iOS PDF Viewer App v1.1.1

Now available on GitHub is version 1.1.0 of the open source iOS PDF Viewer App (based on the open source iOS PDF Reader Core):

  • Changed ‘unsafe_unretained’ to ‘weak’.
  • Pulled in PDF Reader Core for iOS v2.7.1 code.
  • Updated the project for Xcode 5.0 (iOS 6 is now the minimum iOS Deployment Target).

Full resolution screen captures can be found in the README.

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iOS PDF Reader Core v2.7.1

Now available on GitHub is version 2.7.0 of the open source iOS PDF Reader Core:

  • Changed ‘unsafe_unretained’ to ‘weak’.
  • Updated the project for Xcode 5.0 and iOS 7 (iOS 6 is now the minimum iOS Deployment Target).

iPad Page

iPad Thumbs

iPod Page

iPod Thumbs

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iOS PDF Viewer App v1.0.2

Now available on GitHub is version 1.0.2 of the open source iOS PDF Viewer App (based on the open source iOS PDF Reader Core):

  • Pulled in PDF Reader Core for iOS v2.6.2 code (UIButton exclusiveTouch=YES).
  • Updated the project for Xcode 4.6.2 (iOS 4.3 is now the minimum iOS Deployment Target).

Full resolution screen captures can be found in the README.

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iOS PDF Reader Core v2.6.2

Now available on GitHub is version 2.6.2 of the open source iOS PDF Reader Core:

  • Touching two UIButtons at the same time could cause a crash (oops). Fixed it by setting exclusiveTouch to YES on all UIControl subclasses (UIButton, UISegmentControl, etc).
  • Updated the project for Xcode 4.6.2 (iOS 4.3 is now the minimum iOS Deployment Target).
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Camera5i for iOS

And now, for something completely different: A little bit of shameless self promotion.

For the past few months, I’ve been working away on a personal project that has version 1.0 of it (finally!) available in the App Store:

Presenting Camera5i for iOS. Unhappy with existing camera apps, I crafted (from ground up) my own vision of what an iOS camera app might be like. You can find some more information about the app on its web site «http://www.camera5i.com/» and in the App Store «Camera5i».

It’s a universal iOS app that runs on all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with cameras (requires iOS 5 and up) and includes several unique UI elements and features. Please do give it a try and do let your friends know about it.

And now, back to our irregularly scheduled blog…

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Beginning iOS Unit Testing

Unit testing under iOS just keeps getting easier to do as part of the application development cycle. In addition to Xcode 4′s built-in OCUnit support, there are the open-source GHUnit and Kiwi frameworks to aid in writing unit tests for new or refactored code.

The iOS Unit Testing web site and the Lynda Unit Testing iOS Applications with Xcode 4 videos are good starting places to get up to speed.

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iOS PDF Viewer App v1.0.1

Now available on GitHub is version 1.0.1 of the open source iOS PDF Viewer App (based on the open source iOS PDF Reader Core):

  • Pulled in PDF Reader Core for iOS v2.6.1 code.
  • Universal: runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Uses Core Data to keep track of PDF documents.
  • PDF documents can be organized into folders.
  • Supports iTunes File Sharing for file transfers.
  • Handles “Open In…” from other apps (Mail, etc).
  • Multithreaded giving it a responsive UI.
  • In-App HTML-based help.
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iOS PDF Reader Core v2.6.1

Now available on GitHub is version 2.6.1 of the open source iOS PDF Reader Core:

  • Greatly improved thumb operation cancel handling.
  • iOS 4 support and various other miscellaneous fixes.
  • Refactored to use ARC memory management (iOS 4 and up).
  • General code cleanup and modernization (bye-bye @private cruft).
  • Added ReaderDocumentOutline class (table of contents support).
  • Tested under Xcode 4.5 and iOS 6 (simulator only for iPhone 5).
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iOS PDF Reader/Viewer v2.5

Now available on GitHub is version 2.5.6 of the open source iOS PDF Reader/Viewer:

  • Now loads and decodes thumbnail PNGs on a background thread.
  • Added READER_DISABLE_RETINA #define performance option.
  • Some performance improvements on iPad 3rd generation.
  • Bug fix to PDF link handling with cropboxed PDF files.
  • Handles PDF web links without http:// as the prefix.
  • Tested under Xcode 4.3.2 and iOS 5.1.
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iOS PDF Reader/Viewer v2.4

Now available on GitHub is version 2.4 of the open source iOS PDF Reader/Viewer:

  • Replaced UIToolbars with custom toolbars.
  • Some more assorted bug fixes and tweaks.
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