Episode 117 – All That and a Bag of Dongles

This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.

Episode 117 Show Notes:

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Episode 54 – The Fellowship of Swift

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

Episode 54 Show Notes:

Episode 55 Picks:

Episode 43 – Delicious WWDC 2015 Sessions Overview

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

Episode 43 Show Notes

Episode 43 Picks

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 29 – Professional Watch Speculation with Greg Heo

This week we welcome Greg Heo as guest-host. We discuss CrossyRoad developers earning $10 million from their app. We follow up on Pebble vs Apple, just before we anticipate the Apple “Spring Forward” announcement on March 9, 2015. Later we discuss the need for a developer code of ethics.

What you won't hear on the show - due to technical difficulties.

Jaimes pick:
Objective-C
[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:UIApplicationOpenSettingsURLString]];

Swift version (?)
UIApplication.sharedApplication().openURL(.OpenSettingsURLString)

Episode 29 Show Notes:

Crossy Road earns $10 Million
Pebble vs Apple – David and Goliath This Ain’t
Unreal Engine 4
Unity 5
Leaked: Apple Watch gets price from $349 to $20,000
Dell 13” XPS
Software Engineer Code of Ethics
Skeevy-Looking Bonjour app

Episode 29 Picks:

Monodraw
UIApplicationOpenSettingsURLString
MixYourWatch.com
Appcode

Thanks:

Thanks to our Patreon sponsors:
Felix Huang
Bill Smith

Episode 28 – Sour Cream Glazed Arduino Kits

In this week’s episode we discuss the launch of Pebble Time on Kickstarter. Jaime introduces Origami 2.0 to the group. We follow up on Apple’s Pay Once & Pay and a recent CBC story on Tim Horton’s Rollup the Rim. We also touch on the recent nerdlearn panel discussion on the Apple Watch. Our Picks this week are Reflector, Alto’s Adventure and LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit. We also discuss Tim’s recently acquired Hand Turkey.

Hand Turkey by @Georgia_Dow presented to @BearInATeaCup at #nerdlearn

Marty's FLIR printed by Tim @riverdale3D

Episode 28 Notes:

Why Apple Wants You to Buy Games
Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win focus of developer’s data analysis
New “Pebble Time” launch on Kickstarter
Apple will fight iOS bugs with first-ever iOS Public Betas: 8.3 in March, 9 in summer
Introducing Origami Live
NSNorth 2015
Tim Horton’s Roll Up the Rim
Rim Roller
Adafruit
Mattt Thompson
Philippe Casgrain
Mark Pavlidis
Georgia Dow
Isometric Show
PandaEquality (the issue is discussed at 24:00)
Brian Gilham
WatchKit Recources
Arduino Starter Kit from Arduino.cc (also available at adafruit and amazon)
Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, Second Edition

Episode 28 Picks:

Reflector App
Alto’s Adventure
LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit

 

Episode 27 – Great, Billowing Clouds of Smoke

This week we continue our speculation on the rumored Apple Car. Is it autonomous or simply electric. We also discuss the Other App Store™ and the new Pinterest capability of featuring pinned links to apps. Later we comment on the “Pay Once & Play” App Store feature which appeared last week. We also debate the requirement to pay for developer enrollment and the continuing 70/30 revenue split on App Store published apps.

Getting an early start.

Episode 27 Show Notes:

Apple Wants to Design a Car as Ambition Knows No Bounds
The Shape of Things to Come – New Yorker article on Jony Ive
Useful Dropbox update – adds Share Sheets
Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest
Apple responds to freemium hate with a new Pay Once & Play category
Apple Promotes Games Without In-App Purchases in App Store
70/30 vs Tiered App Store Cut
Inquisitive 70/30 Discussion
Space Shuttle Map
iOS Animations by Tutorials – Setting Swift in Motion

Episode 27 Picks:

Effortless Responsiveness with AsyncDisplayKit
Giflay
Hotel Tonight
Core Animator

Episode 22 – Indie Development by the Numbers

This week we discuss the recent app incomes published for Overcast by Marco Arment, Monument Valley and Dash. We discuss various ways to quote on jobs in mind of studio and indie development. We also cover the topsy turvy view of app and UI design in Asian markets. Our picks for the week are Swap Heroes,  Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift and Anki Drive. In the after show Jaime, Tim and Aaron discuss traveling to the NSNorth conference to be held at Le Chateau Montebello, PQ.

Episode 22 Show Notes:

Overcast Sales Numbers
Monument Valley in Numbers
Dash – year in review
Core Intuition
Release Notes
Chinese Mobile App UI Trends
Everything’s a Remix
2life
2life Ultimate Wedding Planner
NSNorth – iOS Conference
RWDevcon
12 inch Macbook Air Redesign Rumor
The Other App Store

Episode 22 Show Picks:

Swap Heroes
Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift
Anki Drive

Episode 21 – Swift, Ready or Not Here it Comes

Feed updated

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

Thanks to Fahim Farook (mentioned as the dev from Malaysia)

Pure Swift Apps on the App Store:

WriteTrack – Submission Tracking for Writers
WriteOn
WriteOn Lite
Instant Poetry 2

Episode 21 Notes:

Swift 1.1
Devices not connecting in Xcode
Apple Has Lost the Functional High Ground
Release Notes Podcast
Fast Fourier Transform
Dash API Docs
RayWenderlich.com

Episode 21 Picks:

Smash Hit
Piske

MagicaVoxel
AVAudioEngine
WWDC 2014 Videos
Printrbot
Riverdale3D

Episode 18 – Crossover Episode with developer/podcaster Tammy Coron

This week Tim has an impromptu conversation with Tammy Coron, a multidiscipline creative professional. She’s a artist, musician, writer, developer and host of the RoundaboutFM podcast. We discuss podcasting, comparing MTJC and Roundabout approach, how she chose to live in Tennessee, The Walking Dead & zombies. We talk about her history as an artists and developer, work with raywenderlich.com and how she hangs onto her power while covered in muck.

** Spoiler -The Walking Dead: Midseason Finale  skip 12:26 to 14:00 **

shameless

Episode 18 Notes:
RoundaboutFM
Easy Listening – Marco Arment
SpringBoardShow (episode with Tim Mitra)
SpringBoardShow (episode with Aaron Vegh)
RayWenderlich.com
RoundaboutFM (episode with Tammy’s Mom *Must Listen*)
How to Start a Podcast: 5 Top Tools – Tammy Coron
Teaching kids to program with wooden blocks
Strategic Coach
Y2K Bug
SNL: Your Company’s Computer Guy
Tim_Burton
Do not update: iOS 8.0.1 cripples iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by killing Touch ID and cell service
How To Import and Export App Data Via Email in your iOS App
Tammy on RayWenderlich.com
Slack
Shameless Marketing for Brazen Hussies: 307 Awesome Money-Making Strategies for Savvy Entrepreneurs
The Business of Art – Lee Caplin
ReleaseNotes Podcast
LUA Programming Language
Twilight Zone – Time Enough At Last

Episode 18 Picks:
Float Label Fields – Fahim Farook

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