iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 36 :: Location Notifications

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The local notification API has undergone some significant improvements in iOS8 - one of which is to incorporate location notifications. This greatly simplifies the process of responding to the location of the user as they move around, even whilst your app is in the background. In today's article you'll see just how easy it is to create new notifications, and to respond to them when they fire.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 35 :: CoreMotion

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The iPhones 6 and 6 Plus added new sensors to measure the activity of the user and the way in which they interact with the world around them. Correspondingly, CoreMotion has been updated to allow developers to take advantage of these new sensors. In today's article you'll learn about the changes and discover how you can use them in your apps.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 34 :: CoreLocation Authorization

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When you rebuild your apps which use CoreLocation for iOS8, you'll probably notice that they no longer work. This is due to the increased privacy control that iOS8 offers users - allowing them to specify exactly what level of access to their location that apps should be allowed. In today's article you'll learn how to get your apps working again, together with the reasoning behind the change.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 33 :: CloudKit

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CloudKit is significant addition to the iCloud services in iOS8. It acts as a remote data store, which requires no back-end coding to use. It forms the basis of iCloud Drive and iCloud Photos, and offers extremely generous quotas for developers of 3rd party apps. In today's (rather long) post, you can get to grip with the basics of CloudKit, as well as becoming aware of some of the more advanced features.

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