Tag Archives: iOS 8

Episode 54 – The Fellowship of Swift

This week we follow up on the Swift adoption discussion started last week. We discuss the “All you eat” software models. We discuss the role of Product Manager in development. Tim Cook sends an email and saves stock market. Picks Crossy Road (Pacman edition), PAC-MAN 256 and iSwift.

NB The 360|iDev 2015 videos should be ready around Sept 4, 2015

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Episode 46 – Oh Canada Edition

Aaron and Greg dig deep into CloudKit and how Aaron used it in the creation of Magpie. They discuss the CKNotifications, sharing code between iOS and OS X, the use on FMDB to manage the data model, iOS 8 share extensions and target conditionals. We discuss Brent Simmons post on building apps with Love and a couple of follow up articles. We talk about becoming successful like Omni Group, AgileBits, Flexibits, Daniel Jalkut. What does success look like. How do you measure a senior developer. We talk about finding quality poutine, chocolate mousse and espresso. Picks: Screens, Apple RSVP and Background Backup.

Geese Squad game illustrations by Peter Cook

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Episode 40 – Adding Voice to the Situation

This week we continue the discussion of a Siri API, based on Ben Thompson’s post, GreenyDev’s SiriViewServiceHeaders and Persimmon for Swift. Aaron also discusses the attempts to get MagPie approved. We also discuss Redacted’s sales on the Mac App Store.

Episode 40 Show Notes:

Apple Watch and Continuous Computing
Her
PCalc – The Best Calculator
Redacted
Parsimmon
SiriViewService-Headers
Magpievideo.com
Ex Machina
Product Hunt
WatchAware
Digg
Cheddar Plus (iOS) (Mac)
Vanhawks.com
WWDC Watch Hackathon

Episode 40 Picks:

Venmo
Passbook

Episode 31 – Palo Alto’s Lucky Day

This week we follow up on TestFlight Beta and ResearchKit. We discuss our thoughts on use cases for the Apple Watch. Aaron talks about NSNorth and Farely Caesar’s Functional Swift talk at TACOW. Jaime picks Video Backgrounds in iOS apps and Tim discusses Mackup.

Mark & Tim Cook

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Episode 28 – Sour Cream Glazed Arduino Kits

In this week’s episode we discuss the launch of Pebble Time on Kickstarter. Jaime introduces Origami 2.0 to the group. We follow up on Apple’s Pay Once & Pay and a recent CBC story on Tim Horton’s Rollup the Rim. We also touch on the recent nerdlearn panel discussion on the Apple Watch. Our Picks this week are Reflector, Alto’s Adventure and LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit. We also discuss Tim’s recently acquired Hand Turkey.

Hand Turkey by @Georgia_Dow presented to @BearInATeaCup at #nerdlearn

Hand Turkey by @Georgia_Dow presented to @BearInATeaCup at #nerdlearn

Marty's FLIR printed by Tim @riverdale3D

Marty’s FLIR printed by Tim @riverdale3D

Episode 28 Notes:

Why Apple Wants You to Buy Games
Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win focus of developer’s data analysis
New “Pebble Time” launch on Kickstarter
Apple will fight iOS bugs with first-ever iOS Public Betas: 8.3 in March, 9 in summer
Introducing Origami Live
NSNorth 2015
Tim Horton’s Roll Up the Rim
Rim Roller
Adafruit
Mattt Thompson
Philippe Casgrain
Mark Pavlidis
Georgia Dow
Isometric Show
PandaEquality (the issue is discussed at 24:00)
Brian Gilham
WatchKit Recources
Arduino Starter Kit from Arduino.cc (also available at adafruit and amazon)
Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, Second Edition

Episode 28 Picks:

Reflector App
Alto’s Adventure
LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit

 

Episode 27 – Great, Billowing Clouds of Smoke

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.

Getting an early start.

Getting an early start.

Episode 27 Show Notes:

Apple Wants to Design a Car as Ambition Knows No Bounds
The Shape of Things to Come – New Yorker article on Jony Ive
Useful Dropbox update – adds Share Sheets
Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest
Apple responds to freemium hate with a new Pay Once & Play category
Apple Promotes Games Without In-App Purchases in App Store
70/30 vs Tiered App Store Cut
Inquisitive 70/30 Discussion
Space Shuttle Map
iOS Animations by Tutorials – Setting Swift in Motion

Episode 27 Picks:

Effortless Responsiveness with AsyncDisplayKit
Giflay
Hotel Tonight
Core Animator

Photos: Tim Mitra & Greg Heo

Episode 26 – Moving Swift-ly wearing banana hats – Ding!

In this week’s episode we discuss the release of Swift 1.2 beta with the Xcode 6.3 beta. Swift 1.2 includes many performance improvements and additions that may or may not make Aaron’s life easier. We discuss the recently completely RWDevCon in Washington, DC. Tim discusses meeting members of the RayWenderlich.com team, who’s members are spread across the world. The conference used a unique tutorial style presentation new to iOS tech conferences.

