Meetings

December 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

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

Matthew is the Chief Product Officer at Software Ops, developers of mobile-focused systems.

React Native and Code Push: Learn Once, Code Anywhere

Ever thought about writing code to iOS and Android using javascript? Ever dreamed about releasing code anytime you want? Well, welcome to Reactland. With React Native, you can create iOS and Android native apps without having to know Swift/Objective-C or Java; and the best of all: release code ANYTIME using Microsoft’s CodePush. We’ll go over creating a React Native app exploring React components (including creating your own native bridges), code structure, and pushing updates using CodePush. — Thiago Pereira and Jesse Tomchak

Thiago is a passionate iOS developer having released multiple apps in the App Store. He is currently trying to change how people learn along with the people at Picmonic, and is responsible for their main native iOS app as well as their new React Native app.

Jesse learned Objective-C as his first programing language (“not recommended”) when the iPhone SDK was released, and eventually moved out of administration work and into iPhone and iPad development full time. He currently has the privilege of working for Picmonic on their iPhone and iPad app.

Unsafe Swift

Learn how direct memory access via Unsafe[Mutable]Pointer has evolved in Swift, including significant changes in Swift 3. A TIFF image reader will be used as an example. — John Sadowsky

JSS is a Wireless Phy layer systems engineer, former professor of EE and an IEEE Fellow, who currently has taken up Swift programming as a retirement hobby.

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 6:45pm.

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CANCELLED: November 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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CANCELLED

Sorry, this meeting is cancelled.
We’ll resume in December
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Thursday, November 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. — Matthew Frederick.
Matthew is the Chief Product Officer at Software Ops, developers of mobile-focused systems.

React Native and Code Push: Learn Once, Code Anywhere

Ever thought about writing code to iOS and Android using javascript? Ever dreamed about releasing code anytime you want? Well, welcome to Reactland. With React Native, you can create iOS and Android native apps without having to know Swift/Objective-C or Java; and the best of all: release code ANYTIME using Microsoft’s CodePush. We’ll go over creating a React Native app exploring React components (including creating your own native bridges), code structure, and pushing updates using CodePush. — Thiago Pereira and Jesse Tomchak

Thiago is a passionate iOS developer having released multiple apps in the App Store. He is currently trying to change how people learn along with the people at Picmonic, and is responsible for their main native iOS app as well as their new React Native app.

Jesse learned Objective-C as his first programing language (“not recommended”) when the iPhone SDK was released, and eventually moved out of administration work and into iPhone and iPad development full time. He currently has the privilege of working for Picmonic on their iPhone and iPad 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 6:45pm.

October 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month. — Matthew Frederick.
Matthew is the Chief Product Officer at Software Ops, developers of mobile-focused systems.

Search Ads on the App Store: A Quest for My First Conversion

Ads on the App Store?! Is this good or bad for independent developers? Apple says they designed search ads with the small developer in mind. Let’s take a look at my first week using search ads, diving into all the numbers and what the early days indicate for ad spend return on investment. — 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.

Debugging Tools and Workflows

An overview of common workflows and tools for debugging with an emphasis on iOS apps and tools for Xcode. We’ll cover LLDB, Chisel, visual debugging, and more complex third-party tools . — Dave Lyon
Dave is a freelance software developer and consultant.

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.

September 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

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

Practical Modern Views and View Controllers

The UIView and UIViewController classes are the bread and butter of iOS developers everywhere, but over the years they’ve changed and grown dramatically. There’s an incredible depth to be found by diving in and exploring all of the options and configuration available in the base classes. Together, we’ll explore what I believe are a some of the most under-utilized and least understood aspects of working the most critical components of iOS apps.— Dave Lyon

App Camp For Girls

Amelia will introduce us to the App Camp For Girls organization. She will also share her experience volunteering with them this past summer. — Amelia Boli

Amelia Boli is an independent iOS developer.

 

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.

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