NewsWave 2020.4 for Mac

Today I submitted to the App Store what will likely be the final 2020 update, NewsWave 2020.4 for Mac. This is a minor bug fix update to improve unit testing, address bugs & improve UX.  Key 2020.4 changes include: – Fixed a bug that could prevent reading position from syncing correctly.  – Improved UX in […]

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 […]

Unleashing the server developer in you

Back in 2016, when the idea that would become NewsWave was humming in my head, I was sipping my morning coffee while listening to an episode of Under the Radar.  In that episode, Marco Arment and David Smith were discussing how they used servers to manage Overcast and Feed Wrangler. I was already considering using servers but after that I […]

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 […]

Simple Animations on macOS (Swift 3)

If you’ve ever coded for iOS you’ll most likely be familiar with the UIView animateWithDuration function. Wouldn’t it be great if there would be an OSX equivalent? Well, there sure is, just type the following:         NSAnimationContext.runAnimationGroup({_in             //Indicate the duration of the animation         […]