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 Apple Music issues, iTunes, the judicious use of shitty code with Design Stamina Hypothesis and Apple’s rumored Car. Greg and Aaron go on a couple of tangents on AI and the new Cross Point memory. Our Picks: Ghostery, open source Objective-C, ASCIIwwdc, Paint Code and Telekinesis (beta).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week we discuss the challenges of marketing your app from a developer perspective. We touch on Facebook’s F8. We debate Instagram’s Layout for iOS similarities and app name confusion with Mike Swanson’s Layout. We talk about the cross-platform crisis that developing for the Apple Watch introduces to users of the third party iOS developer tools. Picks: Becoming Steve Jobs, Launcher and Mr Jump
* Sorry I forgot to put my echo shield behind my microphone – Tim
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.
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.