Episode 150 – MTJC Sesquicentennial

We begin the episode answering a question about extending other apps. We follow up with Swift for Visual Studio, transferring apps with subscriptions, CRTC mandated phone unlocking and how they built the Not Hotdog app. We dig into the App Store cleaning rate in Chinese markets. Jaime tells of Erica Sadun’s post about scalable vector are in iOS 11. Pucks: Ultimate Guide to JSON Parsing With Swift 4, JSON with Encoder and Encodable, iOS Simulator Power Ups, Apple celebrates Canadian optimism and diversity with A Portrait of Canada, WWDC videos with transcripts, Public betas are out, Optimizing Collections.

Correction: CRTC Wireless unlock date is December 1, 2017
*image inspiration: Adanac font by Matt  Heximer

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Episode 144 – Greg Regrets the Error

Once again we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as we answer #askMTJC questions about Objective-C framework tutorials and which Drobo to buy. We follow up rumors of Amazon Prime video coming to Apple TV, the Handbrake hack resulting in Panic software being stolen and potential issues crossing the borders with smart phones. We also follow up on rumors of MacBook Pro updates coming to WWDC. We discuss highlights of announcements from Google I/O’s keynote. We take a look at what’s coming in Swift 4. Picks: Kotlin For Android: An Introduction, Toggl – the Ultimate Timer, An Xcode playground showing off the new features in Swift 4.0.

Note: not the original poster I made, but a reasonable facsimile & style of what I remember. The original is in storage.

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Episode 140 – Carrying the Shield

We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family

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Episode 137 – A Dongle Itself

We follow up with the iPhone and Mac merging as Apple patents a dock-able iPhone. We also follow up on guard vs if. We discuss writing high-performance Swift code and the ability of developers to respond to app reviews is now live. Apple’s WWDC website also include a code of conduct and info on child care services during the conference. The WWDC site also lists concurrent conferences happening nearby including Alt-Conf and CocoaConf Around the Corner. Picks: Xcode keyboard shortcuts for testing and TunnelBear.

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Episode 132 – Technically a Renovation

This week we follow up on rumored OLED screens on the iPhone 8 as well as new iPhone storage options and iPad Pro sizes. We discuss the new campus, Apple Park opening in April, 2017. iOS 10 adoption is covered and well as the end of Swift as Apple’s premier language. We chat about the future of Swift and whether Apple would kill off Swift. WWDC 2017 will be moved to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center and the ticket lottery moves up one month. Jaime recaps the Swift Cloud Workshop & Hack Day he attended in Seattle. Problems may arise with iOS Keychain clean up. Picks: iPad Pro TV Ads, Two Useful Log Messages – Thomas Hanning.

Alternate title – The Death of Swift

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Episode 89 – “WWDC is cancelled”

We discuss the effect of Apple’s poorest performance report in many years, yet the iPhone 6 size skews the numbers. Also to Apple Watch outsold many similar products. We discuss the Apple Watch after a year of use. We discuss Stripes new Bring Your Own Team idea. Aaron discusses an Ad free Apple experience. Picks: Draftly, Readable Content Guides, Glot.io, Concepts, RWDevCon 2016 Vault (incl Advanced LLDB Debugging)

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Episode 88 – What’s the Diff?

Apple’s WWDC Lottery announcement anchors the show. Additionally we discuss the Macbook speed bump and some changes to App Store Review Guidelines. We chat about getting around SanFrancisco during WWDC, where to stay and commuting to reduce expenses. We also discuss the benefits of attending. We follow up on annotations & instrumentation for Android, Android Studio and the Motor-Trend Apple Car story. We discuss the changes to Apple’s developer website: WWDC and App Store Guidelines. We also revisit developer success and salaries. Picks: Hatching Twitter, Classic Programmer Paintings, OOP is Bad and Curing Our Slack Addiction.

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Episode 83 – Whispering Sweet Nothings

We start off talking about innovations in integrated circuitry. Also discussed is the latest betas for iOS, OS X and Xcode as well as Apple’s iCloud distribution among online services. Aaron posts Rene Richie’s piece on App Store vs indie devs. Job opportunities  and employment recruiters are discussed. We’re getting ready with a WWDC Wishlist as well as the Apple Special Event. A Swift method naming convention change proposal is accepted. Picks: 123D Circuits, Miracle Timer, Cobalt & Factor Samurai

In the Photo: Tim, Greg, Catie, Jessie and Scott.

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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

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Episode 41 – Looking Beneath the Surface

We follow up on Robin Senior’s blog post on optimizing apps for the Apple Watch. We briefing talk about the ResearchKit tutorial on raywenderlich.com as well as great episode of Release Notes that every developer should listen to. The latest beta of Yosemite, 10.10.4, has reinstated nDNSResponder as a replacement to the disastrous discoveryd. We discuss the announced preview of a native Apple Watch SDK at WWDC and speculate about the new items to be introduced. We list off what we’d like to see fixed with iOS 9, framework & layout issues, iPad Pro and dual boot machines. We discuss Google IO 2015 with Google Pay.

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Reducing WatchKit Traffic With View Models
Release Notes interview with Michael Simmons Part 2
Fanstastical 2
ResearchKit Tutorial with Swift: Getting Started
Quebec man ticketed for driving while using apple watch
Toronto Argos
Live Blog: Apple Senior VP of Operations Jeff Williams interview at Code Conference
WWDC App for iOS
Halo Back: World’s First Smart Screen Protector
Microsoft’s Surface sales are on the upswing once again
Google I/O 2015
Craig Hockenberry
Daniel Jalkut’s Tweet

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Paw Rest Client
Carbo – Handwriting in the Digital Age
WatchKit By Tutorials (updated for Swift 1.2)