TLDR: In-Person Payments for WooCommerce is Live A few years back, I drafted an unusual multi-year proposal for my small team at Automattic (the parent company of the open source DIY e-commerce platform known as WooCommerce ) -- that we would integrate hardware into our apps and systems so our online merchants could expand into … Continue reading My Team and I Built A Thing: Bluetooth + Swift = iPhone and iPad Payments!
Expanded mmWave Support for iPhone 13 5G
Apple's September 14th event introduced the new iPhone 13 and what caught my attention was a brief mention by Tim Cook of "new bands and antennas" for the iPhone 12 successor. Looking more closely at the specs shows that the iPhone 13 adds support for 26 GHz mmWave (n258), which builds on the 28 GHz … Continue reading Expanded mmWave Support for iPhone 13 5G
PunchThrough’s Ultimate Bluetooth Guide for iOS
I just came across this wonderfully detailed guide to iOS CoreBluetooth written by Gretchen Walker of PunchThrough. It goes into the details any iOS developer should try to keep in mind when integrating with Bluetooth devices. It is very much worth bookmarking and referring back to. I also heartily recommend their wonderful iOS app for … Continue reading PunchThrough’s Ultimate Bluetooth Guide for iOS
iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch Radio Subsystems (Index)
This post serves as a brief summary of the technical specifications of the many radios in the Phone, iPad and the Apple Watch and as index for easier deeper exploration into each. Most of these are very broad categories (for example, there are many types of Bluetooth with differing data rates) and I’ll be linking … Continue reading iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch Radio Subsystems (Index)