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

MTJC podcast is a show about mobile development. Each week Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin (sometimes Greg Heo and Tammy Coron) and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene from across the continent to discuss iOS and Mac development. We discuss current issues to find out what developers are talking about, what their apps are about, what they are using to create their apps and what advice they have for other developers (or those looking to become one). We also have news, notes and tech tips for developers.

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  • Episode 250: LIVE from the WWDC 2019 Podcast Studio

    June 8th, 2019  |  48 mins 31 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

    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 249: The WWDC Over Under

    June 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 44 mins
    a round, abi stability, alexa, apollo 11, app store, app store connect, arcade, beacon, bobby orr, bruins, burritos, clive thompson, coders, conffriends, confirmation bias, core data, core ml 3, cortana, costco, create ml ios, create ml2, creative cloud, dave verwer, diffing, dropbox, dubdub+, ec2, eddie cue, embrace, facebook, fitbitpay, flipboard, gambling, gamekit, github, google home, habitant, in app purchase, ios, ios 13 dark mode, iosdevjobs, iosdevweekly, ipad, iphone se, jonathan kuelein, keynote, luna display, mark pavlidis, marzipan preview, mobileme, mta, multiple users, music and tv, namrata banekar, nes classic, nfc, nora young, nsfetchedresultscontroller, nyc, parties,, phil shoemaker, raptors, rejection, royal wedding, sean allen, services apis, siri skills, size classes, sjmacindie, spark, spritekit, stanford, startup, subscriptions, swift playgrounds, tacow, the mighty scale beast, thoughtbot, trudeau, tvos, twitch tv, virtual assistant, virtual queueing, watchos, wwdc app, wwdc bingo, wwdc lottery, wwdc videos, xcode for ipad

    It's no surprise that WWDC is the main subject of the episode. We follow up on Mark Pavlidis' talk on subscriptions. We follow on another post about troubles dealing with App Store Connect. The App Store has also published their Principles and Practices. We discuss Swift 5.1's Ordered Collection Diffing. We retell our WWDC ticketing experiences around Jaime's 'My WWDC Sob Story'. Apple Pay debuts on NYC's MTA. Flipboard adds yet another password breach. Worldwide Costco Tour 2019. Announcing GitHub Sponsors. Candid Advice For Those Joining The Startup World. Gender bias supported by female voiced assistants. Canada's PM Trudeau warns of 'meaningful financial consequences' for social media giants. iOS 13 Dark Mode, Music and TV apps screenshot leaks. We discuss what we wish to be announced at WWDC and what we think is likely to be announced at WWDC? Picks: Join Sean Allen as he posts his live WWDC reactions on TwitchTV. WWDC by Sundell. iOS Dev Jobs. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. Creative Cloud trial. After show: WWDC events.

  • Episode 248: Opaque Boycott Nutshell

    May 25th, 2019  |  45 mins 26 secs
    5ge, 8-core, amazon prime air, android, aosp, apple park, arm, at&t, aws, becky hansmeyer, ben sandofsky, black smearing, boycott apple, chatrbox, china, dark mode, dev interviews in a nutshell, ecg, ekg, enhanced butterfly keyboard, entity list, federico viticci, health canada, huawei, instagram, interface builder, ipad, iphone 4, learning swift, mac pro, macbook pro 15, macworld expo, mifi, musclebooks, oled, opaque return types, ordered collection diffing, p3 color gamut, photoshop for the ipad, power beats pro, sandbox, soroush khanlou, swift 5.1, t2, taiwan, tsmc, twitter, unwrap, watchos 5.2.1, wwdc, wwdc quiz, xcode

    We fact check on Apple Park and WWDC hardware. AT&T's 5Ge makes an appearance. ‘Boycott Apple’ movement gains new traction. Google suspends some business with Huawei. ARM memo tells staff to stop working with Huawei. Apple Watch ECG gets cleared in Canada. Seven Years of iPad as Computer. Instagram Influencers scraped & exposed. Facebook iOS job acceptance down to 50%. "Software developer interviews, in a nutshell..." blows up. Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with enhanced butterfly keyboard. A WWDC Dev Wishlist. What’s New in Swift 5.1. Picks: Design a Dark Them for OLED iPhones, Take the Hacking with Swift WWDC19 Quiz. Unwrap Learn coding today. After Show: Our Quiz results (spoiler free)

