WWDC 2023 thoughts

WWDC 2023 It’s 1984! This is one of the most exciting WWDC’s in a long while. It’s one I’m sad I missed out on in person but one I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. The Vision Pro Apple announced has taken over media coverage and developers minds for what apps to make for it. It’s the closest thing we are getting to another iPhone. This is how I thought it would be going in. … »

My experience at Deep Dish Swift

As soon as the Deep Dish Swift conference was announced I knew I wanted to go. The thought of meeting so many amazing developers I have admired or ones I’m learning of for the first time was exciting. I also was a little unsure of what to expect because you never know what the turn out would be and I have only attended a few other conferences. The conference I had been to the most is AltConf. … »

Preparing for a 1.0

I think I have gotten my app Bridges to the point where I want to ship it as a 1.0. I wanted to get it released before the upcoming DeepDishSwift conference I am excited to go to but that won’t be happening… Life gets in the way and it’s hard to find time. Lots of indie/solo developers encounter this and know it well. I have shifted the goal to shipping before WWDC and June 5, 2023. … »

An update on the Year of Realization

This year I set a yearly theme for myself to be the year of realization. I thought it would be good to give an update as to how it’s been so far. When I posted that I talked about realizing lots of ambitions and projects I have been working on through the years. My app development with my new app Bridges and getting paid to edit podcasts. I’m pleased to say both are going very well. … »

Twitter cuts off 3rd party clients

The biggest middle finger to developers I’ve ever seen. I have left Twitter for a while now but this is wild. Yesterday with no notice they just shut off access for 3rd party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific. No communication no word nothing. Twitterrific’s blog post. … »

Launching the Bridges Beta

Launching the beta for my app Bridges was really fun. I had planned a day for myself to release it and I hit that goal. Leading up to it was feelings of excitement and a little nervousness. I was eager to see what the reception would be like and how many people would download and use the app. I think it went really well and the app got more downloads than I thought. … »