NewsWave 2020.3.1 for Mac

Today I submitted NewsWave for Mac 2020.3.1, a minor bug fix update. I would typically wait a few more weeks to combine more enhancements & fixes but this update addresses a specially elusive and annoying bug.  If you opened NewsWave for Mac from scratch and immediately moved it to the background (i.e. doing something else while […]

NewsWave 2020.3 for Mac

I’m happy to report that NewsWave 2020.3 for Mac has been submitted to the App Store. This update improves the app based on the feedback received since launch. In addition to bug fixes and UX improvements I’ve also taken the opportunity to expand the amount of unit tests that verify each app change and I’ve tweaked […]

Announcing NewsWave for Mac!

Without further ado, NewsWave for Mac is available on the Mac App Store. Create your own timeline of stories by following your favorite feeds. Now from your iPhone, iPad or Mac. What differentiates NewsWave? – Twitter style timeline of your personalized content. – Easily discover feeds through categories or catalogue search. – Streamlined experience that […]

NewsWave for Mac – Dark Mode

NewsWave for Mac is moving along quite well. In fact, 1.0 is feature complete, meaning all features I planned to ship in the first Mac release are already in. I’m now focusing on testing and polish.  Speaking of polish, here’s a couple screenshots of the -mostly- final version of Dark Mode, updated icons and all […]

Create a NSButton in code (swift)

Some time ago I shared a simple way to create custom UIButtons in code. As I’m starting to polish NewsWave for Mac, I wanted the same ability to easily create custom buttons. So, I ported the function to macOS, feel free to leverage:       func createNewNSButton(title: String, textSizeDelta: CGFloat?, textColor: NSColor?,  backgroundColor: NSColor?, […]

NewsWave 2020.1

There’s many things that have changed since social distancing began about 15 days ago: meeting friends, going for morning coffees, weekend escapes and many other activities are now on hold. However, there are also some positive consequences: my wife and I have really gotten into board games (Forbidden Island, Exploding Kittens, Scrabble…), I’ve gotten a […]