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Get Rich(Text in TableViews) or Die Trying!

Like many iOS Developers, I've suffered through the horror and frustration of adding rich text into an iOS app. UIWebViews can only take us so far, especially when we want to use them in a UITableView. In this presentation, we will examine the steps in adding rich text to a UITableVIew and the process of analyzing, profiling and refactoring to get the UITableview to run fast and fluidly.

Subjects we'll be tackling include: Grand Central Dispatch (GCD), Instruments and Core Text.

Jeff Friesen is a Developer with a Computer Science Degrees from the University of Manitoba. Jeff works at Tipping Canoe where he develops iOS applications alongside a team dedicated in making a variety of apps (iOS, Android) using an in-house REST Api developed using PHP.

Tipping Canoe will be donating some free pizza, so come by for networking and pepperoni at around 5:30. Jeff will present at 6:00 and we will try to wrap up by around 7:00 to get you home at a decent hour. Feel free to stick around after the presentation to chat.

*Also, we're looking to expand our mobile team at Tipping Canoe with a second iOS and Android developer! Our apps have hit #5 it the App Store and are used by hundreds of thousands of people. If you're looking for a job that lets you put your iOS developer skills to use, see our website for more information or talk to us at the meetup --

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  • Martin K.

    Great. Thanks for the presentation Jeff.
    Look forward to the next one.

    January 31, 2013

  • Cory M.

    Nice talk! Pretty interesting optimization problems you guys need to deal with on your sites, that's the fun stuff :)

    January 30, 2013

  • Dinen S.

    I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend - my prior engagement went longer than expected. Could someone provide a brief overview of what was discussed. Thanks

    January 30, 2013

  • Martin K.

    There is also a free online IOS course available from Stanford University that has just started. Lecture 3 just posted. This is the full but free version of the current course being taught this semester. No credit though:) Available on iTunesU. Excellent content, very well presented. Even if you just want to brush up your skills. Current with Xcode 4.5 and IOS 6.

    January 29, 2013

  • Kert G.

    Hey guys, just wanted to make sure everyone in this group was aware of the 5-Day Advanced iOS Bootcamp that New Media Manitoba is running next month:

    This is likely the first and last time we'll be running the Advanced iOS Bootcamp, so if you'd like to participate, please sign up today as there's only a handful of seats left. If you have an questions about it, feel free to shoot me an email at [masked]


    January 29, 2013

  • Donovan

    How often does this group meet? Love to make meet up but coaching commitments. I know my first App. was quite the process. It took 9 months and 5 different companies to program on single line, in the end it was well worth it. I'm more of the concept person and programming sourced. This will surely be a nice resource for some future projects. If you would like a copy of the game, please email me for a redeem code. Cheers,


    January 24, 2013

    • Henry

      Thanks very much. It's neat! My fingers are too fat so I lose a lot. I'm experimenting with iPhone apps myself! I'm not very good and still getting used to the syntax. .NET to Obj-C is a long road to travel

      January 25, 2013

    • Donovan

      Lol. Anytime. Works really good for the Ipad. I just did the press release last night. I used two separate US companies. It's going to be featured sometime this week in the San Francisco Examiner. Do you mainly program IOS or Android.

      January 25, 2013

  • Wilhelmina Q.

    Hi! Congrats on your apps. hitting #5 on the App. Store!

    1 · January 20, 2013

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