The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends.
Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company.
The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...
Predictions for Apple Watch, Objective-C, Google, and the rise of Snapchat
Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Predictions by Alexander Stigsen, the CEO and co-founder of Realm
By the end of 2017, the Apple Watch will still have a very small and uninteresting ecosystem of apps. It won’t be until the next generation of Watch - Series 3 in maybe late 2017 before the Watch platform is sufficiently powerful to attract significant third-party applications...
Swift Programmers Using Checkmarx Can Now Detect Security and Code Flaws
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Richard Harris
Since launching publicly at Apple’s WWDC in 2014, Swift has soared in popularity amongst programmers and has caught the attention of other major technology players in the process. Google is now even considering implementing Swift as a “first class” language for Android. Facebook and Uber are exploring ways to make Swift more central to their operations, while IBM, ...
Which Operating System Keeps Users More Engaged
Monday, July 4, 2016 by Momchil Kyurkchiev
Google and Apple are locked in an incredibly tight race for mobile dominance. A lot is up in the air with upcoming Android N and iOS 10, but one thing is clear: right now, Android is winning, not only in market share, but also in app engagement. However, all that could change with announcements from Google I/O and WWDC.Keeping users engaged is more important than ever a...
Swift's Move to Enterprise - An Interview with IBM
Friday, June 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
A recent conversation with John Ponzo, IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer for Mobile, revealed some pretty interesting insights into the progression of Swift for the enterprise and what to expect in the coming months.ADM: Tell us a little bit about IBM’s work with Swift. What is the goal in bringing Swift to the cloud?Ponzo: At IBM, we’ve seen the value of Swift as...
Didn't Get a Ticket to WWDC - Check Out These Alternate Events in San Francisco
Friday, May 27, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference is a notoriously hard ticket to get. And if you are one of the lucky ones, congratulations! For everyone else, you can still immerse yourself in all things Apple with other events that are being in San Francisco held during the week of June 13 - 17. While you might not be able attend the actual event, you can still network a...
Apple Watch Rapidly Moving to Dominate Wearable Market
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Richard Harris
Apple’s first foray into the wearables market is just more proof of the company’s dominance in mobile technology as it is now second in total worldwide wearable sales in the latest the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report. According to the IDC, Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 201...
With Material Design Rules, Google Has the Upper Hand on Cross-platform UX
Monday, July 27, 2015 by Guilherme Schmitt
For a long time, the world of mobile platforms was based on two absolute truths – Google offerings were in the utilitarian realm – more capable yet not aesthetically pleasing – while Apple software had a more narrow feature set with a strong focus on user experience. Recently however, those absolute truths fell apart. Google I/O 2014 saw the introduction of Materia...
Apple Announcements at WWDC Include Introduction of iOS 9
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Richard Harris
During its keynote kicking off WWDC 2015, one of the highlight Apple announcements was iOS 9, which will be available this fall. According to Apple, in this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with search and improved Siri features. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad provide users that ability to work with two apps s...
IOS Developers Will Have a Chance to Win a Spot to Attend WWDC 2015 on June 8 12
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Richard Harris
Its official - the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held on June 8-12 in San Francisco. And this year, Apple is hosting a lottery to allow iOS developers to enter for a chance to attend the event.The opportunity to buy tickets to WWDC 2015 will be offered by random selection for developers who register by Friday, April 17, at 10a.m. PDT. Apple will a...
App Developer Magazine Definitive Guide to the Top Mobile App Developer Conferences for 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
You would think that we would be able to stop and take a breath as we close out 2014, but noooo; I’ll be on an early Southwest flight to Las Vegas to catch the first three events of the year – ATT Developer’s Conference, AppNation and CES – all the first full week of January 2105. It’s going to be a crazy year for sure!I really haven’t even thought about my conference s...
Apple Opens New Swift Blog, Announces Xcode 6 Beta 3 for iOS Development
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
As Apple moves forward with the refinement of the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which works side-by-side with Objective-C, it has launched a new Swift specific blog. In Apples words, “This new blog will bring you a behind-the-scenes look into the design of the Swift language by the engineers who created it, in addition to the l...
Build Apps That Can Take Signatures Using DocuSign's New SDK
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
At WWDC this week, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced the availability of the industry’s first Mobile SDK for iOS that enables mobile developers to build Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and electronic signing capabilities natively into mobile apps. Built on DocuSign’s industry leading DTM platform, the DocuSign Mobile SDK is optimized for rapid development so dev...
Get Your Reading Glasses: Apple Publishes 500 Page Behemoth of a Guide for New Swift Programming Language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
From a developer standpoint, one of the top news out of Apple’s WWDC is the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which works side-by-side with Objective-C.Apple is touting the platform as a fast, high-performance LLVM compiler, where Swift code is transformed into optimized native code, tuned to get the most out of modern Mac, iPhone, and iPad hardw...
An Overview of Apple Cloud Kit Framework Recently Announced at WWDC 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Cloud Kit allows developers to leverage iCloud and build apps with the new CloudKit framework. Developers can securely store and retrieve app data, like structured data, in a database or assets directly from iCloud. CloudKit also enables users to anonymously sign in to apps with their iCloud Apple IDs without sharing their personal information.With Cloud Kit, developers...
