We follow up with the iPhone and Mac merging as Apple patents a dock-able iPhone. We also follow up on guard vs if. We discuss writing high-performance Swift code and the ability of developers to respond to app reviews is now live. Apple’s WWDC website also include a code of conduct and info on child care services during the conference. The WWDC site also lists concurrent conferences happening nearby including Alt-Conf and CocoaConf Around the Corner. Picks: Xcode keyboard shortcuts for testing and TunnelBear.
This week we discuss the inevitable death of Twitter, the rise of Pro iOS app pricing and the return of old formats. We follow up on feedback regarding privacy as discussed on Episode 84. We hear Tim’s opinion on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and discuss the differences with it’s larger sibling. We discuss Joe Cieplinski’s post on iPhone SE upgrade woes. Booking.com breaks iOS 9.3. Picks: Linux on Windows, Safari Preview Edition, nscurl, Hermes knockoffs, Google Cardboard for iOS and Charles Proxy.
Correction: TLS 1.2 is the current version. Thanks to @NolanObrien
This week the podcast is extended by Greg Heo and Tammy Coron, just before RWDevCon 2016. Tammy tells why she likes Fantastical 2 and her Gumdrop case for her iPad Pro. We chat about preparing for RWDevcon 2016. We discuss switching from indie and freelance development to joining corporations. We speculate on the rumored 9.5 inch iPad Pro. We geek out on biological motors and DRAM Challenges. Picks: OS X Playgrounds, League of Legends, Jamstik +
This week we discuss the Letter published by Tim Cook in response to the FBI’s request to create a “back door” into iOS. We talk about Panic’s Prompt app update. We ponder Rob Rhyne’s departure to join Apple and Jaimee Newberry’s rise to COO of MartianCraft. Greg sneaks in a couple of posts on Blackfish and Swifter; two Swift based http servers. Picks: Quartz iOS App, Earl Grey and The Astonishing Powers and Mesmerizing Secrets of 3D Touch.
This week we discuss our impressions of Google I/O 2015 in contrast to next week’s WWDC 2015. We discuss Tim Cook’s criticism of Google & Facebook’s potential misuse of people’s privacy. We discuss the importance of focus in the light of Brent Simmons withdrawal from Q Branch. Even more important the need for developers to focus on the new products and frameworks introduced at WWDC. Picks: Google Photos for iOS and Re:quest