Update: ELCImagePickerController

March 3rd, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured - 12 Comments

I recently spent some time with . For those of you who’ve worked with UIImagePickerController, you might have noticed one of its major drawbacks: you can only select one photo at a time. ELCImagePickerController solves this issue by cloning the UI of UIImagePickerController, but with the added bonus of allowing you to select multiple assets. Collin Ruffenach (), who authored the the first version of the picker, has done an awesome job of making …


Implementing UITableView Sections from an NSArray of NSDictionary Objects

December 10th, 2010 Posted by: - posted under:Featured » Tutorials - 41 Comments
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If you’re working with a remote Web Service, your apps are probably displaying TableViews of objects. As soon as your dataset grows beyond 20 or 30 objects, it’s time to implement sections in your Table View. I’m going to show you how you can do this without too much trouble. In this example, we’ll use an array of dictionary objects (Books) to construct a single ‘sections’ dictionary that will be the basis for our TableView datasource.
Before we …


Adding Local Weather Conditions To Your App (Part 2/2: Accessing Google’s XML Weather API)

September 29th, 2010 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 40 Comments
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In this Part 2 of ‘Adding Local Weather Conditions To Your App’, I’ll show you how to quickly add current temp, conditions, and today’s high / low temperature to your app.
If you’re lucky enough to already have the user’s zipcode or city and state, this should go very quickly for you. Otherwise, check out Part 1 (Integrating CoreLocation).
Let’s get started.
There are a handful of solid XML Weather APIs out there. The best one I’ve seen so …


Adding Local Weather Conditions To Your App (Part 1/2: Implementing CoreLocation)

September 3rd, 2010 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 29 Comments

Knowing the latitude and longitude of your users can open up all kinds of possibilities in your apps. In an upcoming post, we’ll be discussing how you can use your user’s location to determine their local weather conditions and forecast. But for now, we’re going to focus on Part 1 of this two part tutorial: CoreLocation.
Apple’s done a great job of abstracting GPS, Cellular Triangulation, and Wifi Access Point location lookups into CoreLocation; making it extremely easy to …