On the 14th October, 2018, Moderation was launched on the App Store1. The year hasn’t quite played out as I expected. I decided to do a Leadership qualification in work which took up about 6 months of my free time, and work itself has been more challenging than normal, which has also made it more difficult for me to find the energy needed to work on Moderation in my spare time.
It’s been nearly a year since Moderation first launched in the App Store, and as with most MVP launches, there was a lot of functionality and auxiliary work that I did not have time go do. One of those things, which I probably underestimated the value of, was a PressKit.
For launch, I did the common-sense activity of emailing lots of the press in the hope of getting some attention, and I didn’t get a single bite.
I wonder if this iOS 13 release schedule has improved or hampered adoption rates? I sense Apple might have not been sending as many nag notifications as usual yet?
The Surface Neo looks pretty cool. I’ve been impressed with Microsofts hardware efforts
Catalina Beta 10 appears to be out
So the chrome rings around the lenses on my iPhone 11 Pro already have scratches and kinks. Not good!
Her voice was a bit hoarse apparently
Although once I got to the actual guy with my phone - great experience! Changed me onto the upgrade program (couldn’t do it online) and was a quick process. My original purchase refunded
Now I’ve been ushered into some sort of “hands on” area with a guy demoing the new features. There’s like 5 of us. Just give us our damn phones! The store is empty
Quiet at the Cardiff Apple Store this morning. Most people are in the “pick up their reservation” queue. Very different to 3-4 years ago.
As a side note. A lot of the Apple employees have headphones in and are talking to each other over them like FBI agents. Quite amusing!
I wrote a blog post about Moderation and iOS 13 (spoiler: dark mode), but also what we are planning on adding in the future
Moderation & iOS 13 - Blog Post
The latest episode of the Dev Brewed Podcast is now out (which focusses on the Apple event) - Dev Brewed - Midnight Green!
Fun thought: Imagine a MacBook Pro in THAT green
The fact that everyone wants the midnight green iPhone Pro shows just how much pent up demand there is for some colours. I still dream of having a top of the range, blue iPhone.. I mean I’ve only been waiting 11 years
I find the rumours of a last minute dropped feature (wireless charging on the back) on the IPhone 11 implausible. I’ll eat my hat if the hardware is in there and they’ve decided not to do it at the last minute. The hardware has been finalised for ages
Of course, I am finding bug after bug while I try and finalise this release 🙈 Spot the colour difference!
Working on App Store screenshots 😴
Will public testers who are now on iOS 13.1 be able to install 13.0 GM? Will their iCloud backup work going backwards?
My Netflix account has been hacked. They changed the email and the password, which means I had to use live chat to get my account back. (It was my fault, I had an insecure password). A nice reminder to re-run the security check on LastPass and change some passwords 🔑
While attempting the second section of the SwiftUI tutorial I’m having all sorts of errors and problems. I was considering it for my new onboarding views. I’m scrapping those plans! I’ll pick it back up after GM
The handheld self service devices at Tesco are running a version of Windows. I particularly enjoyed seeing a Remote Desktop icon. Imagine remoting into your pc from one of these? 🤣