Category Archives: Native

What have I been doing lately

This post is in regards to what I’ve been working on lately:

  1. Learning Swift for iOS by purchasing a few books from Amazon, Learning Swift, Swift Programming Guide – The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, iOS Programming – The Big Nerd Ranch Guide.  I recommend the The Big Nerd Ranch books.  The Learning Swift is only at Swift 2.x level.  I should have waited for the 2nd edition which appears to be available now.
  2. Learning React Native since I like the idea of sharing code between iOS and Android if possible.
  3. Juce, same reason as point number 2.  Sharing code makes sense if your not sacrificing performance and usability.  I really enjoy learning learning to write C/C++ for iOS and Android.  I know that everyone says that developing in C/C++ is hard but understanding Javascript is hard also.
  4. Leaning Android, somewhat working as a consultant for a UW student developing and Android Music Selection App.  The App utilizes firebase to allow sharing and selection of music playlist between multiple users.
  5. Learning Electrode Native which is built on top of React Native and opened sourced by Walmart looks very interesting.
  6. Preparing myself for doing mobile freelance work by signing up for Toptal software developers Group and mentioning them in my blog to show how serious I am about this.


iOS 8 and Swift

Like 330,000+ other on the day apple announced the new iOS 8 and Swift language I download the book and the the beta.  I been breezing through the book fairly rapidly and everything appears fairly straight forward.  It would be nice to see some real world examples with extensive UI and Core Data along with Rest calls integrated in the application.  Again I will try a little harder to keep this blog updated.



I’ve recently having a look at FB (FaceBook) API for iPhone.  It really shows a lot of great examples for using the API. The SDK offers tutorials, references, documentation and helper code for calling there restful services from Object-C.  FB is providing native dialogues for sharing, profiles and friends.

Using FB as your authentication provider does make a lot of sense.  They have the infrastructure and they are more then happy to let mobile app developer use it.  I’m still trying to figure out an app to use the FB API.  Once I have something I will certainly share it with everyone.