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.
Max Seelemann is an Apple developer and founder of The Soulmen, now famous for the Ulysses series of OS X apps for writers. In this interview, Mr. Seelemann explains how Apple's iCloud APIs, designed for simple use, often fail when developers have even modest file issues to deal with.
Despite some success by Apple selling iPads into education markets, there are huge hurdles to a widespread use of tablets in education. Legacy practices by schools, publishers and teachers combined with a lack of clear vision by the tablet makers and publishers have led to, essentially, a giant mess. Navigating through it, to achieve better education will take a boatload of work. John Martellaro spoke with Christopher Dawson, a technology leader in this area, to find out what the real problems are.
We all know about Apple’s Mac App Store, built into Snow Leopard and Lion. But for apps to be in the MAS, they have to meet very strict requirements that can severely limit an app’s functionality. Long before the MAS, there was Bodega, open to any OS X app, and it continues to thrive. TMO interviewed Bodega’s Director, Rob Piche, to find out more.
A decade ago, Max Seeleman was a youngster in school when he launched the Ulysses writer’s tool and The Soulmen. In this WWDC interview, he tells TMO’s Dave Hamilton how the OS X app has evolved. And how smart, technical changes led to the Daedalus editing app for the iPad and the new, rewritten Ulysses 3, coming soon.
At WWDC, TMO’s Dave Hamilton met with Mike Bombich, author of Carbon Copy Cloner for OS X. Mr. Bombich left Apple two years ago to pursue his passion for being a creator of something great. A short respite breathed new life into his work with his quintessential OS X copy and backup tool, CCC. This interview includes some intriguing, little known facts about CCC.
At WWDC, Brittany Tarvin, co-founder of FadingRed, told TMO’s Dave Hamilton the story of how she came to quit her day job and become an expert Cocoa developer, helping customers who have lost all their music.
In this WWDC developer interview, TMO’s Dave Hamilton sat down with Jason Titus of Shazam. They chatted about the all the things being done with Shazam, how it’s helping customers better interact with music and the technology behind this fabulous iOS app that’s still at the top of the charts.
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