  • Episode 247: The Rental Economy

    May 17th, 2019  |  54 mins 42 secs
    adobe, affinity designer, affinity photo, air pods, air power, andy inakho, app store, app store subscriptions, apple park, apple store, apple t2, apple tv for ios, apple watch, becky hansmeyer, car2go, cascade lake x, chargers, china, cinemagraph, comcast, conf friends for wwdc, conspicuous disclaimer, creative cloud, cs6, cupertino city council, dave delong, dim tai fung, disney, dolby, flixel, garage band, gay pride, google playstore, griffin imic, hbo, hulu, iphone sdk, irig, logic pro x, lyft, mac pro, macworld, mark pavlidis, mini keg, monitor, mpow, nbc universal, netflix, night of dim sum, nomad, parties, photoshop for ipad, podcasting, power beats pro, promoted subscriptions, rainbow bandstand, rental economy, rouge podcaster, samsung smart tv, showtime, starbucks, steve jobs, stock market, supreme court, tacow, tariffs, today at apple, trials, uber ipo, upgrades, watchos, web objects, whatsapp, zip car

    In 2011, Steve Jobs presented Apple Park plans. App Store Pricing. Apple Launches TV App with iOS 12.2. Adobe opens Photoshop for iPad beta signups. WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack. The US Supreme Court allows iPhone users to sue over AppStore monopoly. New Pride faces added to Apple Watch. US/China Trade War may affect Apple Chargers and Cases. Mac Pro iffy renderings leaked. Picks: Today At Apple adds podcasting class, Adobe warns using older versions of their apps may open users to lawsuits, and Nomad base station wireless hub, Mark Pavlidis - App Store Subscriptions – Condensed Edition.

  • WWDC San Jose Travel Advice, Best of MTJC

    May 17th, 2019  |  11 mins 8 secs
    lapel pin, san jose, wwdc

    We chatted about WWDC San Jose back in 2018. Here's a replay of Greg's experience at WWDC 2017. Mark gives some advice about traveling to San Jose. This year Tim is a attending WWDC. Come say "Hi" and get an MTJC pin.

  • Episode 246: Google I/O Highlights and WWDC Preview

    May 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    5g, adaptive battery, amazon, anchor, android 10, animojis, anki overdrive, app builders, apple park, apple pay, apple store, ar core, authy, azure, bandstand, books inc, brick, cbsa, codewarrior, cortana, customs, dark mode, duet display, eaton centre, f8, foldable, geico, goaltender, google authenticator, google i/o, google nest, green torch, hockey, home indicator, home kit, home pod, hyper card, icloud backup, ios 13, iphone se, luna display, luongo, microsoft build, music app, pixel 3a, platform state of the union, playoffs, podcast app, project euphonia, reminders, seattle, smart relay, smart reply, st louis blues, summer reading, switzerland, tile, tsa, visual studio code, walrus, watchos, works with nest, wwdc

    We follow up on filling up the net. The UK government will now accept Apple and Google Pay. Lawyer's phone and laptop seizes for not sharing passwords. Apple Park video shows mystery rainbow stage. We discuss highlights from Google I/O 2019. We discuss the rumored items to be announced at WWDC 2019. Picks: App Builders Switzerland 2019. Getting an iPhone activated at the Apple Store.

  • Episode 245: Back Bacon and Pineapple

    May 4th, 2019  |  50 mins 59 secs
    737 max 8, airpod, aperture, back bacon, biannual, biennial, blackbox, buy back, cassette, cd-rom, cdic, chickens, chris eidoff, cingelton, clip sharing, crane, docker, downloads, earnings, fdic, guilherme rambo, hawaiian pizza, hickory smoked, investing, iphone sales, kaiwi, kotlin, lightroom, lps, luminary, maui, mdm, mercer, nsnorth, nsuseractivity, nua, oahu, parental control, privacy commissioner, rooster, sam panopoulos, semi annual, stock, swift, touch id, transformer, wwdc

    We follow up on biennial, biannual and semi-annual, NSUserActivity and flying non-stop from Boston and Hawaii. Apple recalls European three prong charger adapters. Apple cracking down on apps monitoring users. Kids are getting around time based restrictions. Apple's Aperture won't run on the post Mojave OS. Hackers Breached a Programming Tool Used By Big Tech and Stole Private Keys and Tokens. Apple's Q2 Earnings. Downloaded music has unexpected economic and environmental costs. Did Apple reveal a new iPhone feature? Picks: Clip sharing with Overcast. Mixing Swift and Kotlin in the same project should be called? NSNorth 2019.

