May 2019

My One Feature Request For iOS 13

Uncategorized May 27, 2019

With WWDC fast approaching, it’s the time of year when everyone posts their hopes and dreams and predictions for Apple’s upcoming software release. There’s tons of great ideas out there, and I certainly have my own feature requests both as a developer and as a consumer, but I just want to write today about one that is especially irksome during…

Apple Asked For Feedback

Uncategorized May 24, 2019

Apple asked for feedback from developers today in an email survey. I try to keep this blog positive and restrict most of my snark to Twitter, but I figured I might as well post it here, too. If you can’t see that image for some reason, here’s what I wrote: I’m a long-time, independent Mac developer. I’ve traditionally sold directly…

Losing Faith

Uncategorized May 19, 2019

I posted this to Twitter earlier today, but thought I’d add it here for posterity… Last week I mentioned that I had been yelling about Apple a lot on here lately and was going to try and be more positive. But allow me one more thought before I shut up… We went on vacation this past week. Before we left…

Why Many of my Apps Failed And What Comes Next

Uncategorized May 11, 2019

I’ve started building something new. I’m about four weeks in and already finding it incredibly useful in my day-to-day. I’ve built many different apps over the years, thrown them against the wall, and excitedly watched which ones developed a following and which ones failed miserably. Most of my apps have fallen into two categories. There are the ones that solve…

iTunes Match Failed Me

Uncategorized May 03, 2019

Remember iTunes Match? It’s great. But Apple stopped promoting it (probably rightly so) a couple years ago when they realized they could make more money charging $10/month for Apple Music than Match’s $25/year. Anyway, I loved it and still do. It uploads all of your digital music to Apple’s cloud and makes it streamable on all of your devices. And…