Rejection Risks Of WatchKit Apps?

Apple has shared certain submission guidelines that have to be followed by all developers who are creating WatchKit apps. In what follows, we have deliberated on these guidelines in detail. It has been a week since Apple announced that third-party developers could start submitting their apps for Watch. WatchKit, the tool for Watch app development, […]