posts tagged * ios

Creating an iOS 14 widget showing health data

18/7/2020

With iOS 14 Apple introduced a neat new feature: widgets. I've been running the beta for some weeks now and love them. So let's see how hard it is to create one ourself.

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Scanning for Bluetooth devices with React Native

31/5/2017

I've been building iOS applications for 2 years now. Although I'm not a big fan of the development environment, Xcode has its quirks, I do love the iOS platform. The biggest drawback is that you can only target iOS devices. I heard a lot of things, some good, some bad about Xamarin and React Native and was intrigued by both hybrid app development platforms. I'm a little familiar with Xamarin but have no experience with React or React Native. Motivated with the learning goals I've set out for myself I decided to give React Native a test drive in one of the Aaltra company hackathons. It's a half day every week that we use to test out new technologies and learn new things.

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