While at the Xojo Developer Conference in Denver last spring*, we got a lot of great feedback about the features that people needed most from the iOS framework. We managed to sneak a few into recent releases of Xojo; here are three of my favorites!
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This Thanksgiving we wish to give thanks to all of you who use Xojo. You make our work possible.
Developing for iOS with Xojo can be quick and easy, but if you need more power for your app’s controls, your options are:
- study the Apple documentation, which can take time and building the right declares from scratch is not trivial; or
- use one of the many open source projects, though you may end up having to import things that you don’t want or need;
If you don’t have the time or inclination for these options, Falco Software’s extensions could be what you are looking for. The extensions work similarly to Xojo, just drag the control and start developing. No alien objects to create, no extra code to maintain. Here are some examples of where Falco Software’s extensions can simplify and speed up your iOS development.
Whether you are looking to learn something new or perhaps just looking for some inspiration, podcasts can be a great investment of your time.
Check the points in bold under each podcast to see what its focus is.
For week five of the Just Code Challenge, I made a web app. My wife is a middle school math teacher and sometimes she needs to give the kids quizzes to help them with their math skills.
Sometimes the idea for a great little app comes down to solving a silly little problem.
Last month, the family went mini-golfing for my son’s birthday. It was a lovely course called Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf right next to the ocean. But they didn’t have scoring stands and we had to use a tiny pencil on a little cardboard scorecard to keep score. So this week’s app is a simple iOS app track of mini-golf scores!
The iOS app has two screens. The main screen has a giant Table that lists all the 18 holes. You tab on the detail button for a row (it’s the “I” icon) to go to the scoring screen.
It’s the first week of the Just Code challenge so I’m starting with something pretty simple. This app lets you choose a color using the system color picker and then shows you the color values in hexadecimal (useful for programming, HTML and CSS), RGB (red, green, blue), HSV (hue, saturation,value) and CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow).
But maybe you want to jump right in. When I started programming that is exactly how I learned. I tried things to see what worked and what didn’t work. I also looked at and modified other programs I found.
You can learn to code if you just code.