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Top iOS Development Resources To Follow

Stayin’ On Top Of Your Game — iOS Newsletters, Blogs/Developers, Companies To Follow

Ajith R Nayak
Sep 26, 2016 · 9 min read

As a full-time iOS developer, everyday I’ll be paddling towards that tight project deadline against high winds. And, I seldom have time to stay in touch with latest trends, announcements, innovations, articles and open source inspirations surrounding iOS development. It’s difficult to stay on top of my game.

Can you relate?

Fortunately, I’ve found ways to stay informed of the new happenings in realm of iOS development. Several amazing newsletters shoot an email with their findings and great stuff; subscribe them! Companies and enthusiastic developers take time to publish fantastic blogs, awesome open source libraries and regularly send out blue ravens; FOLLOW them.

Here, I’ve listed Newsletters, Blogs, People, Companies and other resources that help me to keep up-to-date as an iOS and Swift developer.

Newsletters — Curated

All the pointers neatly organized 👍.

  1. This Week In Swifthttps://swiftnews.curated.co
    Every week Natasha Murashev puts together a list of the best Swift resources for you. Did you know she is secretly a robot? Keep reading.
  2. Indie iOS Focus Weeklyhttps://indieiosfocus.curated.co
    Looking for the best iOS dev links, tutorials, & tips beyond the usual news? Curated by Chris Beshore. I like to keep an eye on Independent iOS developers.
  3. Swift Algorithms Newshttp://swiftalgorithms.curated.co
    Swift Algorithms News is a curated publication full of interesting, relevant links by Wayne Bishop.
  4. iOS Dev Weeklyhttp://iosdevweekly.com
    Have you started to notice that above newsletters look similar? Folks, Dave Verwer — founder of Curated and author of iOS Dev Weekly. He puts together hand-picked round up of the best iOS development links every week. I never miss reading his comment on every issue.
  5. iOS Goodieshttp://ios-goodies.com
    Yet another weekly iOS newsletter curated by Rui Peres and Tiago Almeida. Articles, app business, UI/UX, tools, videos and more are the goodies.
  6. Swift Monthlyhttp://swiftmonthly.com
    Hand Picked Swift Tutorials, News, Videos, Jobs, Conferences and more delivered straight to your inbox. No Fuss, No Spam!
  7. Swift Developmentshttps://andybargh.com
    A weekly curated email of useful links for people interested in designing and developing their own iOS, WatchOS and AppleTV apps using Swift by Andy Bargh.
  8. Swift Weekly Brief https://swiftweekly.github.io
    Swift has been a game changer since introduced. It is critical to learn about disccussions surrounding the amazing open source language. So, a community driven weekly newsletter about Swift curated by Jesse Squires helps you to get the best summary about what’s happening in the Swift open source project every week.
  9. Mobile Development Digest — http://blog.alsedi.com/mobile-development-digest/
    A weekly newsletter with mobile development content(90% iOS) combined from Alex D. Sergeev’s personal readings during the week.
  10. ManiacDev.Com — https://maniacdev.com
    One of the first newsletters I subscribed to and it has been pointing me to hundreds of iOS App Dev Libraries, Controls, Tutorials, Examples and Tools. Great stuff, Johann Döwa.

Blogs

New posts ✨. They stay quietly in my endless reading list.

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  1. Ray Wenderlichhttps://www.raywenderlich.com
    One of the best(🏅) in the business. Quality and epic length programming tutorials (1119+ tuts). Sign up to receive the latest tutorials from Ray’s team each week.
  2. Swift Blog — Developerhttps://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/
    All the hot news about Swift published by Apple.
  3. Swift.org — Bloghttps://swift.org/blog/
    The swift team and the open source community making great efforts to build a better programming language for everyone.
  4. Medium — iOS App Development https://medium.com/ios-os-x-development/latest
    Stories and technical tips about building apps for iOS, Apple Watch, and iPad/iPhone. Medium is the new fad for lot of enthusiastic writers and it has also encouraged plenty of developers to start writing. I strongly recommend you to signup and start following.
  5. AppCodahttp://www.appcoda.com
    Simon Ng(founder) and his team are on a mission to help newbies/professionals to learn iOS programming tutorials for anyone who want to pursue app development.
  6. NSHipster http://nshipster.com
    The folks here dig into overlooked bits from Objective-C, Swift, and Cocoa. Mattt Thompson (I guess every iOS dev knows him) is among authors.
  7. Big Nerd Ranch’s Bloghttps://www.bignerdranch.com/blog/categories/ios/
    The Nerd Blog! Aaron Hillegass, a trainer and developer at NEXT co-founded it. The books written by big nerd ranch helped me big time when I started out as iOS dev.
  8. iOS-Bloghttp://www.ios-blog.co.uk
    Swift monthly newsletter is their sister and they run a facebook page as well; check out iPhone Application Development. Tutorials, tips, handy resource links, interview questions and jobs. so, 👍👍.
  9. Swifting.io https://swifting.io
    Post #24 on iOS architectures was a gem. Two iOS devs from Poland present interesting topics discovered in Swift world.
  10. iDevBlogADayhttp://idevblogaday.com
    iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff. Old is gold 🤘.
  11. Cocoa Is My Girlfriendhttp://www.cimgf.com
    Experienced folks; lot to learn from ’em. I like this intro BTW.
    The site is called Cocoa Is My Girlfriend because it’s about programming and a passion for programming on iOS and OSX. Writing code is hard work but it’s fun. It’s science but it’s also art. It’s fun as well as infuriating. It’s often beautiful and sometimes ugly. It’s temperamental yet rewarding. Cocoa is My Girlfriend.”
  12. Subjective-Chttp://subjc.com
    Subjective-C is a study of innovative iOS interfaces Written by Sam Page and Matt Delves. Check that out!
  13. iOS Developer Tipshttp://iosdevelopertips.com
    John Muchow a long time iOS developer shares tips that are focused on all things iOS developer centric, from APIs and tools to coding tips, tricks and best practices.
  14. iOS Dev Nuggets — http://hboon.com/iosdevnuggets/
    Short, and usually something you can read in a few minutes and improve your skills at iOS app development shot right into your inbox by Hwee-Boon Yar.
  15. That thing in swift — https://thatthinginswift.com
    “What are the things I should know if I want to develop with Swift?” is your question? Checkout Nick O’Neill’s that thing in Swift blog.

