More Than Just Code podcast - iOS and Swift development, news and advice

a round table discussion about iOS development, macOS and Swift.

About the show

More Than Just Code podcast is the perfect source for iOS and Swift developers looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in the field. With helpful advice from experienced developers, Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin, and Tim Mitra, , it's the perfect way to stay informed and inspired. Join us for the latest mobile development news, notes and tech tips for developers.

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  • Episode 329: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2020 Goes to Eleven!

    June 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    148, 23 million, @state, a12x, airpods pro, alexsis, app clips, app library, apple park, apple silicon, aquafit, arm, arther c lark, avimov’s foundation, avkit, bartender 3, big sur, bixby creek bridge, bmw 5 series, canada, centripetal force, collectionviews, composable collectionview, congestion zones, contact tracing, covid-sheild, cycling routes, dancing, deququeconfiguredreusablecell, diffable data source, documentgroup, fitness, glances, green zones, grids, have i been p’owned, health & safety, homekit, interstate, ios 14, ipados, ireland, james dempsey and the breakpoints, justin trudeau, kayak, keynote, kicstart, kubaku, list, lycra, mac catalyst, mac os x public beta, macworld, mapview, memoji, micheal morecock, multiplatform template, myth adventures, newton, nike run club, on device, ottawa, picture in picture, port key, poul anderson, relativity, release notes happy hour, robert a heinlien, robert asprin, robot’s of dawn, santa cruz, sceneview, scribble, serenity caldwell, settings, seybold, shopify, sidebar, sign in with apple, siri, smart stack, spacial audio, spinal tap, spriteview, state highway, super power charging, swiftui, tesla, translation, u1 chip, uicollectionviewlist, uk, visual editing, voices that matter, watch party, watchos, web authn, what’s new in swiftui, widgets, windowgroup api, wwdc 2020, wwdc20 goes to 11, xcode 12

    A re-run of our WWDC 2020 show. We follow up on iPad Pro shooting location, James Bond and centrifugal force, and macOS BS? A team of Shopify volunteers release Canada's COVID case-tracking app. ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world. We recap the WWDC 2020 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few WWDC sessions. Picks: Up Here in Canada, What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 14, Apple documentation for SwiftUI with SpriteKit, SceneKit, AVKit and MapKit.

  • Episode 328: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2019 LIVE from the Podcast Studio

    May 30th, 2021  |  48 mins 35 secs
    @binding, altconf, arkit 3, callbacks, carthage, classkit, closures, coacopods, collectionview, combine, declarative, diffable, domain specific language, flutter, force touch, homeviewcontroller, interface builder, ipados, ipod touch, john gruber, kvo, llvm, macintosh manual, minecraft, moon boots, nsnotifinaction, objective c, ocr, oslog, pixar, platform unification, reality composer, ricky mondello, schoolbook, sfsymbols, sign in with apple, smalltalk, swift evolution, swift package manager, swift playground, swiftui, testflight feedback, toplogy eyewear, transporter, tryswift, ulysses, voice dream language, watch, winston chen

    A re-roll of our WWDC 2019 episode - We are joined by Alexis Gallagher and Ricky de Laveaga in the Podcast Studio at WWDC 2019 McEnery Convention Center. Recorded at 11 am Friday June 7, 2019. We fact check on Bobby Orr and the approximate number of active iOS developers. #askMTJC has Namrata Bandekar responding to joining start ups, as well the pronunciation of Dave Verwer IRL. We discuss our impressions of WWDC 2019 — SwiftUI, declarative programing, Combine framework, ARKit 3, Reality Composer, Swift Playgrounds 3, Swift Package Manager, stand alone Watch apps, iPadOS, TestFlight Feedback, Transporter, and Sign In With Apple. Picks: Performance, Pencil Support, Optimizing File Storage, DataFlow for SwiftUI, Combine in Practice, Sign In With Apple, Voice Dream Scanner, ClassKit, What's New In Swift, try! Swift, AltConf.

