iPhone App Development Tutorial – Add an Intro View to a Tab Bar App

This tutorial is on adding an intro view to your app. In this instance we’ll be adding it to a tab bar app. This is not the use of a splash view. A splash view is one which is shown each time an app loads and is only shown for a few short seconds, going away without any user interaction. Our intro view will be one that is shown at a specific time, mostly when the app is loaded for the first time. The view will stay visible until the user takes some action to dismiss the view. We will be showing our view modally and using a boolean to determine whether to show the view when the app is loaded. In addition we will be storing the boolean in a plist and loading it’s value to determine whether to show our intro view.

So now that we’ve laid out what we want to do, let’s get started.

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iPhone App Development Tutorial – change a UITableView cell with a modal UIView

This is a very simple tutorial I did to answer a specific question I had a little while back. I was doing some cleaning up of my hard drive the other day and came across it. I figured I’d go ahead and upload it now since I never had, just in case someone else has a similar question at some point.

Honestly all this information is available in some of my other tutorials. In fact this is really just a quick combination of these three previous tutorials.

Add a UITableView to an existing view

Pass data from a modal view

Add a UINavigationController programmatically
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iPhone App Development Tutorial – Add a button to tweet from your app

This tutorial is going to be about adding a Twitter button to your app. By doing this you allow a user to tweet straight from your app rather than exiting and using another app. This became available in iOS 5, and it really is easy to do. Our app here is going to be very simple, but the steps to do this can be used in any app.

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iPhone App Development Tutorial – Add a Navigation Controller Programmatically in Xcode 4.2

Well it’s been 2 months since my last tutorial and honestly it feels even longer than that. I’ve been busy settling into a new job, but now I think I’m ready to get back to work on the The AppCode Blog and I’m vowing to make this upcoming year even better than the past. I’m getting back into the swing of things by revisiting an old and popular topic, adding a navigation controller to a view in a tab bar app.

Xcode 4.2
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iPhone App Development Tutorial – Check for Connectivity

This will be a pretty quick and simple tutorial on having your app check for connectivity. This is one thing that Apple wants from your app, and one thing they’ll check for and possibly reject it for if it isn’t in there. You should add code to check for connectivity in your app if there is anything in it at all that needs to connect to the outside world.

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