Episode 69 – Swift Takes Flight

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.

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Episode 49 – We Say Ship it!

This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster,  Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.

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Episode 41 – Looking Beneath the Surface

We follow up on Robin Senior’s blog post on optimizing apps for the Apple Watch. We briefing talk about the ResearchKit tutorial on raywenderlich.com as well as great episode of Release Notes that every developer should listen to. The latest beta of Yosemite, 10.10.4, has reinstated nDNSResponder as a replacement to the disastrous discoveryd. We discuss the announced preview of a native Apple Watch SDK at WWDC and speculate about the new items to be introduced. We list off what we’d like to see fixed with iOS 9, framework & layout issues, iPad Pro and dual boot machines. We discuss Google IO 2015 with Google Pay.

 Episode 41 Show Notes:

Reducing WatchKit Traffic With View Models
Release Notes interview with Michael Simmons Part 2
Fanstastical 2
ResearchKit Tutorial with Swift: Getting Started
Quebec man ticketed for driving while using apple watch
Toronto Argos
Live Blog: Apple Senior VP of Operations Jeff Williams interview at Code Conference
WWDC App for iOS
Halo Back: World’s First Smart Screen Protector
Microsoft’s Surface sales are on the upswing once again
Google I/O 2015
Craig Hockenberry
Daniel Jalkut’s Tweet

Episode 41 Picks:

Paw Rest Client
Carbo – Handwriting in the Digital Age
WatchKit By Tutorials (updated for Swift 1.2)

Episode 40 – Adding Voice to the Situation

This week we continue the discussion of a Siri API, based on Ben Thompson’s post, GreenyDev’s SiriViewServiceHeaders and Persimmon for Swift. Aaron also discusses the attempts to get MagPie approved. We also discuss Redacted’s sales on the Mac App Store.

Episode 40 Show Notes:

Apple Watch and Continuous Computing
Her
PCalc – The Best Calculator
Redacted
Parsimmon
SiriViewService-Headers
Magpievideo.com
Ex Machina
Product Hunt
WatchAware
Digg
Cheddar Plus (iOS) (Mac)
Vanhawks.com
WWDC Watch Hackathon

Episode 40 Picks:

Venmo
Passbook

Episode 39 – Hey Siri! Are We There Yet?

This week we discuss the rework of the Overcast app for the Apple Watch. We also discuss the future use of a Siri API – will Apple open it up at WWDC 2015? We discuss the early impressions of iTunes Connect Analytics. We explore Evan Dekhayser’s use of Darwin Notifications to enable the sharing of data between the iPhone and the Watch. Aaron’s pick is the MacBook, Guest Host Greg Heo’s is MMWormhole and Tim picks Reduce Motion as a survival skill on the Watch.

Episode 39 Show Notes:

Redesigning Overcast’s Watch App
Overcast: Podcast Player
“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” What Would a Siri API Look Like?
Things
Toastmasters
App Analytics
Robin Senior
The Score app
Brian Gilham
Globe & Mail app
An @import-ant Change in Xcode
Sharing Core Data between iPhone and Watch Apps
Darwin Notification Concepts
Device Tracker
TypeRacer.com
Magpie Video (@magpievideo on twitter)

Episode 39 Picks:

MacBook (2015)
MMWormhole
How to reduce motion on your Apple Watch

Episode 38 – Performing Triage on Your Wrist

watch blue print

This week we discuss the recent WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup at MaRS Discovery District, which had panel discussions on the Apple Watch launch and experiences of early app developers. We discuss interacting with the watch, apps, activity. We speculate about Siri, Cortana and Google Now API access. Using Apple Watch buttons, force touch and the Digital Crown. We also talk about Craig Hockenberry’s angry post on discoveryd.

It was Daniel Bader who coined the term “performing triage on your phone” at the WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup.

