Unexpected Spotlight: How a Simple Scanner for iOS “Required Reason API” Changes caught the Developer Community’s Attention

As an iOS developer, staying ahead of Apple’s ever-evolving privacy changes is not just a task but a responsibility. That’s why I embarked on a journey to create the “iOS Required API Scanner” tool (https://github.com/Wooder/ios_17_required_reason_api_scanner), aiming to prepare myself and fellow developers for Apple’s upcoming privacy updates.

Little did I anticipate the response it would receive from the iOS developer community. Suddenly, what started as a personal endeavor to ensure compliance with Apple’s guidelines gained unexpected attention. The outpouring of support, feedback, and collaboration from fellow developers has been nothing short of remarkable.

This experience has reaffirmed my belief in the strength and the positive spirit of the iOS developer community. It’s a community where individuals come together, share knowledge, and support one another in navigating the complexities of app development.

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this vibrant community and humbled by the recognition the “iOS Required API Scanner” has received.

Thank you to the amazing iOS developer community for your support and encouragement. Here’s to many more shared successes in the future.

Preparing Your iOS App for the “Required Reason API”

Prepare your app for iOS 17:

This post is about the iOS App Privacy Manifest and the Required Reason API.

In this exclusive article, we dive into the App Privacy Manifest and the Required Reason API . Learn how to get your app ready for Apples new privacy measures.


Also check https://github.com/Wooder/ios_17_required_reason_api_scanner to scan Xcode Swift projects for privacy compliance effortlessly.

Essential Utilities Every iOS Developer Should Have

Essential Utilities for iOS development

Are you an iOS developer looking for the best tools to get the job done? Look no further! In this article, we will be exploring the top 5 essential utilities for iOS developers. From debugging to testing, these utilities are sure to help you develop faster and more efficiently.

Learn more in this post at medium.com: https://jochen-holzer.medium.com/essential-utilities-for-ios-developers-part-1-fabe6f5ddd24?source=friends_link&sk=4b1a338fb5c6a14e52472fe8138ffcbb

SonarQube Pull Request Decoration with GitLab

Sonarqube Pull Request Decoration with GitLab

Reviewing pull requests is one of the daily (sometimes tiresome) tasks of software developers. Parts of the review can be automated so that the reviewer can concentrate on the essentials such as architecture and business logic.

Learn how your team can save review time with SonarQube Pull Request Decoration.

Read more in my post on medium.com:


App Tracking Transparency and IDFA in iOS 14.5

App Tracking Transparency
App Tracking Transparency – IDFA – Identifier for Advertising

What is App Tracking Transparency and IDFA?

Starting with the launch of iOS 14.5, apps have to request authorization from the user in order to access the Identifier For Advertiser (IDFA) of the device (opt-in). Until now, access to IDFA was allowed by default (opt-out). This has a big impact on the app ad and attribution industry.

Learn more in my blog post on the inovex website: