Check out the playlist for the “5-Minute iOS Tips” I did for Accelebrate – there will be 4 in the series as of now. The related code files are here. In this video I show you how to use shorthand argument names in your Swift Higher Order Functions. Shorthand argument names help you make Read more about 5-Minute iOS Tips Video Series[…]
As mobile apps mature, users have grown to expect data to be available across devices—even offline—as well as real-time updates. AWS AppSync helps with both of these while also using GraphQL for the API. In this course, discover how to leverage AWS AppSync and GraphQL in your mobile app development workflow. Instructor Bear Cahill takes Read more about AWS for Developers: AWS AppSync with GraphQL (online course)[…]
Developing mobile apps is challenging enough without needing to learn and develop the back end on the server. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides many of the services you need—but navigating AWS can be overwhelming. AWS Amplify brings the work to you, the developer, in the Amplify command-line interface (CLI), which uses intelligent defaults and does Read more about Using AWS Amplify to Develop Apps with AppSync and More[…]
Master and harness the full power of Swift with Higher Order Functions. Take your iOS development to Black Belt level with this online course. Learning Swift Higher Order Functions @Lynda @Linkedin Learning By taking the time to truly grasp higher-order functions, you’ll go from merely understanding the Swift language to mastering it. In this Read more about Learning Swift Higher Order Functions (Online Course)[…]
Migrating your iOS App to the AWS Cloud More apps are requiring server-side storage and functionality, but custom web resources can be expensive to develop and maintain. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for migration can make the process easier without being expensive. In this course, explore the resources available and learn about each step involved Read more about Migrating your iOS App to the AWS Cloud (online course)[…]
Building iOS Apps with AWS Mobile Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides many services and features for developing server side functionality and resources. This can be particularly helpful and surprisingly easy for adding server side aspects to a mobile app. Using the Mobile Hub, AWS can be used to add user authentication (including Google, Facebook and Read more about Building iOS Apps with AWS Mobile (Online Course)[…]
AWS API Gateway with HTTP, Lambda, DynamoDB, and iOS AWS can be used to create a variety of features on the server side. Many of those can work together and create an entire online set of storage and functionality with little-to-no code. Check out this course and see how Lambda (serverless functions) can be Read more about AWS API Gateway with HTTP, Lambda, DynamoDB, and iOS (Online Course)[…]
Adding user authentication with Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be pretty easy. You’ll need an AWS account and not much more. The AWS Mobile Hub steps you through the process of creating a Project. Projects have Apps (e.g., iOS, Android, etc.). AWS Tutorial at Accelebrate.com For each app, you can add Backend Read more about AWS Tutorial: Adding User Authentication to a Mobile App[…]
As an alum of UNT, I was asked for some input on a recently article timeline. It was some basic questions about timing, business, advice, etc. It marks my 10 years as solo/freelance/entrepreneur. I’ve enjoyed much of the last 10 years, but also it’s been a lot of work. I was just thinking the other Read more about UNT Tech Titans Timeline[…]
This is an excerpt from an interview I did at Linkedin Learning while there recording my online courses. I enjoyed the process and it’s great to see the outcome in these various complications. My part starts at 3:42 but I encourage you to watch all four of us and our thoughts on running Read more about Linkedin Learning: Business Tips featuring Bear Cahill[…]
Firebase is popular software suite that enable mobile developers to quickly and easily add server-side functionality to apps: authentication, data storage, and more. This course explores some of the most useful services in the Firebase SDK for iOS app development. Instructor Bear Cahill starts by showing how to set up a project in the Firebase Read more about iOS Development with Firebase (Online Course)[…]
Unit Testing for iOS Developers Unit testing is a useful method for verifying functionality—both before and after development—and can help you catch and fix bugs. Xcode can automatically add unit test support to your projects. In this course, explore the fundamentals of unit tests in Xcode and discover how to add unit tests to Read more about iOS Unit Testing with Xcode (Online Course)[…]
When I went to record my first course with Lynda.com and Linkedin Learning, we did a “live action” interview. They asked a variety of different questions including how I got started, challenges along the way and how I overcame them. Sometimes I forget the early parts of the story: my first computer, inspirations and obstacles and Read more about Wargames, Maths and Bears[…]
Adding Bluetooth LE functionality to your app can be intimidating. Dealing with hardware connections is always a bit of a mystery. CoreBluetooth really helps simplify the details and the heavy lifting. It boils down the connection and communication to something more familiar to most developers. The course: @Linkedin Learning However, there are still a lot Read more about iOS CoreBluetooth BLE Online Course[…]