  • Episode 244: Game of Drones

    April 26th, 2019  |  45 mins 22 secs
    abc store, acquisition, average, boeing, boeing 787, border, cbc spark, cdic, common shares, conte, coreml, crunchable, development, facebook, game of drones, giulherme rambo, go train, haptic, hawaii, hibiscadelphus woodii, ifixit, intents, jaime, kauai, lais, macfixit, marzipan, mcdonalds, mean, mit, mongo db, national geographic, nlp, non-stop, nsnorth, ntgb, nvme, pastel, paysa, preferred shares, privacy commissioner, realm, reminders, salaries, screentime, search, setapp, shortcuts, sign-on bonus, siri, swift, the milk is free, timing, tunnelbear, vancouver, vc, watercolor, westjet, whatsapp

    We follow up again on developer salaries, your privacy at airports and borders, MongoDB is acquiring Realm, and McDonald’s mobile app exploits. Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time are coming to the Mac. For developers at WWDC; Siri, Marzipan, AR, and more. What would you pay for WhatsApp, FaceBook or Twitter as a service. Is Apple working on a Apple Paintbrush. Extinct flower rediscovered in Hawaii, via drones. Picks: Just say “Hey Siri, remind me about this” from inside an app.

  • Episode 243: The Dark Side of the Luna

    April 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    apfs, apple podcasts, apple watch, astrohq, astropad studio, aura pro, boston, castro, cbc spark, cesare rocci, chipotle, cottonbureau, credential stuffing, ctv, datacoup, drag & drop, etch-a-sketch, facebook, fireside, flying buttress, foursquare, game of thrones, gnosticplayers, greg heo, hawaii 5-0, ifixit, intel, ios 13, iphone, jetdrive, jonatan kuehlein, kansas, kerry livgren, luna display, m.2, magnus opus, marquee, matt hogan, megaphone, messenger, mineral rights, norah young, notre dame, nvme, overcast, peace_of_mind, phil earhart, photos app, pocketcasts, podrover, point of no return, porsche, powerbeats pro, prolog, qualcomm, rockman, roundabout, royal ontario museum, safari 13, screen print, sidecar, steve hackett, steve morse, steve walsh, subscriptions, swarm, tedx, teespring, todd mcleland, tom shultz, touch id, transend, truesize, tsmc, volkswagen, wars of the roses, xavier kuehlein

    We respond to #askMTJC on podcasts cover art and phones with three back cameras. Apple improves subscriptions to prevent accidental enrollment. Apple and Qualcomm settle multiple claims against each other. A low-end iPhone may be coming in 2020. A hacker has dumped nearly a billion accounts. A new service will let you sell your own data to companies. Facebook Messenger to return to the main app and more. We discuss new features that may come to iOS 13. Apple is planning its own iPad as secondary display like Luna Display. Listening to podcasts on Apple Watch is a sleeper hit. Picks: Photographer takes apart everyday gadgets to reveal their inner workings, How to learn Prolog by watching Game of Thrones. After show: Kansas, the T-shirt saga, Notre Dame and Hawaii.

  • Episode 242: The Rise of Marzipan

    April 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    12 monkeys, air play, annie hart, app review notes, appkit, batman & rubin, bbedit, bill atkinson, black pudding, brazil, captain marvel, chiat day, code styling, conditional breakpoint, data restore, dave verwer, dictionary literals, douglas adams, fizz buzz, gdae,, icloud backup, interarchy, iphone xr, itunes, jaberwockey 4k, james dempsey, james thompson, jeff rames, key value pairs, lamp, lightbox cc, mac 128k, mac app store, magic trackpad, manchester, marvel, marzipan, moobr, netflix, news+, nigel hamilton, notarize, oakridge apple store, oakridge boys, objective-c, pcalc, podcasts, pounds sterling, pudding,, rich seigal, ruby, self selecting surveys, shazam!, steam, stem, steve notes, string interpolation, swift 5, terry gilliam, transmit, uikit, ukelele, wonder park, wwdc, xcodeghost, youtube tv

    Greg Heo mocks us with the correct Uke tuning. Can we cuss on this podcast? We bid adieu to App Review Times blog. BBEdit is returning to the Mac App Store. Apple drops the $99 data migration fee. We discuss the annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey. macOS 10.5 with include more Mazipanified apps: Music, Books, Podcasts and TV. tvOS includes more bug fixes. Netflix has killed Air Play support. Starting with macOS 10.14.5, Apple will require notarized apps. Apple updates podcasts web previews — real time follow up: It is fully working as we publish the episode. Fake iPhone returns scam nets $900,000. Picks: What’s New in Swift 5, pCalc, WWDC tips.

