Building smart Q&A app with CoreML, SwiftUI and Combine

  Introduction Imagine an app that lets you scan a document and then gives you the possibility to ask questions on its content. Something like this: This app has several challenges: detecting edges on a document scanning and recognizing the text in the document answering questions based on the content of the scanned document. Such […]

Sound classification with Create ML on iOS 13

Introduction Apple is making machine learning available to everyone. With the latest advancements in CoreML 3 and the new CreateML app, it’s very easy to make your apps smarter. In this post, we will build an app that will detect music instruments in songs. The songs used in the video are U2 – Sometimes you […]

Developing drawing app with SwiftUI

Introduction In this post, we will build a drawing app with SwiftUI. Apart from being super fun and addictive, SwiftUI with its declarative approach, makes it a lot easier and clearer to reason about the state and updates that are happening in our apps. A drawing app is a good example of this – you […]

Swift Class Diagrams Remastered

A picture is worth a thousand words. An architecture drawing – countless explanations. Sometimes, visualising concepts and implementations can bring much better understanding of the bigger picture. We can learn much about the design of a system, the dependencies between the components, how they communicate between them, by looking at different types of diagrams. Such […]

Dependency Injection in iOS using Girders for Swift

Introduction Dependency Injection is a technique in software development where the dependencies of an object are set from the outside. There are many benefits of using this technique, such as loose coupling between the objects, which enables us to easily replace an implementation in the future. With dependency injection, we can also make unit testing […]

Hand tracking with Turi Create and Core ML

Introduction The task of realtime hand tracking on a mobile device is both very interesting and challenging. The hand is one of the more difficult parts of the body to detect and track. The reason for this is that the hands can look very different, whether that’s with the form (although this holds for other […]

Building voice responsive AR apps

Introduction Augmented Reality and Conversational Interfaces are two of the hottest technologies at the moment. They both bring a broad range of opportunities to make cool and innovative apps. The question is, what happens if we combine these two emerging technologies? The answer – we get one really smart pony.