  • Episode 327: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2018 Reflections

    May 27th, 2021  |  2 hrs 13 mins
    32-bit, airplane mode, alka seltzer tang and a 50, app store, arkit 2, arkit by tutorials, atmos, autofill, ayaka nonaka, chris wanstrath, core ml, create ml, dark mode, dave delong, dave wilkis, designing fluid interfaces, dog food, evan dekheyser, gestures, github, go outside and play, hyperwall, james dempsey & the breakpoints, kim mitchel, like, linus torvalds, live listening, marzipan, matt thompson, mayan calendar, metal, microsoft, modeling man, nextel, no man’s sky, opencl, opengl, paul thourot, pcalc, performance, procedural, san jose, satya nadella, scene kit, scholarship, set app, setapp, share, shoppers drug mart, sprite kit, steven troughton smith, stocks, strata 3d, tang, the talk show, timing, totp, touch id, true depth, tweet, victoria heric, what the tech, wwdc

    A re-roll of our 2nd most popular episode from June 9, 2018. We give our impressions of WWDC 2018 keynote. We discuss Apple's presenting the scholarship winner apps on the App Store. Microsoft's purchase of GitHub. Apple is getting into the ad game to compete with other online players. The rumored iPad with face recognition is coming. We talk about the deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL. Finally by Rene Richie guides our discussion of the WWDC announcements. Picks: UX Cake w/Jaime Lopez Jr, Machine Learning - Build a Model, App Store Review Guidelines Diff, Stevie the Snail, SpriteKit, PlayDead’s INSIDE

  • Episode 326: The Medium Popcorn Problem

    April 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    14.5, 360idev, 5by5, adobe, air tag, apple card family, apple tv 4k, astrazenica, belkin, catalyst, charles gescke, chip, chromecast, deque, earth day, escape key, find my, gender neutral, greyhound, hermes, homekit, ibm selectric, imac 5k, imac pro, ime, intel, james burke, joe cieplinski, john warnock, kennsington, keyboard, lg, liquid pro xdr, m1, m1 ipad pro, many moons, mini-led, motorola startack, o n, ordered sets, patreon, playstation, podcast subscriptions, postscript, purple, purple rain, roger waters, roku, siri, steely dan, subs, surface, swift collection, thunderbolt display, tile, tom hanks, touch id, turkey, turkish, twit, wishbone ash, wolfwalkers, xbox, xerox park, xkcd, youtube

    We fact check many moons and remember Dr Charles Geschke. We follow up on 5K iMacs, international keyboards and Apple's Oscar nominations. In the news gender neutral Siri voices, LG, Apple Amazon home automation alliance, and Swift Collections. We cover the Apple Spring Forward event; Apple Card Family, podcast subscriptions, AirTags, color iMac M1, and iPad Pro M1. Picks: Air Tag accessories, Kennsington StudioDock iPad Docking Station, Subs.

  • Episode 325: Live With the Pain

    April 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 26 mins
    1password, @appstorage, apple card, apple one, apple silicon, apple watch, arkit, astrazenica, charles proxy, clubhouse, collectionview list, credit, dhh, face mask,, goldman sacks, hudson, interac, ios 14.5 beta 6, ipad pro, iphone, jenkins, macbook pro 16, many moons, mashable, mwt, open source, oracle, oscars, oura ring, paul hudson, pfizer, protocols, siri, size classes, steven curtis, studeapp, swiftui, ted lasso, tracking, watch party, webex, wwdc21, xcode, xcode-tips

    We're on Clubhouse as MTJC iOS Development and we follow up on our two Clubhouse events. We follow up with 5 iPhone Hacks like unlocking your iPhone with a face mask. The Apple Card doesn’t actually discriminate against women, investigators say. Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure frailty. Apple won’t give Siri a female-sounding voice by default anymore. Nobody designs for small iPhone devices anymore. WWDC21 date has been set and we discuss what we'd like to see. Picks: Free for developers, Xcode tips repo, Updated iOS App Dev Tutorials, Protocol Oriented Programming with Swift 5, CustomStringConvertible, SwiftUI by Tutorials 3rd Edition.

