Bring Users Back to your Application after they End the Call

Often times, developers want to allow their users to place calls from inside their applications. Although, Apple has provided a pretty neat function openURL: for doing that, but it has one disadvantage…rather than bringing the users back to the application, it takes the users to the default Phone application after they end the call. It can be frustrating to both the developers and the users; developers want to give uninterrupted use of their applications whereas users hate to have to close the Phone app and go back to what they were doing. If you are one of the afore mentioned developers, you are reading just the post. In this small pots, Im showing a way around this…as always, totally acceptable by Apple, no private APIs or hacks that may get your app rejected.

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Creating ‘Pulse’ style scrolling – Horizontally scrolling UITableView as a subview of UITableViewCell

‘Pulse’ is a free news reading application for iPhone, iPad, and Android by Alphonso Labs Inc. I was introduced to Pulse through an iTunes U lecture from Stanford University “10 Hacks to go from Idea to #1 App”. In that lecture, the developers have mentioned that they have used horizontal UITableViews to create the Interface. Intrigued as I was, I had to try it myself and you should also.

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