Category Archives: Technical

Designing a new iPhone app

My plan has been to work on promoting the Backpacker Checklist.  I can write software for apps and get them published in the App Store.  My partner and I would like to learn a bit more about marketing apps.  So … Continue reading

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Extending Your Core Data Classes

Like any framework, Core Data has a learning curve.  When you’re working your way up the curve it can feel like the curve never ends, but it does plateau.  There does come the time when you stop working so hard … Continue reading

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Core Data and Table View Controllers in Swift

If you spend some time writing iOS applications you are quite likely to come across Core Data.  And you’re even more likely to be working with UITableView objects.  Apple does not directly provide guidance on how to integrate Core Data … Continue reading

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Why I chose Core Data over Parse.com

I was considering the details in rewriting the Backpacker Checklist.  There were many changes that I intended to make.  By far, the biggest change is replacing the SQLite data access methodology with Core Data ORM access. When I wrote the … Continue reading

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Pen and paper approach to app design

When considering rewriting the Backpacker Checklist there was a bit of freedom.  It occurred to me that I could fully start fresh.  So I started with a pen and paper to make some notes about how I wanted to redo … Continue reading

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Why rewrite a successful iOS app?

The Backpacker Checklist has been a modestly successful app for me in Apple’s App Store since 2009.  The app focuses on a very specific market: lightweight backpackers.  These fanatics are people who are looking to maximize their enjoyment of nature … Continue reading

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