Manton Reece is a Mac, iOS, and web developer from Austin, Texas. For the last 12 years he's worked on e-book software at VitalSource, and he founded Riverfold Software in 2006 where he's shipped several indie Mac and iOS apps. His latest project is Watermark, an archiving and search web app for Twitter and App.net. Manton is also the co-host of the podcast Core Intuition, and the creator of Tweet Marker, a timeline position syncing API used in many popular Twitter clients.
Magazines have become popular in the App Store with the introduction of Newsstand. But did you know that more traditional apps can also take advantage of auto-renewing subscriptions? This talk will examine why subscriptions might be important for your next app -- how the software market has changed in recent years and who is using subscriptions to provide a consistent, predictable source of revenue. We'll talk about Apple's in-app purchase APIs for subscriptions, the types of apps that are suitable for subscriptions, and an approach for building the server foundation for your app, with a detour into the Stripe API for when you must accept payments outside the App Store.
For a multi-touch OS that has always had dragging, swiping, and pinching at its core, there are a lot of iOS apps that revert to the old way of doing things: modal views, lots of buttons, and one task at a time. Gestures are often used as shortcuts, but have little direct mapping to how you're interacting with the app. In this talk we'll go over a history of drag and drop on the Mac and iOS, best practices and examples from other apps, then dive into code for implementing drag and drop in custom views and UICollectionView. We'll discuss how you can build more full-featured, rich apps by letting the user discover advanced features without complicating the surface of the UI.
Whether we work a normal job and have side projects for the nights and weekends, or whether we’re independent developers who have both indie apps and client work, as programmers we often code on more than one project throughout the week. In this talk, Manton will present a list of 10 things to think about when juggling multiple projects. We’ll discuss tips for being productive and making the most of the valuable but limited time we have to ship something great.