WebPDF has been updated to include support for saving a PDF from Safari.
In Safari, choose the share icon. Then tap on WebPDF. The page is saved as a PDF to WebPDF.
Source is available on GitHUB: https://github.com/dougdiego/WebPDF
I needed an application that could create a PDF out of a webpage. I found a few apps on the AppStore, but none of them met my needs. I figured it would be a fun project and created WebPDF.
It’s a simple application that creates PDF’s out of webpages. The app saves the PDF, lets you view it and export it. It’s optimized for all iPhones (including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+) and the iPad.
I also made the source available on GitHUB: https://github.com/dougdiego/WebPDF
I previous wrote about how much I liked the Serfas Thunderbolt USB Taillight. Well now I have even more reason to like it. A couple of weeks ago, a plastic piece inside the USB connector broke off. This is the same plastic piece you see on all female mini USB connectors. I think this is bad design on USB’s part, not Serfas. I assume it broke because of the almost daily plugging in to be recharged.
I was about to order a new one, but decided to check out their warranty page: Serfas Warranty I emailed their warranty email address about my problem and got a response within 30 minutes. They said to mail it in and they would fix or replace it.
I mailed it in and about a week later I got a package at my door with a brand new Taillight. This is an awesome product from a company who stands behind their product. I highly recommend it. You can buy the Serfas Thunderbolt on Amazon I’ve already bought one for my kids.
Prior to Xcode 6, all new projects contained a prefix header. In Xcode 6 a prefix header is no longer included in the default project. Instead of using a prefix header you should put your imports in the files that need them. But in the case that you need one, you can still add one.
From the menu, select File > New > File…
Choose iOS > Other > PCH File
In the Build Settings, each for “prefix” to narrow down your choices. Under “Apple LLVM 6.0 – Language” find “Prefix Header”. Add “$(SRCROOT)/PrefixHeader.pch”. Make sure the path is correct. When you close the dialog, it shows the expanded path.
After updating to Xcode 6, I thought Apple removed the ability to create a category when creating a new file. I was wrong. They just moved it.
Then select iOS > Source > Objective-C File
Choose File Type: Category. Then enter you File name and the class you want to create a category for.
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Here’s how to get at the main storyboard from inside your view controller.
UIStoryboard *storyboard = [UIStoryboard storyboardWithName: [[NSBundle mainBundle].infoDictionary objectForKey:@"UIMainStoryboardFile"] bundle:[NSBundle mainBundle]];
Most of the time you can just use self.storyboard. But if you are in a view controller that was not created by a storyboard, then self.storyboard will be nil.
I’ve been working on updating an app to iOS8 and using Xcode 6. Occasionally I need to run the current version and I start up Xcode 5. When trying to run the app in the simulator I see this error.
The solution is simple. Just quit both simulators and try again run again.
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I’ve had this error a few times, so I figured I’d document the solution for the next time it occurred.
When doing a build in Xcode, I got the following error:
ld: library not found for -lPods
My project is setup to use cocoapods.
First make sure you are using MyProject.xcworkspace and not MyProject.xcodeproj
For me this was the case. But I realized that I just created a new configuration for “Ad Hoc” builds. To fix the problem I had to install the Podfile again with the command:
After running pod infall, open the project: MyProject.xcworkspace, clean your project and build. The error should go away.