An interesting survey from iOS developers about the frustration points doing apps for the app store. Granted it was only about 50 developers surveyed. Do you agree?Read More
Somewhat scary to know in some ways we are building tools to ultimately replace us.
The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, August 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Nodding Head Brewery located at 1516 Sansom Street.
Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/
When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space. If you are having any trouble feel free to call MikeZ’s cell (267-563-0616).
For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.
- Next “Side Project Saturday” is Saturday, Sept 6th @ IndyHall (Date Change!)
- CocoaLove Tickets are for sale! See: CocoaLove.org
- Workshop: Intermediate Objective-C, is sold out.
- GDI Class: Introduction to iOS announced.
We’d like to welcome Twilio who has agreed to a long term sponsorship of Philly CocoaHeads.
Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.
For more info check out their website and if you have any question please contact Brent Schooley email@example.com.
Show and Tell
In addition to being an open mic to demo new apps or code, Show and Tell also invites people to bring problems or design issues they are encountering in current projects for feedback.
Some planned show and tell includes:
- Amit Rao - Unit Testing / Code Coverage
- Kostas Nasis - iPad wall installation
- Michael Raber - Auto Layout sans Interface Builder
- Andrew Theken - a quick tour of iAd workbench/producer.
- App Demo: Happ Puzzle - Hugh O’Neill
Matthew Smollinger - Moving Beyond REST: Mobilizing your data on iOS!
In the past few years, seemingly every device has become “Smart.” Everything from your television to your toothbrush now stores, retrieves, and displays information from the Internet, and from that device’s surroundings. In this glorious new domain of the “Personal” Area Network, is there a place for good ol’ REST when many of these devices don’t even connect directly to the Internet? I’ll show you why, with the help of our new SDK friends CloudKit, HealthKit, and Multipeer Connectivity Framework, it’s time to give REST some rest.
PhillyCocoa is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.
The main CocoaHeads presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday event the last Saturday of the month. For more on our events see our Meetup page:
We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.
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We’re all going to have to do a better job figuring out how to make some amazing animation. Nice to try to do more prototype in Xcode as oppose to something with a slight bit of overkill like After Effects.
I mean After Effects is AMAZING but was never intended for UI Animation prototyping.Read More
Swift is awesome but its still beta and has a lot of rough edges. Swift also doesn’t shield you from Objective-C in a lot of cases. You still have to understand UIKit which is heavy in Obj-C terminologies.
Maybe in 2 years that’ll change, but going Swift now should be consider more of a academic exercise for new projects rather than relying on it to handle existing projects.Read More