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August 22, 2020
Developers of native iOS apps tend to spend a lot of time in Xcode. From version control to robust debugging tools, Xcode has pretty much everything. Still, there are many third-party tools out there that can further enhance your development workflow. This is a list of my favorites!
November 20, 2019
This chart displays the masses of all MacBook releases from 2006 to 2021, measured in grams. (1000 grams ≈ 2.2 pounds)
October 29, 2019
Today I’m excited to announce Swiftly, the one-stop quick reference spot for Swift developers! The culmination of 8 months of work, Swiftly has Swift 5.1 guides covering:
September 10, 2018
Steps: 1. Find the corresponding event invite in your calendar app and accept it. 2. Go to the event in your calendar. 3. Go to the notes section of the event. It should look something like this:
April 30, 2018
The following is a list of free tools I recommend for protecting your privacy online from advertisers, your ISP, social media companies, and others. For a broader discussion on privacy, check out my 2016 talk at Open Twin Cities.
April 19, 2018
I wrote a blog post for Software for Good. Check it out here: 7 Steps Apple Could Take to Protect Privacy
January 16, 2018
This past week I built iOS Ref, a quick reference website for iOS and Swift developers! It has the following:
October 7, 2017
I recently went through the process of publishing a sticker pack for the first time to the iMessages App Store. I submitted a sticker pack called Antisocial Alison, designed by my sister Adriana. Along the way, we made some interesting observations.
April 30, 2017
Following the shocking incident on United Airlines flight UA3411, where Doctor David Dao was forcibly and violently removed from his seat, I started a petition calling for the resignation of United CEO Oscar Munoz. So far, 90,000 people have signed the petition, demonstrating the degree of frustration and anger people have with Munoz.
February 19, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to talk about online and mobile security at Open Twin Cities in Minneapolis. Thank you to the wonderful organizers of Open Twin Cities for inviting me. The recorded presentation, along with the awesome questions people had, can be watched below.
April 26, 2015
One of the most monotonous tasks I come across while developing iPhone and iPad apps is converting web colors, also known as hex codes, into instances of UIColor. In iOS applications, a UIColor object is the most common way of representing a particular color. Unfortunately, there is no built-in method to convert a hex code into a UIColor instance. The developer must supply the RGB values for each UIColor, which can be tedious and can slow down development. There are various websites out there that let you convert hex codes into UIColor code snippets, but from what I’ve found, they have varying limitations. Some don’t supply the code snippet in Swift, Apple’s new programming language, while others are generally difficult to use. I decided to try to create my own tool.