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NewsSwift Community Awards If you haven't seen it already, @twostraws is once again organising the Swift Community Awards, a celebration of everything that makes the Swift community so vibrant. I'm honoured that Swift Developments has once again been short-listed in the 'Best Newsletter' category, something that wouldn't be possible without you all reading each week so it's a … [Read more...]
NewsApple Fall Event So the rumour mill wasn't far off with Tuesday's event with the arrival of a revamped Macbook Air, a new iPad Pro, a shiny new Apple Pencil, an updated Mac-Mini (finally) and iOS 12.1 out in the wild. If you haven't seen it already Apple have also released a bunch of new development material to accompany the new hardware including new videos and various … [Read more...]
Welcome to this weeks issue of Swift Developments! Only a couple of hours now until Apple's fall event kicks off with the promise of new iPads, updated Macbooks, iMacs and a potential phoenix-like resurrection of the Mac Mini line. With the rumour-mill inevitably in high-gear, it will be interesting to see what they announce. In the meantime though I've got some great links … [Read more...]
News‘There’s more in the making’ So Apple have announce that October 30th will be the date for this years Autumn Apple event via a great lineup of Apple artwork. Obviously no concrete details yet of what's going to be announced but according to Zac Hall of 9to5Mac we'll likely see updates to iPad, Macbook and potentially updates the wider Mac line up. You never know, they … [Read more...]
BusinessGlobal App Revenue Topped $18 Billion Last Quarter, Up 23% Year-Over-Year An interesting article this week from Randy Nelson at @SensorTower reporting the continuing growth of app store revenue. This is obviously great news for app developers in general but it would also be interesting to see how these revenues are distributed the store and whether big and small … [Read more...]
BusinessWe gave our app away for free. What happened next will amaze you. Giving away your paid app for free. It might seem a bit of an odd decision but as @BenRiceM found out when giving his app Obscura away as part of a recent Apple promotion, it might actually be more beneficial than you think. medium.comSwiftBest Practices for Building Swift Classes Although the … [Read more...]
NewsPublic Betas with TestFlight Some great news this week with Apple rolling out a new feature in TestFlight that lets developers invite testers via a public URL. It gives you all the features you would expect like the ability to limit the number of signups and the ability to disable the public link at any time and overall looks like a great step … [Read more...]
NewsSwift 4.2 Released Due to timing, this didn't quite make it into last weeks issue but I couldn't go without mentioning it. Hot on the heels of iOS 12, Swift 4.2 is now officially out! @tkremenek has posted a run-down of many of the new improvements including a bunch of Swift Evolution language proposals and a number of updates to the standard library. Added to this … [Read more...]
Wow, busy week! So three new iPhones, a new edition of the Apple Watch and iOS 12 now out in the wild! As I mentioned last week, for me, the Apple Watch is the device that stole the show with some great new features that I really hope get rolled out to non-US markets in the near future. As you might expect, with all the excitement this week there's also been some great articles … [Read more...]
Welcome to Issue 150 of Swift Developments! So with Swift Development reaching another half-century (woot! 🎉), we've not got long to wait now before this years goodies from Apple. From my perspective I suspect that most of the interest is going to be around the next generation of iPhones, but with the early leaks I've seen, I find myself more interested in the next iteration of … [Read more...]