Quick tip: Release iOS 7 Apps with Xcode 8

Xcode 8 with iOS 7
Build iOS 7 Apps with Xcode 8

If you, like me, wanted all the new bells and whistles in Xcode 8 and realized too late, that the latest officially supported iOS Version of Xcode 8 is iOS 8 and you need support for the iPhone 4 or iPad mini (both run on iOS 7) in one app, here are the good news: You don’t have to go back to Xcode 7 – we built and released a working App for iOS 7 with Xcode 8.

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Cordova Plugin for iOS 10 camera permission description

In my last blog post I wrote about the iOS 10 camera permission a.k.a. iOS 10 NSCameraUsageDescription Permission issue, we encountered during the development of our Ionic/Cordova App.

To further automate the npm-based build process, I wrote a simple cordova plugin, which can be installed with the cordova plugin installation routine.

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Fix Ionic/Cordova App iOS 10 NSCameraUsageDescription Permission

Update 26.09.2016: I wrote a plugin for cordova/ionic which simplifies the process: iOS 10 camera permission description plugin

I just wanted to share this little finding with you, which I encountered today trying to upload our App update for iOS 10 of “zingoo Partner App” to Testflight. The app got rejected from Testflight because of a missing NSCameraUsageDescription.

Read on for an easy three step solution:

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Pure CSS animated 3D Super Mario Icon

After my latest CSS3 experiment without images (Internet Explorer Pure CSS Logo), a friend suggested to create an animated 3D Super Mario Icon based on the 3D Retro Mario GIF image by Cezkid.

Well, this is the result of two weeks of work – an animated 3D Super Mario Icon built completely in CSS3 without images.

Pure CSS animated 3D Super Mario
A still from Safari 5 with perspective and grids. Hover over the live demo to see this.

Demo

Demo: Pure CSS animated 3D Super Mario Icon
Source: Git Repository
Best viewed with Safari 5 & Chrome 9.

Chrome prior Version 9 renders in 2D only due to an older Webkit engine.
Opera 10.6, Firefox 3.6 and IE9 are not supported.

Pure CSS animated 3D Super Mario Icon

Background

Please note that the source code is still a mess. You better not have a look at it ;-)

It’s based on top of my CSS 4D Framework I created therefor and will be released in the next few weeks (when it’s out of alpha).

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