I made an iOS app to track coffee and espresso brewing.
Update: It’s officially on the App Store!
Second Update: I bought a domain and put up a product page!
Here is a demo of the app:
SwiftUI is still very new, and there are major changes released frequently. This lead me to the “advanced beginner” problem repeatedly, and each time was (is) incredibly difficult to resolve - any tutorials online that are more than 3-4 months old are probably obsolete, and if there IS a valid tutorial, it’s too basic for my needs - how do I do xyz with custom data types? Or generics?
There are many limitations to some of the cool new features of SwiftUI - for example,
TabView makes it super easy to make a tabbed interface. Great! But, as of the time of this writing, there does not appear to be a way to color the background. A black or white background, depending on the device dark mode setting, is the only result I have been able to get.
Lessons learned about SwiftUI and Swift:
- Limitations of
- Context menus
- State and Binding variables, to pass data between views
- Environment and Context
- Core Data
- Modular views and styling
- Publishing apps to the App Store and the Apple app review process