I’ve never made a post about my “Apple woes” before, because I didn’t think I’d have anything to say that hasn’t already been said.
I’ve now realised that it might be worth speaking up, just in case someone at Apple still cares, and also because posts like my yearly report might be interpreted as “everything is just fine”.
I’ll try to be brief:
- Last year I spent at least 30% of my development time fixing Apple bugs.
- I spent 4 days just to get the lovely new search field in Yosemite to work properly. In the end, I just found a hacky way of reverting it to how it was before Yosemite.
- I always check if an Apple framework or class is at least 2 years old before using it. If it’s not, I assume it’s full of bugs and I try to use something else.
- My day is ruined whenever an Apple engineer or evangelist says “It just works”. I really hope Marketing forces them to say it, because otherwise they’re just delusional.
- I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get “engineers” at Apple to look into In-App Purchase issues on OS X. The good news is that I think they’re finally working on it. The bad news is that they seem to be adding new bugs:
If you’re an iOS or OS X developer, speak up. Venting your rage is therapeutic.