• Build your first iOS App

    Skills Matter

    This event is aimed at complete beginners who would like to get started with iOS development. Developers of all levels are welcome though : we would like to pair each beginner with a more experienced developer to help and coach along the way. Please bring your MacBook with Xcode 11 installed! After a short intro, we will be building a mindfulness app to help people breathe. Apps can be built with UIKit or SwiftUI, and the challenge will take 1h30. We hope to see you there!


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    SwiftUI vs UIKit + SwiftUI challenge We'll talk about differences and benefits of SwiftUI and UIKit. Should you learn it or wait? How to use SwiftUI: create basic objects, actions and transitions. As an practical example we'll create Instagram feed. In second part we will make a group challenge of creating a simple app design using SwiftUI. Ambrozej Pawel - Freelance iOS developer with Automation and Robotic degree working on various self managed iOS projects with usage of ML and ARKit. Note: bring your MacBooks with XCode 11 beta

  • Core Data & Marketing Funnel

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    Get your skills matter tickets here https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12572-core-data-and-marketing-funnel 7pm : Background syncing between CoreData and a webservice Ben Manning https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-manning-8b8522109/ Having a reliable method of keeping your data uptodate with a web service can be of utmost importance for users, especially when school students do their work on a desktop before using their phone to read the teachers response or give feedback. I’ll begin with a quick overview of the CoreData stack and how it can work with multiple managed object contexts. Then I’ll talk about a method of data syncing with a web service, without blocking the UI, so a data-bound tableView will animate in any changes. I will describe a method for this to work generically with a protocol and associated type. Ben Manning is lead iOS developer at Firefly Learning where he and another guy work on 3 iOS apps for Teachers, Students and Parents. Outside of app development he does gliding and is an assistant instructor for the UCL gliding club. 8pm: App Marketing Success: Create an App Marketing Funnel Ludo De Angelis Twitter @ludop0lis In this competitive world of apps, learning how to structure your marketing plan properly maximises your chance of app success. Come along to this talk where we’ll bring you through a typical mobile marketing funnel to acquire and retain users. Ludo is a digital marketer specialising in mobile and performace marketing strategy on the App Store through his business, Orto Marketing. He works with a variety of small to medium businesses and has helped craft strategies for apps within the Health & Fitness and AR verticals on the App Store and helps teach Digital Marketing courses at various places across London.

  • What's new in Augmented reality on iOS?

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    We're back from wwdc and there is sooooo much to cover this year! So I thought I'd start with augmented reality... Doors will be open from 6.30pm To attend the event, you also need to register on our host's website here : https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12543-ios-london-july SCHEDULE ----------------- 7pm-7.30pm: What’s new in ARKit 3 We’re reviewing the latest additions in the AR tools Apple is providing for developers in iOS 13. Romain will show his findings after having played with the new features, the quick wins and give his thoughts on what’s now possible and where he sees this going. 8pm-8.30pm: First Steps with RealityKit This session will be a little more hands on. Discover the new 3D rendering Framework from Apple and why it may be replacing SceneKit for the future devices. ----------------- Romain Derrien @londonrom Romain is an experienced iOS developer who has been focussing on ARKit since its introduction by Apple in June 2017. www.arkit.studio

  • SwiftUI workshop @Tigerspike


    Gathering Apple enthusiasts to explore the capabilities of the newly released SwiftUI. iOS Software Engineers (and other interested disciplines) welcomed to Tigerspike to explore and play with SwiftUI. “SwiftUI is an innovative, exceptionally simple way to build user interfaces across all Apple platforms with the power of Swift...Automatic support for Dynamic Type, Dark Mode, localization, and accessibility…” -Apple.com https://developer.apple.com/xcode/swiftui/ Loose agenda, workshop-style session to see what we can do with the new kit. THINGS TO BRING Macbook running Mac OS Catalina beta + Xcode 11 beta (WWDC sessions) We do have some computers that you can use, but it will be a first come first serve basis. We will provide pizza, beer, and soft drinks. --- Agenda: 17.30 - 18.00 - Doors Open 18.00 - 18.20 - Intro [About Tigerspike, Space Location, Food, Toilet etc.] 18.30 - 20.30 - Swift UI 20.30 - 21.00 - Break & Networking from 21.00 -Thank you! And Wrap-up --- See you there!

