Brent Simmons at WWDC: Gruber & Wiskus are Trying to Kill Me! | The Mac Observer
In our third interview, Dave Hamilton chats with Brent Simmons, currently of Q Branch and Vesper fame.
‘Of Course, They’re Trying to Kill Me.‘ | Daring Fireball
Get Rid of the App Store’s “Top” Lists | Marco.org
The race to the bottom. Deceptive low-now, high-later pricing. Scam and clone apps. Shallow apps with little craftsmanship that succeed, but many high-quality apps unable to command a sustainable price. The “top” list encourages all of these — we’d still have them without the list, but to a substantially lesser degree.
Get Rid of the App Store’s ‘Top’ Lists | Daring Fireball
iOS 7 | Matt Gemmell
Press coverage is disproportionally focusing on the Home screen (about which more in a moment), but the reality of day to day usage is that you’ll spend time in apps. Where there were previously gloomy cubbyholes and low ceilings, there are now floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and clean surfaces.
I think it’s an enormous improvement, and a typically opinionated move.
Matt Gemmell on iOS 7 | Daring Fireball
President Barack Obama | Charlie Rose
Steve Jobs on his legacy (1994) | The Loop
Apple’s confidence | The Loop
‘This Is Our Signature’: iOS 7 | Daring Fireball
→ iOS 7 は決してフラットではなかった！ | maclalala2
Tim Cook is a Great CEO | stratēchery by Ben Thompson
→ アップルの署名（Our Signature） | maclalala2
Fertile Ground | Marco.org
→ 肥沃な大地 | maclalala2
Vesper | vesperapp.co
Vesper | Daring Fireball
このところ Gruber がスローだったのはそういうワケだったか・・・
iHow We Work Together | nessential.com
Since I’m always interested in hearing what other teams use to work together and ship their software, I figure I should list what we use to work together on Vesper.
It’s simple enough not to get in my way with a lot of fiddly organizational features, but provides me with more structure than something like the Notes app. Tagging notes made a lot of sense — I immediately made Work, Writing, and Recipes tags. I commingled work notes, ideas for my novel, a favorite recipe for buttermilk biscuits, and an idea for my podcast without any trouble. Once I started treating it as the iPhone equivalent of a small paper notebook tucked into a pocket, it all began to fit.
Debug 15: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper | iMore.com
Vesper Review: Collect Your Thoughts | MacStories
Vesper | Marco.org
The best thing I can tell you about Vesper is that the app reflects its creators. I imagine they’ll add sync in time because it’s critical and very useful — otherwise, I don’t expect Vesper to get many more features.
But every feature in the app is extremely deliberate and thought-out: every mechanic, every restriction, every interaction, every animation. Every detail.
It’s a nuanced, polished app that’s pleasant to use and exudes craftsmanship. Simple flavors, executed extremely well. A vesper.
Vesper | The Loop
Vesper. | ParisLemon
How to ask Tim Cook questions | The Next Web
But these days they’re almost beholden to ask the ‘what’s next’ questions that everyone expects every year. If they don’t ask them, everyone will complain about them not doing so, and yet everyone complains when the same questions get the same non-answers. It’s got to be a tough position to be in. But my feeling on this, and I think that it’s shared by people both inside and outside of Apple, is that it’s time to start asking him better stuff.
The result of this can be seen in a series of videos from Cook’s visit to the Duke Fuqua School of Business that he filmed in April but were released just this week. The clips are a must watch. Cook talks about what he wants in employees, how to lead, how to collaborate and touches on several other great topics. There’s very little Apple specific stuff, though he mentions the company, but there’s a bunch of really interesting philosophical and tactical information that I’ve never heard him speak about anywhere else.
How to Ask Tim Cook Questions | Daring Fireball