iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 493 - Feb 5th 2021
Feb 5, 2021, 10:28 AM
It was Data Privacy Day last week, and Apple was all over it. The most significant part of the event was Tim Cook’s appearance at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference. Tim doesn’t often...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 492 - Jan 29th 2021
Jan 29, 2021, 10:00 AM
I’ve been accepting suggestions for links to include in iOS Dev Weekly for years using off the shelf web form software. It worked, but every time someone suggested a blog post, I’d reply by email to thank...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 491 - Jan 22nd 2021
Jan 22, 2021, 10:55 AM
It’s a couple of weeks old now, but this post from Pedro Piñera stuck with me. He talks about open-source projects, why people work on them, and how the expectations of people who find your code might be...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 490 - Jan 15th 2021
Jan 15, 2021, 12:25 PM
Everyone was a little confused by Apple’s pre-announcement of a “not a product” announcement earlier this week. I didn’t think it would particularly be related to iOS development, but it turned out that it...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 489 - Jan 8th 2021
Jan 8, 2021, 10:00 AM
Happy new year! I hope you all enjoyed a break from work over the holidays, I know I enjoyed some much-needed downtime (although I did use some of it to start writing a new app… Will I ever learn?! 😬). I...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 488 - Jan 1st 2021
Jan 1, 2021, 10:00 AM
Happy New Year! 🎉🎊🎉
I hope you all managed to find some time to rest and relax over the holiday break. I know I really appreciated a couple of weeks off before embarking on the road to Issue 500, which is...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 487 - Dec 18th 2020
Dec 18, 2020, 12:48 PM
I think it’s fair to say that this year has been exceptional, for all the wrong reasons. 😬
Yes, our industry has fared better than most in 2020, and we should all be grateful for that, but that doesn’t mean...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 486 - Dec 11th 2020
Dec 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
This is a fascinating story from McLaren Stanley about a rewrite of the Uber app in the early days of Swift. If you’ve not yet read it, go and give it a look now. I promise it’s worth your time.
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 485 - Dec 4th 2020
Dec 4, 2020, 12:01 PM
When you run your own business, the decision of how to spend your time is always tricky. When should you take on contract work, and when should you spend time working on something that’s less financially...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 484 - Nov 27th 2020
Nov 27, 2020, 10:02 AM
There’s no long introductory comment this week. Instead, I’m going to start by wishing those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday a happy one! I hope you managed to make the best of what must have...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 483 - Nov 20th 2020
Nov 20, 2020, 11:13 AM
Sometimes, not having to write about the latest Apple developer news until Friday is a blessing. If an announcement drops early in the week, it gives me a few days to think about how I really feel about it...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 482 - Nov 13th 2020
Nov 13, 2020, 10:30 AM
As I write this, the first Apple Silicon Macs are making their way across oceans labelled with the names and addresses of lucky, or impatient, people all over the world.
We got a glimpse at the future of...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 481 - Nov 6th 2020
Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 AM
It’s (presumably) Apple Silicon time! Of all the events that Apple have held since WWDC, this is the one I’ve been most looking forward to. That’s not to say that the new iPhones and other products aren’t...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 480 - Oct 30th 2020
Oct 30, 2020, 1:40 PM
Pricing is a vast, complex topic, and it’s hard to talk about in generic terms – it’s far too dependent on the product being priced.
Business models are easier to talk about, proven by the multitude of...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 479 - Oct 23rd 2020
Oct 23, 2020, 12:05 PM
Let’s talk a little more about the App Store, shall we? Fear not though, I’m not going to talk about problems this week, but opportunities.
Specifically, an opportunity offered by iOS 14 that you might not...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 478 - Oct 16th 2020
Oct 16, 2020, 12:41 PM
I really enjoyed reading Riley Testut’s article “Thoughts on the App Store” this week. He talks about the legal challenges Apple are facing and how sideloading might be in the platform’s future.
