Swift 2 announced during Apple WWDC Keynote!

Not really convinced by MUSIC like myself? Not a problem, we have one major announcement for the developer sleeping in you: Swift 2! Moreover, Swift will be open source! Even better! Swift 2 will be open source, and available on Linux! Time for you to start looking at it, no?

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Now, the key thing is to know whether the release of Swift on Linux will also include the famous « Foundation » library. The blog post above only says it will include « standard libraries ». But Swift, like Objective-C, isn’t very powerful without the famous Apple libraries Cocoa and CocoaTouch. 

At the foundation of Cocoa(Touch), there is Foundation. And that would be a minimum to start writing server apps with Swift. I may need to reconsider what I am writing for iObserve 2…

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Enable App Analytics on your iPad!

The good news of the day is of course the release of iObserve for iPad version 1.1. And it brought me back to iTunesConnect, the service by Apple that is used by developers to submit and manage their apps. Below some screenshots to see what it is looking like.

And I noticed that for iObserve on iPad, I couldn’t get any analytics (which are totally anonymous by the way, and needless to say). The little popup indicates that only 19% of users actually opt-in for analytics in their device. It would be nice if you do so! It helps a lot for understanding the usage of the app. As usual, feedback is of tremendous importance for a developer. And this is a kind of (tech) feedback, free of efforts for you. So next time you are asked to choose, consider answering yes! Thanks in advance!