iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 3 :: UIVisualEffects

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Advanced blurring and other interesting visual effects were introduced with the UI revamp of iOS7. However, it wasn't easy for developers to replicate the same appearance within their own apps. iOS8 introduces UIVisualEffects - allowing developers to create the kind of effects we're used to seeing on the today etc. Learn how to use this new functionality in today's iOS8 Day-by-Day post.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 2 :: Sharing Extension

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Allowing your app to become a more integral part of iOS has been a common request from developers. In iOS8 this is now possible - due to the introduction of extensions. In this first look at extensions you can take a look at how the Sharing extension works - allowing users to "share" from all apps on the system to your service or app.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 1 :: Blagger's Guide to Swift

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In addition to iOS8, Apple also introduced a new programming language in the form of Swift. Since the entire iOS8 Day-by-Day blog series is written in Swift, it seems like a good idea to have a post as a precursor which points out some of the common difficulties in adjusting from objective-C to Swift. Read on to find out more...

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Introducing iOS8 Day-by-Day

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iOS8 was introduced to the developer world at WWDC in June 2014. It contains loads of cool new features which will enable a new class of apps to be built to delight users. iOS8 Day-by-Day is a blog series which will take a detailed look at some of the most important of these features over the coming weeks. Learn more about the series, and how to stay informed.

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