Tag Archives: Apple Watch

Episode 124 – AllowsArbitraryLoads

This week we follow up on building Apple Watch apps to aid seniors in trouble, Google Home coming to Canada and configuring Amazon Echo to work in Canada. Jaime tells us about the latest digital assistant from Japan. Tim talks about working with HomeKit, Siri and using Homebridge. We close off the follow up with parking your Tesla with Alexa and Uber’s self driving car program ends.

We discuss the Octoverse report on popular language repositories on Github. App Transport Security comes into full effect on January 1, 2017 and we discuss how Apple will be inspecting apps for compliance. Finally we discuss Makers vs Menders.

Picks: Super Mario Run, Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup and Auto-include Open-Source Acknowledgements with CocoaPods.

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Episode 108 – The Magnificent Seven?

This is our follow up to the Apple Event, on Sept 7, 2016, where the iPhone 7 and Watch Series 2 was announced. We discuss the new hardware and features of the two products. Also covered is Nintendo’s Mario coming to iOS and Pokemon coming to the Apple Watch. We also cover Apple’s prior announcement about App Store housekeeping. Picks: Fangirls, the Apple Sept 7 Event and MTJC T-Shirt sightings.

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Episode 85 – Roses Are Grey. Violets are Grey. I Am a Dog.

This week we discuss the inevitable death of Twitter, the rise of Pro iOS app pricing and the return of old formats. We follow up on feedback regarding privacy as discussed on Episode 84. We hear Tim’s opinion on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and discuss the differences with it’s larger sibling. We discuss Joe Cieplinski’s post on iPhone SE upgrade woes. Booking.com breaks iOS 9.3. Picks: Linux on Windows, Safari Preview Edition, nscurl, Hermes knockoffs, Google Cardboard for iOS and Charles Proxy.

Correction: TLS 1.2 is the current version. Thanks to @NolanObrien

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Episode 72 – Just Another Spin Around the Sun

We are graced by the presence of Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as guest hosts. We discuss the freshly minted update to the Twitter for Mac app. We discuss The IndieDevStock conference coming to Nashville TN in the fall. Starting with a follow up on building apps for the iPad Pro, we review the Best tech for developers in 2015. Picks: Parsing JSON in Swift, 12 Resolutions for Programmers and Procreate.

Greg sez: still lots of “Tweetie” and “Tweetie2” mentions when poking inside the app bundle

Greg sez: still lots of “Tweetie” and “Tweetie2” mentions when poking inside the app bundle

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Episode 69 – Swift Takes Flight

We follow up on the Apple Watch now that Jaime is back. We discuss the first Apple TV Tech Talk (SuperGirl spoilers) in  Toronto. We follow up on Swift Open Source, which actually went live on github. We also discuss the Taxonomy of Developers as seen by Y-Combinators. Wire framing tools are also discussed. Picks: AppCooker, Swift Algorithm News and MacID.

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Episode 49 – We Say Ship it!

This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster,  Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.

Sponsored by: Hired.com

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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 39 – Hey Siri! Are We There Yet?

This week we discuss the rework of the Overcast app for the Apple Watch. We also discuss the future use of a Siri API – will Apple open it up at WWDC 2015? We discuss the early impressions of iTunes Connect Analytics. We explore Evan Dekhayser’s use of Darwin Notifications to enable the sharing of data between the iPhone and the Watch. Aaron’s pick is the MacBook, Guest Host Greg Heo’s is MMWormhole and Tim picks Reduce Motion as a survival skill on the Watch.

Episode 39 Show Notes:

Redesigning Overcast’s Watch App
Overcast: Podcast Player
“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” What Would a Siri API Look Like?
Things
Toastmasters
App Analytics
Robin Senior
The Score app
Brian Gilham
Globe & Mail app
An @import-ant Change in Xcode
Sharing Core Data between iPhone and Watch Apps
Darwin Notification Concepts
Device Tracker
TypeRacer.com
Magpie Video (@magpievideo on twitter)

Episode 39 Picks:

MacBook (2015)
MMWormhole
How to reduce motion on your Apple Watch

Watch Blue Print

Episode 38 – Performing Triage on Your Wrist

This week we discuss the recent WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup at MaRS Discovery District, which had panel discussions on the Apple Watch launch and experiences of early app developers. We discuss interacting with the watch, apps, activity. We speculate about Siri, Cortana and Google Now API access. Using Apple Watch buttons, force touch and the Digital Crown. We also talk about Craig Hockenberry’s angry post on discoveryd.

It was Daniel Bader who coined the term “performing triage on your phone” at the WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup.

Correct email address for Mark Rubin is markr[at]smappsoft.com

MTJC T-Shirts available until May 13, 2015

Panel: Tom Emrich, Raju Mudhar, Randi Bergman, Nicole Bogart, Patrick O'Rourke & Daniel Bader photo: Billy Lee

Panel: Tom Emrich, Raju Mudhar, Randi Bergman, Nicole Bogart, Patrick O’Rourke & Daniel Bader
photo: Billy Lee

We Are Wearables Journalist Panel

photo: Billy Lee

 

Fuad's tweet

 

Tim's fit

Tim’s Watch band setting

 

 

Episode 38 Show Notes:

Apple releases guidelines for creating third-party Apple Watch bands
Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch (PDF)
Apple preps in-store stock & pickup option
WeAreWearables.com
Raju Mudhar
Nicole Bogart
Patrick O’Rourke
Daniel Bader
Randi Bergman
Tom Emrich
iOS 9: Siri Extensions – Chris Wagner
My Biggest WatchKit Mistake – Part 1
My Biggest WatchKit Mistake – Part 2
Brian Gilham
Natasha the Robot
Phillipe Casorla
DiscoveryD Clusterf*ck
iconfactory
Should you get a stylus for your Apple Watch?
Blockly
Rebus
Briana Wu on Patreon

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Star Wars X-Wing for Mac
28 Apple Watch tips and tricks
Linkitz

watch on stand

Episode 37 – Aaron’s Apple Watch Strikes Out

This week Aaron and Tim discuss their first impressions of using the watch; quality of design and construction, durability, third party app performance and satisfaction. Also items that developers should consider. We discuss Apple’s ability to sell the world on a new product with hinging on specifications.

Episode 37 Notes:

First Day in the Life of an Apple Watch User – Jerica Thraux
TreadDesk.com
We Destroyed the Apple Watch
MLB At Bat
Lose It!
Twitterific 5
Overcast: Podcast Player
Globe and Mail app
Consumer Reports runs Apple Watch through scientific torture test
Apple Watch Stand on Thingiverse
NSCoderTO Meetup
Greg Heo
Brian Gilham
Mark Pavlidis
Freshbooks

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Apple Watch
Noodles!