How iOS App Development Will Change in the Next 5 Years

How iOS App Development Will Change in the Next 5 Years

If you have even the slightest insight into iOS app development, you probably know that developers praise it for its coding simplicity. Users love their iPhones because they look nice and are super user-friendly. Compared to Android apps, iOS apps require fewer code lines since the Swift programming language is less verbose. As a general rule, you can do more with less coding and this trend seems to follow what Apple and iOS app development are all about - creating seamless, recognizable, perfect products that delight customers and are a pleasure to work with for iOS app developers.

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Developers: Get the Complete iOS 11 Machine Learning Masterclass for $10

Developers: Get the Complete iOS 11 Machine Learning Masterclass for $10

Ten bucks doesn't buy a lot these days, but if you have a spare Hamilton in your wallet you can get yourself prepared to develop intelligent apps. iOS 11 apps have the capability to add a machine learning layer with the CoreML framework, and today's deal is perfect if you want to know how to create apps that can "see", analyze text, and do speech and language recognition. The Complete iOS 11 Machine Learning Masterclass is $10 for a limited time.  

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Apple World Today Deals Shop: Special launch deals on Nomad Pod and more!

Apple World Today Deals Shop: Special launch deals on Nomad Pod and more!

Yesterday we told you about the Apple World Today Deals Shop, our new partnership with StackCommerce to save our readers some money on everything from accessories and apps to training and fun tech toys. Today we're bringing you some launch deals on the 20 for 20 iOS Game Developer Bundle and the Nomad Pod Portable Apple Watch Battery Pack, and if you jump on any deal in the shop, you'll get an additional 10% off if you use coupon code AWT10. Refer a friend to the Deals Shop and you'll also get $10 credit when they make their first purchase.

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MacPaw and the Ukrainian app revolution

MacPaw and the Ukrainian app revolution

Longtime friend of TUAW and Apple World Today Krystian Kozerawski (@mackozer) of the popular Polish Apple site MyApple.pl recently visited the headquarters of popular Mac development firm MacPaw in Kiev, Ukraine to try to understand why so many top developers are located in the Eastern European country. Krystian shared his findings with Apple World Today in this special guest post.

 

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Apple to reject Watch apps that simply tell time

Developer David Smith was reviewing the Watch App Review guidelines when he came across section 10.7, which reads: 

"Watch Apps whose primary function is telling time will be rejected"

It makes sense as Apple is probably concerned with user confusion, since "time" app would likely include a watch face. Still, I feel for developers who had been working on, say, a world clock app.

On making Alto's Adventure

On making Alto's Adventure

Here's the interesting story behind the development of Alto's Adventure, (our review + gameplay video herethe delightful snowboarding game that has been featured by Apple several times. The story starts when co-creators Ryan Cash and Jordan Rosenberg were just kids playing in the snow, and ends some amazing fan art and other accolades recognizing their wonderful game. 

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Accessible Apple: A Do it Yourself Guide to Squashing Accessibility Bugs

Accessible Apple: A Do it Yourself Guide to Squashing Accessibility Bugs

When I saw the recent announcement that Apple would open its iOS beta program to the general public, I felt that the time had come to recap the various ways Apple accepts feedback on matters of accessibility. The Accessibility Department at Apple has a long track record of using customer feedback to drive improvement. While they don't always respond to comments or bug reports directly, evidence of their attention to feedback is clear in product updates that bring new features and stability. There are three primary ways to get in touch with the Apple engineers responsible for product development. They include: directly contacting the Accessibility Department, the Bug Reporter and Apple's catch-all feedback page.

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