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Author: barrettbreshears

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I use UITableViews in almost every app I build, and sometimes I need to implement a pull to refresh like a boss. Its pretty easy so lets get started. Adding a UIRefreshViewControl Lets set up the scenario first. You have a storyboard with a view controller, and inside the view controller is the the UITableView […]

There are a lot of ways to get data from websites, most of the time this is in the form of an API. When this isn’t available, you can build a scrapper to pull data right off of the website through its html. When can you use a scraper? Anytime you have access to html […]

The last year and a half has allowed me to really focus on front end development, more specifically front end development with html5 for mobile devices. I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully help developers choose the right framework if they are considering using Sencha Touch or building a HTML 5 hybrid app. I […]

Lately I have been playing with AngularJS and I am in love with it. Angular has these really cool components called filters which are described as: [custom_blockquote style=” grey”] A filter formats the value of an expression for display to the user. They can be used in view templates, controllers or services and it is […]

Today I was working on an iPhone project that required a custom UICollectionViewCell in my UICollectionView. Utilizing interface builder, and a custom xib you use this same technique to customize just about any UI component. I made my the project available from git hub: https://github.com/barrettbreshears/CustomCollectionViewCell Open up your project and add a new user interface […]

Sencha Touch is a HTML 5 framework that allows you to create cross platform mobile apps. When used with cordova you can build HTML apps that look and feel like a native app allowing you to cut down in your development time and budget. The frameworks learning curve is a little steep but once you […]