Monthly Archives: December 2014

Alert #2

RubyMotion 3.0, Android, WatchKit, a 30 day trial, a new website, and a new pricing model

This is exciting news for the RubyMotion community, Android is huge. The 30 day trial is big too and will help RM grow. The new website is great.

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Issue #50

2015 is going to be awesome for RubyMotion

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RubyMotion news has been slow lately, especially around the holidays. However there are a few exciting things coming soon to the RubyMotion community. One I can’t tell you about, I’m sorry. The other is a new gem that is a group collaboration.

Many authors of popular RubyMotion gems have teamed up to create something new and special. We’re still working on the basic features of the new gem so I can’t announce it today, perhaps in a few weeks. It’s pretty cool, stay tuned.

If you missed the last issue, you can find it here: issue #49.

Happy coding, Todd Werth (@twerth)

Articles, News, New Gems, and Blog Posts


December 3rd, 2014 | blog post | by Nicky Hajal
How I Built My First Native OSX App in Just 6 Weeks Using RubyMotion

December 2nd, 2014 | video | by PhraseApp
Translating RubyMotion Apps with PhraseApp

December 2nd, 2014 | screencast | by Jack Watson-Hamblin
RubyMotion for Rails Developers: Auto-Layout (part 2)

December 1st, 2014 | new gem | by Shirk
motion-crescentia – RubyMotion wrapper for the Calabash BDD framework

November 24th, 2014 | screencast | by Jack Watson-Hamblin
RubyMotion for Rails Developers: Auto-Layout (part 1)

November 19th, 2014 | new gem | by Ryan Linton
medic – A RubyMotion wrapper for HealthKit

November 18th, 2014 | blog post | by Jamon Holmgren
ProMotion 2.1.0 Released – Notable Changes

November 18th, 2014 | blog post | by Gavin Morrice
RubyMotion Tutorial for Beginners: Part 2

November 18th, 2014 | blog post | by Gavin Morrice
RubyMotion Tutorial for Beginners: Part 1

November 17th, 2014 | blog post | by Sam Bauch
Making Fabric Play Nice with RubyMotion

November 14th, 2014 | blog post | by Jamon Holmgren
Annoying iOS issues: ApplicationVerification Failed

November 13th, 2014 | blog post | by Roel Bondoc
Rubymotion and Apple TestFlight

Hidden Gem by Gant Laborde


Random Colors for Layouts

Recently I was laying out a design with grid with RMQ’s online grid playground. The ability to easily have each view on the grid take on a separate color, really helps with the contrast of juxtaposed views. If you find yourself in a similar situation with an actual app, the common way was to (usually from the REPL) run:

rmq(UIView).style { |st| st.background_color = rmq.color.random }

That’s quite a line of code! We do this often enough for it to merit a nice shortcut. Currently in RMQ edge, and in RMQ 1.0, you can easily contrast your view with:

rmq(UIView).debug.colorize

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One more thing


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RubyCaribe is a conference for intermediate and advanced software developers who use Ruby, Rails, and related technologies. Located in Barbados, the eastern-most island in the Caribbean. Laurent will be speaking there.


If you have any tips, blog posts, or comments, please send emails to todd@infinitered.com