Many of you already know the buzz going on with iOS 8 and some critical issues which occurred with Apple’s first iOS 8.0.1 software update on Wednesday, September 24th. A major bug with the HealthKit feature was discovered prior to the iOS 8.0 release, which resulted in Apple pulling all HealthKit enabled apps from the App Store ahead of the public release, leaving 3rd-party devs uncertain as to the fate of their Apps.
Several Nerds will enjoy what’s become a traditional Memorial Day weekend at Soundset this Sunday, but for the first time there’s an app for that fine festival – and that’s because we built it for our friends at Rhymesayers. Continue reading Long-time listeners, first-time Soundset mobile App makers
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In this episode of The NerdCast we follow up with Jon Rexeisen, a principle software engineer from the nerdery that has been at WWDC all week. We have an in depth discussion about the challenges that will arise in updating old apps and the design implications of iOS7. This discussion will be insightful for business owners, mobile designers, and app developers alike.
Host: Ryan Carlson
Guests: Jon Rexeisen, Senior Developer at The Nerdery
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Every year thousands of software developers wait for the coveted tickets for Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to go on sale. This year it sold out in 71 seconds. Of those lucky shopping-cart jockeys, two Nerdery employees got golden tickets to attend the conference in California. Follow these Nerds on Twitter by following the #wwdcnerds hashtag.
For the rest of us watching from home, we streamed of the keynote on the big screen from the comfort of our bean bags in The Luke J Bucklin Memorial Nerditorium. Our Nerdery audience cheered on the praise-worthy features and announcements, made snarky comments about iCloud (so did they fix it this time?), and had insightful side conversations about what the future holds for developers – and how the features might be integrated into future projects.
Apple fans and those who don’t see what the big deal is will both get a kick out of this segment from Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Here he sends his staff out onto the streets with an iPhone 4S and tells people it’s the newest iPhone 5. Hilarity ensues.
Thinner, faster, lighter, better camera. . . those are the main points about the new iPhone 5 set to start shipping on September 21. Also, a whole new iTunes will be heading our way in October. If you aren’t overwhelmed by the buzz, here’s some more:
- Lifehacker: Everything you need to know about iOS6.
- iPhone 5 hands-onEngadget: Hands-on video with iPhone 5.
- Gizmodo: Everything you need to know about iPhone 5.
- Ars Technica: iTunes gets a makeover, and just in time.
- The Verge: Hands on with the new iPod nano
- Buzzfeed: How iPhone predictions got so good (worth a click just to look at the pictures of expected iPhones)
In this Nerdery Primer, senior frontend developer Dan and senior mobile developer Jon explain the functionality and uses of Apple’s new platform for buying and reading books. They describe ibook widgets such as chapter reviews, keynote presentations, html modules, and media as well as the ibooks Author tools.
To access the library of past Nerdery Primers, check out vimeo.com/groups/nerderyprimers. Stay tuned to blog.nerdery.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to participate in upcoming sessions.
It seems popular opinion is pretty evenly split between the “wah! we wanted iPhone 5″ and “OMG! Siri is amazing.” My biggest complaint? Why the name Siri? (apparently because of an app that Apple bought in 2010) It seems to me a missed opportunity to have people everywhere asking Ziggy questions about their next appointment, whether or not it’s going to rain, and wondering if the next leap will be the leap home.
So what do the actual pundits have to say? Check it out:
Spotted over at the Minneapolis Egoist, the To Resolve Project is the brainchild of designer Chris Streger who was tired of seeing lists of resolutions stuffed into drawers and quickly forgotten. To help with that he asked designer to create iPhone wallpapers with a resolution on it to act as a handy reminder throughout the year. You can download the one that most closely matches your resolution (or submit your own).
I figured a few of the Nerds might dig this one.