Episode 40 – Adding Voice to the Situation

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.

Episode 40 Show Notes:

Apple Watch and Continuous Computing
Her
PCalc – The Best Calculator
Redacted
Parsimmon
SiriViewService-Headers
Magpievideo.com
Ex Machina
Product Hunt
WatchAware
Digg
Cheddar Plus (iOS) (Mac)
Vanhawks.com
WWDC Watch Hackathon

Episode 40 Picks:

Venmo
Passbook

Episode 35 – Dear Developer Letters

This week we discuss WWDC 2015 and ticket lottery. Jaime and Tim discuss their experiences at NSNorth at the Chateau Montebello. The team discusses the Apple Watch try on experiences at the Apple Store. We also discuss the new Glide Kickstarter campaign.

Episode 35 Show Notes:

WWDC 2015
NSNorth 2015
Periscope
Slack
Evan Dekhayser
WWDC Student Scholarship
Brian Gilham
Georgia Dow
Jonathan Penn
Ash Linquist
Ashley Nelson-Hornstein
Gord Fontenot
JP Simard
Rob Rix
RWDevCon Inspiration Talk – Contributing by Ryan Nystrom
Vanessa Logan – Sago Sago
iOS Tech Learning Resources Weekly
How to save a Periscope with Quicktime
Be My Eyes
SupportKit
Freshbooks
Offer Up
Glide on Kickstarter
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Apache Cordova

Episode 35 Picks:
Unclutter
Jump and Shoot Attack
Pitch X

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

Sneak peek at the upcoming MJTC Podcast

Here’s a sneak peek at our brand new podcast: More Than Just Code.

Each week, Aaron VeghJaime LopezMark Rubins and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene across the continent and discuss iOS and Mac development.

In the first episode we discuss:

  • Brent Simmons kicking off a firestorm of discussion around being an indie iOS developer.
  • A discussion of Jared Sinclair’s blog post on his indie earnings.
  • New technologies and frameworks announced at WWDC: Swift, adaptive layouts, CloudKit
  • And some type of fruit device you may or may not be sporting on your wrist.

Here’s the URL to the feed. You can launch iTunes on your desktop, select Subscribe to Podcast and paste in the URL:

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mtjc-podcast-podcast-about/id906987516?mt=2″ bg_color=”#cf93cf”]Subscribe Here[/button]

The podcast will be available shortly in the iTunes store (fingers crossed)

Comments are welcome below.

WWDC 2014 Keynote – what to expect

I posted a couple of images to the WWDC 2014 Glassboard page, for a couple of WWDC 2014 first timers. I’m reposting them here for those of you who haven’t heard about the board.

You can join the WWDC 2014 Glassboard discussion here: http://bit.ly/wwdc2014glassboard

Keynote line up and Badge pickup – I checked the timestamps on my photos from last year’s keynote. If you can pick up your Badge on Sunday. The line up starts early in the morning – I mean early! We went down at 6 am last year to join friends who lined up at 11pm Sunday. Apple let us into the building to line up on the second level at 7:15 am. There’s coffee, juices and pastries. We had to wait in the crowded halls until 9:30 am when they let us into the main room for the the keynote. Like others have said (I couldn’t find the old thread) you can line up after 9 am and you might also get into the main room. Lining up for the keynote is an experience like no other (except maybe the line up to Star Wars Episode VII). If you can travel down with some other devs, meet some in the line up. You can pick up your badge on Monday morning, but get it out of the way on Sunday if you can.

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the keynote line is on the right side and wraps around the building. The line up on the left is the Monday morning badge pick up line.

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 This is the front of the line inside at 7:20 am.

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Going up the escalator at 9:30am (WWDC 12)

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This is a close as you can get. Those seats in front are the VIP section. (those are friends who got moved up to VIP with their boss)

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This was Steve at the keynote. Again from the second row, behind the VIPs. c WWDC 11?

WWDC awesome customer service phone call

This afternoon my pal Gerry and I were all primed and prepped to buy WWDC 2013 tickets this when they went on sale (10am PDT). “I have a bad feeling about this,” was what I was feeling. At precisely 1pm EDT we started refreshing the web site when the “Buy Now” button appeared. We both punched the button and each saw the WWDC 2013 ticket in our carts.

We then simultaneously proceeded to the web site’s checkout. But wait! Even though we had both already logged into our developer accounts, we were asked to log in again – to confirm the purchase. We entered our credentials and were told that, “there was a problem” with our Apple IDs – keep in mind that I normally login to Apple several times a day.

“Huh,” I thought. I entered the credentials again. However once again I was told there was a problem with account. Next the Apple Store hiccuped and we were both simultaneously told that there was nothing in our carts. The tickets were “Sold Out“. It was now 1:03PM.

Gerry looked up at me and said, “Well, thanks for the coffee!” Despondently we parted ways, and went about our days.

At 5:35PM I got a call from San Jose. I rarely answer calls from the states. They’re often Indian developers offering off shore development. Today I took the call. The lady on the phone identified   herself as calling from Apple Developer Support. She said they had noticed that I was having trouble purchasing a ticket to WWDC. She went on to say that they did have a ticket set aside for me and that I would receive an email with instructions on how to complete the purchase.

That is unbelievable customer support. For all intents and purposes hundreds of developers had also had similar experiences. Apple was calling each of us to give us a chance to complete the purchase. Who does that? Apple that’s who. Incredible.

We’ve started a Facebook poll, to track other’s experiences:

if you miss WWDC 2013 tickets – try ALTWWDC dot com

In 2012, Appsterdam hosted a week long alternative WWDC conference. We had some awesome speakers, lunch, coffee and wifi. It was such a success last year that we are doing it again, but bigger and better! Plans aren’t finalised yet, but here are some of the things you can expect to see:

  • Location – We loved being at Stackmob last year, but we’ve moved to SF State within a block of Moscone
  • Speakers – Check them out!
  • Keynote breakfast – Food, chat and live blogs
  • Free Lunch!
  • Co-working – Wifi, coffee and peace

http://altwwdc.com

WWDC 2013 announced – tickets on sale Apr 25 @ 10am PDT

Apple has announced the dates for WWDC 2013. The conference will take place June 10-14, in San Francisco. It will offer new insights on future versions of iOS and OSX.

Eligibility

To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their ticket purchased by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.

Purchasing

Ticket purchases are limited to one (1) per person and five (5) per organization. The same credit card may be used up to five (5) times to purchase all of the tickets for your organization. However, each team member must sign in with their own Apple ID and purchase their own ticket.

So now we can set our calendars and stop taking our iPhones to bed.