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 our impressions of the WWDC15 sessions. We also follow up on SupportKit’s unique support of WWDC attendees. A post on a potential security issue opens up discussion of Apple’s position on responding to security issues. Picks ETA – your GPS driving assistant for travel times, traffic and directions, Xcode upload tip and Slack
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 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 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.
Last week in the midst of the excitement on RWDevcon conference in Washington DC, I forgot to mention that my article was published on RayWenderlich.com. It’s titled “Securing iOS User Data: The Keychain, Touch ID, and 1Password“. It covers implementing TouchID and/or 1Password in your iOS app to secure your data. Have a look.
In this week’s episode we discuss the release of Swift 1.2 beta with the Xcode 6.3 beta. Swift 1.2 includes many performance improvements and additions that may or may not make Aaron’s life easier. We discuss the recently completely RWDevCon in Washington, DC. Tim discusses meeting members of the RayWenderlich.com team, who’s members are spread across the world. The conference used a unique tutorial style presentation new to iOS tech conferences.
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.
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A few people have asked about hiring me on contract. So I put together this post:
I am and independent developer and designer working in iOS and web technologies. I have been involved in many app deployments on the AppStore, as the main idea guy or architect of apps; doing client work and some personal apps. Collectively we had over 500K downloads over the last 5 years, which I think it’s better than most. My background is in the graphic arts, print and publishing, and the IT work involved in those trades. However I have always made stuff and consider myself a solutions provider – my unique ability.
While I do wrangle developers, writers and artists, I spend the majority of my time actually writing code and assembling the apps. I am also the person who deals with the actual submission to the AppStore. So I can start an app from pen and paper sketches all the way to the App Store and analytics. While doing so I make stops to assemble copy, create graphics & UX, write the code, assemble the apps, localization, distribute the builds, wrangle git & branches, write server APIs, product management, as well as marketing and promotions. Soup to nuts as any indie IOS developer should be (and hiring out help on big projects).
I am located in Toronto Canada, where I try to run a small development company. I teach introductory courses on iOS development. I write for raywenderlich.com and I founded and host the More Than Just Code podcast.