First time at WWDC

WWDC is the event of the year for the Apple developer community. The year I had the privilege to be there (it was my first time at a WWDC). WWDC17 was different than previous years as the conference moved back to San Jose after a 15 years run at Moscone West in San Fransisco. San Jose is not a new city for WWDC. The conference took place in McEnery Center from 1988 to 2002 (WWDC 2002 was the year that Steve Jobs announced the "death" of MacOS 9). 

WWDC 2016 developer round up

This year's WWDC was full of surprises for developers. Apple chose the path of opening so many aspects of iOS to developers, which is something that we could not even think of some years ago. Users download more and more apps and spend more and more time on their smartphones. Apple aims to help this by eliminating the number of times users have to open apps and find what they want.

iOS SDK: Pop up window in Swift

One of the most popular posts in my blog is the tutorial for creating a Pop-up window with iOS SDK using Objective-C. Since then many readers reached me out asking for a Swift version of the Pop-up. In general the process is exactly the same in Swift (except the language used to write the code of course...), so I am not going to dive into the process of creating the .xib files again.

Thoughts on iOS 8

As almost all Apple developers, I was excited with the announcements Apple made in WWDC this year. Lots of new stuff, a revamped OS X experience, a new iOS version with refinements for the end user and great new APIs for developers and a whole new programming language: Swift. Last year Apple completely redesigned its mobile operating system, leading to a lot of criticism, although most reviews where positive. iOS 7 was new and fresh but in many ways it seemed like an unfinished product.

Thoughts on OS X Yosemite

During the WWDC keynote last Monday, Apple unveiled the next version of OS X. The new version of OS X is called Yosemite and alongside a new design it comes also with great features. So let start with the design. I have to admit that after the radical redesign of iOS 7 last year, I expected the same thing to come to the mac with Yosemite. I expected a completely flat look, very simplified -even childish- icons, with translucency in some places to give a sense of depth.