My name is Engin.
I write mostly about apps and a bit about life…

A New Beginning

I’ve been blogging on and off for a few years now but I never really made it a priority.

I fully intend to change that. My goal is at least two articles per month.

As a first step, I’ve let myself inspired by Ash Furrow and Ole Begemann and switched...

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Parallax Scrolling as a Category on UICollectionView

iOS 7 introduced a layered design language where the system achieved to create the illusion of three dimensionality by moving views on screen with the movement of the device. The parallax on the lock screen is probably the best known example of this...

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How to Implement the Frosted Glass Effect in iOS

The frosted glass effect is a central design element in iOS 7 and there are various ways how you can add it to views in your app. I have been working a lot with blur effects lately and decided to write up what I’ve learned in a series of posts. Let...

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Speech Synthesis on iOS 7

One of the new APIs introduced with iOS 7 is the new speech synthesizer in the AVFoundation framework. It went relatively unnoticed among the flood of more significant changes in iOS 7.

I recently received a review for my app The Seven Minute Workout

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View Controller Containers and Status Bar Style

One of the changes in iOS 7 is the new method of determining the status bar style through the preferredStatusBarStyle method.

The basic idea is quite simple: the system asks the current view controller for the preferred style by calling preferredStatusBarStyle

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How to make your UITabBarControllers and UINavigationControllers respect your auto-rotation choices

iOS 6 introduced many changes related to view auto-rotation, which basically aim to decouple view controller orientation from the device orientation. While this might sound counter-intuitive, it actually makes a lot of sense and allows for a finer...

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