Boston Tech and Design Events: December

Posted by Knar Bedian on Dec 5, 2017 11:10:23 AM

Though some regular meetups like our own Swift Office Hours will be taking the month off, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate and learn with fellow designers and devs this month—from holiday parties to discussions about how IoT and robotics are changing are future.

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Topics: Design, iOS, IoT, AR, Events, Kotlin

Localytics: The Importance of customer_id

Posted by Nick Servidio on May 23, 2016 9:56:11 AM

Localytics is a marketing double threat. You can use it to track important information about how your users behave and who your users are, and it enables you to send push notifications that target users based on the data that you have collected!

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Topics: Development, iOS, Localytics

Introducing the Intrepid Animation Club

Posted by Andrew Dolce on Mar 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Note: This post is designed for someone who has a beginning to intermediate knowledge of iOS.

At Intrepid, we are lucky to have designers with a talent for animation, and our apps look best when their imaginations run wild. Executing their ideas requires a development team with the skills to keep up. Thus, the Intrepid Animation Club was born! Our mission: to seek out slick animations, build them, share them, and compare notes. Today I’ll be sharing the first of our adventures and a few key takeaways: 

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Topics: iOS, Animation Club, Animation

Communicating Between Your iOS App and Extension

Posted by David Brooks on Mar 17, 2016 1:54:13 PM

When Apple first created the iPhone, they had a lot to think about with regards to security. The real issues arose with the release of the iOS SDK, which opened the floodgates to developers ready to create their own apps.

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Topics: Mobile, iOS, App Extensions

Swift Optionals: How Swift “Defines Away” Common Programming Errors…Sort Of

Posted by Matt Bridges on Jun 3, 2015 2:27:00 PM

Eight pages in to Apple’s new Swift language book, there’s a passing mention of “optional” values, and how these values can be nil. What you might have missed is that this also means that non-optional types can never be nil. Coming from Objective-C or even Java or C#, this may seem surprising (it was for me):

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Topics: Mobile, Development, iOS, Swift