iOS Dev Update v.9 2014

[DEV NEWS]

TestFlight service owner, Burstly, was purchased by Apple. Read more
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If your client asks you how much users are using this or that iOS version, you can easily refer to David Smith’s iOS Version Stats.

[DEV LIBS]

SDWebImage – powerful library to asynchronously download and cache images. Available as CocoaPod.
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iCarousel, SwipeView – powerful replacement of UIPageViewController. Available as CocoaPod.

[DEV TIPS]

UI Nav Bar customization: bar buttons spacing from edge of screen: SOF: How to adjust UIToolbar left and right padding.
And yes, you can use this small enum to differentiate spaces values based on iOS version and device family.

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Toggling slow animations is possible on iOS Simulator, but you can also tweak it for real device. Read more here.

 [DEV TOOLS]

Now with XCAssets it’s possible to specify stretchable images in easy manner. And then to user them easily in Storyboards. Xcode: Slicing an image
But, yeah, only for projects targeted with iOS 7 :( does not work for older projects.

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