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Using your AppStore.com Vanity URL.

For those of you watching Super Bowl XLVII yesterday, you may have had a chance to see the latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. You may have also noticed the URL at the end of the trailer. I guess JJ Abrams had first dibs on Apple’s new vanity URLs. Luckily this wasn’t the case […]



A UIButton Subclass – Creating Glossy Buttons Without Images

In my latest iOS app, I created a simple subclass to add a glossy effect to UIButtons. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of creating that subclass and implementing it in your code. Getting Started First create a new project using the Single View Application template and call it GlossyButtons. Make sure […]



iOS – Smart App Banners in browsers not named Safari

With the release of iOS 6, Apple introduced a new way to promote your apps with a feature called Smart App Banners.  It’s basically a banner that appears at the top of the webpage by pushing the whole page.  It makes for a much better browsing experience as opposed to pop-up ads or full page displays. […]