Feb 11, 2021, 2:47 PM
Happy Thursday! Let’s get straight to the links this week!
Redux-like state container in SwiftUI. Connectors, by @mecid
Custom SwiftUI view styles, by @zntfdr
XCTest tips and tricks that can level up your Swift testing, by...
Feb 4, 2021, 2:57 PM
Happy Thursday! Busy week with lots of stuff from Apple, so let’s get to that:
Xcode 12.5 Beta 1 was released, and looking at the release notes, it’s filled with goodies: more reliable code completion, record GIFs from the...
Jan 28, 2021, 1:50 PM
Happy Thursday! Apple released iOS 14.4 this week, together with Xcode 12.4, which is great news if you got tired of the yellow tab bars and naviagtion bars that sometimes appeared in the iOS Simulator 🙃. Apple also just announced that...
Jan 21, 2021, 12:44 PM
Happy Thursday! Paul Hudson’s Swift Community Awards are in the voting phase. And while there’s no Best Newsletter category this year, I recommend you go and have a look at the nominees in all the categories and vote for the...
Jan 14, 2021, 1:07 PM
Happy Thursday! When Dave announced that he won’t be doing the iOS developer survey this year, I was hoping that someone from our community would step up and take initiative. And that’s exactly what happened. Thanks to Chris...
Jan 7, 2021, 12:45 PM
Happy Thursday, and Happy New Year! We’re back, after my first break from the newsletter in the last 3 years. It felt really good to have some time off. Hope you enjoyed the holidays, if you had them, and that you’re ready for...
Dec 17, 2020, 3:41 PM
Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week for Apple: iOS 14.3 is out, and with it, Xcode 12.3. With iOS 14.3 we also get the new App Clip Codes that Apple showcased at WWDC. Also in iOS 14.3, the App Store now shows the privacy labels...
Dec 10, 2020, 2:34 PM
Happy Thursday! It is now possible to use family-sharing for in-app purchases. And Xcode 12.3 RC1 is now available.
I think I wrote briefly about this in March as well, but now with the long nights, lack of sunshine and a new set of...
Dec 3, 2020, 3:34 PM
Happy Thursday! We only have a few more days until the privacy questions on App Store Connect become mandatory on 8 December. And the submissions for the App Store Small Business Program are now open. If you enter before December 18, you...
Nov 26, 2020, 4:03 PM
Happy Thursday! Same as every year, App Store Connect will go on holiday between 23 and 27 December, so make sure to schedule your releases in time. And since now it’s that time of year where you can usually get discounts and good...
Nov 19, 2020, 2:45 PM
Happy Thursday! Something completely unexpected happened yesterday: Apple announced the App Store Small Business Program, which means that developers making less than $1 million can have their commission reduced from 30% to 15%. This is...
Nov 12, 2020, 2:57 PM
Happy Thursday! Are you getting a new mac? Or holding on, hoping for a larger Pro model in spring? The new processors seem amazing and at first look it appears that Apple was able to make more performant and cheaper macs than their current...
Nov 5, 2020, 5:37 PM
Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week in Apple news! There’s a very detailed Swift concurrency roadmp and yes, async/await will be coming to Swift eventually 😄. iOS 14.2 was released with new emoji and wallpapers, and if that...
Oct 29, 2020, 4:23 PM
Happy Thursday! According to Mixpanel’s reports, there are now more devices running iOS 14 than iOS 13. It is a slower adoption than for iOS 13 or iOS 12, and it is a bit different than the data I am seeing from our apps, where iOS...
Oct 22, 2020, 4:00 PM
Happy Thursday! Are you waiting impatiently for the delivery person to knock on your door tomorrow? The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro as well as the iPad Air (4th gen) have already been reviewed by press and bloggers, and are ready to get in the...
Oct 15, 2020, 3:32 PM
Happy Thursday! The iPhone event was on Tuesday, and Apple unveiled 4 new iPhones and HomePod mini. I’m most likely not going to upgrade my phone, as I did it last year, but I really love the blue color of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini...
