Episode 78 – Greg Heo Cracks the Whip

This week we follow up on the Parse wind down as well as the App Store Economy and Panic’s 2015 report. We also discuss fonts for coders & console use. Apparently Moore’s Law is dead and we touch on the iPad Pro in use. The absence of Americans on the show devolves into a discussion of the weather and where to get a good poutine. More than just code, folks! Picks: Algorithms & Data Structures in Swift and Hirundo.

Photo: Josh Ginter The image Aaron discusses from http://toolsandtoys.net

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Episode 73 – Making the Case for iPad

This week Aaron discusses his hands on impressions of the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. We discuss new products revealed at CES for Macbook, Apple Watch, HomeKit and Apple TV. We discuss a new curated list for Apple TV apps as well as Stacks. Picks: iPad Cases from Khomo and Finite, Little things that can make your life easier in 2016 and Apple Pencil Tutorial: Getting Started.

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Episode 72 – Just Another Spin Around the Sun

We are graced by the presence of Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as guest hosts. We discuss the freshly minted update to the Twitter for Mac app. We discuss The IndieDevStock conference coming to Nashville TN in the fall. Starting with a follow up on building apps for the iPad Pro, we review the Best tech for developers in 2015. Picks: Parsing JSON in Swift, 12 Resolutions for Programmers and Procreate.

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Episode 67 – Perfect, Timing and the iPad Pro

Once again we discuss the iPad Pro and it’s professional moniker and why now is the right time for a device – based on the hardware and the state of iOS and OS X. We discuss Readdle’s post on becoming successful on the Mac App Store. Also Alan Pike’s report on another developer using his own support email address in their poorly written app. We follow up on idiomatic swift  with a post by Erica Sadun. We discuss whether Swift’s automatic inclusion could be problematic for now developers. We also discuss Perfect.org’s Perfect server side swift project.

No kittens were harmed in the making of this show.

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Episode 66 – Dump Trucks Full of Money

This week we discuss the latest Mac App Store certificate Snafu and iTunes Connect issues and the effect on developers. Apple Pay arrives in Canada with caveats and Greg relates his experience with it. We discuss the A9X and A10 chip manufacturers and iPad Pro sales predictions. Tim gives a review of productivity on the iPad Pro after one week. Greg introduces Apple’s move to subscriptions for some services and Castros move to patronage in their podcast app. Picks: Bus Driver and Ferrite

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Episode 65 – Empty Vessels of Opportunity

We dive right in with our hands on review of the iPad Pro. We also comment on technical issues with the iOS & Mac App Store as well as iTunes Connect. We discuss how mobile app devs are suffering and how the top sellers make 60% of app income. What opportunities and what road blocks that Apple provides. Dropbox drops Objective-C. Picks: Fake, Thumbzone and Smashy Road: Wanted

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Episode 64 – iOS In My Head

This week we discuss our hands on experience with the new Apple TV. We also covered the pending 1Password for Teams and the rumoured iPad Pro release date. Picks: BackChannel.io, Grocery Shopping List and Osmo iPad Gaming System.

These notes were compiled and edited by Tim on his iPad, sitting on the couch with the TV on.

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Episode 63 – Calculated Apple TV Launch

This week we discuss the release of the Apple TV as the reviews start to appear. We discuss the options for transferring an app, new app sizes coming with the iPad Pro and supporting legacy apps. We chat about the Mac sales and potential of the Mac app development. Nintendo’s pending smart phone app entry and our favorite pCalc coming to the Apple TV as well as the app approval experience. Picks: Satechi Type-C Adapter, Aerial, Her Story and 2D iOS & tvOS Games by Tutorials

PCalc screenshot by James Thompson 

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Episode 60 – We Do Math

This week we discuss the struggles and lack there of faced by Instagram, Evernote and Patreon. We also touched on the Apple TV Developer Kit round 2. We discuss the new paradigm in interacting with the Apple TV. We discuss Microsofts new Surface Book and Display Dock. Developers made need to pay tax to Japanese govt. Picks: Apple Developer Search, Paintcode 2, Starbucks and iOS 9 By Tutorials

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Episode 57 – Saying Nein From Now On

This week we continue deliberations on the iPad Pro and is this the right time for another iPad? Once again we discuss “Premium” app pricing and the reactive to Jaime’s recent tweet. We discuss the Apple TV Developer Kit. We talk about Lyft’s all Swift app. We discuss transitioning apps under iOS 9 which shipped this past week. Picks: Peace, Paper for iPhone and Hand Prix.

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