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iOS 7 Bugs – message sent to deallocated instance

First of all, I know this error has been around way before iOS 7. However, in one of my own apps I started getting this error when I upgraded it to iOS 7 SDK. Not exactly sure why it started since it worked perfectly fine with iOS 6 SDK. After hours of debugging, I finally […]




iOS 7 Blur Effect

The Control Center, introduced in iOS 7, has a really cool blur effect when opened. Unfortunately, Apple didn’t give us access to use this blur effect in our UIViews. Luckily for us, there’s a few ways to achieve this blur effect. iOS-blur A really clever developer came up with a solution of copying the layer […]




iOS 7 Bugs – The Status Bar and Modal View Controllers

In iOS 7, the status bar and navigation bar are now unified. The status bar is translucent which is suppose to merge seamlessly with the navigation bar. This works great for the most part until you try to present a view controller or use a modal segue in storyboards. [self presentViewController:myViewController animated:YES completion:nil]; Using these […]



Flat Buttons – An iOS Control for a Flat UI

With the announcement on iOS 7 and the growing trend towards flat UI, I decided to create a simple iOS control to create flat buttons. The control can be downloaded from Github and can be used in any iOS project. Using the control is as simple as it gets. Once you download the project, copy […]



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 […]