  • Episode 324: Core Data with CloudKit in SwiftUI

    February 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amazon music, apple card, apple cash, cbs all access, cloudkit, core data, dtk, exploit, face mask, github1s, golang, homebrew, homeland, imei, ios 14.4, ios dev happy hour, iphone 12 mini, keyboard avoidance, m1, m1 mini, magsafe for iphone, migration assistant, paul hudson, persistence container, pram, slack, smc, start up modes, super bowl, swiftui, twostraws

    We dig in with iOS 14.4 patching vulnerabilities. M1-Based Macs Have New Startup Modes. Mark gives us his M1Mini first impressions. Apple increases the DTK credit. MagSafe for iPhone is reviewed. Sorry, small-phone lovers: The iPhone 12 mini was Apple’s 2020 sales flop. Core Data with CloudKit in SwiftUI. Apple Card and Apple Cash Trademarks Approved in Canada. MTJC and Spockcast are now on Amazon Music. Unlocking iPhones While Wearing a Face Mask. What’s new in Swift 5.4? How 7 iOS Apps Could Save You 500MB of Storage. The Diminishing Utility of MFMailComposeViewController. Picks: SwiftUI keyboard avoidance, iOS Dev Happy Hour - Feb 20, GitHub - conwnet/github1s: One second to read GitHub code with VS Code.

  • Episode 323: Await Silicon MagSafe

    January 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    45 rpm, app library, apple silicon, async await, badges, car play, completion handler, concurrency, corelleum, dante’s inferno, gen z, general hospital, hockeyapp, infinite loop, instacart, ios dev happy hour, linux, mac apps, macbook pro, maceffects, macworld, magsafe, malbogue, mchenry, notarize, nscodersto, parking, pico projector, pioneer, reagan, rosetta 2, samsung, santa barbara, santa clara, se/30, spockcast, swift, swiftui jam, test flight, touchbar, uber, ubuntu, unroll thread, wwdc, zvon

    We fact check iPad storage and WWDC security. Follow up tackles App Library, and CarPlay wireless receivers. We discuss publishing Mac apps inside and outside the Mac App Store. Experimenting with Swift async and await pattern using Xcode. Uber’s near disaster jumping onto Swift in the early days (spoilers, without doing due diligence.) MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021. Picks: Linux on M1, Tips and Tricks to Set Up Your Apple M1 for Development, KFC Mascot Col. Sanders Talks Malbolge Programming on General Hospital, SwiftUI Jam, iOS Dev Happy Hour, MacEffects Custom CLEAR Case for Apple Macintosh Mac SE & SE/30.

  • Episode 322: 2020 Hindsight

    January 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 43 mins
    360 idev online, air pods max, app library, apple car, apple one, apple silicon, apple watch, bang & olufsen, big sur, bluetooth, burrito, ces, chinese flash, covid, dog fooding, duolingo, e3, elon musk, epic, family, festival, game center, gameplaykit, gaming frameworks, gdc, hazel, ios 14.3, ipados, iphone 12 pro, lidar, lyft, m1, main(), metro, ming chi kwo, mkb hd, ocr, paper by 53, platform state of the union, ramones, scribble, sidebar, splitviewcontroller, steven’s creek, stump 360, swiftui, tammy, tammy coron, tesla, tom morello, tracking, uber, usdz, vaccine, watch parties, waterfield designs, widgets, wwdc keynote, xbox controller, zip car

    We follow up on the iPhone X ship date and whether B&O has a less expensive headphone than the Air Pods Max. Developers are already seeing the benefits of the App Store Small Business program. Apple Car could be coming in 2025. The Xbox Series X controller seems to be incompatible with Mac and iOS devices. We take a look back on 2020 and the Apple news; Apple One, Air Pods Max, Epic lawsuit, Apple Silicon, SwiftUI apps, LiDAR, App Library, Widgets, Applets, Sidebar, Scribble, Tracking, Big Sur, WWDC Online, iPhone 12 series, and more. Picks: Apple Watch leak offers rare glimpse inside ‘Ultra security program’, Hazel, SwiftUI Layout Explained, Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies, Apple updated SwiftUI tutorials.

