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Week 361

Happy Thursday! Something completely unexpected happened yesterday: Apple announced the App Store Small Business Program, which means that developers making less than $1 million can have their commission reduced from 30% to 15%. This is great news for indie and small business, and something I was totally not expecting to happen 😅. The full details will...

Week 360

Happy Thursday! Are you getting a new mac? Or holding on, hoping for a larger Pro model in spring? The new processors seem amazing and at first look it appears that Apple was able to make more performant and cheaper macs than their current Intel-based line-up. And what’s even more amazing is the battery life, which is almost double than before. With...

Week 359

Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week in Apple news! There’s a very detailed Swift concurrency roadmp and yes, async/await will be coming to Swift eventually 😄. iOS 14.2 was released with new emoji and wallpapers, and if that doesn’t drive up adoption I don’t know what will 🙃. Together with iOS 14.2 we also got Xcode 12.2 RC (RC is the new GM). And...

Week 358

Happy Thursday! According to Mixpanel’s reports, there are now more devices running iOS 14 than iOS 13. It is a slower adoption than for iOS 13 or iOS 12, and it is a bit different than the data I am seeing from our apps, where iOS 14 is at around 38% and iOS 13 at around 56%. The differences are normal and expected, due to the difference in the amount...

Week 357

Happy Thursday! Are you waiting impatiently for the delivery person to knock on your door tomorrow? The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro as well as the iPad Air (4th gen) have already been reviewed by press and bloggers, and are ready to get in the hands of consumers 😁. And Apple added a few more videos in their Developer app, including one Integrate SiriKit Media...

Week 356

Happy Thursday! The iPhone event was on Tuesday, and Apple unveiled 4 new iPhones and HomePod mini. I’m most likely not going to upgrade my phone, as I did it last year, but I really love the blue color of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini 🤩. We also got the GM seed of Xcode 12.1, which comes with support for the new devices, also explaining why it was apparently...

Week 355

Happy Thursday! The much-expected Apple event has been announced for next Tuesday, where we’ll likely see the new iPhones. In Swift news, two new packages have been released, Swift Atomics and Swift Algorithms. Swift Atomics can help developers work easier with atomic operations in Swift, while Swift Algorithms adds specific methods to collection types,...

Week 354

Happy Thursday! It’s been a quiet week, mostly. Apple released some marketing tools for app developers, for generating links to the app on the app store, embed code for app icons, download badges, or qr codes. In other news, Alexandre Colucci has analyzed Apple’s use of Swift and SwiftUI in iOS 14 and it’s about twice more than in iOS 13. Articles...

Week 353

Happy Thursday! Did you update your phone to iOS 14? Because iOS 14.0.1 is already out 😁. According to Mixpanel, iOS 14 adoption seems to be going well, with a bit more than 30% adoption after one week. Articles Tabs and pages in SwiftUI, by @mecid Impossible SwiftUI views, by @zntfdr Protocol extensions, by dmtopolog App Onboarding with SwiftUI,...

Week 352

Happy Thursday! So much has happened this week! Where to start from? Apple updated the App Store Review Guidelines with some clarifications on App Clips and widgets, but also with some more info that seems to be directly related to the recent more “famous” cases of app rejections. However, with so many examples and exceptions for when to use In-App...

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