iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 23 :: Photo Extension

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Day 23 is the third post in the series which covers one of the new extensions available in iOS. Previously we've look at share extensions in day 2 and the today extension in day 8. This time you'll discover how you can extend the iOS Photos app through the photo extension. This allows you to create custom editing actions, which will be available to your users right through the menu in the system app. In today's post you'll see what it takes to implement a photo extension based on the CoreImage filter created back on day 19.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 22 :: Linking to Settings App

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Apple provides a great way of managing settings for your app, by collecting them in the system settings app. This ensures that the UI is consistent across apps, and the users understand where to find the settings. However, when you're in an app it's not obvious how to get there. iOS8 includes a new way to redirect the user from an app to the appropriate page in the settings app. Find out how in today's article!

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 21 :: Alerts and Popovers

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iOS8 introduces the concept of presentation controllers to manage the way that all view controllers are displayed on the screen. This includes consolidating the way in which alerts, action sheets and popovers are used, allowing them to fall in line with the new adaptive paradigm. In today's article you'll learn about how to update your app to use these new technologies.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 20 :: Photos Framework

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Accessing the user's photos from the photo library is fundamental to the functionality of many apps. However, it has always been hard work to work with the library itself. iOS8 introduces a new framework in the form of PhotoKit, which allows your applications to be first-class citizens in working with the photo library. Learn the basics in today's article.

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iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 19 :: CoreImage Kernels

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CoreImage has always been really cool, but it just got better. In addition to the 115 (!) built-in filters, in iOS8 you can create your own filters, by defining custom kernels. There are several different kernel types you can use, and many considerations. Today's post attempts to be a gentle introduction and give you pointers to help you get started.

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