🌏 Websites Updates
First, some quick website updates:
- There's a new section for newsletters
- There's a new section for members-only content
- Comments have been migrated to a new system that doesn't require a separate login
🖕🏻Trump and Twitter
Twitter's decision to finally clamp down on Donald Trump's factually inaccurate tweets has been the biggest news in tech over the last few days. It started on 26th May with this tweet:
On the web and in the official Twitter apps, these tweets are now badged with fact-checking links. Those links lead to a well presented assassination of Trump's claims.
However, Trump is not one that responds well to having his misinformation fact-checked.
His tweets are still up, so it's not clear what his "stifling FREE SPEECH" argument is. Regardless, he followed up these tweets with an Executive Order that, even though unenforceable, would likely hit him harder than anyone else.
Twitter responded by, correctly, continuing to keep Trump in line:
📱 Development News
SG Rail, my next app, is coming along nicely in beta (a sign up is available here).
One thing that I'm terrible at is icon design. So for SG Rail, I'm working with a designer on a series of icons. Guess which one I designed out of these two?
The more professional looking icon is a design inspired by the new Thomson-East Coast line trains that are just coming into service.
🧞♂️ WWDC 2020
Apple's developer conference is just around the corner, starting on June 22nd. No one quite knows how it's going to work, given its online only. It's certainly the first Apple conference that I will attend.
⚡Apple software quality strikes again!