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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 members attending RWDevcon (Ding!)
Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)
Mic & Jake – hosts of RayWenderlich podcast (Ding!)
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
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.
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.