The future of App Design

I’m currently starting a couple of iOS 8-only projects. Being at the “design phase”, I asked myself how should I approach the design of these apps considering the new implications that the new iPhones and iOS 8 bring to the table.

This StackOverflow answer brings me a little closer to successfully creating a new workflow to design iOS 8 and iPhone 6/Plus apps efficiently.

I’m definitely going to re-watch every WWDC’14 video.

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Beginning the year


Last year was a bit of a roller coaster for me. I’ve been struggling to get my goals in life straight, and most importantly, to focus on them. Fortunately, all came up really good, and now that 2013’s over, I can say that it was a year where I could really understand who I was a little bit better.

But, sentimentalisms aside, in 2013 I learnt so many things, that talk write about them would take me forever. I´m now confident about my skills in Objective-C and iOS Development, sent my first app to the App Store (currently in “Waiting for review”), and started learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails about 4 weeks ago, in which I feel pretty comfortable at this point too.

I wanted to share my new year’s resolutions, so I could be ashamed when I don’t achieve most of them (I’ll try, at least):

  • Publish at least 2 more apps on the App Store
  • Re-launch my weekly podcast and keep it alive for at least a year
  • Create a periodical newsletter where I talk about my progress over the weeks, and share useful links with the community.
  • Decide, once and for all, what I want to do with my life: choose “studyhard-getaboringjobworkingforsomeonelese-formafamily-die” path, or the “create-innovate-pushyourselftothelimit-behappy” one (you pretty much can tell which one I’m more fond to).

I have pretty big plans for 2014. It’s already had a great beginning, so here’s wishing that the best is yet to come. I have pretty big plans for this year, both personal and business-wise (for example, I’m re-launching my weekly podcast soon, and have a couple of app ideas stacked up waiting to be coded).

Also, thanks so much to Yuri, my girlfriend, for being around for the past (almost) 6 months. Her help, presence and support has ben invaluable for me. Girl, I love you so much.

Cheer up, boys!


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