WWDC 2015 for Working Stiffs
I missed most of the WWDC 2015 Keynote this year. While I kept the ArsTechnica live blog open (because it’s one of the best with the least “personality”), I had fish to fry and couldn’t really pay attention. I’m not an iOS developer anyway, so I always wait to see what the experts think.
This year, from what I can tell, the announcements were pretty well received. Here’s the list of tweets that I found most interesting.
Wow, looks like you no longer need a paid dev program membership to run your own code on iOS devices. :) pic.twitter.com/uxauyHsZ3y— Ole Zorn (@olemoritz) June 8, 2015
Apple has basically deprecated HTTP in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. To use unsecured HTTP, you have to ask for an exception in your app manifest.— Stefan Arentz☕️ (@satefan) June 9, 2015
"In iOS 9, your app can register to open web links (using https or http) directly, bypassing Safari."— Luis Solano (@luisobo) June 8, 2015
Lots of incredible stuff today. Here's something awesome that went unmentioned: Share in the text editing menu! pic.twitter.com/UQnDdchq03— Ari Weinstein (@AriX) June 8, 2015
iOS 9 will now let you search inside your settings screen. About time! pic.twitter.com/45lVEO9SRN— Maksim Petriv (@talkaboutdesign) June 8, 2015
Apple TV spotted in list of devices that developers can register to develop on https://twitter.com/celsiusgs/status/608001717175787520— Derek van Vliet (@derekvanvliet) June 8, 2015
iPhone passcodes are now 6 digits. pic.twitter.com/OpPDtZsO0e— Ryan Jones (@rjonesy) June 8, 2015
Pretty wild that Apple now makes a tool to migrate from Android. pic.twitter.com/mtNVShSf7m— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) June 8, 2015
Here's that brilliant tweet from the Spotify CEO (since he sadly deleted it, his PR team probably got angry) pic.twitter.com/NPGDc8adhB— Christophe Tauziet (@ChrisTauziet) June 8, 2015
Hey, was that the Campo Santo / Panic logo? YES! Will our upcoming game, Firewatch, support Metal for Mac? YES!! pic.twitter.com/XTQmUHA0Pm— Panic Inc (@panic) June 8, 2015
Finally, here’s a tweet that sums up why I even follow WWDC:
Anyone who REALLY uses something a lot knows intensely how it can be better. When people announce "Works for me!" I know I use it way more.— Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies) June 8, 2015