With this post I sum up my experiences with iOS8 as a developer. If possible I will provide solutions and workarounds.
The release of iOS8 is really unfortunate for me. A lot of my demos have stopped working and it seems like there are some really annoying bugs in iOS8.
Update: Added working example for reachability
Update: Apple confirms bug in iOS8 Simulator regarding backgrounding.
Update: explanation for the NSUrlSession issue found!
If you like me are an early adoptor of iOS8 – be it because you’re just or curious about the new feature, or did it for work – you might have noticed that your device’s battery life might have decreased a lot. Yesterday I talked to some developer-friends and they told me: “You know what’s cool, iOS8 keeps on running threads even if applications have been backgrounded!” I was baffled.
UPDATE: This post has been moved and is now part of https://krumelur.me/2014/09/23/my-ios8-advent…arin-developer/