4 pages tagged with "apple"

Why Swift was a better option than Xamarin

June 05, 2014 - 848 words - 5 mins
Matt Baxter-Reynolds over at ZDNet claims that Swift is “a total mishit that’s badly judged the state of the software development industry” and that “What Apple should have done, years ago, was bought Xamarin”. I disagree with this on a number of levels. I think the crux of the argument hinges on th… read more

Apps can't link to the internet

September 15, 2012 - 218 words - 2 mins
Some App Store reviewers appear to be taking an extremely hard line on review guideline 11.13: Apps that link to external mechanisms for purchases or subscriptions to be used in the App, such as a “buy” button that goes to a web site to purchase a digital book, will be rejected One of our apps was… read more

GC on iOS

December 09, 2010 - 223 words - 2 mins
The Whereoscope guys have put up a well-publicised post explaining why they prefer Android development to iOS. One of the main gripes they had was the lack of garbage collection; I felt I had to put forward my take on the GC question. GC has been available in Cocoa since 2007, and there’s no technic… read more

Mac App Store

October 21, 2010 - 71 words - 1 mins
Just a quick observation on the newly announced Mac App Store: I found the most interesting thing about the app store is what it isn’t — it isn’t iTunes. This would be mostly due to the fact a Mac app store wouldn’t make much sense in iTunes for Windows, but perhaps it marks the beginning of the end… read more