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 477 - Oct 9th 2020
Oct 9, 2020, 1:02 PM
Is everyone ready for their phone to feel slow and outdated? 😬
Orchestrate macOS VMs on genuine Apple hardware - Try Orka
With Orka and...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 476 - Oct 2nd 2020
Oct 2, 2020, 12:38 PM
It’s been a joy to hear to the story behind Widgetsmith direct from David Smith this week. I don’t often link to podcasts, mainly because I don’t listen to tech podcasts anymore (I stopped because I spend...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 475 - Sep 25th 2020
Sep 25, 2020, 12:22 PM
It’s always hard to tell which features of a new iOS release are going to be a hit with your app’s users. Should you spend time creating a widget, an App Clip, adding support for Siri, or any of a multitude...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 474 - Sep 18th 2020
Sep 18, 2020, 12:41 PM
Over the years, the cadence of the annual iOS release schedule has settled to become very predictable. First betas arrive in early June, then update every few weeks until the mid-September event where the...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 473 - Sep 11th 2020
Sep 11, 2020, 12:52 PM
I wasn’t ever really excited about “Sign in with Apple”. Yes, it’s a step forward compared to the alternatives, but it’s still giving some level of control of your app’s user accounts to a third party. That...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 472 - Sep 4th 2020
Sep 4, 2020, 10:00 AM
There’s been more App Store talk this week after Apple posted news about “App Review process updates” on Monday.
As far as I’m aware, this isn’t anything new. Instead, it’s the execution of the promises...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 471 - Aug 28th 2020
Aug 28, 2020, 12:42 PM
One thing a few people noticed in my piece about the current App Store issues, was that I didn’t even mention the option of Apple allowing other store apps or side-loading (which would lead to a...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 470 - Aug 21st 2020
Aug 21, 2020, 11:20 AM
Just six weeks ago, Sven and I launched the Swift Package Index - A site dedicated to helping you make better decisions about your dependencies.
Today, we’re releasing our next major feature — comprehensive...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 469 - Aug 14th 2020
Aug 14, 2020, 11:48 AM
There’s no other way to describe what happened yesterday other than to say that Epic declared war on Apple. They pushed very specific buttons, with full knowledge of what would happen, and they carefully...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 468 - Aug 7th 2020
Aug 7, 2020, 10:39 AM
You’ve likely seen Kane Cheshire’s post this week talking about his experiments with Process and a Swift package manifest file. If not, read that before continuing here.
It’s not surprising to see that...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 467 - Jul 31st 2020
Jul 31, 2020, 10:46 AM
“My new project is 100% written with …”
I see this phrase everywhere in the iOS/Swift community. Most recently the ellipsis is replaced by SwiftUI, but it has been many other things too. It may seem like a...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 466 - Jul 24th 2020
Jul 24, 2020, 11:33 AM
I usually write my comment for this newsletter on Wednesday or Thursday during the week, and this week was no different. Except, you’ll have to wait another week to read what I had drafted because Apple...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 465 - Jul 17th 2020
Jul 17, 2020, 10:35 AM
It's been quite a quiet week in iOS development, which always happens at around this point in the beta cycle. The excitement of the new shiny things has started to fade, and everyone always goes a little...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 464 - Jul 10th 2020
Jul 10, 2020, 10:24 AM
Every day is a great day to remove (or advocate for the removal of) the Facebook SDK from your apps, but today is an especially... great... day... 🙄 How many times will Facebook get away with causing half...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 463 - Jul 3rd 2020
Jul 3, 2020, 10:06 AM
I wanted to write something about sponsoring open-source projects a couple of weeks ago when this post appeared, but WWDC dominates everything! But I didn't forget, and I'll talk about it now instead.
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 462 - Jun 26th 2020
Jun 26, 2020, 10:05 AM
The question of Apple not caring enough about the Mac and macOS has been a frequent topic of conversation for years now, ever since the iPhone started dominating the company’s financials.