Tuesday, June 07, 2011

New York Times: What Developers Think of the WWDC 2011 Keynote

On Monday, WWDC 2011 revealed a number of enhancements to OS X, iOS and iCloud. I polled several independent developers, ranging from longtime Mac mainstays, one-man shops and large companies, that cover both Mac and iOS development to get their reactions to the many changes.

What was your favorite announcement?

Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software Inc., which makes Yojimbo : The amount of user-facing work that's going into Lion and iOS 5 is truly impressive, especially as it reflects an enormous amount of infrastructure work.

Gedeon Maheux, Principal / Designer at The Iconfactory, which makes Twitterific : We're most excited about all of the potential in iOS 5, such as Apple's new iCloud API. Hopefully synching Twitter timeline positions across multiple copies of Twitterrific will work with relatively little effort.

Ken Case, CEO of The Omni Group : I'm really looking forward to updating our document-based apps (OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle . . . ) to leverage iCloud's document syncing.

David Frampton, founder of Majic Jungle Software, which makes Chopper and Chopper 2 : AirPlay Mirroring. I wasn't expecting that, as it seems a pretty amazing technical achievement. Not sure on the details yet, but it could be a big deal for gaming. ...

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At 6:40 PM, Blogger Ralph Harris said...

I'm always excited when Apple is doing something new!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger ohradiogirl said...

There's a lot to be excited about. I have my eyes set on the Reminder feature; been looking for something like that.


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