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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN - January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies to work for in…
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Swift iOS Tutorial: How to Customize UISegmentedControl

Customizing a UISegmentedControl If you have spent any time developing an iOS app, you have probably realized that customizing UI elements in Swift can be hard. There is either a checkbox that does what you want, or it takes hours of research and trial and error to get something just the way you want it. […]
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App Crashing on 32-bit Devices When Resigning Xamarin.iOS IPAs

Recently on a project, we were receiving reports from some users that the iOS app we had developed with Xamarin was crashing immediately after opening the application, but only on certain devices. Basically the application would display the splash screen for a second or two, then would immediately return to the home screen. Once we were able […]
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Swift Animation Tutorial – SpriteKit, Xcode, and Swift

But wouldn’t it be cool if it did this?… I’ve thought these words to myself many times during my career in software development, specifically in mobile development.  I want a product to do more than simply function properly; I want it to look good when it does it.  That’s not to say that I’m looking […]
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Mistakes Were Made: iOS App in Xamarin

This post is an artifact from my recent participation in an experiment in “learning as a project” (I made that up). I went through the process of adding TouchID to an app in a platform I have never used before (Xamarin). I’ve constructed a list of all the mistakes that I made as I wandered […]
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Visual Design for Mobile Apps: meHive Case Study

I don’t often get to share a behind the scenes look at my visual designs, to walk others through the iterations leading up to the version that actually is used. But now that meHive, a relationship management app a team of SEPeers built, has been retired, I thought this would be a good time to […]
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meHive, an experiment in product development

From time to time, SEP makes forays into product development.  As a service company, we face many challenges as we do this, the single biggest challenge being allocation of dedicated resources to work on the product.  Since our revenue is intimately connected with our people, it is difficult to tie them up in an effort […]
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Helpful Mobile Development Libraries: Alamofire and SwiftyJSON

Since my first post about ZipGet, other Swift programmers have published some nifty libraries, namely Alamofire and SwiftyJSON. Alamofire comes from the makers of AFNetworking, a ubiquitous and handy networking library for iOS. Unlike AFNetworking, though, Alamofire is written completely in Swift. SwiftyJSON does not boast as illustrious a pedigree as Alamofire, but it greatly […]
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If you build it, they will find zip codes

I’ve written an app in Swift. Put simply, the app helps you find zip codes. Enter a city or landmark, pan and zoom your way across the globe, or center on your current location to see a zip code. If a friend has ever given you his credit card to use at a gas station, […]
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Extracting Form Models in Android

This post originally appeared on Matt’s personal blog In my continuing quest to get code out of Android Activities, I’ve implementedthe traditional “Form Model” pattern in a recent project with great success and wantedto share my thoughts. The basic idea is to extract the code for handling the UI interactions, as wellas the data binding […]
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