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  John BlancoJohn Blanco is a freelance iOS developer in Denver, CO. He’s been developing mobile apps for 12 years, starting during the medieval days of Java ME, making him the ultimate hipster mobile engineer. Follow him on Twitter!More Posts Follow Me:

 

It’s Been Real, Android: Why I’m Retiring From Android

Update 10/13 – Due to the overwhelming response, some updates were made to clarify my positions on things. Also, take note, there’s plenty to like about Android development, too! (No provisioning profiles, amirite?) I only focus on the warts because I’m explaining why I left Android. This week marks my final week of working on Android. […]

 

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Time for Apple to Retire the 16GB iPhone?

Stock checks around Colorado suggest there’s far less market for a 16GB model iPhone. Considering the size of apps, photos, videos, expansion of the OS itself, and how difficult it was to upgrade to iOS 8, seems many people are leery. Time to retire it, Apple?  How about a base 32GB model next year? John […]

 

Apple Quality is Down the Shitter

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In 2007, I got a job with EffectiveUI here in Denver as a Flex Developer.  I’ll never forget my first day there: I was sitting alone at my desk for almost the entire day with nothing to do because nobody there had thought to have a computer ready for me when I started… (I actually spent […]

 

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Developing a Local CocoaPod Alongside Your iOS App

Whether you’re an independent developer or a large team building apps for multiple clients, there’s no better way to improve your efficiency than by collecting your most useful code into one re-usable, unit-tested framework. Today, I’m going to show you a great way to use CocoaPods so that you can simultaneously build your Swift apps while locating generalized solutions […]

 

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