Color of iOS7 App Store

“Have you ever wondered what the most popular colors are in each category of the iOS store?…”

Colors of the iOS7 App Store

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iOS animation experiments

While I’m not one to promote overboard crazy animations, they are interesting and are potentially directions future iOS apps will go.

iOS animation experiments

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Former Apple marketing exec talks Steve Jobs, Apple as product ‘launch machine’

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Jony Ive’s Time Interview: Design Tomorrow

“I want to know what things are for, how they work, what they can or should be made of, before I even begin to think what they should look like”

Design Tomorrow

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Wearing Apple

An interesting perspective about where Apple might go in the emerging wearable tech marketing.

Wearing Apple

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March Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, March 13th 7-9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at a The Corner Foodery, located at 1710 Sansom Street.

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)

We’ll have pizza and refreshments available. If you would like some please RSVP on Meetup for a proper head count and plan to donate $5-10 depending on your appetite.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda


CapTech Consulting is sponsoring this month. They are from Richmond and have a small and growing Philadelphia office. Please welcome them to the community.

Group Business

  • March Hackday, Saturday, March 29th @ IndyHall
  • CocoaLove
  • Hackfit - fitness-infused hackathon coming to Philly on April 4th
    • Looking for iOS coaches
    • Ticket Raffle

Apple News

  • iOS 7.1 is out!
  • Xcode 5.1 is out!

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:

  • Ted Mann - App demo: GoodFor.
  • Clayton Zug - App demo: Bigbird, a full screen, gesture-based Twitter client (will discuss working with custom views/animations and ui dynamics)
  • Mike Zornek - GoldCards demo, a hearthstone reference app (will also talk about code management)


What’s New in Xcode 5.1 and iOS 7.1, Mike Zornek

Quick overview of what’s new in these recent releases.

UX/UI: Journey of the Lonely Front-end Developer, Kotaro Fujita

Everyone who does some form of front-end development deals with issues that forces them to come up with the design that they do. This is a retrospective of my various web and mobile projects in my career. You will get the messy details of the approach and thought patterns to go into these design decisions and the consequences that come out of them.

About CocoaHeads

PhillyCocoa is a 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 group meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also usually have a hackday one Saturday a 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.

Group website:

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Flappy Birds creator speaks out

Amazing story about Dong Nguyen, the man behind Flappy Birds.

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

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Font Men

How its this relevant, you ask? Font play are HUGE role in application design and is often the least considered component.

Font Men - SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

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iOS 7.1 is out!

Be sure to follow the proper backup…aaaannd too late…downloading now!

iOS7.1 update is here

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Predicting the Future of Apple TV

I think we’re all guilty of hoping too much of this wonderful device. I’m still hoping for an eventual SDK for it.

Predicting the Future of Apple TV

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