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Apple M1 Chips, Big Sur, Xcode Updates, App Store 15%, Which iPhone Did I Get? App Pick

Compile SwiftBy Peter Witham5 hours ago

Apple M1 Chips, Big Sur, Xcode Updates, App Store 15%, Which iPhone Did I Get? App Pick

Compile SwiftBy Peter Witham5 hours ago

Apple M1 Chips, Big Sur, Xcode Updates, App Store 15%, Which iPhone Did I Get? App Pick

New Apple Silicon Macs
– Mac Mini
– MacBook Air
– MacBook Pro 13”

Big Sur Released

Xcode 12.2 Released which includes
– Swift 5.3
– Support for debugging both Intel and Apple Silicon builds
– Support for debugging iPhone and iPad apps running on supported Mac hardware

App Store Small Business Program
– 15% instead of 30% goes to Apple
– You have to apply to be part of it and the requirement is to earn less than $1 million per year.
– If you go above $1 million then it reverts back to 30% for the rest of the year.

Which iPhone did I get?

App Pick
CodeRunner 4

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18:44

November 21, 2020

News on hardware and software coming next week

– Apple November 10th event.
– A14X leaked tests show a rumored MacBook Air model beating the i9 MacBook Pro 16 by a good margin on performance.
– Rumor – TestFlight for macOS to debut next week.
– Preordering for iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max is now available. But which one will I get?
– Rumor – Apple to start requiring the display of privacy information on store listings starting December 8th.
– Take the pole on https://twitter.com/compileswift, do you / will you watch live coding and development streams.
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08:47

November 8, 2020

Code Refactoring Reasons and Tips

Refactoring code is some thing we should all consider doing. Not everything can be refactored, but you should review and consider it when you get the chance. In this episode I offer a few reasons to why you should think about it and some tips on doing it the right way to not only help you in the future but team mates now.

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11:50

October 25, 2020

XcodeGen – Xcode project file generator tool

XcodeGen is a great tool for creating and more importantly re-creating your Xcode project file. Especially useful for anyone that ever had a source control merge problem, there are too many of us and this helps solve it. Listen on to find out what it does and why it matters.
XcodeGen on GitHub
https://github.com/yonaskolb/XcodeGen
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08:15

October 12, 2020

Apple October Event, iPhones, Mac’s and ? Plus Hacktoberfest is here

In this episode we have some details on a new Apple event in mid October, plus I talk about why Hacktoberfest is something you should try to take part in.
Details on Hacktoberfest can be found at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com
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05:32

October 7, 2020

Apple September 15th Event, all the things. Well, almost.

– Apple Watch
– Series 6
– New Blue, Updated Gold, Graphite, Product Red colors
– Measures Blood Oxygen level via new sensor
– Brighter outdoor display
– Apple Watch SE is new in the range coming in at a lower price tag at $279
– Apple Watch 6 starts at $399
– Apple One
– All of Apple services in one plan
– Arrives this Fall with 30 days trial
– Individual plan $14.95/month
– Music
– TV+
– Arcade
– iCloud 50gb
– Family plan $19.95/month (5 members)
– Music
– TV+
– Arcade
– iCloud 200gb
– Premier $29.95 for the family
– iCloud 2tb
– Music
– TV+
– Arcade
– News Plus
– Fitness+
– iPad
– iPad 8th generation
– 40% faster CPU
– 2x faster GPU
– Starts at $329
– Supports original Apple Pencil
– iPad Air
– Design matches the Pro
– USB-C connector
– Works with the magic keyboard cover
– TouchID is now in the power button
– New Sky Blue, Green, Rose Gold colors
– A14 chip which is newer than current iPhone
– Starts at $599
– New iPad, iPhone, watchOS and TVOS available from Sept 16th.
– Xcode 12GM available today along with GM releases for the new OS’, NOT macOS 11 though.

12:31

September 15, 2020

AppStore review process change for existing apps.

Some of the changes Apple notified us about during WWDC 20 are now taking effect.
Let’s take a look at the change to existing apps during the review process that has a guideline violation.
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03:39

September 1, 2020

What’s Happening to Apple Developer Relationships?

In this episode, I share some thoughts or maybe concerns is a better word regarding the current state of Apple reviews for both developer accounts and the knock-on effect for users.
This is something that all of us should have an opinion on or at least be aware of.

