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This is Chris Maddern's blog. Chris is a British entrepreneur, engineer and co-founder of Button. 📱📲
Prior to Button, Chris led mobile engineering at Venmo, created AppLaunch, Corkbin and a few other mobile things. 📱⚡
You can read more of Chris's work on the following publications:
How we do mobile engineering at Venmo
This is a snippet from my upcoming book ‘Mobile Engineering Best Practices’, coming 2014! Mobile Engineering has been slow to reach any kind of maturity.. so many apps begin their...
Determine whether bluetooth is enabled on iOS (passively)
When building When building for Venmo, we wanted to be able to let the user know that they needed to turn Bluetooth on in order to see people nearby &...
Where are Provisioning Profiles in Xcode 5?
TL;DR Provisioning Profiles can now be found in Settings -> Accounts -> Select your Account Xcode 5 introduces a few new features which are designed to _help you out__ _and keep you...
Setting up Xcode Bots with Cocoapods
Xcode Bots presents a beautifully simple interface to a barely-but-technically-functional CI solution. It lacks the knobs, dials and switches of Jenkins but this is the way that the Apple gods...
Make your iOS Apps snow for Christmas
Want the code? Check out VENSnowOverlayView on Github I wanted to find a way to make Venmo a little festive on Christmas day for the team and thought it’d be fun...
iOS 8 Remote View Controllers / XPC
A while ago, Ole Begemanne discovered that the MFMailComposeViewController was not built and presented inside of your application anymore, but rather was a ‘RemoteViewController’ presented using XPC from Mail.app. With...
Facebook Google Glass App
Having been beaten to a Twitter app by @jonmarkgo, I decided to focus my energy on creating an app to share your images & videos from Glass to Facebook and…...
Google Glass App directory
Google are still figuring out exactly what a Glass Service store may look like, how that may interact with Google Play etc.. but in the meanwhile, we need a place...
A/B Split Testing on iOS
Mobile is growing up and as a result more and more engineering convention is growing around it. One area that there has been very little focus on (which is surprising...
Dear Long Tail of Apps – Fuck You
Dear long tail of Apps, Fuck you … … begins Apple’s announcement of the new and redesigned App Store in iOS 6. We felt that too many of you were...