For those that are unable to come to the conference

One more week until the #inspect conference, so news is light.

For those of you who can’t make the conference this year, next week will still be exciting for you. Professionals will be recording all the presentations. There are going to be some huge announcements (huge). And there is going to be a lot of new stuff to play with.

If you missed the last issue, you can find it here: issue #27.

Happy coding, Todd Werth (@twerth)

Articles, News, New Gems, and Blog Posts

May 22nd, 2014 – “meetup – 21st RubyMotion Mokumoku meeting in Tokyo

May 20th, 2014 – “A Chat with David Brady ” by Gant Laborde

May 20th, 2014 – “meetup – Ruby::AZ – iOS Game Development with RubyMotion & JoyBox

May 20th, 2014 – “Sharing Code Between RubyMotion and Web projects, and Testing It Better” by Jack Watson-Hamblin

May 19th, 2014 – “gem – menu-motion – A RubyMotion wrapper for creating OS X status bar menus” by Brian Pattison

May 17th, 2014 – “How to Test RubyMotion with any Ruby Test Framework” by Jack Watson-Hamblin

May 15th, 2014 – “Promotion for non-geeks” by Jamon Holmgren

May 14th, 2014 – “RubyMotion Dispatch::Queue Explained” by Jamon Holmgren

May 14th, 2014 – “example app – TodoLit-Motion – ToDo Lite for RubyMotion” by Jack Watson-Hamblin

RubyMotion App of the Week

This is a cute app, with some fun animations.


Apr 24, 2014 – Straw Draw! by Jamie Wagner

“StrawDraw. Get answers to all of life’s decisions!”

This app uses the following:


  • bubble-wrap
  • geomotion
  • motion-testflight
  • motion-cocoapods
  • guard
  • guard-motion
  • motion-redgreen


  • Analytics

RubyMotion Tip of the Week (from the archives)

If you write specs that will cause animations, often your tests will crash without notice. To get around this, turn off all animations with:

UIView.animationsEnabled = false

You can do this in your before and after blocks, or just turn them off for all of your specs.


I’m a bit sad that this app has 2200 ratings. On the flip-side, that’s kind of awesome.

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