Correct email address for Mark Rubin is markr[at]smappsoft.com

MTJC T-Shirts available until May 13, 2015

Fuad's tweet

 

Tim's fit

 

 

Episode 38 Show Notes:

Apple releases guidelines for creating third-party Apple Watch bands
Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch (PDF)
Apple preps in-store stock & pickup option
WeAreWearables.com
Raju Mudhar
Nicole Bogart
Patrick O’Rourke
Daniel Bader
Randi Bergman
Tom Emrich
iOS 9: Siri Extensions – Chris Wagner
My Biggest WatchKit Mistake – Part 1
My Biggest WatchKit Mistake – Part 2
Brian Gilham
Natasha the Robot
Phillipe Casorla
DiscoveryD Clusterf*ck
iconfactory
Should you get a stylus for your Apple Watch?
Blockly
Rebus
Briana Wu on Patreon

Episode 38 Picks:

Star Wars X-Wing for Mac
28 Apple Watch tips and tricks
Linkitz

Episode 37 – Aaron’s Apple Watch Strikes Out

Apple Watch on stand

This week Aaron and Tim discuss their first impressions of using the watch; quality of design and construction, durability, third party app performance and satisfaction. Also items that developers should consider. We discuss Apple’s ability to sell the world on a new product with hinging on specifications.

Episode 37 Notes:

First Day in the Life of an Apple Watch User – Jerica Thraux
TreadDesk.com
We Destroyed the Apple Watch
MLB At Bat
Lose It!
Twitterific 5
Overcast: Podcast Player
Globe and Mail app
Consumer Reports runs Apple Watch through scientific torture test
Apple Watch Stand on Thingiverse
NSCoderTO Meetup
Greg Heo
Brian Gilham
Mark Pavlidis
Freshbooks

Episode 37 Picks:

Apple Watch
Noodles!

Episode 34 – Waiting With the Rest of Us

Edition-spin-crop

This week we discuss the 2015 Developer Survey from StackOverflow. We discuss whether Apple’s pro hardware and software has stalled. We discuss the flood of reviews with the lifting of the Apple Watch review embargo.

IGInterfaceDataTable

Episode 34 Notes:

2015 Developer Survey
What about “pro” software (e.g. Photos.app replacing Aperture)
Daring Fireball – The Apple Watch
WatchKit Development Tips

Episode 34 Picks:

Collection of UI components curated by Caesar Wirth
GInterfaceDataTable
Adobe Ideas
Adobe Color CC
Adobe Acrobat DC – PDF Reader and more

Episode 33 – What’s on Your Apple Watch?

This week we continue the discussion on App marketing. We discuss developer burn-out. April Fools marketing. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s post on Visual Tests on Playgrounds. That leads Aaron to ask Tim, why build game apps when they are likely to get buried on the App Store. Tim describes his imaginary web friends. The phenomenal success of the Pi Day Countdown app. (Phenomenal to us!) We talk about our favorite April Fools posts. We examine Periscope as Tim live reviews it, while broadcasting to Periscope. We discuss the Apple TV SDK and the HBO deal with Apple.

 

Friend of the Show, Macintosh waiting to see Emergency Vet

Episode 33 Notes:

Comment From Darren Baptiste
AppCode
Reveal
Passia Foster 99 Ways to Get Your App Noticed
ScreenFlow
Charles Perry Niche Market
Smappsoft Youtube Channel
Rob Rix speaking at NSNorth

Samsung Fly-Fi
Under the Influence Marketing Innovations Episode
Visual Tests with Xcode Playgrounds
Pi Day Countdown
Preparing Your App Submission for Apple Watch
Rocket Podcast
Christina Warren
com.Google
MS-DOS for Smart Phones
Overcast
Apptentive
First Apple Watch apps begin hitting the App Store including Things, Sky Guide, Dark Sky, more
MLB At Bat
Uber
Air Canada
the Score
Brian Gilham of Chronicons
the Working Group
Mark Pavlidis
Siphon Coffee
Facebook Pop

Episode 33 Picks:

Creating Animations and Interactions with Physical Models
Periscope

Episode 31 – Palo Alto’s Lucky Day

This week we follow up on TestFlight Beta and ResearchKit. We discuss our thoughts on use cases for the Apple Watch. Aaron talks about NSNorth and Farely Caesar’s Functional Swift talk at TACOW. Jaime picks Video Backgrounds in iOS apps and Tim discusses Mackup.

Mark & Tim Cook

Episode 31 Notes:

iTunes TestFlight Beta Testing Takes Off
Apple updates developer guidelines for Medical Research
Darryl Baliss Why I’m Rooting for ResearchKit
Steve Krug – Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition)
Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch
Apple Scotland – iPhone commercial for Siri
Sesame. Your key, reinvented.
Charles Perry @ NSNorth 2014 – Market First Development
Functional Swift – An Introduction

Episode 31 Picks:

NSNorth 2015
Video backgrounds in apps
Keep Mac settings is sync between computers