Hanging out at Snap’s unremarkable IPO roadshow

One of the remarkable things about the roadshow presentations for hotly-anticipated IPOs — where they’ll make a pitch to investors and answer questions — is that they are often unremarkable. That seemed about the same case for Snap, which was presenting to potential investors at the Mandarin Hotel in New York this afternoon. Over lunch,…

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Swift From Scratch: Collections and Tuples

In the previous article, you learned about variables, constants, and some of the common data types, such as integers, floats, and strings. In this article, we zoom in on collections. Swift’s standard library defines three collection types: sets, arrays, and dictionaries. Let’s start with arrays. 1. Arrays If you’re familiar with Objective-C, JavaScript, or PHP,…

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Trump is causing a political app boom, data shows

Anyone surprised by this? The growth of politically-focused mobile apps has been booming since November, with the top five political apps receiving a combined 300,000 downloads across iOS and Android over the past three months, according to new data from App Annie. This list doesn’t include news media applications, but rather those apps aimed helping…

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