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10:48

August 10, 2020

Pushing to the App Store checklist for production build

The final important step to success is making the production build to push to the AppStore. This might sound simple, but you should have a checklist of things so you get it right and stand a good chance of passing review and happy customers.
In this episode, I discuss the flow of pushing to the store from Xcode and the checklist of items I have for making sure everything is as it needs to be.

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11:37

July 31, 2020

Experiences with Big Sur and Xcode beta 2

I spent a week working with the new beta 2’s and have some thoughts, spoiler….mostly complimentary!
– Beta feedback is important
– Big Sur beta 2 on an external SSD
– My thoughts on the new UI and icons
– 5 Things I love about Xcode 12 (beta 2)
– Swift Typealias

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10:41

July 19, 2020

Dub Dub & Away + Developer Journal

WWDC20 is over, there is a massive amount of things to talk about but I’m picking just a couple.
Plus, what have I been working on and my adventures with macOS Big Sur and Combine.
CompileSwift newsletter
YouTube Videos
Become a CompileSwift Supporter

13:41

July 2, 2020

We have dates and times of WWDC20 Sessions

We have the dates and times for the schedule. See the show notes below.
Note that after the release of this episode Apple now has a macOS version of the Developer app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-developer/id640199958
New Developer Forums Released
June 18th

Keynote
June 22nd, 10 a.m. PDT

Platforms State of the Union
June 22nd, 2 p.m. PDT

Engineering Sessions
June 23-26th

1-on-1 Developer Labs
June 23-26

Swift Student Challenge Winners
June 16th

02:57

June 15, 2020

New videos on SwiftUI and a couple of cool podcasts

– New video for Patreon members, adding a new record to a SwiftUI data model
– New video for all – Cleaning up a new SwiftUI Xcode project before starting to code
– Catch my coding live stream on Twitch.tv I try and stream every Friday night
– WWDC20 is approaching fast, listen to my discussion with Leo Dion on the EmpowerApps podcast episode 43 and episode 44
– Common beginner iOS dev mistakes podcast episode by Sean Allen

06:25

June 1, 2020

Less is more, or maybe it’s just less. Either way we have a couple more details on this years developers conference from Apple.
We knew it was going to be online, but we now have a date for the start.
June 22nd.
Apple WWDC20 Page

04:13

May 10, 2020

Sharing Data Across Multiple SwiftUI Views

SwiftUI has a great way to handle data in your applications once you understand it. This week as I work on the next part of my SwiftUI application series on Patreon I had to dive in and discover @State @ObservableObject and @EnvironmentObject to be able to use my data across the application and have SwiftUI take care of all the UI updates for me as the data changed.
Once you understand how it works using just a few lines of code to set everything up, it will handle a lot of the data management for you in the background.
In this episode, I’ll explain how I set it up and what I learned along the way.
Apple State and Data Flow documentation
Live-stream recording of me coding this
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11:52

April 13, 2020

iPad gets a cursor plus how much is that magic in the window?

It happened, maybe it was inevitable despite Apple’s best effort to say we don’t need it. But the iPad is getting a cursor.
It’s a new interpretation, but a cursor none the less.
Plus, can you say it floats magically for how much? Yep that’s one expensive keyboard/dock magical floating thing.,
https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

12:08

March 23, 2020

WWDC 20 and Exclusive Patreon Content

The silence is broken, we know more about WWDC20 from Apple and I am going to tell you about it.
Plus, news of exclusive content for Patreon subscribers. Are you looking to learn SwiftUI and join the inner circle of CompileSwift? Of course you are, you’re an Apple platform developer.
Head over to
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Mentioned in this episode
Apple WWDC20
Code Notes for iOS GitHub Repository

07:42

March 16, 2020

macOS menu programming & test those apps!

This time I talk about my experience using Swift to program the macOS menu bar in an application and how I finally solved the problem.
Here is a link to the article I mention
https://www.compileswift.com/journal/2020-02-16/
Plus, developers test those apps before you ship them, do not make assumptions.

08:00

February 17, 2020

Xcode 11.4 Beta is big news

The Swift World is buzzing with Xcode 11.4 beta features, let’s get into the important ones.

Download the Beta
Xcode 11.4 Beta release notes
https://developer.apple.com

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08:03

February 10, 2020

What is preventing that next app poll results and Speculid asset generator

What is preventing you from making that app? Poll Results are in!

