Apple revealed some of the most exciting changes to iOS in years at WWDC recently. With an unprecedented number of possibilities of where apps could go, what is this going to all mean for the average user?
Swift has the power of traditional general purpose languages like C and C++, but it also has the elegance of a scripting language like Python. Swift will also attract developers to write software who would have never developed applications for the Mac or iOS platforms.
A WWDC reflection and the top ten things that I think are crucial for iOS developers to learn and become familiar with before the launch of iOS 8.
For developers just entering the Apple development ecosystem, I recommend not throwing away your Objective-C books just yet. In fact, I would recommend learning Objective-C before moving on to Swift.
In spite of the mainstream attention it receives, WWDC is a developer event and understanding the significance of Swift requires knowledge of how iOS apps are commonly developed.
With the internet all abuzz about Apple's new Swift programming language, it seems we've forgotten what language design is about. While Swift may be simpler and more elegant than other languages, it also lacks some very important parts of a programming language - parts that make or break long-term support of the community.
The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.
Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.
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The fact that nearly seven out of 10 new applications are developed for iOS devices is particularly relevant given that both Apple and Google are about to unveil new tools, bells and whistles at their annual developer conferences.
Yet while the economic and pop-cultural impact of an Apple TV app ecosystem has the potential to exceed (if not dwarf) what exists for iPhones and iPads, don't expect a rerun of 2008 and the early days of the App Store. Here's why.
This coming Friday will mark the transition from analog to digital television. While this may seem like a big deal, most major markets have been ...
There's a slew of potential features, some of which Apple could unveil Monday, such as a front-facing camera for video chat, background app processing, or multi-colored iPhones.
You gotta hand it to analyst Jonathan Hoopes who broke from the Street pack and, (the horror!), downgraded Apple Inc. today. Downgraded? Apple? That's like oil and water! Paris and freedom!