Earlier today, I released a new version of HisWords, version 2.2, which includes a brand new companion Apple Watch app! I figured, brand new platform, why not explore it further?
Like most Apple Watch apps at this point in time, HisWords Watch zooms in with laser focus on just one simple task: getting to a passage, verse, or chapter in the Bible as quickly as possible, reading it, then leaving the app. You may question the use of technology like this in the middle of a Church sermon, but let’s leave that discussion for another time!
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Two weeks ago I caved in to the wearables market, and ordered a Pebble watch. I figured, “if everyone is talking about wearables, wearing them and loving them, how bad can they be?” I never liked wearing a watch, because I found it uncomfortable, and only provided rare utility. Once in awhile I would need to check the time, and my phone did that anyways, so why have this heavy metallic object strapped to my wrist at all times?
I spent an afternoon tinkering in Xcode to get the Bible app HisWords up to scratch with the latest goodies from Apple. I unfortunately couldn’t spend more time than that since work keeps me in Xcode long enough during the week, and it has been a particularly busy few weeks.
HisWord 2.1 is a modest update in terms of appearance, but incorporates some nice new features. I know I know, I didn’t have time to get rid of those skeumorphic ribbons. If you’re artistically-inclined and want to help me out, let me know!
iPhone 6/6+ Compatibility
First up is iPhone…
Apple Pay is Apple’s most recent cloud service offering, looking to revolutionize mobile payments; actually just all of payments as a whole. Your wallet, that thick foldable pocket accessory that contains your bills and cards that have been with us since the start of time, is Apple’s primary target with Apple Pay. Not in the sense that it wants to squeeze every last penny out of you (or is it?); Apple’s dream is to create a payment ecosystem widespread and robust enough that you can leave your wallet at home.