We start out with this week’s askMTJC questions on Sticker Packs, Swift OOP or protocol oriented and can apps do handwriting conversion. We follow up on Dash and migrating Mac App Store licensing. We also follow up on the fate of the Apple Car project and IBM adoption of Macs as their primary computing platform. We also discuss the upcoming Apple “Hello Again” event where a refresh of the Macintosh product lines. Picks: TableFlip and Animation Pro.
This week we follow up on code obfuscation, iOS hacking, CloudKit server code, Man Mini colocation and vim adventures. These were based on feedback from our website and twitter feeds. We discussed the hyped Motor Trend exclusive non-announcement. We also celebrate the successful merging of Swift code for Android platforms. We discuss using schemes in Xcode for unit testing as well as Swift 3.0 pruning. Picks: Bez, PolyMail for Mac, Milanese Loop knockoff, The Practical Dev and Source Tree.
This week we discuss the early success of iOS 9 installs. We cover the XcodeGhost that loaded malicious content through tainted copies of Xcode. We discuss the overwhelming success of Content Blockers and one developers decision to remove his blocker app. We discuss the reports on Apple’s Car team assembling. We cover our experiences with the Apple TV Developer Kit, App Transport Security, Multitasking and Storyboard References. Picks: Shush & Reverse Crown
This week we continue deliberations on the iPad Pro and is this the right time for another iPad? Once again we discuss “Premium” app pricing and the reactive to Jaime’s recent tweet. We discuss the Apple TV Developer Kit. We talk about Lyft’s all Swift app. We discuss transitioning apps under iOS 9 which shipped this past week. Picks: Peace, Paper for iPhone and Hand Prix.
This week we follow up on Apple Music issues, iTunes, the judicious use of shitty code with Design Stamina Hypothesis and Apple’s rumored Car. Greg and Aaron go on a couple of tangents on AI and the new Cross Point memory. Our Picks: Ghostery, open source Objective-C, ASCIIwwdc, Paint Code and Telekinesis (beta).
This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster, Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.
This week we continue our speculation on the rumored Apple Car. Is it autonomous or simply electric. We also discuss the Other App Store™ and the new Pinterest capability of featuring pinned links to apps. Later we comment on the “Pay Once & Play” App Store feature which appeared last week. We also debate the requirement to pay for developer enrollment and the continuing 70/30 revenue split on App Store published apps.