How is it nearly the end of 2021 already? More importantly, how has it been a worse year than 2020 was? 😬

As depressing as the real world is at the moment, it has been a good year in the Apple development world. This year’s iOS and macOS releases have been great, there’s never been a better time to make your first steps into SwiftUI, and there are no better machines to do it on than the new M1 Pro and Max machines.

It’s also been a significant year for this newsletter, with the 500th issue in March and the tenth anniversary in August. iOS Dev Jobs also had a major relaunch in August, including native iOS and macOS apps. Finally, the Swift Package Index has gone from strength to strength this year, with usage increasing every month and a mention in a WWDC talk! Every time I see someone use or mention it, it warms my heart, and we have great hopes and plans for it in 2022.

So, even if it’s been a rough year, it has certainly been a fruitful one, for me at least. I hope it’s been as productive for you all.

As always, thank you for staying subscribed for another year and for your kind and thoughtful feedback after every issue. Next week, I’ll be taking my usual holiday break, followed by a “best of And finally…” that will land in your inboxes on the 31st December. Regular service will resume on 7th January 2022.

Happy holidays to you all, and let’s all wish for a fantastic year next year!

Dave Verwer  






iOS Developer @ Atomic Robot – We are a mobile app agency with a diverse, tight-knit team that is passionate about the craft of mobile applications. Our team is the heart of our business- diversity in skills, perspectives, and lived experiences helps us ship impactful products that connect, inspire, and engage audiences. – Remote (within US timezones)

Mobile Full Stack Engineer @ Expensify – Join our passionate team of top-notch engineers to solve a real-world problem, and help people spend less time managing expenses and more time pursuing their real goals. – Remote (Anywhere) with some on-site work (Australia, United Kingdom, or United States in CA, MI, NY, or OR)

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iOS Developer @ WillowTree Digital – WillowTree is North America's largest privately-held digital product agency. We partner with many of the world's most iconic brands to develop elegant, highly-functional mobile & web applications used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. We offer remote & hybrid-flexible & incredible culture – Remote (within US timezones) with some on-site work (United States in NC, OH, or VA)

Senior iOS Developer @ Flightradar24 – With over 2 million daily users, Flightradar24 is the world’s most popular flight tracking service. As a member of our small iOS team, you'll work on every part of our app and have a lot of impact. We care about code quality and building the best possible product, and so should you. – Remote (within European timezones)

iOS Developer @ Doximity – Doximity, medical network used by over 80% of US clinicians, is hiring passionate iOS engineers (remote). You'll be part of an amazing product team and work on an app that is constantly evolving. Use your skills (Swift, MVVM, FRP) to be an integral part of our newly launched telemedicine feature. – Remote (within US timezones)

iOS Engineer - Multiple Levels @ 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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And finally...

I can't think of a better way to end this year's "And finally..." than with this wonderfully silly project! 🎅