A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal

This is someone who understands the watch scene on a very deeply level. Interesting read and things to look back at in regards to the Apple Watch’s culture relevance in the future.

A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal

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September Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, September 11th 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.

http://goo.gl/maps/l9p3I

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

  • Next “Side Project Saturday” is Saturday, Sept 27th @ IndyHall
  • CocoaLove Tickets are for sale! See: CocoaLove.org
  • Workshop: Intermediate Objective-C, went well though some concerns about no-shows.
  • GDI Class: Introduction to iOS postponed until January.

Sponsors

We continue to welcome Twilio who is our current long term sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads. There support helps us provide free pizza and refreshments at our main meetings.

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 brent@twilio.com.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell allows are shorter 10-15 presentations. Planned show and tell include:

  • Gene Whitaker - 360iDev Recap
  • Michael Raber - Auto Layout sans Interface Builder
  • Joe Cieplinski - App Previews
  • Kostas Nasis - iPad WALL: 9 iPads acting as one!

Talks

Gene Whitaker - Adaptive Layout

Adaptive Layout as described for it’s related WWDC session (216):

Building your apps to be flexible enough to be used in different orientations and on different devices is crucial. Learn about the enhancements that have been made to UIKit view controllers to make it even easier for you to adapt your user interface to any size or orientation. See how to effectively use size classes to ensure a great user experience for any context and find out how Xcode can help you create and test your apps for different sized devices.

Gene’s been working with this tech for a while and will share what he’s learned.

About CocoaHeads

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:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

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: http://phillycocoa.org

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IKEA spoofs Apple ad

Nice….

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Kotlin, the Swift of Android

A new JVM-based language made by JetBrains that Swift-ish.

Kotlin, the Swift of Android

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Apple, Developers Think You Are Just One Inconsistent Loop

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?

Apple, Developers Think You Are Just One Inconsistent Loop

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Jim Yurchenco : Reflecting on 35 Years at IDEO

Jim Yurchenco : Reflecting on 35 Years at IDEO from IDEO on Vimeo.

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Humans Need Not Apply

Somewhat scary to know in some ways we are building tools to ultimately replace us.

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Apple - iPad - TV Ad - Yaoband’s Verse

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August Meeting Agenda

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.

http://goo.gl/maps/l9p3I

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

  • 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.

Sponsors

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 brent@twilio.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

Talks

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.

About CocoaHeads

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:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

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: http://phillycocoa.org

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The Adobe Illustrator Story

The Adobe Illustrator Story from Terry Hemphill on Vimeo.

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