Episode 12 – MAS Exodus in the Air 2

This week we discuss the challenges of publishing OS X apps on the Mac App Store. We also discuss the challenge of publishing apps specifically for the iPad, in light of the stellar reviews of the iPad Air 2. Our weekly picks include Apple Pay, adding directions with the MapKit API, Battery Doctor and the upcoming RWDevCon. Listen the podcast for a discount code.

Episode 12 Show Notes:

Mac App Store: The subtle Exodus
Bare Bones: BBEdit 11
Panic: Coda 2
Release Notes – #75 Figure out what that iPad is… then tell us.
Apple’s AtEase
Apple iPad Air 2 review – Magical, not revolutionary
Korg: IMS-20 for iPad
Korg Gadget
MetaKite: Benjamin Task Manager for iPhone
MetaKite: Benjamin Task Manager for the iPad

Pick of the Week:

Apple Pay
Adding directions in MapKit API
Battery Doctor
RWDevCon 2015 – February 6th–7th, 2015 The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington DC
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Episode 11 – Apple tries to rise while we race to the bottom – Oct 16, 2014

This week we discuss the Apple’s Oct 16, 2014 press conference, “It’s Been Way Too Long”. We discuss Apple Pay, WatchKit, iOS 8.1, Yosemite, the new iPad Air 2, the iPad lineup and the new iMac 27 with Retina Display. We also discuss BBEdit’s decision to leave the app store, apps Clips and iDraw.

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Episode #10 – I am the one who knocks. I am Yosemite – Oct 8, 2014

This week we ponder the significance of Apple’s upcoming October 16th press conference, It’s been far too long. Will there be a new iPad, or Mac’s. What mountains will Apple climb next. We also take an overdue look at Estimote’s iBeacon implementation. We discuss the trilateralization of electrons and their effect on the disappearance of StarTrek hardware.

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MTJC Podcast – Ep 9 – Flippin’ the table

Episode #9 – Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible… – J Swift – Oct 1, 2014 

In the light of some twisted media misdirection, we discuss the Apple’s ability to focus on issues. Are they moving too fast and trying to over deliver? We also delve into the state of Apple’s lauded new programming language Swift. Is it really ready for prime time?

 

Episode 9 Show Notes:

Apple:

Episode 9 Show Notes:

Apple:

iOS 8 Bugs reported by hundreds of users
iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive documents
Apple promised an expansive health app, so why can’t I track my menstruation?
iOS 8 bug affects health apps
iOS 8 causing widespread connectivity issues in cars/
It Just Works

Swift:
https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/517120706287792128
https://twitter.com/ashfurrow/status/516935239592316928
Swift Essential Training
Book – IOS 8 by Tutorials

Doublie app
https://ello.co
Spigen – iPhone 6 Air Case

 

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MTJC podcast – Ep 7 – Wait! What? How much?

Episode #7 – Wait! What? How Much – Sept 17, 2014 

In the 7th episode we discuss:

  • John Gruber’s hypothetical Apple Watch pricing
  • Upgrading to iOS 8 and caution over updating to iCloudDrive
  • Experiences around pre-ordering iPhone 6 and which models we each chose and why
  • Mark Rubin Phd surprises some of us with his knowledge of integrated circuit manufacture.

 

Episode 7 Show Notes:
Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations
Intel: Apple’s ‘A8′ Chip Exposes Shortcomings, Says Semi Advisors
Only Stephen Fry can make a keyboard sound profoundly life-changing
Orchard app – sell your iPhone
Panic Transmit for iOS
The Vector Project

MTJC – Ep 6 – Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay & Apple Watch

In the 6th installment of the More Than Just Code podcast we discuss the impact of the new products and services announced by Apple on September 9th. Aaron expounds on the features on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We each give our opinions on the new product mix from the under equipped iPhone 5C to the oversized iPhone 6 Plus, and which model we would choose as consumers and developers.

