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Episode 127 – Empty Jay Sea and the Holy Grail

This week Tammy Coron, Jaime Lopez Jr and Tim Mitra follow up on What the iPhone Means to Me as well as Consumer Reports turnaround on recommending the new MacBook Pro. We also follow up on rumors of Apple taking of Netflix and Spotify by creating it’s own content. We discuss Google’s acquisition of the Fabric set of tools. We delve into the world of digital color discussing Instagram’s adoption of Wide Color. We also examine Ash Furrow’s post on Naming Things in Swift. Our Picks this week are; Affinity Designer, Universal Principles of Design, The History of Paper Money and Zepelin.

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mtjc 80s retro

Episode 122 – What is Internet?

This week we answer #askMTJC about how we use the pragma mark in our apps. We also follow up as we test drive Setapp’s beta program. We discuss the @available attribute in Swift that allows you to use new iOS features while maintaining backward compatibility. We the new Bluetooth 5 announcement and discuss some contradictory articles on the wearables market. Aaron gives a status report on CarPlay in his new car. Picks: Pre-Apple return Steve Jobs TV interview, Wang 1980’s TV commercial and Inside the secret meeting where Apple revealed the state of its AI research.

Sponsored by: Buddy Build

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Episode 122 Picks:

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Episode 117 – All That and a Bag of Dongles

This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.

Sponsored by Hired

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Episode 117 Picks:

The One Ring

Episode 54 – The Fellowship of Swift

This week we follow up on the Swift adoption discussion started last week. We discuss the “All you eat” software models. We discuss the role of Product Manager in development. Tim Cook sends an email and saves stock market. Picks Crossy Road (Pacman edition), PAC-MAN 256 and iSwift.

NB The 360|iDev 2015 videos should be ready around Sept 4, 2015

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Episode 55 Picks:

WWDC Cake

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!

Line up at the Women’s washroom outside Presidio – Progress!

 

The RayWenderlich.com team dinner at WWDC15/AltConf15

The RayWenderlich.com team dinner at WWDC15/AltConf15

Episode 43 Show Notes

Episode 43 Picks

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

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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

Episode 38 Picks:

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

MTJC ASCII

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.

What you won’t hear on the show – due to technical difficulties (Mac is Tim’s dog.)

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

adventure

Episode 28 – Sour Cream Glazed Arduino Kits

In this week’s episode we discuss the launch of Pebble Time on Kickstarter. Jaime introduces Origami 2.0 to the group. We follow up on Apple’s Pay Once & Pay and a recent CBC story on Tim Horton’s Rollup the Rim. We also touch on the recent nerdlearn panel discussion on the Apple Watch. Our Picks this week are Reflector, Alto’s Adventure and LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit. We also discuss Tim’s recently acquired Hand Turkey.

Hand Turkey by @Georgia_Dow presented to @BearInATeaCup at #nerdlearn

Hand Turkey by @Georgia_Dow presented to @BearInATeaCup at #nerdlearn

Marty's FLIR printed by Tim @riverdale3D

Marty’s FLIR printed by Tim @riverdale3D

Episode 28 Notes:

Why Apple Wants You to Buy Games
Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win focus of developer’s data analysis
New “Pebble Time” launch on Kickstarter
Apple will fight iOS bugs with first-ever iOS Public Betas: 8.3 in March, 9 in summer
Introducing Origami Live
NSNorth 2015
Tim Horton’s Roll Up the Rim
Rim Roller
Adafruit
Mattt Thompson
Philippe Casgrain
Mark Pavlidis
Georgia Dow
Isometric Show
PandaEquality (the issue is discussed at 24:00)
Brian Gilham
WatchKit Recources
Arduino Starter Kit from Arduino.cc (also available at adafruit and amazon)
Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, Second Edition

Episode 28 Picks:

Reflector App
Alto’s Adventure
LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit

 

i-road

Episode 27 – Great, Billowing Clouds of Smoke

This week we continue our speculation on the rumored Apple Car. Is it autonomous or simply electric. We also discuss the Other App Store™ and the new Pinterest capability of featuring pinned links to apps. Later we comment on the “Pay Once & Play” App Store feature which appeared last week. We also debate the requirement to pay for developer enrollment and the continuing 70/30 revenue split on App Store published apps.

Getting an early start.

Getting an early start.

Episode 27 Show Notes:

Apple Wants to Design a Car as Ambition Knows No Bounds
The Shape of Things to Come – New Yorker article on Jony Ive
Useful Dropbox update – adds Share Sheets
Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest
Apple responds to freemium hate with a new Pay Once & Play category
Apple Promotes Games Without In-App Purchases in App Store
70/30 vs Tiered App Store Cut
Inquisitive 70/30 Discussion
Space Shuttle Map
iOS Animations by Tutorials – Setting Swift in Motion

Episode 27 Picks:

Effortless Responsiveness with AsyncDisplayKit
Giflay
Hotel Tonight
Core Animator

Photos: Tim Mitra & Greg Heo

Photo: Steven Elphick 2014

Episode 24 – Just Add Water

This week we discuss the Betty Crocker approach to harder on boarding. As well we discuss Charles Parry’s follow up post on metakite.com about the State of the App Store, in light of numbers released by Marco Arment and Ustwo. Our Picks this week are Material Palette, Apple’s Quarterly Income, Pocket and the New England Patriots vs the Seattle Seahawks.

 Episode Notes:

Charles Perry – The Shape of the AppStore
DEAR ZOË KEATING: TELL YOUTUBE TO TAKE A HIKE
Why harder onboarding can lead to better users.
PhotoShop Express (PS Express)
iPhoto iOS

Episode Picks:
Material Palette
Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later
Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever
Super Bowl XLIX
Scales & Modes Scales & Modes for iPad by Smappsoft

Photo: Steven Elphick