iOS Development

iBooks 2 hands-on: Apple’s reinvented textbook (from The Verge) [#apple #education #ibooks2 #ipad]

iBooks 2 hands-on: Apple’s reinvented textbook | The Verge As for Life on Earth itself, it runs extremely well even on the original iPad we tested it on. Movies load quickly, page turns are smooth, and embedded animations work without a hitch. Images are particularly engaging, as most go full-screen with a tap, and also …

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Apple Unveils All-New iTunes U App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch (Press Release) [#apple #education]

Apple – Press Info – Apple Unveils All-New iTunes U App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch NEW YORK—January 19, 2012—Apple® today announced an all-new iTunes® U app, giving educators and students everything they need on their iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® to teach and take entire courses. The all-new iTunes U app lets teachers …

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Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad (Press Release) [#apple #education]

Apple – Press Info – Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad NEW YORK—January 19, 2012—Apple® today announced iBooks® 2 for iPad®, featuring iBooks textbooks, an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive. iBooks textbooks offer iPad users gorgeous, fullscreen textbooks with interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, unrivaled navigation and …

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Responsive Web Design: 50 Examples and Best Practices (from DesignModo)

Responsive Web Design: 50 Examples and Best Practices – DesignModo Responsive web design term is related to the concept of developing a website design in a manner, that helps the lay out to get changed according to the user’s computer screen resolution. More precisely, the concept allows for an advanced 4 column layout 1292 pixels …

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On the Behavior of the iPhone Mute Switch – @daringfireball [#ux, #iosdev]

Totally agree with Gruber on this usability point. Daring Fireball: On the Behavior of the iPhone Mute Switch I think the current behavior of the iPhone mute switch is correct. You can’t design around every single edge case, and a new iPhone user who makes the reasonable but mistaken assumption that the mute switch silences …

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iOS Multitasking in Detail by Fraser Speirs [#iosdev, @fraserspeirs]

Great follow-up to the article that was reproduced in Macworld, with a very instructional video describing how the iOS backgrounding and multitasking process works. Fraser Speirs – Blog – iOS Multitasking in Detail I received a lot of feedback on my recent post on iOS multitasking. I’m sorry I can’t respond to everyone who emailed – …

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How iOS multitasking really works (#iosdev, @macworld, @fraserspeirs)

Good article from Frasier Speirs regarding the mysteries of the iOS taskbar and what really happens when you background an app. I bet some developers do not understand completely what’s going on under the hood, so this is very good information. I liked the “in a nutshell” quote below… How iOS multitasking really works | …

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UIAlertView changes in iOS 5 [#iosdev @daveverwer]

In general, UIAlertViews are pretty evil. However, they can be useful in certain circumstances, like the early stages of development. This article, from the generally-pretty-awesome-and-informative site Use Your Loaf by Keith Harrison, gives an overview of some of the changes to UIAlertView in iOS 5… UIAlertView changes in iOS 5 – Blog – Use Your Loaf …

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Twitter for All – Open Source Twitter Library for iOS [#iosdev #twitterapi @daveverwer]

Double Encore ® – Community — The High Performance Mobile Company Twitter for All Twitter is simple to integrate into third-party apps in iOS 5. Our customers want to support iOS 4 users, so the system Tweet Sheet is not a viable option. That’s why we built the DE Tweet Sheet. An iOS 4 compatible …

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