  • Episode 241: Artisanal Enums

    April 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    air pods, air power, almond braces, anaglyphs, apple care, avengers: end game, black air pods, captain marvel, codemobileuk, colorware, concert for george, conde nast, cult of mac, d-box, debian, disk utility, disk warrior, drupa, egon spengler, erica sadun, hawaii, iap, ibanez, icloud, imakoo, interoperability, ipad, iphone xi, james dempsey, jason mewes, jennifer bailey, joaquin pheonix, joker, kevin smith, la times, mac iicx, macworld 2010, mklinux, new jersey, news+, newton, norton utilities, portrait mode, power beats pro, quadra 700, raywenderlich podcast, retrospect, russian doll, samsung, seattle, shazam, ssd, swift style, symantec, terry gilliam, the guardian, the secret stash, time machine, ukulele, umbrella academy, utf8, wasserman, wwdc

    MTJC listeners are spotted at Codemobile UK. Apple throws in the towel on the Air Power. Facebook developer partners abandon user's data on AWS. News+ gains 200,000 early users in a week. ColorWare is Now Selling Apple's AirPods in 58 Colors. Leaked iPhone 11 schematics seem to support square triple-camera design. Swift 5 includes UTF-8 String. Samsung offering trade ins on Apple phone for discounts. Powerbeats Pro announced. Picks: Swift Style, 2nd Ed. Erica Sadun

  • Episode 240: Titanium Services

    March 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    abi stability, advanced swift, air pods, air power, amazon fire, apple arcade, apple card, apple network, apple news+, apple tv+, applecare+, applepay transit, bank of america, boar, butterfly keyboard, duckduckgo, ekg, facebook, fintech, fontbook, giraffe, goldman sachs, google chrome, google i/o, ifixit, ios conf, john sundell, jp morgan chase, machack, magazines, make magazine, nab, nwlistener, owl, passwords, presto, ray fix, rokuu, roundabout, samsung, sean allen, shark, speilberg, stadia, swift 5, texture, the star, true type format, try, tunnel bear, tv app, vpn, wallet, wells fargo, wwdc, zephyr

    We fact check in the OG Mac resolution. We follow up on the WWDC lottery results and public WIFI. Google Chrome adds DuckDuckGo as a default search option. Original Air Pod batteries are wearing out. Apple apologizes for the butterfly keyboard. MTJC WWDC Lottery T-Shirts removed from some sites but still available. Facebook says it stored millions of passwords as plain test. Greg tweets about the goodness coming with Swift 5. iOS 12.2 has been released to support new services. Apple announces Apple News+, Apple Pay, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV Channels, and Apple TV+. We discuss the new services, interest rates, availability outside the US. Picks: iOSCon 2019 - The conference for iOS and Swift Developers, The Swift Programing Guide - 5th Edition, Advanced Swift: Protocol Oriented Programming, Network.framework, 12.3 Beta releases.

  • Episode 239: Usurious Charges

    March 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    737, a10, air pods, app store, apple pencil, apple watch, arm64e, atp, audible, banana jr 6000, banana paint, bloom county, cane toad, carmen sandiego, chester uk, code mobile, ekg, ethnicity, face id, fastlane, game center, gdc, gender, gym, heartwatch, imac, ipad air, ipad mini, john sundell, kansas, lost in la mancha, m10, macpaint, march 25, netflix, newton message pad, nick lockwood, palm pilot, pencil by 53, phil schiller, phone app, playstation, prototype, qualcomm, retina display, sean allen, snow mold, spotify, stadia, stanford medical, steam, the man who killed don quote, the oasis, touch id, true tone, usb-c, usurious, vincent van gogh, wwdc, wwdc lottery, xbox live

    We open with a discussion of the WWDC Lottery as well as about DuckDuckGo's built-in search shortcut. We discuss Spotify's claim that Apple has created an unfair market place. We look at one of the original iPhone prototypes. This week Apple revealed a couple of Apple Pencil compatible iPads: iPad Air and iPad Mini. They have also updated the iMac and Air Pods. Microsoft unveiled Xbox Live at GDC and Google also introduced a new gam space Stadia. Phil Schiller discussed WWDC on the Accidental Tech Podcast. Picks: TIL How to Paste a Number in Apple Phone App, Xcode 10.1 arm64e bug, Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego, BananaPaint for iPad

  • Episode 238: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like...

