Swift 4: Tackling Codable with JSON Response

Well, well, well... You've clearly had enough of parsing JSON in Swift up until this point, having to build out extensions and other classes for something that always seemed fairly trivial in Obj-C? Me too.

With Swift 4, we're introduced to the Codable protocol. Now, rather than dealing with these additonal classes (perhaps libraries in some cases), we're now able to write JSON parsing logic with a small number of lines. Even better, we're…

Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard: iPad Pro's Incentives

During the annual Apple keynote in the fall, it's generally expected that we'll hear the announcement of the new iPhone, as well as some other product updates. This year saw the release of the iPad Pro, which had been predicted by many sources as a 12.9 inch screen tablet device, more suited towards designers, illustrators, and working professionals alike.

What many of the same sources didn't predict, were the release of two iPad Pro…

Quick Look: iPad Pro

It seems that the rumours were mostly correct for this year's September keynote. For several months, sources had been gathering information in regards to an upcoming 12.9" version of the iPad, branded the iPad Pro, with it's main rival being the Microsoft Surface.

On September 9th, we saw the announcement of said device, complete with the 12.9" screen (2732 x 2048 pixels) - which puts the display ratio at the familiar 4:3 we're used…

Entrepreneur Quotes for iOS Now Available

For several months, I tried to find an app that would provide me with a variety of inspirational quotes throughout the day, but really struggled to find anything useful. That is, with a decent amount of content, good usability, and useful features such as sharing to social media outlets, and notifications.

Seeing as time went by, and I still had no luck finding this sort of app, I decided to develop it myself. Released…

Apple TV: An Update

For the past few months, the Internet has been awash with the news of Apple and their Apple TV product. Rumours seem to be sprouting up everywhere, some stating their living room product is due to be refreshed in September this year, while others are leading us to believe the product refresh is going to be kept under wraps until 2016.

Considering the current Apple TV (3rd gen. Rev A) has been on the shelves since…

Is now the right time to develop for Apple Watch?

On Tuesday, Apple posted it's sales results for their third fiscal quarter. The figures that seemed to be most anticipated during this call, were those of the Apple Watch. Somewhere, buried within the category known as 'Other', along with sales figures for iPods as well as accessories, are the figures for the watch.

Albeit somewhat in a grey area, the estimated sales figures, calculated by a number of reporters, tend to be anywhere from 1.9m…

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