WatchKit will officially be available to developers in November!!!!! So if you didn't have plans for the holidays, you do now :)
To be honest, part of me is secretly not as happy about the above news. There is so much more I wanted to learn / experiment with in iOS8 and Swift before the end of the year. I started the edX FP101 course to understand functional programming better, and this week I got to play around with iOS8 specific features - split view controllers, handoff, extensions, CloudKit, etc.
Of course, the endless learning is my favorite part of being a Software Engineer. Next year is going to be incredible!
Swift Around the Web
Pathfinder - A pathfinding library written in Swift
SFlatButton - Create a Buttons in Swift like Bootstrap 3.0
RadialTransition - Great iOS radial (circle) animation transition for navigation controller, with custom back swipe.
LogDispatcher.Swift - A more powerful println(_:)
QRCodeReader.swift - Simple QRCode reader in Swift
SuperRecord - A small set of utilities to make working with CoreData and Swift a bit easier.
DTIActivityIndicatorView-Swift - Animated custom ActivityIndicator inspired from css library SpinKit and much more. Written in Swift.
In Case You Missed It
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking about HealthKit at the Wearables + Things conference, which took place in the beautiful Artisphere near Washington, D.C. To my surprise, my talk was in a Dome-shaped IMAX Theatre!
Anyway, for those who missed it, I'll be re-mixing my HealthKit talk at NSMeetup in San Francisco on November 5th. Sign up if you haven't already!