Detecting carAudio

How can you detect when the user connects their phone to their car’s stereo? This simple question that came up during a feature brainstorm session proved to have a surprisingly complicated answer. Let’s dive in.

Automating TestFlight Builds with CircleCI

Keeping the entire team on the same build of your in-progress app is a pain. There are a handful of automated steps, and long gaps of time while you wait for Apple servers to propagate your data. Let’s automate this process so you can set it once and forget about it.

Xcode: All the Way to 11

At WWDC, Apple debuted Xcode 11 with a diverse array of interface refinements, tool improvements, and major new features. Let’s take a look at some of the key changes that should greatly improve your day-to-day coding experience.

Using GraphQL in Production iOS Applications

GraphQL is a technology that’s rapidly rising in popularity. Here at Big Nerd Ranch, we always like to use the best available tool to solve our customer’s problems. We recently had a client project which looked like a great fit for this new technology. We spent three months working with GraphQL as our main API design for an iOS app.