This week we follow up on Apple’s app subscriptions. We also discuss Joist’s departure from Toronto, laying off 60 employees. We discuss our favorite WWDC 2016 sessions.
Picks: Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit – Includes Pi Zero V1.3, How to undo (almost) anything with Git, The Children’s Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes, Lightweight Generics in Objective-C, Swift Playgrounds – Teacher’s guide, App Development with Swift
Correction: there are approximately 100,000 Swift apps on the App Store, not 10,000 as we stated in the recording
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 talk about the new 6th Generation iPod Touch as well as the oddity of continuing cellular minutes & data charges. We follow up on REPL as it relates to Swift scripting on the command line. We discuss the new lower app pricing tier in emerging markets. Picks: Matt Luedke’s Free App Preview Music, AltConf 2015 and Swift Summit videos.
Aaron and Greg dig deep into CloudKit and how Aaron used it in the creation of Magpie. They discuss the CKNotifications, sharing code between iOS and OS X, the use on FMDB to manage the data model, iOS 8 share extensions and target conditionals. We discuss Brent Simmons post on building apps with Love and a couple of follow up articles. We talk about becoming successful like Omni Group, AgileBits, Flexibits, Daniel Jalkut. What does success look like. How do you measure a senior developer. We talk about finding quality poutine, chocolate mousse and espresso. Picks: Screens, Apple RSVP and Background Backup.
This week we discuss the new information introduced by Apple at WWDC 2015. From the Key Note , the Platform Stats of the Union. We cover Multitasking, open sourcing Swift 2, Watch OS, Protocol Based Swift, Storyboard References, Safari WebView, HealthKit and Health Kit for WatchOS, UI Testing, UI Stacks, XCTesting, GamePlayKit, deep app searching and CloudKit with web services.
Line up at the Women’s washroom outside Presidio – Progress!
The RayWenderlich.com team dinner at WWDC15/AltConf15
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 week we discuss the use of Swift in production apps. We each relate our experiences with the interactive and often difficulties working with Xcode and Swift 1.1. We also discuss the reaction to a post by Marco Arment that sparked many developers into voicing an opinion. We discuss our picks; Smash Hit, Piskell, AV Audio Engine and Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer. During and after the show we briefly discuss Magicavoxel, Aaron’s prowess at Crossy Road, Dash and app pricing.
Restart USBmux Daemon in Terminal
on the command line enter:
sudo launchctl stop com.apple.usbmuxd
This week we continue to discuss previously approved applications later rejected from the App Store and the negative affect it has on the developer ecosystem. Jaime leads the conversation into Google’s Route 85, video series for iOS developers. Later we discuss best practices for asking end users for app reviews and feedback. This weeks picks Provisioning, a QuickLook plugin by Craig Hockenberry, OfferUp, Bonza Word Puzzle, Contagious by Johan Berger, Hooked, How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
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.