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iOS Devs in San Diego?

3 hours 34 min ago

Hey now. I’m seriously considering a move to San Diego next month because my girlfriend is getting in a clinical lab science program at UCSD. I’ve been working on an app for the past year and half and getting ready to release it in the next couple weeks (it’s been in TestFlight for a few weeks already), but I’m running out of money. So when we move I’ll need to find a job pretty quickly. However, I’ll have an app on the App Store that I can talk about in interviews.

My questions are:

Besides sites like upwork, are there any well known companies that contract out remote work for iOS devs and pay reasonable rates?

Are there any San Diego natives that have iOS dev jobs? I checked indeed and it seems like iOS jobs exist (I’m currently in Sacramento and they are nearly non-existent), but they might be limited.

I’d love to live in Southern California over the Bay Area (weather and cost of living are the main factors), so this seems like a great opportunity, but I’m concerned about the job market.

Thanks for any info/advice/help!

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Flutter for iOS is nearing takeoff!

9 hours 42 min ago

Hey reddit!

You may recall a couple of months ago I posted about a new and beautiful twitter app that I was working on called Flutter, I just wanted to update my progress on that. The list of features is ever-growing, with more added every day.

I've been working on this almost every day for 5/6 months now and am nearing a stage where it's almost feature-complete and just ironing out a bunch of bugs and crashes (push notifications are currently a hit or miss, works great when they do, but seldom do).

You can see how the app looks and more here:

And you can follow for progress on my twitter @JPEGuin:

And you can sign up for the beta if you'd like to try it out for yourself here:

A small list of testimonials from current users include:

"Looks extremely clean. I love being able to adjust text size and night mode without going to a different page. Also really dig force touch to love/retweet! It doesn't seem like something that would make a difference but not having the little icons below each tweet is so visually pleasing to me."

"Love the app! Very well put together. I love the beautiful menu that pops up when you long press a tweet that lets your RT or like a tweet."

"Man this is looking slick. I’ve tried a lot of Twitter apps for iOS and have basically settled on Tweetbot as my client of choice, but so far Flutter is definitely looking like a contender to topple TB."

"It’s like Apollo for Twitter, nice job man!"

"Holy shit. One fast app, the default twitter app takes for ever to open and is slow. So far I’m liking it a lot!"

"I absolutely love the dark mode and looks stunning on my iPhone 8 Plus. This is how dark mode should be, congratulations man! Being able to change the app icon is wonderful."

"I will be using this as my daily twitter client from now on."

"The interface is absolutely beautiful, and I am definitely going to be using this over the stock twitter app!"

"You are killing it! This is really becoming one powerful Twitter client."

"This is shaping up to be “community” twitter app. Everything on everyone’s wish lists, that most apps don’t dare to do."

I'd love to know what you think, and how I could improve further!

Best, Shihab

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Collapsible code?

11 hours 36 min ago

I’m wondering if there are any ways to collapse blocks of code within the Xcode editor? I’m used to it in other editors, it just helps me navigate and group things together.

If not, is this likely to be coming in an update at some point?


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Filtering out only audio files

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:46

I am trying to only play music in my app. I have seen this SO post

However, video files are still playing in my music app (just as audio)

I thought that

let songs = query.items?.filter({ (item) -> Bool in return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1 })

in the following code would filter out just songs, but it does not.

func getAllSongs(completion: @escaping (_ songs: [MPMediaItem]?) -> Void) { MPMediaLibrary.requestAuthorization { (status) in if status == .authorized { let query = MPMediaQuery() let mediaTypeMusic = let audioFilter = MPMediaPropertyPredicate(value: mediaTypeMusic.rawValue, forProperty: MPMediaItemPropertyMediaType, comparisonType: MPMediaPredicateComparison.equalTo) query.addFilterPredicate(audioFilter) let songs = query.items?.filter({ (item) -> Bool in return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1 }) completion(songs) } else { completion(nil) } } }

Can anybody help me figure out what I am doing wrong.

I am trying to change the line

return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1


return item.mediaType.rawValue <= MPMediaType.anyAudio.rawValue

However I have few video files in a large amount of audio files so it is difficult to test quickly

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What is the significance of contributing to open source projects? Does it really make someone stand out more than personal projects? Why is it recommended to work on them so much?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:36

My local Code for America chapter has an open source project that needs some help. I'm taking the opportunity since it's there, but I'm curious, why is it so widely recommended to contribute to an open source project? What does it allow you to stick out more? What do hiring managers see in that?

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Hiring swift developer (paid work, remote)

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:11

US-based app dev company is hiring and looking for an experienced Swift Developer.

RoR experience is a plus but not required.

  • Remote position.
  • Yes it's paid.
  • No equity as of right now, possibly in near future.

Current task on hand is to finish marketplace app project.

PM me giving examples of your work, brief background, and relevant experience.

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Possible to make a seperate APK/App?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:58

Hey guys. Let me tell you a quick story; my school blocked Fortnite off our Ipads. I was wondering if it was possible to download the APK and downloading it from cydia impactor. Will this work or is there another way I could use to install it without being blocked? Thanks.

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Would a Mac Mini from 2009 be good enough?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:29

Found one for $100. I just want to start practicing creating IOS apps. Nothing big. Simple apps and 2d games as I'm learning plus ones I feel are good to go up in the app store. Yes I should practice on android first but for the price I thought it was a good deal. Thanks for any answers.

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Find CPU/RAM use for a single App when multi-tasking?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:50

I'm not really an iOS dev, but figure y'all would know...

How do you figure out the CPU/RAM Usage for any one App?

I have an iPad Air1 on iOS9 and I'm worried about resources when running multiple audio apps/plugins.

(Descripton: Live signal through a combo of Holderness' Crystaline & Johnny + AuFX Dub Delay & Limiter [+ maybe Turnado] while keeping an inbound Bluetooth-MIDI connection.)

I'm trying to figure out if I should use AudioBus[2] or just AUM & if using AUM if it is less resource intensive to use AU or IAA?

Thanks in advance!

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App Removed for: Not enough content/features

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:56

My app was just removed for not having enough content or features. I’ve been to add some features and functionality since they took it off last week. Has anyone here gone through something similar and can offer some advice/guidance on my situation?

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Going to my first iOS conference coming up in April. What are some great ways to maximize my learning/experiences?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:34

i got a student scholarship to RWDevCon, which is an iOS conference organized by Ray Wenderlich outside of Washington DC. this is my first time ever going to one, and i’m kind of nervous/anxious as to what to expect and how to maximize my experience/learning.

i started iOS development about a year ago, so i’m in no way a master, but there’s tons of workshops to attend and a hackathon (would this be something beneficial to my resume/experience?)

if anyone has gone to this conference/ any conference, any tips or tricks you have would be much appreciated. thank you!

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How to change button image when touches began?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 22:56

I'm working in SpriteKit and I want to change the button image when it's pressed. I have tried newGameButton.texture = SKTexture(imageNamed: "noShadow") in my buttons touches began function. This produces the error "Unexpectedly found nil while unwrapping an Optional value" . Anyone have a better way of doing this? Thanks!

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