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Kyle Howells
Senior Contract iOS Developer 🏂🧗🏻‍♂️📷
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Brock Wilbur 2h
Short Thread: staying with some friends and last night after everyone went to bed I could not figure out how to turn off the large ceiling light in their living room. There is a wall controller that seemed fairly straightforward.
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Tom Forsyth 2h
Unit tests: passed Integration tests: eh, they'll be fine.
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Steve Troughton-Smith 1h
Are the Carbon headers really still the only place where virtual key codes are defined in the Mac SDK? Really? Reeeaaaally?
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Steve Troughton-Smith 2h
Asphalt 9 shows exactly why Catalyst is so bad for games. It's an interaction nightmare. Every key input triggers the system beep, the escape key rips it out of fullscreen instead of triggering menu or 'back', and the whole thing is designed without manual acceleration controls
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Steve Troughton-Smith 2h
Asphalt 9 uses the CGEvent APIs (-> CGEventSourceKeyState, unavailable to iOS) to track keyboard key down/up state. Apple's docs site does mark these as available to Catalyst — unclear when that was flagged in the docs, but it works
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Tanner B ❄️☃️ 6h
Long video, but it's finally coming! A 3D exploded view inspector for FLEX! (Very similar to Xcode's view debugger or Reveal, but on device!)
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Rob Napier 8h
Replying to @OldManKris
In the 1950s, the idea of "automatic programming" really took off. We would just tell computers what we want, and then the computer would do the programming for us. After decades of work, it turned out that "tell computers what we want" is, in fact, just "programming."
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Kris Johnson 8h
Too many people think the hard part of software development is writing code. So if you get rid of the "writing code" part, anyone can do it. The hard part is the thinking that goes along with writing code, and the thinking doesn't go away when you get rid of the code.
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Michael Tsai 20h
Optionals in Swift Objective-C Interoperability:
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Michael Tsai 20h
Composite Mac Desktop Picture:
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Daniel Duan 21h
Xcode 11.3.1 from and the Mac App Store have different build numbers. Welcome to the new decade.
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Daring Fireball 24h
Fun With Charts: A Decade of Apple Growth:
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
…”here’s some suggested resorts” stuff underneath I’d probably not have thought twice about it and enjoyed seeing the new stuff in the app.
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
thinking about it, it’s just the first paragraph that puts me off. The “Slopes is missing you!” If it was trimmed to just the “don’t forget to update Slopes to the latest version [before you go again]” & had all the same “look new features” & “Not sure where to go” …
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
especially as I’m in Europe and the alps are far away, expensive & the closest chance to go snowboarding. It’s basically a once a year trip only for people with good paying jobs.
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
As a dev I understand what you mean. As a user though, the scale of user action needs to feel appropriate: promoting that I can share with friends, or should use this new feature next time I’m out 👍🏻 Suggesting I rearrange a large part of my life to use the app more often…
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
I know that sort of ‘growth hacking’ technique is likely to show it works in analytics, etc... but most emails I find interesting seeing what you’ve added. I came away from this one feeling bad about Slopes. It felt like those Apple Music push notification adverts.
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Kyle Howells 21h
Replying to @slopesapp
and I almost insta-unsubscribed and disabled all notifications, emails & minimised app permissions (like I now default to, to counter the ‘growth hackers’), until a remembered I intentionally subscribe to this email, normally like it, and it’s run by an indi-dev.
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Kyle Howells 21h
I really like Slopes, it’s basically the only thing I actually subscribe to the newsletter for. But this last email prompting me that I hadn’t gone snowboarding in a while so please arrange a holiday so I use the app more... It feels like generic ‘growth hacking’
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Kate O'Neill Jan 16
MSFT says they plan to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than they emit by 2030 and by 2050 they hope to have removed enough carbon to account for all the emissions the company has ever made. Fantastic initiative. I hope more companies and entities follow suit.
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