WWDC ’14

June 03, 2014

Wow. I’ve been a Cocoa developer for about 11 years, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been as excited about what’s being announced at WWDC as I am this year.

I’ll admit to being a little jaded to the platform at times. There’s the whole “race to the bottom” in app store prices. All of iCloud’s continuing problems. The (perceived) lack of innovation as Android has caught up and surpassed iOS in some areas.

My one thought after yesterday’s keynote is that Apple is still getting it right. There’s no iWatch, no TV SDK, but what was announced just opened up the doors for the next several years. It’s not going to happen overnight, but the Apple platform is going to get awesome. More powerful, more usable, and more innovative. And Apple knows it too. The atmosphere onstage at the keynote was still of a company at its best. As Craig Hockenberry writes, Apple has found a new confidence in itself.

The future looks bright. I’m very happy to be a Cocoa developer right now.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.