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iOhYes

A podcast by iOS developers for iOS developers, delivering news, tips, and rants for professional iOS/Mac developers, with something for enterprise and indie developers alike.

Hosted by Darryl Thomas and John Sextro.



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47: Episode 47 - Ripped Off

November 14, 2014 at 1:30PM • 56 minutes • Wiki Entry

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The Discussion

  • TestFlight Beta Testing
    • Getting started
      • Xcode
      • iTunes Connect
    • Inviting Beta Testers
      • Internal vs. External
    • Does this mean that other beta testing services are “Sherlocked”?
      • HockeyApp, etc.
    • Should people using other beta testing tools migrate?
      • Are there advantages to being part of this ecosystem?
      • Are there advantages to staying away from TestFlight?
      • Does TestFlight give you anything special that you can’t get from another service?

 Open-Source Project of the Week

2048, An open source version of the game “2048”

git clone https://github.com/ik/2048.git

Is this damaging to the original developer of the game or does this follow the old adage, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”

Darryl’s opinion:

  • Article on the “Threes ripped off by 1024, which is in turn ripped off by 2048” “controversy”: 2048’s Massive Popularity Triggers Cloning Controversy - Kotaku
  • At what point does a game define a new genre, which makes cloning inevitable? If game mechanics vary slightly, is that enough of a distinction? (I think so, but there are many who would consider the game mechanics to be every bit as much of the “art” as the game’s content.)

Jason's opinion:

  • The market usually doesn’t care about fairness. Being an indie developer means running a business. Businesses must always be evolving to “put themselves out of business” or else your competitors or copycats will.

Picks

Jason

 

  • Dave Verwer’s iOS dev weekly
    • Weekly (obviously) curated iOS development videos / articles / stories
    • Sponsored job postings from great companies
    • Available by email (recommended) and the web

John 

  • Armchair - App Review Manager written in Swift for iOS and OS X
    • Similar to UAAppReviewManager and Appirater but 100% Swift, works on iOS and OS X
    • Prompts the user to rate your app only after passing the rules that you have established.
    • Very configurable

Chad 

Darryl 

Alternative show title suggestions

  • Cordial Cherry
  • Dr. Jak
  • Shut up
  • Break my own rule
  • Recused
  • Piecemeal solutions
  • Defining Genre
  • Autorelease pool
  • Leak out
  • Cascading Pool Draining