We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.
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.