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.
SPOILERS – We dive into discussions about our previous iOS projects and future prospects. We also discuss our opinions on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We talk about the new CocoaPods editor for Mac. We follow up on Stock Options for developers. We discuss the multi-user support on iPad coming in iOS 9.3. We discuss Apple’s decision to disband the iAd team. We follow up on iOS 9 install base at 75%. Jaime gets an Android phone. Picks: The Swift Jobs Board.
We are graced by the presence of Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as guest hosts. We discuss the freshly minted update to the Twitter for Mac app. We discuss The IndieDevStock conference coming to Nashville TN in the fall. Starting with a follow up on building apps for the iPad Pro, we review the Best tech for developers in 2015. Picks: Parsing JSON in Swift, 12 Resolutions for Programmers and Procreate.
Greg sez: still lots of “Tweetie” and “Tweetie2” mentions when poking inside the app bundle
This week we jump into a discussion on accepting equity as part of your pay as developer. We discuss the risk and the rewards. That leads into a brief discussion of Canadian and US economies. We discuss the Apple Tv after using it for few months as well as Mark’s impressions on the Apple TV Tech Talks. We discuss what is using Swift correctly and what to do with old Macs. Picks: Zync, icons8, Lynda.com and Programming iOS 9 and GamePlayKit by Tammy Coron.
We dive right in with our hands on review of the iPad Pro. We also comment on technical issues with the iOS & Mac App Store as well as iTunes Connect. We discuss how mobile app devs are suffering and how the top sellers make 60% of app income. What opportunities and what road blocks that Apple provides. Dropbox drops Objective-C. Picks: Fake, Thumbzone and Smashy Road: Wanted
This week we continue deliberations on the iPad Pro and is this the right time for another iPad? Once again we discuss “Premium” app pricing and the reactive to Jaime’s recent tweet. We discuss the Apple TV Developer Kit. We talk about Lyft’s all Swift app. We discuss transitioning apps under iOS 9 which shipped this past week. Picks: Peace, Paper for iPhone and Hand Prix.
We start off with some follow up on Amazon Underground. We discuss iOS 9 Content Blocking extensions. We discuss the waining support of Flash in web ads, web browsers & the enterprise. We speculate on the products to be announced on Sept 9th – also whether Apple will make a play into providing content & games on the Apple TV. Aaron illuminates his progress using Swift. Picks: VHS Camcorder app and QuartzCode app.
This week we follow up on the Swift adoption discussion started last week. We discuss the “All you eat” software models. We discuss the role of Product Manager in development. Tim Cook sends an email and saves stock market. Picks Crossy Road (Pacman edition), PAC-MAN 256 and iSwift.
NB The 360|iDev 2015 videos should be ready around Sept 4, 2015
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 follow up on our impressions of the WWDC15 sessions. We also follow up on SupportKit’s unique support of WWDC attendees. A post on a potential security issue opens up discussion of Apple’s position on responding to security issues. Picks ETA – your GPS driving assistant for travel times, traffic and directions, Xcode upload tip and Slack