#5 iOS 7 - Objc.io

We hope you’re as excited by the launch of iOS 7 as we are. Choosing this as our theme was a no-brainer; there’s a lot of stuff we wanted to talk about. As always, the list of potential topics was much greater than what we could possibly write, so this is by no means a definitive guide to iOS 7. Instead, we picked some highlights and wrote about those.

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    Editorial - iOS 7 - objc.io issue #5

    A periodical about best practices and advanced techniques in Objective-C

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    Getting to Know TextKit - iOS 7 - objc.io issue #5

    A periodical about best practices and advanced techniques in Objective-C

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    View Controller Transitions

    Custom Animations One of the most exciting iOS 7 features for me is the new View Controller Transitioning API. Before iOS 7, I would also create custom transitions between view controllers, but doing this was not really supported, and a bit painful. Making those transitions interactive, however, was harder.

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    UICollectionView + UIKit Dynamics - iOS 7 - objc.io issue #5

    A periodical about best practices and advanced techniques in Objective-C

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    From NSURLConnection to NSURLSession

    One of the more significant changes in iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks was the overhaul of the Foundation URL Loading System. As someone steeped in Apple's networking infrastructure, I thought it would be useful to share my thoughts and impressions of these new APIs, how they will change the way we build apps, and what they signify in terms of the evolution of API design philosophies.

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    Multitasking in iOS 7

    Prior to iOS 7, developers were pretty limited in what they could do when their apps left the foreground. Aside from VOIP and location-based features, the only way to execute code in the background was to use background tasks, restricted to running for a few minutes.

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    iOS 7: Hidden Gems and Workarounds

    When iOS 7 was first announced, Apple developers all over the world tried to compile their apps, and spent the next few months fixing whatever was broken, or even rebuilding the app from scratch. As a result, there wasn't much time to take a closer look at what's new in iOS 7.

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    Re-Designing an App for iOS 7

    Watching the WWDC presentation of the new version of iOS, we were looking at our app Grocery List and realized: This iOS version is a complete restart, like the first introduction of the iPhone seven years ago. It's not enough to simply change the design.

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