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Making UITableViews look not so plain

November 19th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Featured » Tutorials - 8 Comments

As most of you probably know, UITableView’s are incredibly useful and versatile views to be using in your applications.
If you have ever tried to customize a UITableView though, you know that as soon as you start adding lots of UIViews, UILabels, and UImageViews to a cells ContentView, that these tableviews start to scroll slower and slower, and become choppier and choppier.
What we are going to explore today is how to remedy that situation.
To download the entire XCode project, you can …


    Update #2: ELCImagePickerController

    October 18th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured - 5 Comments

    Welcome back to another update to the . If you’re not familiar with this class I’d suggest you check out the following posts:
    Cloning UIImagePickerController using the Assets Library Framework
    Update: ELCImagePickerController
    A lot has happened in the iOS world since the creation of this code. With the advent of every new version of iOS there are always exciting new features and bug fixes. Sometimes subtle code changes sneak into classes we’ve …


      Calling all iOS Developers!

      July 6th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured - 5 Comments

      Hey iCoders,
      A bunch of us on iCodeBlog have been working on a big new mobile product for developers that we are going to release in the next two months or so. Currently we have something ready for iOS developers to mess around with and try within their own applications. We haven’t released any info on this product yet but I can tell you:
      1. It makes mobile development faster.
      2. It plays in the cloud.
      3. You already know how to use …

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        88 MPH: My App Rejection Story

        July 5th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured - 21 Comments
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        Hey iCoders,
        So last week I posted a rather lengthy breakdown of my week at WWDC. As part of that week I was able to schedule a One-On-One with an iOS App Review employee about an app I developed several months ago called 88 MPH. A while ago I was being contracted for a medical technology down in Carson City, CA; a small tech town about 20 miles or so south of San Francisco. I spend Mon – Wed there …

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          WWDC 2011: A First Timer’s Perspective

          June 27th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured - 4 Comments

          Hey iCoders,
          So I was given the opportunity to attend WWDC this year, and as it was my first time, I thought I would give some of my thoughts for anyone who is planning on making it in 2012. So for some quick background, WWDC stands for the World Wide Developers Conference. It is Apple’s only public conference now that they are no longer a part of MacWorld. WWDC has been going on since 1995 and currently takes place in San …

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            Using Git Versioning inside your XCode Project

            March 23rd, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Featured » Tutorials - 13 Comments

            This tutorial will show you how to automatically fill in CFBundleVersion and CFBundleShortVersionString, when using Git.
            This has been tested in Xcode 3.2.5 (Updates for Xcode 4 at the bottom)
            Git Setup
            First off you need a project that is checked into git, and is also tagged with an initial version number.
            If you already have git setup for your project, skip down to XCode Setup
            To locally setup up git, without a remote repository, after installing git, issue the following commands
            cd into your project …

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              A Sneak Peek At TweetMapper

              March 18th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Articles » Featured » Uncategorized - 3 Comments

              Devotees will remember that last year the team over here at iCodeBlog released a little iPad app called TweetMapper that showed a live stream of tweets coming down from 10 major cities. Well since then Twitter deprecated its support for XML and increased its support for better searching. As a result about a month ago we dusted the project off and went at completely rebuilding it. We added Core Data in, support for the now current streaming JSON output from …

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                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 …

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                  An Introduction to Categories (Part 2 of 2)

                  February 24th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Featured » Tutorials - 3 Comments

                  Using Categories to enhance models, and get rid of those pesky compiler warnings
                  When using Core Data, our model classes are always generated. What happens if we wanted to add a couple utility functions to one of these generated classes? Yep, they would be discarded the next time we auto-generated our model classes. As we discussed in our previous categories post (, adding a category on one of these generated classes would enable us to add those utility …

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                    ELCTextFieldCell – A Useful TableViewCell for Forms

                    January 4th, 2011 Posted by: - posted under:Featured » Snippets - 16 Comments
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                    Hello iCoders, today I am going to be open sourcing a UITableViewCell we have created over at ELC that we have found to be very useful. When developing apps we have found that many times a form of some type is required. This is common in Registration forms, contact forms, feedback forms, etc. The problem was writing the same basic code over and over to have an elegant fast form experience for the user. To quicken the development time of these elements we created the ELCTextFieldCell class which facilitates the creation and flow of a larger form. In this post I will be walking you through the usage of the class.

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