The completed project
I recently completed the development of an iOS app as a code exercise. The goal was to display the top 100 albums across all genres using the Apple RSS generator. You can find the TopAlbums project on GitHub. The project description contains an animated GIF of the finished product, along with the detailed set of requirements.
What I wanted to do in this post is review my thought process in developing the app, along with any intricacies I came across.
Unable to Download App
I was asked to fix an issue with an existing app called SmartPak wherein users on iOS 10.1+ would see a warning message about the app slowing down their phone if they were using a 64 bit device. The fix itself was pretty straightforward – the architecture settings did not support 64 bit builds and a Digimarc library needed to be updated.
As I prepared to distribute the app for internal QA, I ran into a more difficult problem. I was unable to download the Adhoc Crashlytics build to any of my test devices.