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Sat 03 May 2014

Liya 2.0.1 for iOS

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Liya on iOS is now a Universal binary that works for both iPhone and iPad, thanks to the AutoLayout feature in Xcode. 

With AutoLayout in place, it’s getting to the point where it really doesn’t matter what exact size an iOS device is anymore. Even if the iPhone gets larger, or we get an iPad that is intermediate in size between the iPad mini and the classic iPad, or even a giant iPad, it’ll all just (mostly) work. I love having just that single code-base to work with on iOS. Already I’m able to share a lot of code between the iOS and OS X versions of Liya (as with Hai Hwee on Luca). I have an idea to do a web app framework, something like PHP but in Objective-C—something like WebObjects. Then I can do a project that straddles iOS, OS X and the web—all accessing the same database libs to get to SQL databases.

There’s this Steve Jobs quote: "We used to dream about this stuff. Now, we get to build it. It's pretty neat."


Oh, and I’ve added an option for the port number to be given as a connection parameter.

The iCloud part continues to work well. We’ve been told that SQLite on iCould is not recommended. But it’s worked OK so far. So much so that I’m now quite far along with an iCould version of my BookNapper app (available on the iOS App Store), where you can run BookNapper on both your iPhone and iPad, accessing the same list of books on iCloud, to organise your search for good books to read. That’s also almost done now.



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