Crash in iOS Apps for iPhone 6 Plus Built with Xamarin Studio 5.5.4 – The @3x Problem

My client recently submitted an update to our app suite, developed with Xamarin to easily generate all kinds of derivates with different styling, and to be able to serve both iOS and Android. The most recent update included optimizations for iOS8 and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. I’ve adjusted any necessary layouting rules and …

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The New STYLIGHT iPhone App

When I look back onto my journey as a mobile developer, STYLIGHT has always been close to my heart. It’s an online fashion platform encouraging people to share their style with the world, promoting social fashion discovery, rather than confronting us with the same brand-promoted clothing. There’s a special bond with STYLIGHT¬†because four or five …

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Detecting iPhones/iPads/Androids and their OS Versions in JavaScript via User Agent

This will just be a really quick ¬†JavaScript code snippet on how to extract valuable device information from the User Agent devices navigate to your website with. The User Agent contains lots of information, but what matters is the OS (iOS, Android), the OS Version (x.y[.z]), and then the device type. On iOS we have …

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As Seen in the facebook and Google+ Apps: Switch to Dashboard and Sliding Notifications Animations

EDIT: There was a bug in the implementation because of a missing line in the the presentViewController:(UIViewController*)controllerToPush withDirection (PresentationDirection)direction method in CustomNavigationController.m. In case of PresentationDirection PresentationDirectionOutViaScale and PresentationDirectionOutToBottom, we are hiding the overlying view and displaying the underlying one. This is equivalent to a popToViewController method. We need to add a call [self popToViewController:controllerToPush …

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User Centered Design Process: from Zero to UI and App Concept (Step 1)

First of all, my apologies for being absent for such a long time! As some of you might know, a few weeks ago I finally had gotten my visa for Australia and right now I am already at the Urban Informatics Research Lab in Brisbane and am assiduously working on my project. :-) The starting …

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