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Filip Němeček

I am primarily an iOS developer but I also create stuff with Python & Django. Feel free to reach out.

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Building SaaS

ImpressKit improvements: July update

I have implemented some cool new features for ImpressKit.

ImpressKit

Implementing drag & drop for Collection View

A quick loot at implementing drag and drop capabilities in your app using Collection View.

Swift & iOS

Django Waffle: Quick intro for dynamic feature toggling

I have recently discovered the power of Django Waffle. This is the quickstart tutorial I wish I had.

Django

Offering App Store screenshots templates + reasoning

I have published free App Store templates for iPhone and iPad to make it easier for other devs and create awareness about ImpressKit.

ImpressKit

Implementing alternate icons in iOS

Overview of what you need to do to allow users to select custom icons. With common pitfalls and iPad implementation.

Swift & iOS

What ImpressKit offers to you app's press kit

Markdown formatted content, resized images with optional tags, video previews and more.

ImpressKit

Introducing ImpressKit

Press kits for your iOS apps without the hassle.

Projects

WWDC 21

WKWebView improvements in iOS 15

Media playback APIs, theme color, async support, downloads and more.

Swift & iOS

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WWDC 21

SFSafariViewController improvements in iOS 15

There's an option to run custom extension on the page content and also preload some content.

Swift & iOS

WWDC 21

Core Location UI: New way to get one-time location

Apple has new solution for apps which need location only sometimes.

Swift & iOS

WWDC 21

Meet the new bottom sheet in iOS 15

We can finally use the modal sheet that does not take up the entire screen on an iPhone. And it is just a bit of configuration.

Swift & iOS

WWDC 21

Big improvements to UIButton in iOS 15

Predefined styles. Trailing images! Loading style and much more.

Swift & iOS

WWDC 21

New approach to formatters in iOS 15

There are huge foundation news regarding formatters. They were basically moved behind the scenes.

Swift & iOS

How to use elided pagination in Django and solve too many pages problem

Since Django 3.2 there is a way to handle big pagination with large number of pages.

Django

Checking if device is locked (or sleeping) in iOS

This is easier in the main app, but there is a way to do this in the extension as well.

Swift & iOS

AppStories

Solving difficult problem by solving way easier one

First post in new experimental article format.

Swift & iOS

Connecting to Wi-Fi programmatically in iOS with Swift

With a little bit of code, you can prompt the user to connect to Wi-Fi network of your choice.

Swift & iOS

I have been featured in Indie Dev Monday newsletter

I got to talk about my SwitchBuddy app, iOS Chat interviews, background and more.

Notable

iOS Feeds now with dedicated books section

Short info on new iOS Feeds expansion.

Projects

How one default parameter almost killed our servers

A short story about serious server issue caused by super minor thing.

Django

How to save image into Photos

Without that crazy Objective-C method that requires selector.

Swift & iOS

Creating basic configurable Siri Shortcut

Simplest possible tutorial to get you started with Siri Intents.

Swift & iOS

Django Gems

Django Admin tip: Auto-generated slug content

With a single line you can save yourself the trouble of filling in the slug manually.

Django

Codable

How to decode dates with Codable

In this post we will look at strategies you can use to decode dates. Custom decoder isn't needed.

Swift & iOS

Backend for Swift developers workshop [info]

Custom backend for your apps is not exactly rocket science and can give you a big boost.

Swift & iOS