Oct 8, 2020, 2:48 PM
Happy Thursday! The much-expected Apple event has been announced for next Tuesday, where we’ll likely see the new iPhones. In Swift news, two new packages have been released, Swift Atomics and Swift Algorithms. Swift Atomics can help...
Oct 1, 2020, 3:37 PM
Happy Thursday! It’s been a quiet week, mostly. Apple released some marketing tools for app developers, for generating links to the app on the app store, embed code for app icons, download badges, or qr codes. In other news,...
Sep 24, 2020, 1:23 PM
Happy Thursday! Did you update your phone to iOS 14? Because iOS 14.0.1 is already out 😁. According to Mixpanel, iOS 14 adoption seems to be going well, with a bit more than 30% adoption after one week.
Tabs and pages in...
Sep 17, 2020, 4:06 PM
Happy Thursday! So much has happened this week! Where to start from?
Apple updated the App Store Review Guidelines with some clarifications on App Clips and widgets, but also with some more info that seems to be directly related to the...
Sep 10, 2020, 3:06 PM
Happy Thursday! Apple announced a special event on September 15 and the rumours can’t agree if it’s an iPhone event like all the other early September events from the previous years or if it’s an iPad and Apple Watch only...
Sep 3, 2020, 3:23 PM
Happy Thursday! We finally have more details on the app privacy questions, something Apple announced at WWDC in June. And another pretty big news from Apple is that later this year they will introduce subscriptions offer codes. Apart from...
Aug 27, 2020, 3:04 PM
Happy Thursday! Beta 6 of Xcode 12 and iOS 14 is here already, as well as the first beta of iOS 13.7 😳
Flexible layouts in SwiftUI, by @zntfdr
Designing Custom UICollectionViewListCell in Interface Builder, by...
Aug 20, 2020, 12:49 PM
Happy Thursday! This week we got the Xcode 12 Beta 5 and iOS 14 Beta 5, and we’re getting closer and closer to the final versions, and also an updated TestFlight which also allows testing of AppClips. TestFlight also got a new icon...
Aug 13, 2020, 11:37 AM
Happy Thursday! Yes, there were discussions again about Apple’s App Store rules, and no, again, I’m not going to write about those. We’re getting closer to September, so it’s time to start planning testing your apps...
Aug 6, 2020, 2:36 PM
Happy Thursday! Apple seems committed to get new betas out every 2 weeks this summer, so this week we got the Beta 4 of its OSes and also of Xcode 12. iOS 14 Beta 4 comes with the ExposureNotifications framework, which wasn’t...
Jul 30, 2020, 2:37 PM
Happy Thursday! The main topic of this week seems to have been yesterday’s big tech antitrust hearing in the US House of Representatives, which in our community brought into discussion, again, the App Store, the 30% cut, in-app...
Jul 23, 2020, 12:12 PM
Happy Thursday! Busy week for Apple, who released the Beta 3 of Xcode 12 and of iOS and iPadOS and also open sourced parts of the Exposure Notification framework. Apart from that, a pretty quiet week again, probably also because of the...
Jul 16, 2020, 11:12 AM
Happy Thursday! If we ignore Facebook crashing all the apps in the App Store again last Friday, it’s been a pretty quiet week. So it’s the perfect time to try and watch some more WWDC videos :)
Mastering grids in...
Jul 9, 2020, 2:45 PM
Happy Thursday! Two weeks have passed since WWDC, so we got the second beta of Xcode 12 this week, as well as the second betas of the operating systems. What’s more, Apple is releasing the public beta of its operating systems...
Jul 2, 2020, 2:45 PM
Happy Thursday! It’s the week after WWDC, content about the new APIs is starting to pop up more and more, and if you think you’re falling behind because you haven’t watched as many sessions as you were hoping, just...
Jun 25, 2020, 3:13 PM
Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed the special edition I sent out after the first day of WWDC. This week is turning out great for iOS developers. I must say, I’m really enjoying the new format of WWDC. I never attended WWDC in...