Team member attending RWDevcon

Team members attending RWDevcon (Ding!)

Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)

Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)

Mic & Jake - hosts of RayWenderlich podcast

Mic & Jake – hosts of RayWenderlich podcast (Ding!)

Ray lends a hand

Ray lends a hand (Ding!)

Saul's CoreData IB Magic

Saul’s CoreData IB Magic

Episode 26 Show Notes:

Swift 1.2 and Xcode 6.3 beta
Swift 1.2 – NS Hipster
What’s new in Swift 1.2 – Greg Heo
RWDevCon 2015 Post-Mortem – Ray Wenderlich
RWDevCon with Ray Wenderlich and John Wilker – Podcast S03 E04 – Hosted by Mic Pringle & Jake Gundersen
Top 10 iOS Conferences in 2015
 – Ray Wenderlich
Realm
TimmyMe

Episode 26 Picks:

WordBoard Keyboard
Andy Matuschak video — Controlling Complexity in Swift
Contact Archiver

Photos: copyright 2015 RazeWare Inc & Greg Heo. Used by permission.
Photographers: Greg Heo & Christine Sweigart

Episode 21 – Swift, Ready or Not Here it Comes

Feed updated

This week we discuss the use of Swift in production apps. We each relate our experiences with the interactive and often difficulties working with Xcode and Swift 1.1. We also discuss the reaction to a post by Marco Arment that sparked many developers into voicing an opinion. We discuss our picks; Smash Hit, Piskell, AV Audio Engine and Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer. During and after the show we briefly discuss Magicavoxel, Aaron’s prowess at Crossy Road, Dash and app pricing.

Restart USBmux Daemon in Terminal
on the command line enter:
sudo launchctl stop com.apple.usbmuxd

Thanks to Fahim Farook (mentioned as the dev from Malaysia)

Pure Swift Apps on the App Store:

WriteTrack – Submission Tracking for Writers
WriteOn
WriteOn Lite
Instant Poetry 2

Episode 21 Notes:

Swift 1.1
Devices not connecting in Xcode
Apple Has Lost the Functional High Ground
Release Notes Podcast
Fast Fourier Transform
Dash API Docs
RayWenderlich.com

Episode 21 Picks:

Smash Hit
Piske

MagicaVoxel
AVAudioEngine
WWDC 2014 Videos
Printrbot
Riverdale3D

Episode 17 – Why Did the Chicken Crossy the Road?

This week we follow up on hiring the best iOS developers. We delve into changes to Twitter’s API and how they are holding back deep search features. Jaime steals Aaron’s pick with Crossy Road. Aaron’s pick is to introduce part one of a look into Apple’s TestFlight implementation through iTunes Connect. Tim’s pick is Screeny, an app that lets developers cull screenshots stored on the iPhone, the (RED) campaign and Monument Valley’s additional (RED) chapter. Tim also discusses the updated 3rd Edition of iOS 6 By Tutorials – updated for Xcode 6 and iOS 8.

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 10.07.02 PM

The picture Tim was trying to send

Episode 17 Notes

We Hire the Best
Hiring the Top 1%
New Twitter search API won’t be available to third-party clients
Build & Analyze – California Knife in Your Back
Twitterific 5 for Mac… the first casualty
Library of Congress Is Archiving All Of America’s Tweets
What the Library of Congress Plans to Do With All Your Tweets
WatchKit Resources site curated by FoS Brian Gilham
https://www.udemy.com

Episode 16 Picks

Crossy Road
Screeny
Monument Valley
iOS 6 by Tutorials Third Edition

 

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Episode 16 – That Time When Art & Technology Met

This week we discuss the arrival of Apple’s WatchKit addition to iOS SDK. We follow up on the relevance of Technical Job interviews and also on GT Advanced Technologies vs Apple. Aaron’s pick is Atlantic.net and Jaime has another proud papa moment discussing the Target In Store app by his former employer, Point Inside. Tim’s pick on the additional levels added to the award winning Monument Valley app, evolves into a discussion about buyer’s perception of value and the challenges developers & publishers face.

Episode 16 Show Notes
Technical Interviews are Bullshit – Anonymous, Model View Culture
The Desperate Struggle at the Heart of the Apple Supply Chain – Charles Arthur,  the Guardian
WatchKit – Apple
11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works – the Verge
Target adds in-store spin to iPhone app by adding interactive maps for all 1,800 U.S. stores – Tricia Duryee, GeekWire
Review: Monument Valley’s Forgotten Shores expansion is a triumph – Serenity Caldwell, iMore
Monument Valley Teaser Trailer – UsTwoSoftware
ustwo at Nordic Game 2014: Making of Monument Valley in Unity

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Episode 16 Picks
Cloud VPS Hosting @ $0.99/month
Target In Store App powered by Point Inside
Monument Valley

Outtakes – Show Music
Space Jazz – Dmitry Rodionov, Melody Loops
iPhone (MetroGnome Remix) – Aaron’s suggestion

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