We discuss the new Apple Pay service, it’s impact on purchasing north and south of the Canada/US border. This could be the introduction of something bigger than what appears on the surface.

Aaron takes the reins again and expounds upon the new Apple Watch. This again could be the cusp of a new set of products and services from Apple and potentially 3rd Parties.

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Episode 6 Show Notes:

Overexposed and the Attack of the Clones

IMG_1317Our 5th installment of the More Than Just Code podcast is now available. In this episode we discuss the impact of the leaked nude celebrity photos, apparently stolen from their private iCloud accounts. Beyond the social issue of these lady’s privacy violations, we discuss the nerd’s perspective of how to access and strengthen your passwords with apps like AgileBits’ 1Password app for desktop and mobile devices. We also touch on 2-factor authentication for online accounts.

Mark sent in some photos of a mystery building that Apple has set up on De Anza College in Cupertino, near where the Sept 9th Apple Press Conference will be held. We all speculate on what products will be revealed and what their impact will be. Will it be a new iPhone 6, iWatch or AppleTV.

Jaime brings forth an new example of iOS 8’s extensibility in the form of a custom keyboard from Minuum. Mark brings up Swing Copters again and Tim dives right in. Aaron praises and laments the Overcast podcast app. Tim discusses the new Star Wars Commander app and compares it to Clash of Clans.

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Episode 5 Show Notes:

Google 2-step authentication
FaceBook Tweaks
Celebrity photos leaked
Creepy Men
How to step up Two Factor Authentication on iCloud
TechnoCreep by Thomas Keehnan
Minuum Keyboard
App Annie App Ranking, Intelligence & Marketplace
iPassword for Mac
iPassword for iOS
Star Wars Commander
Swing Copters

The Other App Store – EP #3 of the MTJC Podcast is out.

dennis-2The third installment of More Than Just Code is out. In this episode, we dig into what it costs to develop an app, from the developers perspective. We add in some specific challenges and benefits for remote working – the access to skilled developers and app creationists vs the benefits of working in an office environment; complete with pin-ball foosball tables and BBQs.

We discuss the latest game installment from Dong Nguyen creator of Flappy Birds. How the app, Swing Copters, is being introduced and how and why Flappy Birds works and went viral. This leads us to Tom Hanks (and @AppleStore) getting behind Hanx Writer for iPad. Aaron then climbs the soapbox the explain how the Other App Store promotes and perpetuates the class differences between large interests and indie developers.

We then misguidedly (as usual) discuss Aaron’s blog post on the limitations of size classes in iOS 8. Jaime and Aaron give us their App Picks of the week (Grafio and Camoji). We congratulate Mark on Scales & Modes Scales & Modes for iPad being featured on the App Store (other?) and Tim’s debut on RayWenderlich.com – a tutorial site for developers of all levels.

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Episode 3 Show Notes:

Craig Hockenbury Stackoverflow How much does it cost to develop an app
Chiu-Ki Chan @chiuki – Intro to Android for iOS developers – 3601Dev 2013
Remote: Office Not Required” by 37 Signals
Hitcents (builders of Hanx Writer)
Limitations of iOS 8 Size Classes (correct please)
Grafio app by Ten Touch Ltd.
Camoji app by Leo Me, Inc.

Sneak peek at the upcoming MJTC Podcast

Here’s a sneak peek at our brand new podcast: More Than Just Code.

Each week, Aaron VeghJaime LopezMark Rubins and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene across the continent and discuss iOS and Mac development.

In the first episode we discuss:

  • Brent Simmons kicking off a firestorm of discussion around being an indie iOS developer.
  • A discussion of Jared Sinclair’s blog post on his indie earnings.
  • New technologies and frameworks announced at WWDC: Swift, adaptive layouts, CloudKit
  • And some type of fruit device you may or may not be sporting on your wrist.

Here’s the URL to the feed. You can launch iTunes on your desktop, select Subscribe to Podcast and paste in the URL:

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The podcast will be available shortly in the iTunes store (fingers crossed)

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