It’s our 200th episode and all regular hosts and guest hosts are here. We follow up on the lack of IT sessions at WWDC, the future of self driving cars, a test install of Mojave with your existing home folder. “Does Apple Even Care About the Mac?” is the question asked on Vector. We discuss a proof of concept Xcode for iPad! We touch on the “upgrade pricing” new on the App Store. Tim’s annual Top 10 WWDC 2018 Videos is out. Airbnb sunsetting their use of React Native and Marzipanify and iOSMac are brought in by Greg. We talk about our 200 or so episodes. Picks: iOS developer skills matrix, Random numbers in Swift, Swift Diagnostics: #warning and #error
We start with a T-Shirt sighting in Berlin’s UIKonf. We follow up on more GDPR data retention updates, this time from Google and MailChimp. Also Apple may launch a credit card, Carnegie Melon is offering an undergraduate degree in AI, Swift.org forums is supporting related products, ClassicKit surfaces to offer Win 98 UI for iOS apps, Logitech Crayon for iPad is now available, and a customized iPhone X with solar charger. It’s the anniversary of the launch of the Apple Store. Apple has registered 50 self-driving cars in California. Picks: UIKonf 2018 Livestream, Visual Studio Code. Aftershow: Nova Machine Learning, Amazon HQ 2 search continues and a missed #askMTJC on timezones.
We start out with news that Apple will require new apps to be written with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Apple also has gained half of all smart phone sales for the first time, in spite of recent rumors of an iPhone X sales short fall. We look at 1Password, it’s support of cryptocurrency and tips and tricks for 1Password organization. We discuss whether learning to program is getting harder. We also open discussion about whether software developer and consultants need errors and omissions insurance. In the after show we look at the HomePods adoption. Picks: Astropad Studio, What is the duck of productivity? and iOS Quick Reference for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Photo: Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1976
We begin with an #askMTJC on vintage Windows configuration. We also have a follow up on the red menu bar from a listener, Nick Kohrn. GM is bringing a self driving car to market. Dropbox has filed for a public stock offering. We chat about the confusing UI on Hawaii’s missile alert system. We also cover Google’s new online AI training tool. Picks: “Ceci n’est pas un littéral”, WWDC 2017 Lightbox concept, IBLinter, Google Arts & Culture app, Swift tips & tricks
We answer #askMTJC posts on Bondi pronunciation and popsicle stick App Store logo. We follow up on changes to the Safari Web ViewController, and privacy changes in iOS 11. We also follow up on a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. More information on designing and supporting for the new iPhone X sizes and a large roundup on iPhone X features is presented. Finally we follow up on UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities which sets the required support for ARKit on the App Store. We discuss the call for Apple to activate FM chips by the FCC. We quickly cover Google’s product announcement. We discuss Felix Krause’s addition for detecting location by using information in a user’s Photos. Picks: iOS Architecture Generator, Code Folding in Xcode 9, and NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription. In the after show we Jaime’s talk at Swift Cloud Workshop as well as Amazon’s search for a second head quarters.
We follow up on the Chevy Nova story. We debate Tim’s iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, phone back’s friction coefficient throw down. We follow up on Apple’s former GPU maker Imagination sale, the cost of building an iPhone 8 and Dyson is building electric cars. We discuss the FaceID Security Guide and Amazon’s hardware event. Picks: Monster Truck AR, JSON to Swift, TypeScript, Go, C#, Java, and more :: quicktype.
We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled – Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X – Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).
We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family
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.
We start the follow up with a brief history of CAD, which brought Tim to computing. We follow with gaming apps continuing to hold top the revenue spot, choosing between Google, Amazon and iCloud online photo storage, as well as improving Swift compile times. We discuss the products announced by Apple on Tuesday; 9.7 inch iPad, Product(RED) iPhone 7 models, updated iPhone SE, new Spring watch bands and new app Clips. We chat about Github’s new balanced employee IP agreement. Also as a late addition we discuss Apple’s acquisition of the award winning Workflow app. Picks: the 8-bit Guy – Basic episode, Audible Xcode Breakpoints. The 8-Bit Guy’s name is David Murray.