My experience using Speculid to automatically generate assets with every build in Xcode.
Speculid | Easily Manage Graphics in Xcode Projects
GitHub – brightdigit/Speculid: Easily Manage Graphics in Xcode Projects
Empower Apps Podcast

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11:57

February 3, 2020

Swift 5.2, SwiftUI Better Debugging, UI and Unit Testing

Swift 5.2 snapshots, better SwiftUI debugging help and UI/Unit testing in Xcode.
News
Swift 5.2 Release Snapshots
Swift Nightly Development Snapshots
New Diagnostic Architecture Overview
Updating Apps that Use Web Views
Testing
Cocoacasts Tutorials
Raywenderlich iOS Test-Driven Development by Tutorials
Good Reads
Five tips to write better todos in Xcode by Donny Wals
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11:30

January 12, 2020

My MacBook Pro 16 Decision Process. New Year, New Hopes

Over the holiday break, I decided to jump on a new MacBook Pro 16″. I offer some thoughts on why I did it and why I chose the hardware that made it into the shopping cart and now my desk.
Plus, my thoughts on where SwiftUI will go this year and my plans to keep working with it and sharing the experience of converting a Storyboard App to SwiftUI with my Patreon members.
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12:01

January 4, 2020

5 Tips for moving from Xcode 10 to 11

Moving from Xcode 10 to 11 can present a few interesting things that you have to adapt to and a few problems to overcome.
Video version: YouTube

Where did code signing go?
File History Inspector
Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles
Swift Package Manager
Watch out for dark mode!

Git Tower application: https://git-tower.com

14:56

December 16, 2019

Use Black Friday deals to educate and improve your skills

Use those Black Friday deals to improve your skills by getting resources to learn expand your understanding for another year.
A great GitHub repository with a long list of deals
GitHub – mRs-/Black-Friday-Deals: Black Friday Deals for macOS / iOS Software & Books
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03:28

November 28, 2019

Three reasons to use source control

Source control is something everyone should be practicing. Maybe you know the term but not the reasons why it is important.
I am going to give you three reasons why you should be using it along with some tool suggestions to get you started.
Sourcetree for Mac and Windows
Tower – For Mac and Windows
Git
Bitbucket
Github

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14:02

November 10, 2019

Should Apple Still Release Yearly OS’?

I feel it is time for a discussion on the release cycle of Apple software, are they trying to meet impossible deadlines and still deliver good quality releases?
I think it might be time for every other year major releases.
Plus, embracing dark mode on iOS needs a plan, some thoughts on how to go about adopting it.
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09:29

October 14, 2019

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.1 Releases, Backing Up iPad Correctly, SwiftUI Plans

– iOS 13.0 has now been out a few days and iPadOS 13 and the .1 releases are due out on Tuesday 24th September.
– My recommended way to totally backup the iPad before upgrading
– My plans for learning SwiftUI and a few things more

My CodeNotes for iOS source-code:
https://github.com/GrfxGuru/CodeNotesForiOS

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09:52

September 24, 2019

Apple September 2019 Announcements. – iPhone 11, Watch Series 5, 7th Generation iPads

All the new hardware announcements from Apple.

– Apple Watch Series 5
– 7th Generation iPad
– iPhone 11 and Max
– iPhone 11 Pro and Max
– iOS, iPadOS and macOS Catalina Release dates

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09:26

September 10, 2019

Apple September Event, iOS/iPadOS 13.1? Plus my macOS Catalina Beta 7 Experiences

This week, Apple sent out invitations to the September event, as usual we expect it to be iPhones and maybe something more? But the logo is always great fun in these invitations, I have my theories on what it means.
We also got an interesting situation with the iOS and iPadOS 13 beta’s, we got a .1 release even before 13.0 shipped. I’ll take a little about what that might mean and how it ties in with the September event.
Then in the last section, I installed macOS Catalina beta 7 because it is the only way I get to try out the preview system in Xcode 11. But the more interesting part is my experiences with the new security systems.
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14:58

August 31, 2019

State of the beta’s and Foo Foo over Features

In this episode I talk about the state of the beta releases for the platforms and the developer tools. Then in part 2, are you letting the foo foo get in the way of the features and purpose of your application?
State of the Beta’s
– iOS 13 Beta 7
– iPadOS 13 Beta 7
– watchOS 6 Beta 7
– macOS Catalina Beta 5
– tvOS 13 Beta 7
– Xcode 11 Beta 5  

Features over FooFoo
Do not let fancy animations and the UI get in the way of an applications purpose and features.

