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    Speeding up as an iOS developer, Antoine van der Lee (English)

    Posted on February 11, 2019


    In this talk Antoine shares some tips on the personal, organizational and programming level on how to become a better iOS developer and speed up your workflow.



    Our journey to automated releases - ABN AMRO Mobile Team - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on February 11, 2019


    In this talk four developers of the ABN-AMRO Mobile Team show how they have set up their release pipeline. They used to use Gitflow but because of a lot of long-lived branches they switched to a much simpler model with feature toggles. Their pipeline is fully automated with a range of tools that are run from Fastlane. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Tikkie - Growing beyond the app, Rajeev Bhatia & Sida Nakrosyte (English)

    Posted on February 11, 2019


    Rajeev and Sida from the ABN AMRO Tikkie team explain how quickly the Tikkie app has evolved and became a big success. How they started with a minimum viable product and quickly ran into a scaling issues on the backend that forced them to rethink their infrastructure.



    Reverse indie, Agenda app - Alexander Griekspoor - Do iOS 2018 IEnglish)

    Posted on February 11, 2019


    Alexander talks about how he got started in app development as an indie developing the app Paper. After winning an Apple design award and selling the app to a publisher and working for them for a while he left and became an indie again. He then started his next big project: the Agenda app. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Theming with extensions and JSON, Felipe Florencio Garcia (English)

    Posted on February 09, 2019


    Felipe shares a concept on how he has implemented theming in an app he has worked on. By using extensions on UI elements and simple JSON configuration files he shows how easy it can be to add theming support to the CocoaHeadsNL app.



    CocoaHeadsNL Meetup Live, 30 January 2019

    Posted on January 30, 2019


    Live stream of our monthly meetup. This month we are hosted by ABN AMRO who welcome us at their offices in Amsterdam. There will be talks this evening by Felipe Garcia and Antoine van der Lee. And as a bonus we start off with a short talk by ABN AMRO about the very successful Tikkie app.



    Mobile app architecture - David Broza - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on January 30, 2019


    In this talk David talks about the mobile team at ANWB were struggling with the question what architecture to use. Go for the latest trendy framework or build a solid foundation and architecture internally. They choose the latter and David shows what they came up with. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    January @ ABN AMRO

    Posted on January 30, 2019


    We're happy to announce that we will be visiting ABN AMRO this month.



    dotSwift 2019

    Posted on January 28, 2019


    Please RSVP if you are attending the dotSwift conference. We also have a discount code "COCOAHEADSNL" to buy their tickets. It gives a nice 20% discount on their regular pricing.



    ARKit Introduction - Eduard Ockerse - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on January 08, 2019


    Eduard Ockerse demonstrates a way of showing and playing a video in 3D space with ARKit. He shows how to recognise a piece a paper with a still image of the video that is replaced in real-time with the playing video. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Hacking Marzipan, Running iOS apps on Mac - Tom Lokhorst - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on January 03, 2019


    At WWDC 2018 Apple announced that in the future it will become possible to run iOS apps on macOS. Rumours about this first appeared in December 2017 and was believed to be codenamed Marzipan. Although there is no official API or support for it yet in this talk Tom Lokhorst shows how he experimented with Marzipan and what he learned. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Flitsmeister - When Carplay? Stijn Spijker and Sander van Tulden

    Posted on December 22, 2018


    Apple surprised developers at WWDC 2018 with an announcement that CarPlay would become available for 3rd party navigation apps. Stijn Spijker and Sander van Tulden explain how they implemented it for Flitsmeister and what problems they ran into. This talk was recorded on November 28th, 2018 during the monthly CocoaHeadsNL meetup, this time at the office of Alert Heijn (Ahold) in Zaandam.



    CocoaHeadsNL Kerstborrel

    Posted on December 19, 2018


    Just like previous years we end with a casual evening. No official talks, only some drinks and bites with other Cocoaheads.



    Thank you for a great year

    Posted on December 17, 2018


    What a year it turned out to be. Not only did we have meetups at many new companies, we also were able to sneak in a few extra events. We have a booked calendar for the upcoming year so as soon as final confirmations are in we’ll update our regular channels like meetup or our website. Want to be one of the first people to know? There is an app available on the appstore.



    Writing better APIs - Bas Broek - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on December 14, 2018


    In this talk Bas Broek emphasises how important it is to design clean APIs and document them. Not just if you are writing a framework but also when writing your app. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Siri Shortcuts - Daniel Steinberg - Do iOS 2018 (English)

    Posted on December 09, 2018


    In this talk Daniel Steinberg shows how you can implement functionality from your own app into a Siri Shortcut. He shows a simple example and demonstrates how you can even persist data in between running your app from a Siri Shortcut and standalone. This talk was recorded on November 2nd, 2018 during the Do iOS 2018 conference of CocoaHeadsNL in Amsterdam. See https://www.do-ios.com/ for more information.



    Back to the future, Jeroen Bouma (English)

    Posted on December 03, 2018


    Jeroen Bouma explains how the team of the well know Appie app from Albert Heijn changed the old code base written in Objective-C to a modern app written in Swift. This talk was recorded on November 28th, 2018 during the monthly CocoaHeadsNL meetup, this time at the office of Alert Heijn (Ahold) in Zaandam.



    CocoaHeadsNL Meetup @ Albert Heijn, Zaandam

    Posted on December 02, 2018


    Live stream of our monthly meetup. This month we are hosted by Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in The Netherlands. There will be talks from Albert Heijn and Flitsmeister.



    CocoaHeadsNL Live @ Funda

    Posted on December 02, 2018


    Live stream of the CocoaHeadsNL meetup at Payconiq on October 24th, 2018.



    November @ Albert Heijn

    Posted on November 28, 2018


    We're happy to announce that we will be visiting Albert Heijn in November this year.



    Some ❤️ for enums - by Tjeerd in 't Veen (English)

    Posted on November 19, 2018


    Tjeerd in 't Veen talks about how to use enums in Swift. He explains that they are actually optionals and that they themselves can also be optionals. He gives practical examples on how they can be leverages in real world scenarios and can even be used to replace inheritance or objects or protocols. This talk was recorded on July 18th, 2018 during the monthly CocoaHeadsNL meetup, this time at the office of Schiphol in ANWB in The Hague.



    Creating and Debugging iOS Network Extensions, Jeroen Leenarts (English)

    Posted on November 08, 2018


    Jeroen Leenarts talks about what it takes to create and debug iOS network extensions. He learned about this while working on an open source project and he shares his experience on how this worked out for him.



    Testable iOS Architecture, Roel Spruit (English)

    Posted on November 08, 2018


    Roel Spruit talks about how to design your app and create an architecture in your app that makes it more easy to test. He demonstrates this with a small demo app that shows pugs because nothing can convince you more than pictures of cute dogs.



    Do iOS 2018

    Posted on November 02, 2018


    Only a few tickets remaining. Our University day has a few spaces left.



    October @ Funda

    Posted on October 24, 2018


    We're happy to announce that we will be visiting Funda in October this year.