Always remember to take off your watch before murder. 😵
Chris Dzombak has done a bit of analysis on which popular apps have actually shipped with ATS switched on. It's very early days, and I'm not surprised by this at all. I think this year will be our chance to opt in voluntarily before it becomes mandatory with a future version of iOS. I'd expect there always to be a whitelist available, but maybe no way to switch it off entirely. We'll see.
Despite it being published on TechCrunch, this post by Tadhg Kelly is a well written look at the current state of casual and F2P games and the problems facing games on platforms like iOS and Facebook.
Rian Van Der Merwe with a detailed summary of the state of 3D touch right now as well as a collection of posts and prototypes for possible new uses of the technology. However, it's probably also worth reading Lukas Mathis' post on how 3D Touch hurts usability before you get too excited. 😢
Plenty of people (including me!) have been predicting that UIKit will make some kind of appearance on a future version of OS X/macOS for a long time. In this article, Andrew Ambrosino has mocked up a possible future where this has happened. Note that I don't think anyone is saying that iOS apps should be installable "as is" on OS X, that would be a terrible user experience. Instead, this is more like adding a new platform built on top of UIKit much like what happened with tvOS recently.
Stuart Hall on one of the hardest problems in software development, what to prioritise next? He suggests a fairly analytical approach and evaluating each feature by the percentage of people who will use it, the difficulty of the task and the potential impact on revenue. It's a good way to do it.
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This tweet resonated with me so much. 😀 The most successful things I've done never started as "the big idea". This newsletter, for example! 📰