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iPhone

Pushing Data to Apple Watch Complications via PushKit

Last year at WWDC, Apple introduced watchOS 2 and with it the ability to build native apps for the Apple Watch. In addition, we were now able to create custom “complications” (complications are a watch-world term for non-time features on your watch... Read more »

iOS Crash Reporting

If you’re used to building Web apps, developing for mobile can be a bit of an eye-opener. Instead of being able to completely control a server-side environment, with an iOS app, you have customers running your software in a myriad of different... Read more »

All Hail the Patent Troll

Last week the patent holding company Lodsys, LLC, began contacting individual iOS developers to demand payment using technology that they claim is in their “patent portfolio.” The primary patent in question (they seem to note in their blog that... Read more »

Foraker Labs iPhone App Recognized as Webby Awards Official Honoree

The 15th annual Webby Awards are out, and an iPhone app we built for non-profit Breastcancer.org has been named an Official Honoree. The app is called the Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide, and is available for free in the App Store. The app is... Read more »

iPhone User Testing Part II

A few weeks back, I wrote a post titled The Ugliest iPhone You Ever Did See, which described the paper prototype user testing we did for an iPhone app we were developing. Our paper prototype (which we affectionately called the iKilltrees) served... Read more »