My latest online course is released: iOS RESTful JSON API development including the Codable Protocol @Linkedin Learning Thanks to my producer Audrey Tsaima! One of my favorite things in Swift: Codable protocol – here’s a sample video: Decodable protocol: JSON to object from iOS App Development: RESTful Web Services by Bear Cahill
Bear is featured on the latest Linkedin Career Clinic: Developer Insights video. The video features a handful of content authors for Linkedin Learning on the topic of clean code practices. Being passionate about your work is always plus and hopefully a goal. Even though development is often as much math and science as anything else, Read more about Featured on LinkedIn Career Clinic: Developer Insights[…]
iOS Network Development Using URLSession and Alamofire with: Bear Cahill …is now available on LinkedIn Learning A sample video introducing Alamofire: Introduction to Alamofire from iOS Network Development Using URLSession and Alamofire by Bear Cahill Course Description: Networking is a common component of modern mobile apps, necessary for authenticating user accounts, fetching data, Read more about iOS Network Development Using URLSession and Alamofire Online Course Release[…]
The stack overflow Developer Survey results for 2017 proved fairly interesting, somewhat confirming, slight surprising and a semi-overwhelming. You can read the results yourself to decide what’s interesting. There’s a few things I felt noteworthy to me… FREEDOM! When I went solo I had a few intentions: no physical product, no physical location, no Read more about Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2017[…]
There’s a not of pros and cons to the different approaches to getting an app developed. But first there’s apps and then there’s apps. App Development: Hire, Outsource or Freelance Does your “app” calculate tips? That’s pretty basic. But if you’re building “the next Facebook” it’s really more of a company you’re building. If you’re Read more about App Development: Hire, Outsource or Freelance[…]
I did an interview recently with hellotechpros.com podcast. Their “Saturday” topic is on Entrepreneurship. From the site… If you’re painting a picture of a sunset and someone tells you to add a dolphin, does that person’s idea represent your vision? If not, Bear Cahill recommends that you thank them for the input and move on. Entrepreneurs have Read more about HelloTechPros.com Podcast Interview Posted[…]
Here’s a couple of interesting infographics on the App Development Market from ContractIQ – see the full article Techcrunch and various other industry magazines App Development Market Study Infographics Download the whole report here – https://contractiq.com/mobile-app-development-report-2015 Hourly rate info… SDK/API usage…
I just got a notification on my desktop and a related email stating my DropBox Pro account got a 10x upgrade to 1 TB! I love the idea of having a ton more space for the same price. Although I always try to avoid the temptation to just “put it all up on servers.” Like Read more about DropBox Pro Changes to 1 TeraByte[…]
Use code dotd042614tw at manning.com/cahill iOS in Practice is a hands-on guide with 98 specific techniques to help solve the specific problems you’ll encounter over and over as you work on your iPhone and iPad apps. You’ll dig into the practical nuts and bolts of applying views, view controllers, table views and cells, audio, images, graphics, Read more about My Book “iOS in Practice” is the Manning “Deal of the Day”[…]
Read with TedDee is a great way to teach children to read. Not only does it use a proven system of work repetition and recognition, but it allows the child to customize the books with their own choices, text and images in various places. Each level may be purchased with In-App Purchase and packs or Read more about New App: Read with TedDee[…]
Leaky Faucet Drip Calculator – Tap to determine water waste, location-based sponsorship/advertising (Android version) Check out a recent app we developed – the Leaky Faucet Drip Calculator will help you determine water waste from a drippy faucet. Tap on the app with each drop and the app will tell you the water wasted per day, month Read more about New App: Leaky Faucet Drip Calculator by Tapping[…]
The Dallas Morning News had a tech-blog a while back. It’s gone now. It has several articles on it about local (to DFW) app development shops including this one (Brainwash Inc.). The tech-blog is gone now due to the Dallas Morning News being purchased. I guess they shut down or replaced the tech blog. It’s Read more about Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW) App Development[…]
ContractIQ has an interesting infogram up on their dashboard today. It talks about costs by angencies, expectations of rising in costs, cross-platform thoughts, etc. It’s pretty interesting and along the lines I’d expect to see. Check it out! Among some of the interesting aspects of the infogram, are these stats… 54% of mobile dev Read more about ContractIQ Infrogram about App Costs[…]
Brainwash Inc. is featured today on ContractIQ. They are showcasing the ITGO app developed for interval training using the user’s fast/slow playlists for the various intervals. ITGO utilizes a very custom interface with dials and nobs. Also, the interval timing is displayed with a circle of on/off LED-like images. The playlists are created by the Read more about Featured on ContractIQ[…]
My podcast interview at OneMob.com is up. Check it out here. Or on iTunes here. I had fun speaking w/ Paul Kemp and think he’s done a great job of getting a steady flow of good interviews.
