Every month we highlight some of the most exciting meetups, hackathons and events in Boston. Whether you're looking to hear more about the hype about podcasts and what goes into making one, or you want to learn more about the UX and the benefit of hidden app structures, or are a woman in tech who is looking to connect with fellow female developers, there's something for everyone. Here's what going on before we all tuck into our Thanksgiving dinners:
Localytics is a marketing double threat. You can use it to track important information about how your users behave and who your users are, and it enables you to send push notifications that target users based on the data that you have collected!
Here at Intrepid, we’re encouraged to spend about four hours a week on a side project. When I received an Apple tvOS dev kit, I knew I had to use that time to explore one of my ideas. I chose to do a Pictionary like game where you draw on the TV using the Siri remote’s trackpad. The designers I worked with and I settled on Doodaloo as the working title.
Eight pages in to Apple’s new Swift language book, there’s a passing mention of “optional” values, and how these values can be nil. What you might have missed is that this also means that non-optional types can never be nil. Coming from Objective-C or even Java or C#, this may seem surprising (it was for me):