Maps are an essential feature for many apps and Pranjil Satija has written a nice up-to-date guide using Swift showing how to get started with using the iOS framework’s MapKit
- Setting up your project to use MapKit
- Laying out your map in interface builder
- Gathering the user’s location
- Creating custom annotations and shapes
- Displaying custom annotations and shapes in the proper location on the map
You can find the tutorial over on the Appcoda Blog.
A nice guide to getting started with MapKit.
There are a number of great new features added with the iOS 10 SDK and Shinobi Controls have made an in-depth series of tutorials showing how to use many of them.
The topics covered within the tutorials include
- Create a simple Battleship like game as a Messages app extension
- Using Xcode’s Thread Sanitizer to avoid data race conditions
- Creating a simple Xcode Source Editor Extension
- Performing animations with the new UIViewPropertyAnimator
- Create and display local notifications
- Creating custom notifications with richer content
- Using the Measurement API for unit conversion
- Using speech recognition
- Integrating an app with Siri using Siri Intents
- Customizing the user interface siri displays when displaying content provided by your app
You can find the tutorials on the Shinobi Controls blog.
You can access the source code for the tutorials on Github here.
A great set of tutorials on many of the best new features added with iOS 10.
Testing your UI with Apple’s UI testing framework is great for creating tests that can be used across a variety of different devices and iOS versions however those tests can sometimes be slow, and occasionally just stop working.
Snapshots provide a nice alternative to Xcode’s UI tests and Facebook’s FBSNapshotTestCase library provides a nice framework for performing Snapshot UI tests.
Dominik Hauser has written a nice step-by-step guide to configuring and using FBSnapshotTestCase showing how to
You can find the tutorial on the Swift and Painless blog.
You can find FBSnapshotTest on Github here.
A nice straightforward guide on using FBSnapshotTestCase.
The RxSwift library extends Swift with an extensive set of features for functional reactive programming inspired by the Reactive Extensions for .NET.
Michael Ciurus has written a great set of tutorials for those starting out with RxSwift called RxSwift for Dummies allowing you to develop an understanding of functional reactive programming, and also in using the RxSwift library through an extensive series of explanations and examples.
Michael has also written an RxSwift Safety Manual to help avoid any unwanted side effects when using RxSwift which he wrote after a number of months of using RxSwift.
You can find the RxSwift Safety Manual on the Swift Pearls site here.
A great series of tutorials for those looking to use RxSwift.
iOS 10 has added the UIViewPropertyAnimator providing a much cleaner syntax for creating UIView animations, adding an animation curve and allowing you to start and stop animations.
Here’s a tutorial from Yari D’areglia providing a nice overview of UIViewPropertyAnimator. The topics covered include:
- An overview of the different animation states
- Setting up basic animation options
- Creating animation blocks for more complex animations
- Interacting with the animation flow
You can find UIViewPropertyAnimator on the Think and Build It site.
A nice straightforward guide to using the UIViewPropertyAnimator class.