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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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ImpressKit

The solution for all your Press Kit needs.

Get more press with nicely-done press kits. Manage press releases.

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iOS Feeds

Keep up with content from iOS Dev community in a single place.

Articles, videos, podcasts & more.

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Indie Apps Catalog

Catalog of indie apps for Apple platforms

Discover your next favorite app made by an indie developer.

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Django Blogs

Directory of Django bloggers.

Also used as source for Django Feeds.

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App promotion

8 "marketing" ideas for your app

Ideas to get you started when you want to "do marketing" for your app.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Minimal Press Kit your app should have

Assuming you plan to contact the press.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Where to promote your app for free?

Without hoping that some journalist will write about it.

Swift & iOS

UIMenu: Comprehensive guide

Learn how to use UIMenu to build modern UI. This tutorial shows basic example, how to add separator, how to work with submenus and more.

Swift & iOS

Compositional Layout

Building Instagram profile screen with Compositional Layout

Let's build the profile page with avatar, followers count, highlights and photos.

Swift & iOS

Latest posts

How to resize image in Swift

While keeping the aspect ratio. Meaning the resize will be without stretching.

Swift & iOS

How to copy HTML to clipboard

Copy text as HTML without framework. Just plain JavaScript.

JavaScript

How to let user select file from Files

Quick look at the `UIDocumentPickerViewController` to access the Files app.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Press Kit examples for inspiration

Here are a few examples of nicely done press kits that can also serve as a template.

Swift & iOS

Stuff to implement before you launch on App Store

A collection of small-ish things that can make a difference.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Boost your Press Kit with lifestyle photos

Looking to increase chances of getting covered by the press? Shoot some real-life photos.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Are Press Kits still relevant?

The short answer is yes. But it depends on your app and goals.

Swift & iOS

Customizing the navigation bar in UIKit

What worked for me and what didn’t.

Swift & iOS

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Debugging files in iOS

A couple of tips on verifying that your files and folder operations do what you expect.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Lessons from reviewing 10+ press kits

Here is what I learned and recommend after reviewing bunch of press kits.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

5 tips for reaching out to press

While there are no guarantees, choosing the right strategy will significantly improve your odds.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

How to create Press Kit for your mobile app

Short guide to get you started, especially if you haven't created one before.

ImpressKit

Open your app's Documents folder programmatically in Files app

There is a scheme to launch the iOS Files app inside your app directory quickly.

Swift & iOS

Gradient borders in UIKit

Short post on applying gradient to borders without too much hassle.

Swift & iOS

Always correct gradient text in UIKit

Applying gradient colors to UILabel text isn't straightforward. Let's see how to do it.

Swift & iOS

Creating patterns with UIColor. Yes, really

Short post about fun usage of UIImage inside of UIColor.

Swift & iOS

Compositional Layout

How to show page indicator with Compositional Layout

Short guide how to do it with UIPageControl and Combine. Full source code available.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

8 "marketing" ideas for your app

Ideas to get you started when you want to "do marketing" for your app.

Swift & iOS

Quickly preview app icon on a real device

Introducing small new tool called App Icon Preview.

Swift & iOS

Diffable

Fixing wrong animations with Diffable Data Source

The most common causes and how to fix it.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Careful when getting inspiration from popular apps

On the pitfalls of mistaking correlation with causation.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

Minimal Press Kit your app should have

Assuming you plan to contact the press.

Swift & iOS

Make rounding specific corners easier with extension

Renaming constants goes a long way...

Swift & iOS

App promotion

What is a Press Release? Should you care as a developer?

Why bother? And how to get started without getting overwhelmed.

Swift & iOS

App promotion

5 tips for better App Store screenshots

Whether you are preparing to publish your first app or want to improve screenshots for already published one, I hope at least some of these tips will be helpful.

Swift & iOS