This past week was Apple’s WWDC 2016. We met midweek to discuss our initial impressions of the Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few of the sessions that we were able to see. We had a chance to look at the betas for macOS Sierra, iOS 10 and Xcode 8. Picks: Swift Playgrounds on iPad, API reference, App Review Guidelines (The Comic Book), Optimizing App Startup Time
We follow up on the Apple Watch now that Jaime is back. We discuss the first Apple TV Tech Talk (SuperGirl spoilers) in Toronto. We follow up on Swift Open Source, which actually went live on github. We also discuss the Taxonomy of Developers as seen by Y-Combinators. Wire framing tools are also discussed. Picks: AppCooker, Swift Algorithm News and MacID.
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