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    Send Data to Apple Watch with Core Data and Telerik UI for iOS in Swift

    February 03, 2015 Share
    The Apple Watch has been a long rumored device which finally appeared in September, followed by a Watch SDK, called WatchKit, in November. The introduction of the SDK maybe raised more questions than it answered, and we like everybody else are looking into the future for answers from Apple. One such question is: how can I send data, larger than what is allowed for a push notification, from the iPhone to the Watch? Well, there are several ways to do it: NSUserDefaults Files Core Data There isn’t a single recommended approach by Apple, so all these methods are legit. However, NSUserDefaults is more appropriate for user preferences, rather than real data, and files may not be a good solution for all data scenarios. Therefore, if we have to choose, we will bet on Core Data and today I am going to show you how you can send your Telerik Chart for iOS to the Apple Watch in the form of an image and a string stored in Core Data.
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    Top 10 Conferences for iOS Developers to Attend in 2015

    January 21, 2015 Share
    In this post, Michael Crump shares 10 iOS Conferences happening in 2015 that you should be on the lookout for!
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    Swift Support and Chart Improvements in UI for iOS Q3 2014

    The last few months were pretty exciting times for the iOS developer. In June 2014 at WWDC Apple introduced a bunch of new great stuff including HealthKit, Xcode 6 with playground functionality, AppleWatch and a brand new programming language called Swift. June 2014 was also exciting for Telerik as we introduced the first official version of UI for iOS – our comprehensive suite of native iOS components. Back then we started with Chart and Calendar, two controls very suitable for a HealthKit app. In Q3 we continue adding more feature and enhancements supporting your iOS development. Let‘s take a look at what’s new.
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    Use Your C# Skills to Build Native iOS, Android and Windows Phone Apps with Telerik UI for Xamarin

    With iOS claiming the majority of the high-end device market and Android winning almost everywhere else as well as Windows Phone continuing to gain developer mindshare steadily at 28% (source Vision Mobile: Developer Economics Q3 2014) it is clear that there isn’t one single winner of the mobile platform war. What this means for mobile developers is that they usually need to build the same apps, with the same set of feature for at least 2 or even 3 mobile platforms. However, learning the language and IDE specifics of each platform is a luxury a few among us can enjoy. As developers in a high velocity business we want to achieve the best results in a cost and time effective way. The launch of the Xamarin technology addressed this issue for the C# developers. With the recent launch of Xamarin.Forms building native iOS, Android and Windows Phones apps from a single, shared C# codebase became a reality. And because we are always looking to make developers more productive we released two weeks ago the first Telerik Chart for Xamarin.Forms. Today UI for Xamarin plugs into the regular DevCraft release cycle adding more components to the suite.
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    Solving offline data persistence and data sync scenarios with Telerik DataSync for iOS

    Telerik DataSync is a powerful solution designed to simplify the task of data management and synchronisation on mobile devices. It features a lightweight ORM for local data persistence to SQLite, a set of highly-efficient algorithms for synchronising data over various network types - Wi-Fi, cellular, and so forth as well as seamless integration with cloud providers. It addresses a set of complex data persistence and synchronization problems commonplace in mobile application development scenarios.