It’s time for another wrap-up of the past month. Here are some of the things from across the iOS blogosphere I found interesting in November:
- Apple released iOS 4.2 and the release build of the 4.2 SDK. See my What’s New in iOS SDK 4.2 article for a summary of what’s new for developers.
- In 1.0 is the lonliest number, Wordpress creator Matt Mullenweg does not talk about iOS specifically, but takes Apple as an example of a company that is good at shipping the
1.0version of products – products that have no more than the absolutely essential features. We should do the same for our apps. Mullenweg:
if you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long.
- Mike Ash’s is back with his great Friday Q&A’s. First topic: Creating Classes at Runtime in Objective-C.
- Aaron Weyenberg: Is Realistic UI Design Realistic?
- Surprise announcement by Sony: SNAP, their next application platform, is based on Objective-C and the GNUstep framework. An early version of the SDK was downloadable for a while, but then Sony, perhaps themselves surprised at the attention their announcement got, pulled the plug.
- iDeveloper TV on Vimeo. Videos of the NSConference talks 2009 and 2010. I haven’t yet watched all of them but all of the ones I saw were excellent. I particularly liked Marcus Zarra’s talk about Core Data Synchronization with his ZSync framework, Aaron Hillegass on Data Persistence in Cocoa (incl. the introduction of BNRPersistenceFramework, a Tokyo-Cabinet-based framework that is faster than Core Data), and Mike Lee’s talk
Pimp My App. Highly recommended.
- It never hurts to look at the competition: Tim Bray, Developer Advocate for Android at Google, gives a good high-level overview on What Android Is.