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

thumbnail.png

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.

Read More

 

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

thumbnail.png

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.

Read More

 

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

thumbnail.png

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.

Read More

 

iOS8 Day-by-Day :: Day 31 :: Using Touch ID to Secure the Keychain

thumbnail.png

The iPhone 5s introduced the world to Touch ID - allowing users to unlock their phones without the tedium of typing their passcode in. iOS 7 limited the use of Touch ID to unlocking the phone and purchases against your Apple ID, but developers wanted more. iOS 8 delivers - allowing you to secure keychain items so that the user has to use Touch ID in order to decrypt them. Find out how in today's iOS8 Day-by-Day.

Read More