Ole Begemann

iOS Development

Latest Blog Posts

iPhone 6 Plus First Impressions

September 25, 2014

I got my iPhone 6 Plus last Friday. These are my thoughts after one week of use.

Replacing Launch Images with Storyboards

August 28, 2014

A new feature in iOS 8 lets you use a storyboard scene or NIB file in place of a static launch image.

Value-Added Tax

July 29, 2014

Starting 2015, VAT on app sales in the European Union will effectively increase from 15% to 18–27%, depending on the country where an app is sold. It is not yet clear whether this will lead to higher consumer prices or lower per-app revenue for developers.

Instance Methods are Curried Functions in Swift

July 28, 2014

An instance method in Swift is just a type method that takes the instance as an argument and returns a function which will then be applied to the instance. This characteristic of Swift’s type system can be used to implement Cocoa’s target-action pattern without Objective-C’s dynamic message dispatch.

Strings in Swift Updated

July 22, 2014

I have updated my article on strings in Swift to incorporate the fundamental changes in Xcode 6 beta 4.