Since all of the cool kids are doing it, I thought that I'd show you what's on my iPhone. My iPhone is the single most important piece of technology in my line-up. It goes with my everywhere, and is my primary method of communication. I keep the most important apps on my first Home screen. I don't use most of the stock apps enough for them to merit a place on my first screen. Those few that remain, however, I use every day without fail. Messages, Camera, Maps, and Safari all remain on my Home screen.
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new navigation app from Garmin, game updates, a major update to Ember for Mac and more!
Debug features the best developers in the business talking about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about Vesper 2.0, architecting sync, the decision making process, design choices, and why Vesper for Mac comes next.
Vesper 2.0 was released today and the staple feature is Vesper Sync which allows you to finally sync all your notes to the cloud. The best part? Vesper Sync is completely free to use. No catch, no joke, it's free. Vesper is also coming soon to a Mac near you.
Dave Wiskus of Vesper and Unprofessional joins Rene to talk about the important of design in technology and culture, strong opinions loosely held, handling criticism, providing support, and figuring out tough problems.
As exciting as iOS 7 is all on its own, what's even more exciting is what developers are, and will be, doing with it. A few cases in point: Vesper, Party Monster, and WeddingDJ. First, Dave Wiskus has an incredibly in-depth look at the design process and thinking behind Vesper 007. From the Vesper blog:
Vesper gets a lot of attention because it's crafted by well-known personalities in the Apple community, namely Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber. Part of the reason they're well-known, however, is because they're not only capable of great craft, but of explaining the creative and business processes behind it. That makes it as valuable as them. Cases in point, Brent Simmons technical details on Vesper 007's iOS 7 implementation on Inessential:
Vesper, the popular thought collection app for iPhone, has updated to version 007 and that means an all-new design for iOS 7, including new typography controls, and all new support for iPhone 5s, including the 64-bit Apple A7 chipset. Vesper was already prescient when it came to Apple design trends, but the update fits them fully into the reboot, and includes several incredibly tasteful new effects and treatments. The full list is available via the Vesper blog.
Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about their new app, Vesper, the value of ideas and collecting them, the art of collaboration, flat design, accessibility, testing, app pricing, and more. Also: Mad Men.
Here's the audio again, and for the first time, the complete transcript.