Episode 236: It’s Not A Fluke

App Store improvements, paid ads, subscriptions, app review times, home office and coworking setups, final impressions and game plan for WWDC week socializing and time planning.

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  • What’s New in Subscriptions – Official update from Apple about upcoming changes to App Store subscriptions.
  • Introducing Search Ads – Information from Apple about App Store search ads.
  • Paid App Store Search – Daniel’s blog post from a month ago dismissing the idea of App Store ads.
  • All App Stores – Confirmation from John Gruber that the new features apply to Mac, iOS and tvOS.
  • I Know Apple – Dan Counsell speculates that Apple announced early to avoid bad PR.
  • Section 11.15 – Pertinent section of App Store review guidelines to subscription pricing.
  • WeWork Austin – Manton’s coworking space.
  • Ditmas Workspace – The coworking space Daniel used in Brooklyn.
  • Manton’s Office – All neatened up for photographing, photo set from 2005-2008.
  • Layers – Design-oriented conference in SF the same week as WWDC.
  • AltConf – Free developer conference in SF the same week as WWDC.
  • WWDCParties – Web site dedicated to cataloging various social activities around WWDC.
  • Parties for WWDC – Separate iPhone app for parties at WWDC, with feature to track which events you’re going to.
  • sfMacIndie.com – Long-standing developer party to kick off the week at WWDC.
  • You Are Not Alone – Daniel’s tweet about the risk of anxiety and loneliness at WWDC.
June 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm.