Episode 53 – Deciding Where the Exclamation Marks Go

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.

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Episode 44 – Best of WWDC15

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

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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 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

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 26 – Moving Swift-ly wearing banana hats – Ding!

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.

Team member attending RWDevcon
Team member attending RWDevcon
Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)
Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)

 

Mic & Jake - hosts of RayWenderlich podcast
Mic & Jake – hosts of RayWenderlich podcast
Ray lends a hand
Ray lends a hand
Saul's CoreData IB Magic
Saul’s CoreData IB Magic

Episode 26 Show Notes:

Swift 1.2 and Xcode 6.3 beta
Swift 1.2 – NS Hipster
What’s new in Swift 1.2 – Greg Heo
RWDevCon 2015 Post-Mortem – Ray Wenderlich
RWDevCon with Ray Wenderlich and John Wilker – Podcast S03 E04 – Hosted by Mic Pringle & Jake Gundersen
Top 10 iOS Conferences in 2015
 – Ray Wenderlich
Realm
TimmyMe

Episode 26 Picks:

WordBoard Keyboard
Andy Matuschak video — Controlling Complexity in Swift
Contact Archiver

Photos: copyright 2015 RazeWare Inc & Greg Heo. Used by permission.
Photographers: Greg Heo & Christine Sweigart

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

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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.

Tim

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