Happy iOS 9 Day! Check out all the good stuff announced over at RayWenderlich.com:
This year marks our 5th annual iOS release celebration: the iOS 9 Feast. The iOS 9 Feast consists of 9 courses:
- Appetizers: Beginning UIStackView & tvOS Tutorials
- First Course: iOS Apprentice Fourth Edition
- Second course: iOS Animations by Tutorials Second Edition
- Third course: Core Data by Tutorials Second Edition
- Fourth course: iOS 9 by Tutorials
- Fifth course: watchOS 2 by Tutorials
- Sixth course: Swift Apprentice
- Seventh course: 2D iOS & tvOS Games by Tutorials
- Eighth course: iOS 9 Tutorial Month
- Dessert: iOS 9 Feast Giveaway
During the iOS 9 Feast, we’ll help you get fully up-to-speed with iOS 9, Swift 2, tvOS, and watchOS 2 development, no matter how you prefer to learn. You’ll learn about UIStackView, iOS 9 Search APIs, Swift 2 error handling, GameplayKit, and much more.
Plus, we have over $18,000 in giveaways for lucky readers – our biggest giveaway yet!
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 1 :: Search APIs
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 2 :: UI Testing
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 3 :: Storyboard References
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 4 :: UIStackView
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 5 :: Xcode Code Coverage
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 6 :: Multitasking
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 7 :: Contacts Framework
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 8 :: Apple Pay
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 9 :: UIKit Dynamics
- iOS9 Day-by-Day :: Day 10 :: MapKit Transit
And here’s various subtleties worth knowing about:
There’s already been lots of great discussion about how ATS works – see, for example, Neglected Potential’s Working with Apple’s App Transport Security. Apple has also provided a descriptive tech note on the feature, clearly documenting the expectations of ATS and the exceptions that remain available to developers. And the community has noted in several articles that turning ATS off entirely is generally a Bad Idea.
This article is aimed at a different purpose: to look at the different speed bumps that can show up while building an app alongside ATS, and to explain how to get around them…
With Safari View Controller, we now will have a way to “talk” to our webpage and learn a little bit about who the user is, and what they were doing, so we can do all of the following:
- If the user already is logged into the website, you can seamlessly sign them in…
- If they are not logged in, tailor the onboarding experience for that specific user…
- Or, if you want to get fancy, you can even change the “intro” UI to be based on which kind of marketing the user came in from…
One of the apparently less known features for iOS 8 and above is the ability to deep link the user into Settings, where they can enable their Location, Notifications, Contacts, Camera, Calendar, HealthKit, etc for your app as needed…
…this gets even better in iOS 9! The Settings screen will have a back button to take the user directly back into your app! Seriously, there is absolutely no excuse to NOT use this.
… iOS will now send out a notification, NSProcessInfoPowerStateDidChangeNotification, when the system enters or leaves low power mode. You can also query the current power state at any time by checking [[NSProcessInfo processInfo] isLowPowerModeEnabled].
If you have any points in your app where you might be able to save some power it’s now a good idea to check the power state and respect the user’s request to help save their battery.
… If you build and link against the iOS 9 SDK you need to whitelist the schemes your app will query. What is important to understand is that this policy can also impact older Apps that have not yet been rebuilt with the iOS 9 SDK…
And top off your iOS 9 saviness by checking out this list of clever people and their clever tips!
iOS-9-Sampler: “Code examples for the new features of iOS 9.”
Add iOS 9’s Quick Actions shortcut support in 15 minutes right now!; Lessons learned with 3D Touch; Developing With 3D Touch; Your 3D Touch Spirit Guide; Adding 3D Touch Quick Actions; Peek & Pop; 3D Touch Peek and Pop; Exploring Apple’s 3D Touch; 3D Force Touch: beyond peek & pop; 3D Touch in Swift: A Retrospective; Turning the iPhone 6s Into a Digital Scale; 3D Touch Introduction: Building a Digital Scale App and Quick Actions; The Next Step for 3D Touch; The Trouble With 3D Touch