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I don't cover a huge amount of game related stuff here but this week saw two big stories around 3D game engines for iOS. First up is a brand new version of Unity 5 (Here's a run down of what's new by Brian Moakley). They also changed their pricing and made a completely free Personal Edition available. The other big(ger?) news is that Unreal dropped the monthly fees for Unreal Engine 4. There really has never been an easier time to get started, or to finish and release a 3D game on any platform.
The In-car Cluster
Obviously Apple have already spent some time thinking about communication, entertainment and navigation for cars with CarPlay. In this article Us Two take a look at the possibilities for UI while actually driving. With all the talk about the Apple Car recently, I wonder how this compares to what's potentially going on inside Cupertino right now.
iTunes Connect sales figures in your menu bar? Looks like a great way to get quick access to your numbers without also giving a third party access to all of your sales figures.
While it certainly seems like there's still plenty of work on the Swiftification of ReactiveCocoa going on, in the mean time this project by Yasuhiro Inami might be worth checking out if you're looking for a native Swift FRP library.
Implementing React.js in Swift
Feels like a reactive week this week as Colin Eberhardt teaches himself some of the techniques from React.js. He takes the approach of learning by reimplementing and starts to build some bits of it in Swift.
Here's a beautiful directory of Watch apps alongside short video demos of the UI, notifications and glances. I really like how this has been put together as it serves not only as a directory of apps but as a source of inspiration for your own.
Business and Marketing
A Week in the Life of Indie Developers
Graham Spencer talks with several independent developers about what they do on a day to day basis. On a similar subject, Mike Hurley's Inquisitive Podcast has been really great recently with a series (1, 2, 3) of episodes interviewing developers on life and business in the App Store.
Writing A Great App Store Description
Stuart Hall with a short and to the point article on writing a great description for your app.
MCE 2015 Videos
The full set of videos from the recent MCE conference in Warsaw, Poland was uploaded this week. There are some great talks here, go watch some 😄.
Architecting Your App for WatchKit
Natasha Murashev with a talk on sharing data between WatchKit and your iOS device. There's also a Q&A at the end covering some broader WatchKit topics.
I'd also like to give Realm a quick mention here for the quality, quantity and top quality production values with which they record and report on the meetings they hold. Full transcripts for every talk along with great quality video and synchronised slides. Thank you Realm!
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Leveraging the synergy of ligatures 😆
Is everyone ready to submit their Watch apps? I'd expect to be able to put them in for review early next week after the event on Monday. Good luck if you're aiming for day one!
Talking of Apple events, if you're planning to be in San Francisco (ticket or no ticket!) during WWDC week and you would like to give a talk at AltConf this year, they have a call for speakers open now.Dave Verwer