Entries tagged iPad

iPad Development 101 – viewWillAppear… gotcha!

Every so often when your programming with in various different languages you will come across what’s known as a “gotcha!”. These are the subtleties and sometimes undocumented (or hard to find) tricks to getting your code fully functional or working around a bug. These tricks can be differences in hardware/software, …

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iPad Development 101 – Orientation

Thanks to the introduction of orientation-aware computing devices, designers and developers must now come up with orientation-compatible layouts and implementations. In some cases, switching the orientation will simply modify the layout of the application elements; other times the user experience or application layout could be completely different for each device orientation. Users of orientation-capable devices expect applications to respond to orientation changes, and often rely on them to provide improved/alternative usability options. In this tutorial we will explore the iPad’s orientation capabilities and look into a few methods for orientation implementation.

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iPad Development 101 – Hiding the Status Bar

An essential part of making an application look and feel great is to take care of the smaller details. Hiding the status bar is one of those little details that’s really easy to control.

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Innovation For Its Own Sake?

I fell victim to bright and shiny thinking years ago, when I adopted C++ as the new and improved way of doing things. It was, as I’d heard it, the much better C. No questions asked. Never mind that it had only been around a year or two. Pretty soon …

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Why the iPad Matters #2

It is just a possibility at this point. But it is worth asking: if the iPad becomes another touchstone device, what can we foretell about that success? Why will the iPad have succeeded? How will it have succeeded? And most importantly, who will have won and lost with it?

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