  • WWDC Keynote 🍿 What is new in iOS13?

    Skills Matter

    register here! https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12467-ios-london-wwdc-watching-party We are going to stream the keynote live at 6pm sharp. Join us for some popcorn and dev comments on iOS 13's announcements. In the meantime, the full schedule of WWDC is here : https://developer.apple.com/wwdc19/schedule/#!/

  • 💻 Code challenge! Build your own AI 🧠 model

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    Skills matter registration : https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11659-ios-london We're back with a mini hackathon! This time we'll be focusing on machine learning and show you how quickly you can build your MVP. • 6.30 : Get in, grab a drink at the bar, say hello. • 6.50pm : Challenge intro - Romain Derrien @londonrom We'll be sharing the resources you need to create your own CoreML model and use it in a mobile app using Vision. - 9.30pm : App pitches and closing ceremony Make sure to bring your MacBook with Xcode 10.2 as the code resources will be written in SWIFT 5 👨🏻‍⚖️👨🏻‍⚖️Paul and Romain will be your impartial judges ☝️Side note, there is nothing to win, appart from a lot of fun, knowledge and the source code we'll be sharing. So everyone wins really...

  • Let's meet and talk iOS : App Competition & ARKit Face Tracking

    Register here if you want to get in! https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11658-ios-london 6.30 -7pm Networking and beers [masked] : MyGalileoApp Competition MyGalileoApp Competition - bring space to your smartphone and win €100,000 by developing an iOS app. The MyGalileoApp Competition is ON 🛰😎! Develop an innovative app that uses the Galileo satellites’ positioning accuracy & commercially launch your solution! Gather a team or go solo & design & develop an app that will #UseGalileo. [masked] Break and Networking [masked] pm : Face Tracking code demo using ARKit on iPhone X(s/r) presented by Romain @londonrom [masked] pm : Join us at the bar!

  • Let's meet and talk iOS : Decoding Apple and Debugging your apps

    Register here if you want to get in! https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11657-ios-london 6.30 -7pm Networking and beers[masked] : Decoding Apple With so many apps in the App Store, how can your app stand out? If you want to win Apple as a powerful ally to help you market your app and attract customers, then this talk will teach you how to find and interpret the clues that tell you what Apple is looking for, how to prioritize features and technologies strategically, and how to position yourself as a developer that cannot be overlooked. About the Speaker Stefan Lesser was a Partnership Manager and Technology Evangelist in Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations team, where he helped developers adopt the latest technologies on iOS, tvOS, and macOS. Today he provides strategic advice and technical guidance as an independent consultant to help development teams create best-in-class user experiences for Apple platforms and make the most of their relationship with Apple. [masked] Break and Networking [masked] pm : Debugging your iOS App by Ahmed Anwar Ahmed will take us through a case study and show us how to track down those annoying little bugs and crush them once and for all! https://instabug.com [masked] Beer & Pizza thanks to our Sponsor Instabug

  • Let's meet and talk iOS 🌇 Open Source projects & Core Image

    SkillsMatter Registration Link : https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11656-ios-london Event schedule: [masked]pm : Networking 7 - 7.30pm : How to make your iOS Project Open source? 7.30 - 7.45pm : Short Break [masked]pm : Simple to advanced image processing using Core Image [masked] Beer & Pizza thanks to our sponsor Lightricks Core Image is a framework by Apple that provides high level image processing capabilities along with excellent performance and great tools for allowing developers any amount of low-level control they need. After introducing Core Image and its capabilities, there will be a demo of how to create a simple image processing pipeline, how to debug issues, and also how to create custom, complex effects using advanced tools. Our guest speaker is Nir, who was the technical leader at Lightricks for some of its most successful products such as Facetune, Quickshot.