  • Episode 321: Generate Memberwise Initializer

    December 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    airpods max, apple fitness +, apple one, apple tv remote, apple tv+, apple watch se, autocomplete, aws, b&o, beats, cloudkit, co-lo, control center, core data, ec2 mac, edgar rice burroughs, elago, fastlane, felix krause, fixit, for all mankind, frameit, imagemagick, inside macintosh, james dempsey, john carter, m1, mac mini, maple syrup, mdr 7506, paul hudson, ron wayne, rosetta 2, screenit, silicone, sk hynix, snes, spell checking, sudo, swift version, touch id, u1, uitesting, warranty, xcode, xcode 12.3, zero click

    We fact check M1 RAM, and Photoshop on Rosetta2. AskMTJC brings us Story of third Apple founder, Maple spirits, and CloudKit on NSPersistentCloudKitContainer. Use Amazon EC2 Mac Instances to Build & Test macOS, iOS, ipadOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apps. Apple Fitness Plus will launch on December 14th. Family Setup on Apple Watch is coming to Canada. Xcode 12.3 RC available. iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever. Apple announces $549 AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones, coming December 15th. No U1 chip in AirPods Max. More Apple Silicon leaks. Picks: Fastlane for App Screenshots, James Dempsey made Swift Version for quick reference, 9 Xcode Tips by Paul Hudson, Quick Tip: Enable Touch ID for sudo, Elago Classic Mac Apple Watch charging stands. After Show: App development as Lego.

  • Episode 320: A Lead Pipe to the Kneecaps

    November 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    5 nanometer, a lead pipe to the kneecaps, app store, apple silicon, bill atkinson, boot camp, commission, createinstallmedia, cryptocurrency, disktop, duns, epic, firestrom core, flipboard, fortnite, geekbench, hazel, hig, icestorm core, intel, internet recovery, ipad, iphone 12 mini, iphone 12 pro mac, juiced, m1, macbook air m1, macbook pro 13 m1, macbook pro 14, macbook pro 16, macpaint, magic keyboard, multifinder, network framework, paul hagerty, readonly friday, recovery partition, rosetta 2, secure enclave, sf symbols, simply accounting, small business, soc, system 6, t2, the register, vmware, windows, wwdc video

    We discuss the update design resources for Big Sur and iOS 14. We dissect the App Store Small Business Program. Now that M1 Macs are in the wild we debate the differences and performance. How to reinstall macOS on M1. Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in Second Half of 2021. Picks: BizHUB Pro USB-C Multiport Professional Adapter, UltraHUB - USB-C Multiport HDMI Macbook Pro Adapter, 6 in 1 USB-C Macbook Pro Adapter, Life-Line USB-C Cable Combo, Check M1 compatibility for all your Mac apps with this free open source tool, Is Apple Silicon ready? Ready for Big Sur: Introducing 1Password 7.7 for Mac, Is It Read-Only Friday?

    Photo; Apple Inc.

  • Episode 319: M1 - Now How Much Would You Pay?

    November 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    3d touch, 5g, air play 2, american standard, apple one, apple silicon, big sur, broadcast, cs193p, don’t cares, dsotm, dtk, fireside, google syndication, home kit, home pod mini, iphone 12, iphone 12 mini, iphone 12 pro, iphone 6 plus, john hodgeman, justin long, long press, m1, macbook air, macbook pro 13, magsafe, mobile me, nutrition information, precise location, privacy, product red, quadrophonic, reflog, release candidate, roku, solo braided loop, swift, swiftui, system preferences, tempasure, trane, ultrawide band, windows

    We discuss non-3D Touch errors. Are web sites downloading to your mac? Transition to Apple One with your choice of Apple ID. Apple Privacy questions coming soon. Roku rolling out Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. - Introducing Swift on Windows. iPhone 11 Pro max next to iPhone 12 pro max screen size difference. Apple Launches 'iPhone 12 Studio' for Mixing and Matching MagSafe Cases and Wallets. 5G, which kind? Identify your iPhone model. The Apple Event for Apple Silicon Macs. Apple’s M1 chip fastest laptop CPU in the world, says independent analysis. Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro. macOS Big Sur RC. Picks: The untold history of macOS System Preferences. Complete 66 Mac vs PC ads. CS193p Developing Apps for iOS. Gosh Darn SwiftUI. How to undo (almost) anything with Git.

  • Episode 318: Best of MTJC: Valyrian Steel & Dragon Glass on the Back

    October 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 59 mins
    airpower, alan pike, apple tv 4k, apple watch lte, apple watch series 3, applecare+, hig, human interface guidelines, iphone 8, iphone 8 plus, iphone x, notch, qi, swift, swift 4, swift programming, teacher's tuesday

    We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple's Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled - Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X - Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).

