SpriteKit and Friends

This is a must watch and a lesson in how to do lightning talks.

Francesco’s “SpriteKit & Friends” lightning talk from iOSDevUK 2015.

The amount of work that went into creating this is ridiculous.

Good work Francesco!


  1. Hi Oliver,

    I know this may sound funny, but your Game of Life app is my favorite app, and I'm not just going for flattery. I'm a visual artist and have been really appreciating the roots of generative art. Some people play video games, but I actually go through periods of being addicted to coming up with my own little rule sets in your app. In the process I've learned some things about emergence.

    It all relates a bit to interactive video exhibits I produce, often involving cellular automata behaviors in video feedback arrangements (which can be seen on my site). Recently some friends and I designed an interactive Game Of Life projection people walk through and trigger.

    But the reason I'm writing is to ask if your Game Of Life app is running okay on ios 9.3.1. I have a iPhone 5s and honestly haven't updated since 8.3, in part because I don't want to mess with your app. It also occurs to me that some functionality of the app could improve though. Somehow along the way I lost the speed-control function.

    Anyway, thanks for making this wonderful app. I often use it to try to explain principles of emergence to people.

    Best Wishes,

  2. oliverfoggin

    Hi Ethan,

    Sorry for the slow reply.

    Wow, that's really interesting to hear. Love that you are getting so much from the app 😀 That's what I write them for.

    I've just tested the app on the latest release version of iOS (9.3.2) and it appears to be working fine. The speed control is working too.

    It has always been my intention to update it at some point.

    I love that you're able to use the app in this way. I'll be sure to give you a shout if/when I update the app.

    Thanks again


  3. oliverfoggin

    I've just checked out your website and blown away by it.

    Your comment has really made my day.

    Let me know if you have any trouble with the app and I'll do everything I can to help with it.

    Thanks again


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