How to Pull Internet Data in iOS Apps

Hello world! In this post, we’re going to learn how to use the new NSURLSession class to quickly and efficiently connect to the internet and pull data. We’ll be using the OpenWeatherMap API to build a very simple forecasting app. In addition, we’ll also be learning about grand central dispatch (GCD) and how multithreading works in iOS. Download the … Read moreHow to Pull Internet Data in iOS Apps

How to Build an iOS Unit Converter App with Swift – Part 2

Hello World! This is the 2nd and final part of our Unit Converter post. In this post, we’re going to finish our Unit Converter app and see it working in our emulator! We’ll delve into UIPickerView and learn about delegates and data sources! Let’s get started! Since we’re finished with the UI and model, we need to wire everything in our UIViewController subclass. … Read moreHow to Build an iOS Unit Converter App with Swift – Part 2

Swift Tutorial 1 – Getting Started with Swift and Variables

What is Swift? Swift is a relatively new programming language created by Apple and used for iOS, Mac OS X, tvOS, and watchOS apps. Back in 2014, Apple announced the first version of Swift at WWDC. Apple claimed Swift was “Objective-C without the C” and it’s done a very good job at doing that. For those readers that know … Read moreSwift Tutorial 1 – Getting Started with Swift and Variables

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