My Experience with Beacons

My Experience with Beacons

I will start with this question, What is a Beacon? a Beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that transmit continuous data/signal over short distances. It uses low energy (from what you can tell from the name) but has similar range as the regular bluetooth. Beacons can be used for different purposes, mostly nowadays they use them in retail stores, hardware store, and museums. Think about it like a lighthouse, where it always broadcast its signal no matter what!

Apple Developer Enterprise Program Setup

Apple Developer Enterprise Program Setup

The Apple Developer Enterprise program, or called also as in-house distribution, allows companies to publish their apps to their users without going to the AppStore and go through Apple’s approval process. This will ensure that the apps will not be used by the public or anyone outside that company.

There are some steps that you need to follow in order to achieve that. I will walk you through my experience of publishing such apps for your clients. More details can be found here.

Ask the client to create an Apple Enterprise Developer account, and provide you with the username and password or add you as to the account if they don’t feel comfortable sharing such info. In my experience, most clients will send me their account info and I will do whatever is needed to setup their account. This is usually because the clients/account managers are not technical enough to deal with creating accounts or add users under “Users and Roles” in iTunesConnect and under “People” in Apple Developer portal. To create an enterprise account, you can visit Apple’s website here. Not that the Enterprise program will cost $299/Year.

Disassembling your iPhone by Liam

Disassembling your iPhone by Liam

Such a great and detailed video by Apple showing how Liam, Apple's robot, disassembling an old iPhone and taking it apart. "True innovation means considering what happens to a product at every stage of its life cycle. Liam disassembles your iPhone when it’s no longer functioning, so the materials inside can live on." - Apple
iOS Debate: Storyboards vs NIBs vs Code

iOS Debate: Storyboards vs NIBs vs Code

At some point of your life as an iOS developer, you had to argue about what is the best approach to build iOS apps. Everyone out there thinks that their way is the best. In this video, the guys from raywenderlich are debating what is the best way to build iOS apps; Storyboards vs NIBs vs Code. I usually go with Storyboards, they are easy to use, intuitive, and making changes couldn’t be easier.

Why iPhone TouchID doesn’t work after rebooting?

Why iPhone TouchID doesn’t work after rebooting?

You might noticed that after you reboot your iPhone you can't use the touchID and you are forced to enter your PIN or Password in order to use your phone. Here is why, According to Apple, the touchID doesn't store your finger print but rather stores a mathematical representation of it which can only be accessed by the Secure Enclave, which is protected by your…