Apple’s WWDC Brings OS X Yosemite With New Swift for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and Advances in App Extensions, SpriteKit, SceneKit, Safari, and iCloud
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
The announcement of OS X Yosemite brings the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch as well as advances in SpriteKit and SceneKit, Safari, iCloud, and more.Some of the highlights include:App ExtensionsWith App Extensions any app can add new functionality to OS X Yosemite, enabling access to app features from almost anywhere. Once a user installs an app...
iOS 8 to Offer App Developers More than 4,000 New APIS, Plus a Host of Other Goodies
Monday, June 2, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Its official, iOS 8 is on its way and the beta version of the operating system is now available for developers to play with. Announced at WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and the new programming language, Swift (available in Xcode 6), were all big news. This article concentrates on iOS 8, which will be available this fall as a free software update for users.iOS 8 lets develo...
Developer Week Kicks Off In San Francisco
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Do you think the folks in San Francisco get tired of developers? I mean really, Apps World just ended, the Game Developers Conference is just around the corner, so is Microsoft Build, Apple’s WWDC, and on and on!This week, the hits just keep coming with the arrival of the Developer Week 2014 Conference running this week through Friday. Of course, the eve...
Apple Launches New iPad Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, and Much More!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
The event started with the same Apple commercial all about "Made by Apple" creation they played at the WWDC in June.
Tim Cook takes the stage and starts talking about all of the new things we'll see today.
He starts with some iPhone stats. He mentions 9 million iPhones sold first weekend of launch.
Video presentation starts created at an Apple retail store around...
Apple Officially Announces The iPhone 5C and 5S Take My Money!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
First we learned about the iTunes festival, wait - there was a festival for iTunes?Next month Apple will officially shop the 700 millionth iOS device!iOS7 is up first, lets talk about what's new and has changed.Soon, we’ll witness an event where virtually overnight people download iOS 7 and get a whole new experience with their device” - CraigSiri is better now, with fe...
Apple Now Lets Developers Set Age Ranges For Kids Apps
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Richard Harris
At WWDC this year Apple introduced a new category "Kids" in it's app store. Now developers can also narrow down what the target age of their app is for.The following age ranges are available:Ages 5 & underAges 6–8Ages 9–11You can only choose one age range for each app. Apps approved for the Kids category will still have a primary and secondary category, bu...
iOS 7 Beta 6 Download Now Available From Apple Dev Center
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Richard Harris
iOS 7 beta 6 has been released and is ready for downloading. At only 13 megs it's not a huge update, but Apple has let everyone be privy as to what has been changed for this release by with a complete change log, repeated below.
Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.0 to develop code.
The classes in the Ad...
Dropbox Announces Three New APIs at First Annual DBX Developers Conference
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
It's not easy to follow up San Francisco mega developer events such as Microsoft Build and Apple's WWDC, however Dropbox has done an admirable job so far with its version, the DBX Developers Conference.Of course, no self respecting developer conference would be without the announcement of new introductions and Dropbox has done so with the introduction of three...
Busy, Busy, Busy App Developers
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
The Summer of 2013 is in full swing now and with the closing of the WWDC, and the Google Developer Conference (I/O), and the starting of the Build Microsoft Conference - we app developers are finding it a bit difficult to keep up with all of the happenings around the globe. From changing API's to new OS's, all the way to enhanced hardware support and 3D game engines, it...
Pragmatic Studio announces a 4 day hands on training course
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
The Pragmatic Studio announces a 4-day, hands-on training course, where participants will learn how to design and build high-quality iOS apps from start to finish. Participants join The Pragmatic Studio either July 22-25 in Reston, Virginia or August 26-29 in Denver, Colorado and learn not only how to use the tools and APIs in the SDK, but also best practices and techni...
WWDC 2013 Keynote Highlights
Monday, June 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
Watching the first ever live stream of the WWDC hosted by Apple was a bit like Christmas! It was really almost like being there, and minus some short glitches of frozen video, and going in and out of HD / low res quality I loved sitting in the conference room here, watching the coverage from my office chair, and not being surrounded by thousands of others all tryi...
WWDC Tickets Go On Sale April 25th 10:00AM PT
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
Got $1599? Apple has a reservation for you at the WWDC! They have officially announced the dates, the price, the location, and when you can get tickets - it's tomorrow! Warning, last year when the tickets went on sale they SOLD OUT in less than a day!To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Develope...
The long lines to get an app approved by Apple
Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Richard Harris
Complaints are coming from some developers that Apple’s App Store approval process has slowed recently, with wait times running up to three weeks.
The drawn-out process is particularly troubling for some that are hoping to launch games or other applications in time for the holidays to take advantage of higher-than-usual phone and tablet sales. “It’s been ...
iOS vs. Android developers, iOS still on top
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Richard Harris
Study finds that iOS's lopsided developer revenue and Android fragmentation contribute to the disparity.
(Credit: Flurry Analytics)Despite Android's greater share of the smartphone market, Apple's iOS continues to attract greater support from app developers.Nearly seven of every 10 apps being created in the first quarter of 2012 were for the iOS platform, with...
App developers I told you so to Apple about maps
Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Richard Harris
App developers raised concerns about the poor quality of Apple's Maps back as far back as June, it has been revealed.
Several anonymous developers revealed to CNET that it was obvious early on that the Google Maps replacement was not up to scratch and weren't shy about informing Apple through several official channels.