Capture and Fix Thermal Kills in Your iOS App
If the user’s device is overheating, sometimes the OS can shut down the phone or kill apps and processes that are using too much CPU so that the device can cool down. Only Bugsnag can capture thermal kills in your app with end-to-end diagnostics, including breadcrumbs and thermal state metadata.
Evolving our business model to address developer needs
The short story is that Google is reducing subscription pricing on the Play platform to a flat 15% rate, with no conditions. Presumably, the reduction to 15% in regular (non-subscription) for the first $1m earned that they announced in March is unchanged, meaning the vast majority of apps on the Play platform are now on a 15% rate.
One thing that struck me was the peculiar title and phrasing of this post. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's written in a very obtuse way for a straightforward announcement. It's almost like they're saying it through gritted teeth, which they may be. 😂
Bring your in-app events to the App Store
Space in the App Store is valuable, so supporting a feature that makes your app stand out is always worth adding to your to-do list. Adding in-app events means you could appear more prominently in search results, be more likely to be featured in App Store editorial, and give your app a richer App Store listing once people land on it.
I can hear you saying, "but my app doesn't have events, Dave!" and that was my thought too, but this page clarifies what events are, and they can be as simple as a "Major update", so you've got no excuse to ignore this! 🤑
Debugging on iOS 15 with Xcode 12
This time of year is always awkward with versions of software. When should you upgrade to the new macOS? Can you still run old versions of Xcode if you upgrade? If I stay on last year's macOS, can I run this year's Xcode? Marina Gornostaeva clears a way through the problem and explains how you can still keep working with Xcode 12 if you're unable to move forward immediately.
SwiftUI under the Hood: Fonts
This is a wonderfully in-depth look at fonts in SwiftUI from Robb Böhnke. He explores what's possible and digs heavily into UIKit to give what's currently available some extra power.
How do I customize the NavigationView?
This post from Mark Moeykens is a great tour through the various options you have when configuring the look and feel of a
NavigationView in SwiftUI. Your app doesn't have to look like Mail.app!
Logarithmic Volume Control
If you had asked me whether I'd ever link to an article about a better way to set volume levels if your app uses sound, I'd have been sceptical. However, after reading this short but fascinating article from David Cordero, here we are! 🎧
Automate deleting your app from the simulator
This is next-level thinking from Mohammad Azam!
How does the MacBook Pro notch interact with apps?
Are you curious how the notch will interact with macOS apps? I was! At least until I read this Twitter thread from Linda Dong that answered all my questions. Some of the replies are worth reading, too. This was something I had wondered about, too.
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Staff iOS Engineer @ Turo – Help us build product features that delight guests who book vehicles on our platform & enable hosts with the tools they need to manage their fleet. We're actively transitioning our codebase from Objective-C to Swift, and learning SwiftUI together as we migrate our internal, watchOS, and tvOS apps. – On-site (United States in CA)
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For when you didn't buy a new MacBook Pro, but still want to fit in… 😅
It’s almost time for WWDC! 🎉Wait. What? It’s October. What’s happening? 🤔
As you’ll no doubt have seen by now, Apple announced a set of virtual Tech Talks this week. Similarly to the in-person Tech Talks of previous years, the schedule shows that the talks will be region-specific, just like the in-person events were.
Why would region matter for an online event? It appears that the sessions will be in some way interactive, so the timezone matters! The official Tech Talks page says:
This tweet from Betsy Langowski confirms that there will be external Q&A of some kind. I have no details about how that will work, but we’ve not had Q&A even at the in-person events for many years, so it’s a little surprising they’re bringing it back for a virtual event! I guess they’ll take questions before the session, vet them and have someone from Apple ask the questions to a panel. We’ll find out!
There’s more, though. Like WWDC, there are labs, or “Office Hours”, as they’re referred to here. You can schedule a thirty-minute consultation with a whole host of teams and ask questions specific to your apps. Appointments will get booked up fast, so don’t delay when sign-up opens.
The most frequent request from the community after every WWDC is for more WWDC! I’m classing these events as exactly that, and that’s great news! 🚀Dave Verwer