Dave Peck, Peter Sagerson and Nick Robinson were all doing freelance work in Seattle. They would gather at one of the many coffee shops there, getting caffeinated and doing their work. Then one day, Dave Peck realized they were using all these open wireless networks, completely non-secure, and doing sensitive client work. Then they realized they needed one of those VPN clients. Except, they were all so bad. The rest is history.
Bruno Virlet started his first iOS app while in college at the University of Illinois. One idea led to another, and now his app, Genius Scan, is a big seller on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Mr. Virlet tells how it all started and how he's feeling about geting his app ready for iOS 7.
Brent Simmons started writing BASIC code on an Apple II+, and later started writing apps, profesionally for the Macintosh. He's famous for a lot of Mac apps that we've all used, and hs latest project, in partnership with John Gruber and Dave Wiskus is Vesper from Q Branch. Mr. Simmons talked about his perspectives as a developer in this interview during WWDC.
Joe Pezzillo has had a varied career, developed several startups, worked for Apple, and even tried his hand at being a Bohemian poet. At WWDC this week, Mr. Pezzillo told TMO's Dave Hamilton the most important thing he learned about being a successful entrepreneur as he built Push.io.
Peter Kelly is a professor in Adelaide, Australia and teaches classes on computer operating systems. After writing his Ph.D. thesis with Lyx and LaTex, he thought it would be interesting to develop similar software for Android. That didn't work out so well. UX Write for the iPad was the result. Dave Hamilton interviewed Dr. Kelly at WWDC this week and got the story.
Apple hit us with all kinds of big announcements during its World Wide Developer Conference keynote presentation this week with iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the new Mac Pro, and more. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about all of those announcements, and it turns out Jeff lost a bet so now he owes Bryan a dollar.
Looking at Apple's new iOS it seems they haven't even decided for themselves what things should look like. Too much more delay here is bad for third-party developers and, therefore, bad for us. See what Dave Hamilton found.
Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer's Managing Editor, and Mac Geek agab co-host John F. Braun joined the Mac Roundtable crew to talk about Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, and the preview of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7.
At WWDC, Apple's Craig Federighi walked us down a new, invigorated path for OS X. Instead of a adding gadgets and questionable features to the OS, fundamental improvements have been made that will make us more productive. Crazy things we complained about have been fixed. It's a great feeling.
Apple's professional and advanced technical users have been, with a half broken heart, pining for Apple to introduce a flagship product, a new Mac Pro that would stun and stagger us. The company has not disappointed. Plus, it was oh, so smart to give us a sneak peek at WWDC, so that developers would see what would soon be in the hands of customers. The drool factor starts NOW.
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