Fellow Developers I Follow

Gratitude. They helps us code better. 👏👏.

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  1. NatashaTheRobot | Natasha Murashev
    🔗 : https://www.natashatherobot.com
    🐥 : http://twitter.com/natashatherobot
  2. Ash Furrow
    🔗 : https://ashfurrow.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/ashfurrow
  3. Use Your Loaf | K Harrison
    🔗 : http://useyourloaf.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/kharrison
  4. Sam Soffes
    🔗 : https://soff.es
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/soffes
  5. Ole Begemann
    🔗 : https://oleb.net
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/olebegemann
  6. Erica Sadun
    🔗 : http://ericasadun.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/ericasadun
  7. Chris Eidhof
    🔗 : http://www.eidhof.nl
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/chriseidhof/
  8. Nick Lockwood
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/nicklockwood
  9. Mathew Sanders
    🔗 : http://mathewsanders.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/mathewsanders
  10. Soroush Khanlou
    🔗 : http://khanlou.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/khanlou
  11. The.Swift.Dev. | Tibor Bodecs
    🔗 : https://theswiftdev.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/tiborbodecs
  12. Think and Build | Yari D’areglia
    🔗 : http://www.thinkandbuild.it
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/bitwaker
  13. Cocoa with Love | Matt Gallagher
    🔗 : http://www.cocoawithlove.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/cocoawithlove
  14. Jameson Quave
    🔗 : http://jamesonquave.com/blog/
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/jquave
  15. Krakendev | Hector Matos
    🔗 : http://krakendev.io
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/allonsykraken
  16. Peter Steinberger
    🔗 : http://petersteinberger.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/steipete
  17. Sam Davies
    🔗 : http://iwantmyreal.name
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/iwantmyrealname
  18. Radek Pietruszewski
    🔗 : http://radex.io
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/radexp
  19. Rob Napier
    🔗 : http://robnapier.net
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/cocoaphony
  20. Matt Blair
    🔗 : https://mattblair.net
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/elsewisemedia
  21. Javier Soto
    🔗 : http://www.javiersoto.me
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/Javi
  22. Andy Matuschak
    🔗 : https://andymatuschak.org
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/andy_matuschak
  23. Ben Sandofsky
    🔗 : https://sandofsky.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/sandofsky
  24. Jesse Squires
    🔗 : http://www.jessesquires.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/jesse_squires
  25. Justin Spahr-Summers
    🔗 : http://jspahrsummers.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/jspahrsummers
  26. Krzysztof Zabłocki
    🔗 : http://merowing.info
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/merowing_
  27. Brian Gesiak
    🔗 : http://modocache.io
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/modocache
  28. Ryan Nystrom
    🔗 : http://whoisryannystrom.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/_ryannystrom
  29. Matt Galloway
    🔗 : http://www.galloway.me.uk
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/mattjgalloway
  30. James Frost
    🔗 : http://jamesfrost.co.uk
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/frosty
  31. Matt Reagan
    🔗 : http://sound-of-silence.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/hmblebee
  32. Clean Swift | Raymond Law
    🔗 : http://clean-swift.com/
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/rayvinly
  33. Marco Arment
    🔗 : https://marco.org
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/marcoarment
  34. Orta Therox
    🔗 : http://orta.io
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/orta
  35. Nate Cook
    🔗 : http://natecook.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/nnnnnnnn
  36. JP Simard
    🔗 : http://www.jpsim.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/simjp
  37. Hacking with Swift | Paul Hudson
    🔗 : https://www.hackingwithswift.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/twostraws
  38. John Gruber
    🔗 : http://daringfireball.net
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/gruber
  39. Steve Streza
    🔗 : http://stevestreza.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/SteveStreza
  40. Swift Unboxed | Greg Heo
    🔗 : https://gregheo.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/gregheo
  41. Dan Counsell
    🔗 : https://www.dancounsell.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/dancounsell
  42. Ellen Shapiro
    🔗 : http://designatednerd.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/designatednerd
  43. Learn Swift | Ayaka Nonaka
    🔗 : http://www.ayaka.me
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/ayanonagon
  44. Curtis Herbert
    🔗 : https://blog.curtisherbert.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/parrots
  45. Benedikt Terhechte
    🔗 : https://appventure.me
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/terhechte
  46. Guy English
    🔗 : http://kickingbear.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/gte
  47. Abizer Nasir
    🔗 : http://abizern.org
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/abizern
  48. Krzysztof Siejkowski
    🔗 : https://siejkowski.net
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/_siejkowski
  49. Thomas Hanning
    🔗 : http://www.thomashanning.com
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/hanning_thomas
  50. Chris Lattner
    🔗 : http://nondot.org/sabre/
    🐥 : https://twitter.com/clattner_llvm

