I had a requirement to change the navigation animation moving from one view to another in a recent project – based on the newly loaded view being a kind-of external tool in the context of the app I was developing. There seem to be a very small selection of animations available to view navigation, namely: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On iOS devices there is a little spinner on the status bar which can be used to communicate to the user that some form of network access is underway. Making use of this feature is as simple as: UIApplication.sharedApplication().networkActivityIndicatorVisible = true The problem comes if you have an app which has a number of asynchronous tasks […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is mainly a note for myself, but there’s no reason why it won’t be useful for someone else too. Recently, I have been trying to set up a server under VirtualBox to start writing / maintaining some WebGUI code. WebGUI as a platform seems to be fairly under-used. Certainly, searches for information as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When developing an Android app recently, I wanted to make a change such that I could add a button to the ActionBar as I was using a context menu to access a single option. It seemed to me that a dedicated button with an obvious icon would make more sense than the current setup. Initially […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When making a recent update to a web application, I came across a need to change the method of downloading a file from a simple click on a link (HTML <a> tag) to submitting data to the server via a POST request. The reason for needing to do this is based on the code on […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
For quite some time I have been wanting to get into writing apps for the Android platform. Over the years, I have completed a tutorial here and a tutorial there, but have never really had a project which has resulted in me committing to writing an app which would be feature-rich enough to end up in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Django is a web platform written in Python which lets you build high-performing, elegant Web applications quickly. AJAX is a framework which allows asynchronous requests to be sent to servers, requesting or submitting data, allowing updates either to databases or HTML pages without the need for the pages to be reloaded. For my tutorial, I have […]Continue Reading... 37 Comments.
Ever since I heard about the Raspberri Pi, I had been hoping to buy one to start tinkering with. Not because I want to learn how to write software (I already do that as a day job), but more because I am intrigued by what something so small can be capable of. Essentially, it’s a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.