    Recorded: September 13th, 2017

  • Episode 317: Best of MTJC: Test Backed Development

    September 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins
    1password, a12 processor, acoustic coupler, alibaba, amazon, amd, android wear, angstrom, app: the human story, apple key, apple music, apple park, apple watch, assistant editor, astropad, berkley, brent simmonds, buddy build, charcoal, chris wagner, clifford stoll, cmd shift j, cobra kai, command key, conte, ctrl opt g, cube, dark matter, de enza, firefly, foundation, gdpr, google, home pod, homestead, infinity loop, intel, interpol, jonathan kuehlein, kim alberg, laurel, microns, modem, montage, motorola, nanometer, omni, option click, paper by 53, pencil, podcast, project navigator, quartz, river, rwdevcon, saskatchewan, serenity, siemens, skytrain, southpark, space channel, standard editor, starlost, stuxnet, susan kare, symantec, t shirts, tacow, test backed development, the expanse, topology eyewear, tulip, usatoday, wolfe, workflow, wwdc, xcode, youtube red

    This week we follow up on MTJC 2018 T-Shirts and the origins of Apple's Command Key. We also follow up on the Apple Store founders, Apple's GDPR profile downloads, Apple Watch usage and Apple's self driving cars. We discuss the Home Pod sales numbers, erroneous new Siri features, and a sophisticate worm virus and one of the first Internet hackers. We also chat about Apple's own podcasts and their use of original illustrations on the App Store. Picks: A handy Xcode keyboard shortcut to the Assistant Editor and App: the Human Story, Developing UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds and 1Password 7.

    Photo: Tim Mitra
    Originally broadcast: May 26th, 2018

  • Episode 316: One Bundle To Rule Them All

    September 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 31 mins
    a14x, ab testing, altimeter, angstrom, app store, appkit, apple tv+, appleone, arm, blood oxygen, catalyst, core data, epic, fitness+, floppies, fortnite, fruta, geofence, guidlines, ios 14, ipad, ipad air, iphone 12 plus, kilobytes, la crosse, mac user group, macbook air, macos, news+, nvidia, pete steinberger, pulse oximetry, safari, softbank, solo loop, swiftui, ted lasso, tennis, touch id, uoft, watch se, watch series 6, wta, xcode 12 gm

    We fact check 3.5inch floppy sizes. Nvidia buying ARM for $40B. App Store Review Guideline updates now available. Apple Insider Confirms New iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Releases. Apple Is About To Leave Your MacBook Air Behind. The State of SwiftUI. We cover the 9/15 Apple Event. Apple developers are scrambling over accelerated iOS 14 release. Picks: iOS 14 widgets you can try today.Core Data in SwiftUI.

  • Episode 315: For the Good of the User

    September 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    We follow up on iOS 14 privacy and Facebook leads the resistance. Also the floppy of the future. Apple shares a look inside its first ever ‘floating’ store. Yubico’s new USB-C security key with NFC could be the one key to unlock them all. Apple’s next event is on September 15 and it's special Easter egg. Rambo's Turning the ChibiStudio canvas into an App Clip for iOS 14. Picks: Xcode scheme tip. The Invisible Dock. NSSpain 2020: Remote Edition. Quick Look Gallery - Augmented Reality.

  • Episode 314: More Bang

    September 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    !hws, .mac, adafruit, app annie, apple stock, apple tv, apple watch series 6, arcade, ardunio, arm cortex m7, auto renewable, battle royal, chinese cards, deeplink, embed xcode, eworld, fedex, free trail, fry’s, gaming, health app, hello to bangs, homepod, hotmail, human centipad, ilife, iphone 12, limited time, malware,, mobileme, notarization, offer codes, puzzle, rasberry pi, rejection, rpg, shield, splunk, stapler, subscriptions, swifter, universal links, url schemes, usps, workout

    We fact check Apple's stock if it had never split. FoS Joe Cabrera offers the inside view of FedEx driver tracking. Apple is preparing 75 million iPhone 12 for release. App Store appeals process is now live. Get ready for subscription offer codes. Apple is still trying to erase email addresses. Game IQ is a taxonomy to help publishers understand mobile game categories. Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs. Picks: How to test deep links with UI Testing. How to manually add workout data to the Health app on your iPhone. World-first circuit board with Swift. Use !hws in DuckDuckGo.