Curated Collections

A similar version of this post 🍻.

  1. LearnSwift.tips http://www.learnswift.tips
    A curated list of helpful resources to learn Swift. Tutorials, Code Samples, References and more!
  2. Cocoa Controlshttps://www.cocoacontrols.com
    4000+ open source UI components.
  3. iOS Cookies http://www.ioscookies.com
    A hand curated collection of iOS libraries written in Swift.
  4. iOS Stackhttp://iosstack.com
    iOSStack is a hand-curated collection of links and resources for iOS.
  5. App Dev Wikihttp://appdevwiki.com/wiki/show/HomePage
    It’s meant to collect links, tools, libraries, and anything that is useful for mobile development.


Inspirations

Design is pivotal.

  1. Pttrnshttp://pttrns.com/ios-patterns
    The finest collection of design patterns, resources and inspiration a.k.a The mother of all design resources.
  2. Mobile Patternshttp://www.mobile-patterns.com
  3. User Your Interfaceshttp://uyi.io
    Use Your Interface is an inspiration resource for designers and developers.
  4. CAPPTIVATEhttp://capptivate.co
    A kinetic pattern library that captures and preserves delightful iOS animations. Created by Alli Dryer, a designer at Twitter.
  5. Lovely UI http://www.lovelyui.com
    A Collection of Mobile UI Elements.
  6. app.itize.ushttp://app.itize.us
    A painstakingly curated presentation of the best designed apps available.
  7. Beautiful Pixelshttp://beautifulpixels.com
    Beautiful Pixels is a place where we can collectively admire the works of some of the greatest user interface designs of our time.
  8. Landingfoliohttp://www.landingfolio.com
    Only the best landing page design inspirations.
  9. Dribbblehttps://dribbble.com
    Developers have been trying out animations posted here from designers.
  10. Clark from Invisionhttp://blog.invisionapp.com
    Nothing more to explain about this dude; check this out.

Talks, Screencasts & Videos

*searches for lost left side Airpod 🙉.

  1. WWDChttps://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc2016/
    The best 🏆. Period.
  2. Objc.io-Swift Talk https://www.objc.io
    Don’t forget to checkout their 24 issues; discontinued, nevertheless extremely helpful.
  3. NSScreencast http://nsscreencast.com/
    Weekly bite-sized screencasts on iOS development by Ben Scheirman.
  4. Ray Wenderlichhttps://videos.raywenderlich.com
    Yes, again. Over 150 videos diving deep into all aspects of Swift & iOS development.
  5. Stanford | Paul hegarty https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099
    Beginner 👶🏻? I strongly recommend this course.

Awesomeness

Finally, have you ever searched for “Awesome” on Github?
(Each entry below is in incremental order of being awesome)

  1. Awesome iOS http://awesomeios.com
    A curated list of awesome iOS ecosystem, including Objective-C and Swift Projects.
  2. iOS Top 1000 https://github.com/iamdaiyuan/ios_top_1000
    A curated list of awesome iOS top 1000 libraries.
  3. Awesome Awesomeness https://github.com/bayandin/awesome-awesomeness
    A curated list of awesome awesomeness.
  4. Awesomehttps://awesome.re
    Curated list of awesome lists. 😎.

Fun

$ humor me
“No.”
$ sudo humor me
“Okay, check this out”

  1. This Dot Programmerhttp://thisdotprogrammer.com
  2. The Coding Lovehttp://thecodinglove.com
  3. Dilbert http://dilbert.com


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