This week we recorded the show while attending 360|iDev 2015 in Denver Colorado. We were joined by conference speaker, Greg Heo, and MTJC uber-fan, Fuad “Hey Siri!” Kamal. We discussed the new paradigm of podcast cliques and what is involved in a tech podcast. We also give an overview of the sessions at this years 360|iDev conference. Picks: Principle for Mac, RWDevCon 2016 and Vainglory.
This week we discuss the challenges of marketing your app from a developer perspective. We touch on Facebook’s F8. We debate Instagram’s Layout for iOS similarities and app name confusion with Mike Swanson’s Layout. We talk about the cross-platform crisis that developing for the Apple Watch introduces to users of the third party iOS developer tools.
Picks: Becoming Steve Jobs, Launcher and Mr Jump
* Sorry I forgot to put my echo shield behind my microphone – Tim
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 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 Trends in Mobile Apps in 2014, compiled by App Annie. We also discuss the use of ‘final’ modifier in Swift when declaring classes, methods and properties. Also discussed is the growth of zombie apps on the app store. This week’s picks: Apple’s Mystery Car, PhoneExpander, Gentlemen…Ricochet Mini! and building Frameworks in iOS 8.
Space Shuttle Discovery at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia
Ray Wenderlich gets feedback from an attendee at RWDevCon
This we we discuss more post-review rejections on the App Store, IBM and Apple announce apps for the Enterprise and Rob Rhynes’ article on professional app pricing. This weeks picks; Golfinity & Desert Golf, MMWormhole, Clockwork Brain and The Glass Age.
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.
This week we discuss the fate of sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies and dealings with Apple – Best alternative to a negotiated settlement. We also discuss the exaggerated rumors of developers choosing to go android first and Guy Kawasaki’s choice of smart phone. We discuss Apple’s iMessage deregistering tool as well as rumored iOS exploits. We follow up on iOS 8 adoption at 40%, reduced review times and Xcode bugs. This week’s picks are Post-It Plus and Ben Heck’s video series on building an Apple 1.
This week we discuss major retailers blocking the use of Apple Pay in favor of MCX’s CurrentC solution. We also delve into CurrentC’s challenges in light of recent hacks and it’s unease of use. We revel in and are shocked by the success and defeat of James Thompson’s PCalc as it is both featured and threaten with removal on the Apple Store. Jaimie retells the story of Gilt’s login bug on iOS. Picks: Auxy, Google Inbox, RWDevcon and iOS Leads