I remember when I learned Ruby there was a time where it seemed that every problem could be solved with
method_missing. 😂 I do fear we may go down that route with
How about also using it to call shell commands? Maybe not!
Did someone say featured at WWDC? Yup, that was us. We are what’s next in photography - come join!
The next instalment of "Craig Hockenberry fights with the App Store on Mavericks" is in. Spoiler: Not good news.
Come help the Target apps team build the next generation app platform for shopping, e-commerce, and loyalty!
I hope you've all been saving your pennies this year, next week is shaping up to be an expensive one! 💸
We're looking for iOS engineers who are passionate about mobile and want to take e-commerce to the next level.
There's one rule in the App Store Review Guidelines that has never been taken seriously by Apple:
4.5.4 Push Notifications must not be required for the app to function, and should not be used for advertising, promotions, or direct marketing purposes or to send sensitive personal or confidential information. Abuse of these services may result in revocation of your privileges.
By it's very nature this guideline is impossible to enforce during app review. But apps that break the guideline once they are in the App Store are also seemingly never punished for it, at least I've never heard of it happening. Worse, Apple also break this rule themselves and this week saw more notifications go out from the company promoting Carpool Karaoke and Apple Music.
It's ridiculous that this part of rule 4.5.4 still remains in the guidelines. Apple should either get rid of it and accept that push notifications will be used for promotion, or my preference would be to really enforce the rule and implement punitive measures for apps that are reported as breaking this rule. Step one of that is for Apple to stop doing this themselves.
Rant over. But as with all good rants about Apple, this one ends with a radar number! 😀
As this year draws to a close it's time for my regular week off next week! However, I have had an idea for something which you may enjoy and so I'm not going to take my break this year. Don't expect a normal issue though, it's not going to be that.
I hope you all enjoy seeing family and friends over the next week and I wish you all happy holidays! 🍾🎄
Flow Studio interviews Andreas Illiger, author my favourite ever iOS game on his development process, dealing with success and what might be coming next.
Let's get the important stuff linked first. WWDC Parties has the usual comprehensive list of evening events for next week. It's going to be a busy week.
What's that? It's Thursday? Yes. After five years I've decided to try a change to when I publish. What will I think of next! 😆
Happy Thursday! 🎉