    March 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    ai, apple tv, boeing 737 max 8, brazil, bugs, captain marvel, college admissions, complier, conditional, decem, devries, fidelity, force awakens, gdpr, google, hawley, hibp, hololens, hotel california, input method, james burke, japan, java, ji32k7au4a83, joe ceiplinski, john deandrea, judiciary committee, laserlight, latin, location services, magic leap, maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, marin todorov, mcas, migrator, miss marvel, netflix, objective-c, paddle, pitch down, plane on the highway, python, radar, ronald d moore, sale tax, saturn v, shazam, show time, smart glasses, streaming, swift, swift by sundell,, tacow, tangible goods, ted kremenek, terry gilliam, texture, the good place, tiff lightbox, time bandits, torrent, triage, trolley problem, unicode, westjet, wifi explorer, zhuyin

    We follow up on the Saturn V and pronouncing Roman Numerals. Why 'ji32k7au4a83' Is a Remarkably Common Password. Surprises in the TIOBE Index 2019. We chat about Apple's "It's Show Time" announcement. Is is Apple working on smart glasses? US Sales Tax Changes for software companies. Apple buys AI company, Laserlike. Picks: Safely supporting new versions of Swift, Senator Hawling vs Google Free Services. Apple UK's Why iPhone. Aftershow: Boeing 737 Max 8 and MCAS, Captain Marvel? and college admissions.

  • Episode 237: Arbitrary Lines in the Sand

    March 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2fa, 90210, aaron eckhart, alex trebek, apollo xi, app store review, apple podcasts, apple watch, bug bounty, connections, data centers, dave abrams, doko mo, encryption, facebook, federico viticci, imperial palace, james burke, japan, kanda station, lamp black, lawson, layout anchors, luke perry, lunar module, mazipanify, mean joe green, nick lockwood, nihombashi, objective-c, panku, pasmo, pokemon center, privacy, purple, roth ira, safe area, saturn v, server side swift, sharding, shortcuts, spockcast, suika, swift format, swift lint, swift-format, tempura, tfsa, tokyo, tokyo train station, uiedgeinsets

    Our askMTJC touches on VR for healthcare, Roth IRA for tax free saving, and unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. We follow up on Apple's apology to podcasters, a security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, Facebook lets anyone look you up with your security phone number, and using Safe Area layout margins in Objective-C. Bringing iOS Apps to macOS Using Marzipanify. Facebook demanded hands-off data policy. Picks: Connections, season 1, episode 8, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”, Swift Code Formatters, Shortcuts Archive, ServerSide.swift 2018 conference video. After Show: Jaime's review of Japan

  • Episode 236: In a Plexiglass Box

    March 2nd, 2019  |  58 mins 41 secs
    2fa, 401k, apple watch, augmented reality, austin tx, auto renewal, boeing, boeing 787, c55 h104 o6, canadian international autoshow, conrad stoll, cryptocurrency, curiosity, dan benjamin, do androids dream of electric sheep, face book, fireside, futurama, ghost in the shell, grocery 2.0, hololens 2, htc vive, increased lethalogy, ira, layout margins, lunar excursion module, lunar module, lunar rover, margins, mark gurman, martian craft, nsnorth, oculus rift, opportunity, plexiglass box, privacy, rich turton, ross ulbricht, safe area, safe deposit box, sam grover, satya nadella, sensor area, silk road, simon sinek, sleep tracking, sleep++, subscriptions, tfsa, the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz, the man in the high castle, wealthsimple, whatsapp

    We fact check on book of record, iPhone X problems, compromised accounts, Dread Pirate Roberts, Law of Diffusion of Innovation, C55 H104 O6, Curiosity on Twitter, Futurama SE1E02. We discuss 2FA on developer accounts, strategies for bent iPad Pros, Unlocking the Mac with Apple Watch, Apple & Alipay offer iPhone for $30/mo, Apple Stock price problems are over, Apple & Facebook are battling international encryption. Apple is planing sleep tracking on the Apple Watch. Apple allows developers to offer discounted subscriptions. Microsoft rolls out the HoloLens 2. Picks: Futurama S01E02: The Series Has Landed, A Recipe for Building Grocery 2.0, Notes From the Margins.