Year 2 Issue 1

Happy New Year 🎉🎉🎉

I hope you started the new year in the best possible way, and that are as recharged and fired up as I am to make 2016 an amazing year.

Before getting started with this week’s most interesting projects I have a favour to ask. I put together a very quick survey, won’t take more than 2 minutes, and I would be incredibly helpful if you could go through it. It will help me build a better and more useful The iOS Times and Thank you so much!



A small framework by Rui Peres that adds useful methods to the Swift’s Optional type, like filter, apply, and replaceNil.


FlexMonkey, aka Simon Gladman, is back with an open source iPad app showcasing the Core Image filters range and capabilities. The app is intended to be a companion for his upcoming book “Core Image for Swift”


This interesting Xcode plugin will let you build and run selected lines of code and see the output in the Console. This could be a good alternative to trying code in a Playground, although less powerful. I am a big fun of exploring code using a REPL, and in other communities, like the Clojure, this approach is at the core of the development process.


This week we have another useful Xcode plugin. TTPasteHistory lets you bring up the your clipboard history for a more powerful copy-pasting experience. If you’d like to be able to access you copy-paste history across apps I would recommend using Alfred.


A work in progress repository containing React Native bindings for WatchKit.

Other Interesting Projects