While Alex was away, Matthew interviewed developer Greg Pierce, creator of Drafts and the x-callback-url spec that kicked off deeper interest in iOS automation.
The show starts with the basics of deep linking & how URLs are traditionally used, before diving into the good stuff straight from the source.
Greg explains the benefits and drawbacks of early mobile automation, plus potential adoption of what’s soon to come, then covers how he’s using the new Siri Shortcuts capabilities alongside his own automation app Drafts.
He also has thoughts on ways to extend Siri Shortcuts to run from other apps, plus sneaks in some details about what’s coming to Drafts for Mac.
Look for updates Drafts for iOS and Mac coming this fall with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina – make sure to sign up for a Drafts Pro subscription too, because it’s well worth your money and you get to support a great guy like Greg too.
Links from the show:
- Drafts for iOS
- Drafts for Mac
- Action Directory
- Drafts Community
- Getting Started with Drafts
- Drafts reference
- x-callback-url spec
- MacStories archive of Drafts coverage
- Supercomputer (@_supercomputer)
- @_supercomputer on Instagram
- Alex Cox (@AlexCox)
- Alex's podcasts Two-Headed Girl, Roboism, and The Robot & The Unicorn
- Matthew Cassinelli (@mattcassinelli)
- Matthew on YouTube and Twitch
- Matthew's website
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Supercomputer is a show with Alex Cox and Matthew Cassinelli – join in as they figure out how to make sense out of a mess of technology.