WWDC 2016 Wishlist #5 : Restore Game Controller Requirements on Apple TV

June 05, 2016

When Apple released their new Apple TV and tvOS last year, the initial documentation said that apps for for the new platform could require a game controller to play. Such apps would only appear in the store and be downloadable for users who had connected a game controller. This seemed like a great implementation since it would protect users . . .

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WWDC 2016 Wishlist #2 : tvOS "Channel" Extensions

June 01, 2016

During my speculation last year about the new Apple TV that was soon to be announced and released, I was most excited about imagining a possible new paradigm for discovering and interacting with apps on the platform. At the time, I called it "apps as channels", and here is how it would work:

  • Unlike the typical iOS / . . .

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The New Apple TV Could Be More Than Just Another App Store

It Could Be a Whole New Paradigm For Apps

August 26, 2015

There's been a lot of talk and anticipation surrounding the revamped Apple TV that is rumored to be announced on September 9th (and which was earlier rumored to be announced back in June). Much of the excitement and focus has been around Siri / voice search, and the possibility for a game console-like platform for iOS apps. And yes, those . . .

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WWDC 2015 Wishlist

June 05, 2015

I stopped being excited about Christmas at around the age of 17. I stopped wondering what Santa would bring and stopped having sleepless nights leading up to the day itself. This made me sad for many years because I felt I lost something when I no longer felt the same exhilaration and anticipation for something new. But then I became an iOS . . .

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