Linkly #6 - Powerful Talks

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 1 July

Inspirational, Experimental, Innovation, Facebook, Culture, tech, Apple

Linkly is a curated list of interesting products, topics and talking points from the world of design and technology.

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Linkly #4 - WWDC Predictions

Posted by Annelise Rhodes on 30 May

WWDC, Products, Apple, Design, tech


Linkly is a curated list of interesting products, topics and talking points from the world of design and technology. Last week was all about Google, so we only thought it was fair to give Apple a go too. WWDC is only a few weeks away and we've curated a list of predictions our team at Bilue are hoping will turn into a reality at this years event.

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Try! Swift 2016

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 9 March

Development, Swift, Apple, Culture, Inspirational

On Wednesday 2nd March - Friday 4th March, I attended the first Try! Swift developers conference in Tokyo, Japan. As Apple’s new programming language begins to grow and mature it is now receiving a large amount of attention throughout the developer community. This conference was a great opportunity for developers of the iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Mac OS X platforms to present on the ways they are pushing the limits of the language. It has opened up many unique discussions on the ways the language itself can be improved, some of the drawbacks that exist and most importantly the best practices that have revealed themselves already within the community.

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The State of iOS Dependency Management

Posted by Rhys Powell on 8 December

Development, Mobile, Swift, Apple

Dependency management is a tricky problem to solve, even more so on iOS projects where we have to concern ourselves with things like code signing, embedded binaries, and so on. In recent years, a couple of solutions to this problem have presented themselves, each with different approaches and guiding philosophies, and each with their own tradeoffs to consider.

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Bilue's Swift Style Guide

Posted by Rhys Powell on 1 December

Development, Swift, Apple

 

 
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Configuring watchOS 2 Targets

Posted by Rhys Powell on 15 October

Development, Apple Watch, Apple

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Initial WWDC Impressions

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 10 June

WWDC, Apple

This morning I attended Apple’s opening keynote for its World Wide Developers Conference(WWDC) in San Fransisco, California. Aside from it being a frantic, intense and incredibly unique experience there were a flood of announcements that have yet to fully sink in. Regardless it is clear that the wheel of mobile has already begun to turn and Apple has set the tone for another year of designing, developing and deploying innovative experiences across a range of cutting edge mobile devices.

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Accessibility on Apple Watch

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 21 May

Apple Watch, Apple, Wearables

In light of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 21st May, last night Apple held the first of two events at its flagship Australian store on George Street in Sydney. At the event was Founder and CEO of AssistiveWare David Niemeijer, Co-founder of Ai-Media Alex Jones and Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia David Woodbridge.

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What makes a watch, a watch?

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 21 May

Apple Watch, Apple, Wearables

Watch
noun
1. a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist.
synonyms: timepiece, chronometer, small clock, timer.

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Using the Apple Watch

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 11 April

Apple Watch, Apple, Wearables

There were some rumblings on Twitter early this morning that Australian Apple stores were quietly opening up for Apple Watch try-ons this morning. I decided to head over to the Broadway Apple Store and see one for myself. To see if this week’s brutal array of reviews were really all that they said they were and to know exactly which style of watch I will be pre-ordering when the flood gates open.

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