On September 12, Apple announced a new generation of iPhone: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. And it’s worth taking notice. It ignites what Shel Israel and Robert Scoble refer to as “The Fourth Transformation,” which will happen faster than the previous three technological leaps forward. What is “The Fourth Transformation” exactly? It’s putting augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the palm of your hand. And it’s about to change everything.
It’s no longer just a concept waiting to be prototyped. The new Apple Watch is here!
The first Apple Watch sales sold more on day one through pre-orders than Android Wear watches did in all of 2014. New orders have been pushed back as far as July.
That means two things:
I was recently doing a lot of animations for a couple of iOS apps I was building. For the most part, programming animations for iOS is straightforward and work really well. I kept running into some small issues that were really bugging me and I was unable to find the answer to my issue.
Since Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there has been a lot of commentary from other phone manufacturers that Apple is simply copying their larger phones, their capabilities, and, essentially, their technology.
Anytime there is an OS update for mobile devices, no matter the platform, I always like to pull up apps I have written before or are currently working on to check to see if there are any hiccups. iOS 8 was no different. I noticed that my notifications were not working with one of my apps that is built off of the Salesforce iOS SDK.
Salesforce does a lot of awesome things that help a developer work on getting stuff done rather than setting stuff up. It is one of the reasons why I like the platform. A lot of the repetitive work is taken care of automatically. One such area is by using the Salesforce iOS and Android SDK’s. They make it a matter of using node.js and running a command in the terminal to get a boilerplate app complete that allows you to connect to Salesforce and start building what needs to get done.
If you remember back to the initial blog post on JSON tools for iOS, I had mentioned using Jastor for parsing data in iOS. Well, Jastor is no longer supported. However, this does not mean that you have to do it all manually. There is a new tool on the block and the new tool is JSONModel.
HealthKit, HomeKit and Swift, oh my! We totally nerd out on this episode as our panel of developers and architects review WWDC 2014, discussing the upcoming features of Apple’s Mac OS Yosemite and iOS 8 platforms.