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Episode 177 – What is Great App Design?
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Apple has just published its financial results for Q3 2024. The company posted revenue of $59.7 billion. Apple CEO Tim Cook said:
“Apple’s record June quarter was driven by double-digit growth in both Products and Services and growth in each of our geographic segments,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “In uncertain times, this performance is a testament to the important role our products play in our customers’ lives and to Apple’s relentless innovation. This is a challenging moment for our communities, and, from Apple’s new $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative to a new commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, we’re living the principle that what we make and do should create opportunity and leave the world better than we found it.”
Due to the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, Apple did not provide financial guidance for Q3 2024 during its last earnings call.
Going into today’s call, Yahoo Finance said that:
Much of the earnings focus, however, will be on whether Cook and company will provide guidance for fiscal Q4, which could offer a hint about any potential delays to the launch of the firm’s upcoming iPhone 12.
Despite the lack of guidance, Yahoo Finance says that Bloomberg’s research shows that analysts expect the following results:
Revenue: $52.2 billion expected versus $53.8 billion in Q3 2024.
Earnings per share: $2.06 expected versus $2.18 in Q3 2024.
After the break, we’ve compiled a graphical visualization of Apple’s Q3 2024 financial results.
Fiery Feeds Adds Full-Text Search, Saved Searches, iPad Pointer Support, and More
By Ryan Christoffel
When I imagine the quintessential RSS user, I think of someone who wants full control of their web reading experience. They don’t want to leave news curation up to an algorithmic service like Apple News, or a social media platform like Twitter or Facebook. They also care about tools like filtering controls, and tweaking the reading experience to their preferences. For such a user, 更改国外ip软件 may be a natural choice due to its abundance of supported RSS services and settings to tweak, along with some key pro features. Today, Fiery Feeds is better prepared to meet the needs of that kind of user thanks to a pair of important additions: full-text search and saved searches. Throw in optimized iPad pointer support, plus a new native article rendering option, and the latest Fiery Feeds update is a compelling one.
Mac Catalyst 2.0: Doubling Down on the Alignment of the Mac and iPad
By John Voorhees
WWDC 2024 brought Mac Catalyst into sharper focus than ever before. Introduced as an unnamed ‘sneak peek’ in 2018, Mac Catalyst offered the promise of a simple and efficient way for iPad developers to bring their apps to 100 million Mac users. The reality was that it can be hard to transition an app from an iPad to a Mac, and the results weren’t always great.
The first iteration of Mac Catalyst used iPad design conventions in places that felt out of place on the Mac
There was too little documentation
Excitement surrounding SwiftUI left developers wondering whether Apple was committed to Mac Catalyst
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WWDC 2024 was different. Apple introduced what was effectively Mac Catalyst 2.0 with its Optimized for Mac initiative, a separate Mac Catalyst path that follows Mac conventions more closely but requires more work. The company also built Messages and Maps, two of its flagship apps, using Mac Catalyst, demonstrating a deeper commitment to the technology than ever before. The result is a brighter future for Mac Catalyst that clearly has a role to play alongside SwiftUI and Apple’s other frameworks.
To understand where Mac Catalyst is heading, though, we first need to understand where it has been over the past two years.
AppStories, Episode 177 – What is Great App Design?→
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This week on AppStories, we consider what makes an app’s design great, the balance between form and function, and some of our favorite app designs.
In the past, I’ve used Due on the iPhone and iPad for these sorts of tasks. There has been a Mac version of Due for years too, but it hadn’t been updated in about two years and was showing its age. However, with today’s update, Due for Mac joins the iOS version with a fully-modern design and slate of new features, putting it on par with the outstanding iOS version, which I’ve covered in the past.
Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw [Sponsor]
By John Voorhees
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Built from the ground up for iPad’s touch sensitivity, Concepts combines vectors with natural finger gestures to enhance your creative workflow. Everything you draw can be edited, moved, and reorganized, allowing you to interact with your ideas at a deeper level. Drag+drop images and objects for fast ideating, use layers and grid layouts to organize your work, and apply real-world scale for professional design work.
The app comes free as a basic sketching tool, with the ability to unlock 200+ libraries of brushes, objects, and services via subscription or one-time purchase. Sketch, explore, and share your ideas infinitely with Concepts.
Download Concepts today for free and give it a try. To learn more about how Concepts can help you explore your ideas, visit concepts.app.
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Ryan on why the iPadOS update is a bigger deal than it appears
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Episode 176 – Pick 2: Castro and Grammarly
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This week on AppStories, we bring back an AppStories classic: Pick 2, an in-depth look at two apps. In this installment, Federico explains why he has been revisiting Castro for listening to podcasts, and John covers the evolution of Grammarly into a terrific grammar and spell-checking app for writers.