Swift Development Tips – Speculid & Try!Swift NYC 2018

On October 11, I spoke at Ann Arbor Cocoaheads at ArborMoon and gave some swift development tips. Specifically based my experience developing Speculid for macOS as well as Try!Swift New York.

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Objective-C - the glue holding c++ and swift together

Objective-C and Swift – Being Friendly

There are times where Objective-C is still necessary for Swift development. For instance, with one such app I’ve built in Swift, Speculid, I needed to bring Objective-C code in. With the introduction of C++ libraries in version 2.0, Objective-C became necessary. Luckily there are ways to make both Objective-C and Swift work together in a friendly fashion.

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Asset Catalog Example

Asset Catalogs, Image Sets, and App Icons

Asset catalogs are collections of specialized files (such as graphics files) as well as JSON files containing metadata. The metadata from the JSON files are used for organizing the specialized files and denoting their purpose within the set. In the case of graphic sets like Image Sets, they contain several pieces of information.

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MicroConf and building an app for the Apple Watch on iPhreaks

Leo Dion from BrightDigit was recently a guest on the podcast iPhreaks discussing MicroConf, customer discovery, info products, meetups, and building an exercise app for the Apple Watch.

In today’s episode, the iPhreaks panel talk to Leo Dion about MicroConf and writing apps for Apple Watch. Leo has been a developer for almost two decades and six years ago he created his own company called BrightDigit. He mostly focuses his time and energy to the Apple space and enjoys developing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch. They talk about what happens at MicroConf, what he is working on now, tips for starting a meetup, and more!

You can check out the episode here.