July 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

WWDC All-Singing All-Dancing 2016 Revue Spectacular*

New frameworks, new features, new toys! Join us for a breakneck trip through all the new goodies and opportunities Apple Claus left for us last month. — Matthew Frederick

* Minimal singing, probably no dancing, your mileage may vary.

Lightning Talk: Understanding Swift Performance

Swift promises a whole new level of performance. Amelia will present a synopsis of the Understanding Swift Performance session from this year’s WWDC. There will also hopefully be a small example. — Amelia Boli
Amelia Boli is an independent iOS developer.

Demo of SiriKit, Siri Dictation, and iMessage Extensions in a New iOS 10 App

A quick demo of the new SiriKit Domains, Siri Dictation, and iMessage Extensions used in a new iOS 10 app Troy Anderson and Wes Filleman are building for a Fall release — Wes Filleman
Wes Filleman is an independent iOS app developer since 2008 focusing on the connected home with the MobiLinc line of iOS/Android apps.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

June 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Caching in iOS Apps: When and Why to Use It

Since 3 out of 4 users abandon apps after one use, it’s critical that the user has a good experience. Caching can help, but does come at some complexity costs. I’ll make a “bold” prediction and say that caching isn’t going to change after next week’s WWDC. So, for a final topic before we all mentally absorb what the rest of 2016 looks like for our iOS developer interests let’s talk about a safe but overlooked topic on caching and strategies around why and when to add this to your apps. — Wes Filleman
Wes Filleman is an independent iOS app developer since 2008 focusing on the connected home with the MobiLinc line of iOS/Android apps.

Scripting with Swift

Learn how to write scripts in swift that can be executed from the command line, and how you can start adding Swift scripting to your day-to-day development. — Christopher Evans
Chris is an app developer. His game Death is Likely is available in the App Store.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

May 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Understanding How to Use Dynamic Type

Scott will walk through the basics of how to improve your app’s accessibility using Apple’s Dynamic Type libraries. We’ll code some basic examples and see some of the pitfalls and how to work around them and make it an awesome system.

Scott Williams has been a software developer for 15 years, and is currently Director of Software Development at Tallwave.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

April 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Tools, Tips, & Tricks for Being a Lazy, Productive iOS Developer

Join in the fun where you and other developers demonstrate and explain the utilities, extensions, and methods you’ve found for getting the most done with the least work. Bring your laptop to show off what you’ve found or just share the things you do to make your dev life easier. Includes Michael McGuire demonstrating JetBrains’ AppCode, an IDE alternative to Xcode.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

March 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

iOS Game Development Using Unreal Engine

This will be a whirlwind tour of Unreal Engine and how to use it to develop an iOS game. We will cover many features including:

  • IDE overview
  • Blueprints
  • Compiling the engine from source
  • iOS integration and deployment

— Bob Cober

Over the years Bob has developed for many platforms in many languages. From running Ruby on Rails on the AWS Cloud to developing an iWatch app with Swift, he loves technology. Especially game technology. Lately he has been splitting his time between developing games using Unreal and working on a Swift-based VOIP/messaging mobile app.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

February 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Promises and MBaaS: A Natural Fit

As iOS developers, there’s continual pressure on us to deliver solutions bigger, better, and faster in the same or less time frame.  Swift frameworks like PromiseKit aim to streamline the development and test cycle by condensing complex asynchronous code into a manageable step-by-step way to structure your code without getting trapped in the callback pyramid of doom. Since so much of our asynchronous code is due to calling server-side network requests, we’ll also cover using Amazon Web Services as a Mobile Backend as a service provider and how PromiseKit and AWS fit together. I’ll demo these two concepts with a new app feature I’m building into my MobiLinc home automation products. — Wes Filleman
Wes Filleman is an independent iOS app developer since 2008 focusing on the connected home with the MobiLinc line of iOS/Android apps.

Mobile Backend as a Service Discussion

With the recent news that Parse’s days are numbered, let’s discuss our experiences with it and other MBaaS options.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

January 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Realm — Instead of CoreData & SQLite

According to the company, Realm is a replacement for SQLite & Core Data. Easy-to-use, fast, cross-platform, and very clever. Joe will explain and demonstrate what Realm is (and is not), & how to use it in an app. — Joe Ballard

Sketching Concepts and Ideas with the iPad Pro and Pencil

Sketching out concepts and ideas is helpful when figuring out how something will work, the relationships behind ideas, what a user interface might look like, and more. Matthew will present multiple apps and discuss what works best for him so far. Maybe you’ll leave with an excuse to get this great hardware for yourself! — Matthew Frederick

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.