Episode 332: We Should Be Slapping Our Foreheads

Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s latest MarsEdit updates and the speed record of one’s App Store review. Daniel talks about a quick fix he made to a crashing bug, and whether using Swift would have prevented it. They reflect on Dominik Wagner’s criticism of Swift, but carefully avoid a full-on Swift debate. They follow up about the shortcuts of Siri Shortcuts and hope for similar, but slightly different long-term improvements. Finally, they talk about a new open source IAPKit from Black Pixel, supporting developers who want to provide App Store Trials, and talk about the improvements coming to the Mac App Store in Mojave.

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  • MarsEdit 4.1 – Daniel ships a significant update for image metadata location data protection.
  • Soroush Khanlou – The thoughtful blog of an iOS developer and Swift aficionado.
  • My Misalignment With Apple… – Dominik Wagner’s thoughts about Swift and how they fall short of his hopes for a language.
  • Custom Intents with SiriKit – Ben Dodson explains the shortcomings of Siri’s new Shortcuts.
  • A New Vision for Siri – Federico Viticci offers a comprehensive exposition of the new Siri Shortcuts and automation on iOS 12.
  • IAPKit – New open-source framework from Black Pixel supporting App Store Trials.
  • Ersatz Free Trials – Daniel’s blog post about the shortcomings of IAP-based free trials.
June 15, 2018 at 11:45 am.