This week Greg Heo leads the all West Coast show. We begin with a discussion about NSPredicate. #askMtJC covers tips for finding your first job. We follow up on Swift Playgrounds and APFS. We discuss GraphQL and the rumored in-screen Home button on the iPhone 7. Picks: Ultimate Apple IO death chart, Git standup, Detecting Low Power mode, WWDC app
This week we had an impromptu discussion about game development. We discussed Overcast 2 and Marco Arment’s decision to make all features free and Samantha Bielefeld’s rebuttal. We talked about the patent Apple lost to U of Wisconsin. We discussed the use of gratuitous animation and blocking UX with too many spinners. Picks: Colors and Tyme.
This week we continue the discussion on App marketing. We discuss developer burn-out. April Fools marketing. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s post on Visual Tests on Playgrounds. That leads Aaron to ask Tim, why build game apps when they are likely to get buried on the App Store. Tim describes his imaginary web friends. The phenomenal success of the Pi Day Countdown app. (Phenomenal to us!) We talk about our favorite April Fools posts. We examine Periscope as Tim live reviews it, while broadcasting to Periscope. We discuss the Apple TV SDK and the HBO deal with Apple.
Friend of the Show, Macintosh waiting to see Emergency Vet
This week we discuss the recent app incomes published for Overcast by Marco Arment, Monument Valley and Dash. We discuss various ways to quote on jobs in mind of studio and indie development. We also cover the topsy turvy view of app and UI design in Asian markets. Our picks for the week are Swap Heroes, Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift and Anki Drive. In the after show Jaime, Tim and Aaron discuss traveling to the NSNorth conference to be held at Le Chateau Montebello, PQ.