UNT’s The North Texan mentioned the book recently.. “…has worked on nearly 100 iOS apps as a freelance developer and has written a book on iOS development for Manning Publications titled iOS in Practice. He says he enjoys working from various locations around the Denton square, including Denton Square Donuts”
No In-App Purchases – one price you get it. A simple tool to track your 400 rep workout. Randomly generated 4-move workout. 10 reps, 10 times. 400 reps. Great for a quick, at-home workout. A variation of the deck-of-cards workout but with out the variation of 2, 3, 4 reps – it’s all 10 reps. Read more about Fit4Today – Fitness App[…]
Some nice mentions of the company, the KDB app and the book all in one article… at WeDentonDoIt.com “There are a few other non-one-off companies with big ties to Denton (we’re looking at you, Brainwash, Inc.),…”
iOS in Practice is a hands-on guide with 98 specific techniques to help solve the specific problems youll encounter over and over as you work on your iPhone and iPad apps. Youll dig into the practical nuts and bolts of applying views, view controllers, table views and cells, audio, images, graphics, file structure—and more. Examples Read more about Manning: iOS in Practice – RELEASED![…]
Nice little article about communication with remote workers versus on-site workers: I agree the many people assume that being on-site (visible) means they are controllable, engaged, focused, etc. but I think it’s far from true as a rule. What I mean is, it’s not a given. It depends on the person, the job, the environment, Read more about Remote Workers More Engaged, Committed[…]
I do it every time! The beta of the new iOS comes out, I update to it and regret it. Every time.
Every time I do it, I can’t remember the reason I regret it and so I do it again the next time. I need to write it down… here?
[UPDATE: I also always forget that the betas expire… and never at the right time. Like a smoke alarm beeping in the night.]
So I updated to iOS 5 the other day. Regret. Actually, this time it probably wasn’t as bad as usual…
How to Hire an App Developer Primer (part 1) | 148Apps.biz. Here’s the first in a series of posts I hope will analyze the relationship btwn client and developer. I deal w/ a lot of clients varying in size, concept, ideas, etc., etc. – I enjoy the variety and most clients have their concept developed Read more about How to Hire an App Developer Primer (part 1) | 148Apps.biz[…]
Announcing the winners of the AppifyWP WordPress theme!. Corey from AppifyWP graciously offered a few licenses of his great WordPress theme to our readers. He has selected the winners: @albertgrala @bearc0025 @AppleNTech @tjreo @GFCTheme The winner of the unlimited license is: @Stoicjustice83 Congrats to the winners and thanks again to Corey for providing this Read more about We won! Announcing the winners of the AppifyWP WordPress theme![…]
New app we developed (co-designed w/ Pete Buchwald – recording artist and engineer. Details/Appstore… Tap Delay & Tempo Calculator for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
I was interviewed today by Kathy Kristof at CBS Money Watch. The article is up already: How to Build an iPhone App in 6 Easy Steps There’s nothing stopping you from creating and selling an application that’s similar to what’s already out there, of course. But if you want to sell enough to make a Read more about CBS Money Watch Interview Article on iPhone Development[…]
Brainwash Inc. listed in the Dallas Morning News list of local iPhone developers… TECHNOLOGY Blog | The Dallas Morning News.
I was interviewed recently for an article in the Dallas Morning News Business section about iPhone app development. The angle was more from the business/prospect side of things – no so much technical. It was a fun interview and very cool meeting the photographer Michael Ainsworth. You can read the article at the Dallas Morning Read more about Dallas Morning News Business Section Article[…]
Here’s the current chapter listing for the “iOS in Practice” book I’m writing for Manning Publishing. Table of Contents Resources 1. Getting Started with iOS Development – FREE 2. Creating an iOS Application – AVAILABLE 3. Using View Controllers and Images in PicDecor – AVAILABLE 4. Accessing the Address Book/Contacts in Dial4 – AVAILABLE 5. Read more about iOS in Practice Book Table of Contents[…]
Beer Me is a beer location finding app for the iPhone. Using your current GPS coordinates, zip code or city/state location, Beer Me finds nearby places that sell beer using the database from ratebeer.com. You can view details including address, phone number, rating and distance – even get directions using the Google Maps app. For Read more about Beer Me[…]
We have a nice little beer list app called iRate Beer (and iRate Beer LITE). The app’s purpose is to give a (downloaded) list of beers from the server for you to rate and see how others rated the beer. You can mark the beer as something you’d like to try and display that list Read more about iRate Beer[…]
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