Frames App

What is frames (Taken from app store description)

Frames makes creating, sharing and watching short video snippets easy and fun. No faff. No time consuming editing. Just super speedy tap and catch content as it happens in the moment… Wherever and whenever you want! Record 15-60 second videos of real footage per day and share it with your friends before it expires! The clock is ticking, what are you waiting for? Catch it. Share it. Frame it!

• Frame your reality with friends and followers.

• Follow others to stay in the Frame.

• Explore the networks most popular videos.

• Share awesome videos & get rewarded with playback time.

• A brand new network that is fresh and full of revived content daily.


Frames has been written entirely in swift and has been in development for around 2 months. 

Fixing status bar jumping issue in iOS 8.3

This Blog post will show you how to fix the issue of the status bar jumping when dismissing a modally presented view controller that hides status bar on a view controller that shows it. This issue may be fixed automatically in the next release but is present at time of writing this.

Please note that this might not be the best solution but i thought id share with you a simple solution that seems to work fine for me.

Here below are a few steps to tackle this problem.

1. Create a property that stores whether or not to show the status bar on the presented view controller. (Don't forget to initialise the boolean in objective-c

var hidesStatusBar: Bool = true

@property (nonatomic) BOOL hidesStatusBar;

-(void)viewDidLoad {
    hidesStatusBar = true;

2. override view controller method prefers status bar hidden and return the hidesStatusBar boolean.

override func prefersStatusBarHidden() -> Bool {
        return hidesStatusBar

-(BOOL)prefersStatusBarHidden {
    return self.hidesStatusBar;

3. The final step is before dismissing the view controller update the hides status bar boolean and call set needs appearance update

    hidesStatusBar = false
    dismissViewControllerAnimated(true, completion: nil)

    self.showStatusBar = true;
    [self setNeedsStatusBarAppearanceUpdate];
    [self dismissViewControllerAnimated:true completion:nil];

All done. The dismiss should now the status bar on the presented view controller before dismissing the view controller. SWEET