3D Printed Programmable Watch By 8-Year Old??

What?

“Introducing the O Watch: a kid’s programmable smartwatch. With the O Watch, you will be able to program games, like Rock, Paper, Scissors, and…make programs that will calculate values, such as the value of pi,” says Omkar. “The O Watch is made using an Arduino-compatible core…Arduino is an awesome platform for kids like me to get started with programming.”

 

via 3dprint.com

Xcode 6.3 Crash Reporting

According to Apple, the new crash reporting service streamlines the development process by helping app makers find and resolve bugs that cause random crashes, as well as other logged problems.

The new system compiles crash logs from apps submitted to the App Store and beta testing service TestFlight with debug symbols, aggregating the resulting data directly into Xcode as crash reports. Coupled with an enhanced Organizer window, developers can more easily triage crashes and fix faulty code.

Apple Insider

First iOS Public Beta

For the first time ever, the public can try out the beta of upcoming iOS releases starting in March!

In an effort to eliminate bugs from upcoming iOS versions ahead of their general releases, Apple plans to launch the first-ever public beta program for the iOS operating system, according to multiple people briefed on the plans. Following the successful launch of the OS X Public Beta program with OS X Yosemite last year, Apple intends to release the upcoming iOS 8.3 as a public beta via the company’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, according to the sources.

via 9to5Mac

Design Patterns

Great post via raywenderlich.com on the classic design patterns in iOS…

Design patterns are reusable solutions to common problems in software design. They’re templates designed to help you write code that’s easy to understand and reuse. They also help you create loosely coupled code so that you can change or replace components in your code without too much of a hassle.

If you’re new to design patterns, then I have good news for you! First, you’re already using tons of iOS design patterns thanks to the way Cocoa is built and the best practices you’re encouraged to use. Second, this tutorial will bring you up to speed on all the major (and not so major) iOS design patterns that are commonly used in Cocoa.