AppCoreKit offers to do heavy-app-lifting so devs can concentrate on iOS 7 eyecandy

During all the WWDC 2013 hubbub, I missed linking to AppCoreKit, a new iOS framework by WhereCloud. Here's how Fred Brunel, WhereCloud's CTO, describes it:

We've packaged great implementations of the most common design patterns right into AppCoreKit, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down and start a new iOS project. Our goal is to provide a thorough and reliable framework to the iOS development community, to allow them to spend less time on low-level app construction, and more time on the new visual language introduced with iOS 7.

I loved WhereCloud's late, lamented Twitter client, Reportage, and I've enjoyed several of their CocaoHeads presentations. This stuff is way over my head though, so if any devs among us give this a whirl, I'd be interested in knowing how well it works for you.

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AppCoreKit offers to do heavy-app-lifting so devs can concentrate on iOS 7 eyecandy


Thanks for the article. We also have a large number of samples to get you started rapidly on your new project. Those are already validated against the current version of iOS7.

Feel free to send us email with questions : or follow us on twitter : @appcorekit

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Got my hopes up seeing the article graphic. This looks like a good app, for people who like to type code still though.

But I sure miss the webOS on-line GUI that was largely click-drag for the framework, with just typing in the logic and variables. For a non-programmer like me, and some other doctors I know, it allowed us to code medical apps that were useful, without having to know too much programming. (I read parts of one Java book and one HTML app-coding book).

Still I applaud the tons of great iOS app-coders out there, and the devs like this who make it more doable for folks who aren't a dinosaur like me...