Officially switched to Canary Mail on iOS for my email, worth the $19.99 in my opinion just for the email signing and encryption.

This is one of those weeks where you just have to knuckle down and get on with it. I have so much going on right now. App releases, new technologies to work with and understand plus the latest Apple platform updates. What a week! Thank goodness it is going to be a long weekend.

Tonights gaming stream is Diablo 3 Season 20 on Nintendo Switch. Come and watch the fun and why not drop by the chat. https://twitch.tv/grfxg

Stream starts at 10pm CST, that’s 26 minutes from the time of this post!

As I live streamed my Unity work on www.cashontapgame.com on Friday, I now feel compelled to give Google game services another crack and get the hi-scores reporting working to really get that competitive element flowing.

Writing tool discovery, trying iA Writer

In my never ending search for perfect tools (I know, it will never end). I have been playing around with iA Writer on the Mac as it has a trial.

As an avid fan of Ulysses I feel like I am almost cheating on it, but the one thing Ulysses does not do that I want is publish to Micro.blog

So that has me trying other tools. I do like iA Writer and have always heard lots of people saying good things about it, with good reason.

So, since it will publish a draft post to Micro.blog, I will be living with it for the next 7 days to try it out. The trial actually runs longer, but I think 7 days is enough for me to decide.

UIBuzz Podcast Episode 2 - What is Unity?

Show notes

  • So what is Unity?
  • Why use it over other tools?
  • Cross-platform development made easy
  • Rapid development thanks to the built in play engine
  • Free to use until you become rich
  • You will need to know or learn C#
  • I recommend Visual Studio Code for code editing
  • You still need to create assets in other tools and import them
  • Watch out for new releases, they can cause problems, go with LTS
  • Is it for you?

I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you think of Unity.

You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz

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A quick tip for anyone that uses Windows and Chocolatey, if you want to upgrade everything installed at once then try using choco upgrade all -y

I’ll say it, how incredible are the new Microsoft surface devices. They really have found the right home for that lineup and the value for money is pretty darn good when you look at bang for buck. If I didn’t have my iPad then a Surface book is what I would go for.

Some late night weekend fun playing and streaming Warframe on the PC.

This is one of those days where I started writing a tutorial and am now so deep in how to explain a complex thing in simple terms that I might actually of confused myself at this point. And I already knew how it worked LOL

Lately I have noticed a change starting to creep into my thinking when it comes to making apps for personal use that might end up as projects for others to use. Now I ask myself, should I make this native or a Web app and just use it there? Funny how things go around and around.

UIBuzz Podcast Episode 1 - My iPad Podcasting Set-Up (Format test)

I know what you are thinking, this is the same episode as the last one? That is true and yes it is intentional. The reason for this is I can only refine my process of creation by testing it.

In particular the use of chapter markers in an episode, so hopefully I can learn from this and beg your forgiveness for the repeat.

Link to my blog post with the results and details

Blue Yeti Microphone

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone

Hyper-Drive USB-C Hub

Ferrite Pro for iOS

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Let’s connect Twitter: @uibuzz

Web: https://www.uibuzz.com

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So I subscribe to both Apple Music and Spotify, but I have to say spotify’s station app nails it for me everytime I go with it’s suggestions. Maybe I’ve just not given Apple enough data?

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Twitch prime bundle for Destiny 2. You had me at S’Mores emote, but I stayed for the ship.

What a week, finally the weekend is here and it’s time to hang up the coding hat for a little while and break open the fun-tertainment hat.

UIBuzz Podcast Episode 1 - My IPad Podcasting Set-Up

Link to my blog post with the results and details

Blue Yeti Microphone

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone

Hyper-Drive USB-C Hub

Ferrite Pro for iOS

Subscribe to the Podcast

Listen on Google Play Music

Let’s connect Twitter: @uibuzz

Web: https://www.uibuzz.com

Please note, this post contains affiliate links.

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If you are a gamer and like FPS (first person shooters), you may of tried or do not even know about Warframe, it’s free to play but can be a nightmare to understand at first.

This playlist by @BBKDragoon https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRbxjtNC1lOh1x2Q6JpDiN4mvezhAfntS answers everything, I cannot recommend it enough.

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New SwiftUI video available to Patreon subscribers. www.patreon.com/pwcom

Yep it took a while but I have finally edited and published the next video in my SwiftUI series. Let’s build some models ready for data.

OK this is the must watch YouTube playlist for anyone that wants to get the most out of Ferrite for the iPhone and iPad. I learned so many things in just minutes that I never even noticed were in the app.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLln17yCHKYDDAvXoMfx_z0gUZJ9hmlBRl

Hey iPhone / iPad app builders it’s 2020. Make a landscape version of that app already! Just saying :)

The Welcome Episode

It all starts with nothing, or in this case an episode zero. Something that is almost the birth cry of every podcast.

So in this short introduction I will say a little about who I am, what I do and what this is all going to be about.

The short version, Web and App development. Gaming, design, user interaction and producing content in many forms including how I make podcasts and videos to share with the World.

Want to know more or keep up? Subscribe to this podcast and pay a visit to UIBuzz.com

Twitter: @UIBuzz

Yep you noticed, well done. I changed the site name from Peter Witham to UIBuzz as that is my domain. I’m also updating some of the branding in preparation for trying out those microcast features.

Let’s get ready to talk!

Spent some time processing the last photos I took before the lock downs, the idea is to show the effect that our current situation with Covid-19 is having on the populous.

Visit the gallery here https://www.grfxmedia.com/03-2020-covid

All images processed with Luminar 4 for Mac and Windows

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Unity event system for broadcasting and listening is a great way to not have a bunch of references between gameobjects having to be set up. I have to admit if it wasn’t for me using this approach in Flash for so many years and now JavaScript and Swift, I’d probably be lost.

Paying the price of procrastination, it’s been a while since I worked in Unity & wrote C# code.

I’m having to look up the most basic of things to remind myself how to do them. Lesson learned, don’t leave things too long before spending a little time with them.

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