07:25

August 18, 2019

Swift Package Manager and Xcode

Xcode 11 will give us integration with the Swift Package Manager. Just what is the ‘SPM’ and how will it work with Xcode? Well, here are the answers to those very questions.

07:55

July 29, 2019

SwiftUI is the new layout kid on the block, let’s take a look and see what it offers us.
– Works on all Apple platforms.
– Bindable data (RxSwift done the Apple way?).
– Should we start using it?

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20:36

June 26, 2019

App Store Connect, TestFlight and App Store Changes

In this episode we take a look at the changes announced for App Store Connect, TestFlight and the App Store.
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Show Notes
– Fully supports standalone watchOS applications
– Application Loader has been removed from Xcode 11
– There is a new application called Transporter for macOS that does not need Xcode to be installed.
– Sign in with Apple ID
– Choose your team
– Drag and drop files to Transporter including the IPA file exported from Xcode.
– Errors and issues will be displayed in Transporter for you to fix before delivering the package to App Store Connect.
– You can upload many packages at once if you need to.
– Emails with issues now include the version number in the subject line.
– There is a new Build Activity view in App Store Connect to better track the history of your applications.
– You can also be notified as the progress of your application changes by turning the notification on in the app.
– TestFlight application has now been localized in many more languages.
– TestFlight Feedback is a new feature that enables users to give direct feedback to you via App Store Connect.
– Any time your application crashes Feedback will offer users the ability to send information right there and then.
– You can customize the on-boarding experience delivered from TestFlight Feedback for your application, this appears the first time a user launches your application from TestFlight.
– When a user takes a screenshot of your application downloaded from TestFlight they now get a new “Share Beta Feedback” option to send that screenshot and any annotation and comments directly to App Store Connect.
– The feedback information submitted to App Store Connect can be downloaded and includes device and user information.
– TestFlight Feedback can be disabled in App Store Connect if you no longer want that option available to users. You do not need to release a new version to TestFlight remove it.
– 9 new languages have been supported in the App Store, this brings the total to 37.
– Right to Left languages are now supported in App Store Connect.
– App Analytics now supports macOS including
– Impressions
– Product page views
– App Units shows how many times the app was downloaded
– Sales will show the total purchases including in app purchases
– App Analytics now shows iOS app deletion from devices.

05:27

June 14, 2019

Xcode 11 Changes and Features

All the new changes and features coming to Xcode 11, well the more obvious and interesting ones at least including the new Editors, Testing, Documentation, Simulator, and that new MiniMap.

Let’s get a conversation started, follow and tweet me @CompileSwift

14:21

June 7, 2019

Apple WWDC 2019 Announcements

WWDC 2019 Announcements
– watchOS 6
– New watch faces
– Taptic hourly chimes
– Apps from apple
– Voice memo
– Audio books
– Calculator
– Tip Calculator
– API’s for independent apps no longer needing iPhone apps
– Audio streaming API
– Apple Watch AppStore

– iOS 13
– 30% faster FaceID
– 50% smaller app downloads
– 60% smaller update app downloads
– Twice as fast app launch speed
– Dark mode
– Swipe mode on keyboard
– Reminders overhaul to be more todo app like
– New maps with far more detail
– “Sign in with Apple” across all platforms
– Memoji sticker packs automatically created for you
– Photo editing tools can now be used on videos
– Separate iCloud accounts

– iPadOS
– Widgets on the home screen
– Split view now available across apps
– App Expose on iPad
– Files App SMB, Thumb drive and USB drives supported
– Safari desktop class browsing
– Safari download manager
– Improved selection tool
– 3 finger pinch to copy and paste
– 3 finger swipe to undo
– 9ms pencil latency instead of old 20ms
– PencilKit API
– Compact Keyboard now available
– Swipe from corner with pencil to enter markup
– macOS Catalina
– iTunes is now Apple Music
– Apple Podcasts app
– AppleTV app
– SideCar – iPad as second display for Mac
– Catalyst now available in Xcode on Catalina for working with iPad apps on macOS

– AR
– RealityKit
– RealityComposer
– ARKit 3

– Swift
– 450,000 apps on store using Swift
– SwiftUI is available across all platforms

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16:36

June 4, 2019

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