Apr 26, 2021, 6:30 PM
I’ve been lazy about blogging for the past, oh, five years or so, but I just published a new post about GraphQL over at my company’s blog. Check it out if you want to know why Apollo is bad and … Continue reading →
Mistakes Were Made: A Brief Note on Keyboard Full Access
Jan 18, 2019, 1:09 PM
If you’re like me, you just spent several days refactoring a framework shared between a host app and its app extension–say, a keyboard extension–into its own project and repository. You finally got everything building again,...
DYJ4U on iOS Autocomplete: a Response
Nov 6, 2018, 5:56 PM
Jason Clauß, self-described “UX Renegade,” recently published an article on the iOS keyboard’s suggestion bar: Doing Your Job For You: The iOS autocomplete. I have some thoughts. I strongly disagree with the conclusions...
Recursive Property Observation in Swift
Apr 5, 2018, 1:00 PM
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been writing almost exclusively Swift. It’s been quite a roller coaster. I still don’t feel as though I’m an expert in the language, but I am getting to the point where I quickly...
Apr 2, 2018, 1:00 PM
Hi folks. Joel here. It’s been a while since this blog has been up to much, hasn’t it? Well, after a lot of privately-owned work about which I was not meant to blog, I’ve got something I can talk publicly … Continue...
Jun 26, 2014, 4:08 AM
Spaceman Labs was founded on one principle: that we are two extremely debonair individuals capable of making extremely excellent iOS apps. Today we advance this hypothesis by introducing our flagship app, Repartee. In truth, Repartee is...
Blocks: A Retain Ménage à Trois
Nov 20, 2013, 2:29 PM
This is a topic that I have considered writing about for some time now; in fact, I have a draft post from 2011, right after I finally decided to start using blocks. That post touched on a few areas of … Continue reading →
UICollectionView’s backgroundView property is horribly broken
Nov 15, 2013, 8:24 PM
I want to love UICollectionView, I really do. But it continues to give me reasons to complain about it instead. I was working on some iOS 7-ish UI in our yet-to-be-announced project and trying to use the backgroundView property of …...
Custom View Controller Transitions in Landscape
Nov 11, 2013, 1:30 PM
Recently, Jerry wrote about a really cool view controller transition we put together, SMLBookshelfTransition. As you can tell from that post, we’re really excited about all the possibilities this new API provides. You might have...
Bookshelf View Controller Transition For iOS 7
Oct 8, 2013, 11:37 PM
Update: View Controller transitions are terribly broken in landscape. I’d advise avoiding this if you need anything other than portrait transitions. Few will debate the divisiveness of the aesthetics of iOS 7, but what many seem to...
Sep 13, 2013, 1:30 PM
Big News. As you may know, in October of 2012 Jerry and I left our day jobs in order to start Spaceman Labs. Our goal was to leverage our extensive knowledge and category-spanning experience on Apple mobile devices to build …...