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Episode 101 – Has a Shiny Apple Logo On It

We start the show with a discussion of Two Factor Authentication on Apple IDs. We discuss the Best Burritos in the US. We answer Allan Edmonds #askMTJC question about our first computers and our predictions for the next 5 years. We follow up on Mark’s iPhone swollen battery. We discuss whether to buy AppleCare, the discuss the delay in Apple Mac hardware, SoftBank’s purchase of Arm, the rumored iPhone 7 Pro and iOS Beta Periods. We also discuss iOS 9.3.3 security update. Picks: Scrivener for iOS Effective Objective-C 2.0

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Episode 100 – Rocket to the Moon

This week we answer an askMTJC question about how the show is made and what the podcast means to each of us. Aaron follows up with another 3D Printer. We discuss how Google makes better iOS apps than Google Play apps. We chat about Facebook’s mobile test devices, an audio filtering app for Android written in Swift, No Man’s Sky and Nintendo’s invite to it’s developer program. Picks: Rocket, The Secret Life of Types in Swift, Pokémon GO by Niantic, Inc., Silly Lightning Talk About Naming Things (Olof Hellman, June 9, 2016), Original Apollo 11 guidance computer (AGC) source code and iOS 10 Screencast: iMessage Sticker Packs

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Margaret Hamilton with the Apollo Guidance code.

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Episode 99 – Tenth Anniversary iPhone

This week we follow up on Raise To Wake, iPhone 7 rumors, iCloud Core Data and the MacBook Air. We examine RESTful, Software’s Diseconomies of Scale and also discuss Agile methodologies. Picks: Lulzbot Mini, Maker Festival, Pokemon Go and  Continuous C# and F# IDE for the iPad

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Episode 98 – No Longer Spinning Rust

This week Greg Heo leads the all West Coast show. We begin with a discussion about NSPredicate. #askMtJC covers tips for finding your first job. We follow up on Swift Playgrounds and APFS. We discuss GraphQL and the rumored in-screen Home button on the iPhone 7. Picks:  Ultimate Apple IO death chart, Git standup, Detecting Low Power mode, WWDC app

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Episode 97 – More Than Just WWDC 2016 Videos

This week we follow up on Apple’s app subscriptions. We also discuss Joist’s departure from Toronto, laying off 60 employees. We discuss our favorite WWDC 2016 sessions.
Picks: Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit – Includes Pi Zero V1.3, How to undo (almost) anything with Git, The Children’s Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes, Lightweight Generics in Objective-C, Swift Playgrounds – Teacher’s guide, App Development with Swift

Correction: there are approximately 100,000 Swift apps on the App Store, not 10,000 as we stated in the recording

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This past week was Apple’s WWDC 2016. We met midweek to discuss our initial impressions of the Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few of the sessions that we were able to see. We had a chance to look at the betas for macOS Sierra, iOS 10 and Xcode 8. Picks: Swift Playgrounds on iPad, API reference, App Review Guidelines (The Comic Book), Optimizing App Startup Time

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Episode 95 – Batman & Rubin

This week we follow up on Apple Pay. Our #askMTJC spawns questions about getting a start in freelance, bootcamps for Android, expectations of Xcode 8 and does host Mark Rubin have a personal Twitter account. We dive in and discuss Apple’s newly announced App Subscriptions, Shortened Review Times and Paid App Search Ads. Jaime introduced WWDC Friends. We also discuss our WWDC wish list. Picks: Motion Stills by Google, Android iPhone Case, Oslo Coding, Creating and Distributing iOS Frameworks

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Episode 94 – Objective-C for Swift Developers

This week we discuss the rumoured OLED display bar for the MacBook Pro line. We follow up on Mekorama, Mekorama Forum and Twitterrific’s Tip Jar. We discuss Apple Pay initial role out in Canada. We cover the Swift 3.0 Preview for developers. We discuss naming classes in code as well as delegates vs observers. Picks: MTJC T-Shirts Update, NSCache, Jazzy and Hyperdev

Tim’s conversation with Martin Magni
> How did you build it? Unity?

I wrote it from scratch in C and used the (open source) Bullet Physics library.
> Did you do all the work, art, music?
Yes. I’m a bit of a jack of all trades 😉
> What made you decide on pay what you want?
I wanted to try IAPs. But locking features down would hurt the game. Especially given its create and share functionality, which benefits from having many users contribute content. PWYW “solves” these issues and seems relatively untried in the app stores.
> We talk about devs charging decent money for their work. How has the IAP performed. Not to be to specific. Are you happy with the result?
I charge exactly what the app is worth to you, couldn’t get more decent than that.
Are people paying? Some. (Thank you!) Am I making minimum wage? No. Will I survive? Yes, I’m extremely frugal.
> What cause the app to tip? Was it marketing, interviews, luck?
Would it be presumptuous of me to suggest that the quality of the game played a role? Making it free helped too.
> How long did it take? Were you working on it exclusively?
I’m a full time indie dev. I worked exclusively on the game for almost a year and a half.
> How are your other apps doing, do you have any?
My first game (in my current solo constellation) was 2015’s Odd Bot Out. It’s pay to play and has done better than Mekorama (so far).

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Episode 93 – Hey Siri! Can We Talk?

This week Jaime follows up on Google IO – Android Instant Apps & FireBase, as well as Google Play services. We delve into Firebase’s new platform. Tim also follows up on discussions with Ryan MacLeod developer of Blackbox (SPOILER: 24:30 – 27:00). We discuss Apple’s future plans with rumored Siri SDK and a voice-enabled home device as well as Vocal IQ. We look at Apple technologies and make predictions of what Apple will introduce at WWDC16. We also look at the upcoming 5G technologies. Picks: Xcode search, Blockhead, Mekorama (we CollectionView and ScrollView in the after show)

Yes, I incorrectly stated the power charger requirement for iPads. It requires a 10 volt charger.

“Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher

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from the Toronto Star – May 23, 2016

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Episode 92 – The MTJC Book Club

This week we are joined by Greg Heo to get caught up on his move to San Francisco. We discuss  the 12 inch MacBook. We discuss a couple of #askMTJC questions on books and resources for iOS developers as well as finding inspiration and blockers. We follow up on Perfectsoft, Swift 3.0 and the lack of ABI compatibility, MacID, a Women in Code study and Shorter App review times. Picks: Gboard, Finda.photo, Pallets, Disrupted and Swift Algorithm Club.

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