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Issue 4

26 December 2018

by Lori Olson

Happy Boxing Day! Yup, I am from 🇨🇦 so today is actually a holiday. Since I’m taking this whole week off, I cued up some content in advance for you. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, and that everyone has a Happy New Year 🎉.

I’m experimenting a bit with a new setup that helps you tell me about your interests. If you go to the WNDX School now, there will be a set of little question pop-ups that ask a bit about you and your RubyMotion interests. Follow the link and let me know how I can serve this community better!

Slack Highlights

In another discussion kicked off by Matias Forbord, we talked about this: AWS Lambda announces Ruby support. It’s now possible to run stuff like, say, push notifications, on AWS serverless using Ruby. This is interesting for those who want to have a single language stack.

To repeat one last time… we cancelled the December RubyMotion Meetup (these are held online).
Current schedule seems to be causing some participation difficulties. Come on in to the #meetup channel and chime in about any days / times that are better or worse for yourself if you’d like to participate regularly! These are great ways to meet your fellow community members, and hear about the projects they are working on.

And if you haven’t signed up for Slack yet, you can get access by going to motioneers.herokuapp.com.

Gem of the Week

Here’s a repo (not officially a gem) that adds auxiliary commands to RubyMotion. If you have any cool extra commands you use that you’d like to contribute, so that everyone can benefit, please fork, add your command, and open up a pull request! I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to motion doctor!

I’m featuring RubyMotion gems here each week. Sometimes because they are awesome, and sometimes because they need some love. Remember, if you have a gem you’d like featured, just reply to this email, or you can PM me in Slack!

Community Forum

From a while back, we have this frequently recurring problem of requested deployment target SDK is not available. Pretty much every major release, in September, this comes up. Once a new SDK has been released, and RubyMotion has been updated to support it, the Starter edition is fixed on that new SDK. So you need to upgrade yourself to all the new stuff (to use Starter) or purchase an Indie license (so you can target any supported SDK). It’s really hard to test this stuff (every permutation of operating system, Xcode version, iOS version, etc) so there are frequently issues. If you experience this problem, make sure you come and ask for help in either the forum or Slack, and someone will help you troubleshoot.

And here’s your reminder to introduce yourself on the Hello World post on the community forum!

App Highlight of the Week

Got a nice one this week, thanks to Dave Trollope. Whose Turn…? helps you figure out whose turn it is to… pay for lunch, or any meal, or even get your kids to figure out whose turn for that annoying chore! Includes a way to sync between phones. Neat app, Dave!

Psst!!! If you have an app (even if it’s not in the App Store) send me the details, and I’ll add it to the list to be featured!

Hey, check out Amir’s interview on the Ruby Rogues podcast, talking about “RubyMotion and the Aesthetic of Ruby”.


That’s it for this week!

Regards, Lori

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