Episode 151: Enough Is Enough

Daniel and Manton speculate about Swift’s 1.0 release date, Manton visits NYC’s 5th Avenue Apple Store, and we follow up on Jared Sinclair and the challenge of succeeding on the app stores.

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  • Swift Blog – Apple’s casual source for news about the development of Swift.
  • Apple Store Fifth Avenue – The underground Manhattan store topped with a beautiful glass cube.
  • My New Job – Jared Sinclair announces his acceptance of a full-time job.
  • Unread – Jared Sinclair’s RSS app, which will be put into maintenance mode.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blogging app.
  • Sunlit – iOS photo-journaling app by Manton and Jonathan Hays.
  • App.net State of the Union – May announcement from App.net about the future of the service.
  • Ship Your App Weekly – Blog post by Klaas Pieter Annema encouraging frequent update releases.

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August 22, 2014 at 7:24 am.

Episode 150: Full On Nickel And Diming

Manton and Daniel discuss coping with email support while traveling, the pros and cons of app localization, Swift’s operator overloading, and coding playgrounds for the common person.

(Note – this update corrects an error in the previous submission that caused a long silence in the middle of the episode).

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August 14, 2014 at 8:12 am.

Episode 149: We Used To Be Better At This

Daniel and Manton discuss the value of delegating in home repair and software development, celebrate the steady improvement of Swift, and complain about the rampant “that’s fine for Marco” attitude among some folks.

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  • AFNetworking – Popular, robust iOS networking library by Mattt Thompson.
  • Alamofire – Mattt Thompson’s Swift-based networking library.
  • Apples to Apples, Part II – Jesse Squires puts Swift’s run-time performance to the test.
  • Overcast – Marco Arment’s podcasting app for iOS.
  • App Rot – Marco Arment reflects upon issues surrounding app store success.
  • Debug #43 – Marco Arment joins the Debug podcast crew.
  • Five Hard Lessons – Jared Sinclair’s followup to his article about Unread and the reaction to it.
  • MathTime – Owen Voorhees’s iOS app that was promoted by Rush Limbaugh.
  • @wii – Yet another Twitter account that Manton owns but never uses…

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August 8, 2014 at 5:00 am.

Episode 148: A Little Peach Pie Kit

Manton and Daniel continue their discussion about the challenge of succeeding in the App Stores and in general as an indie software developer.

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July 31, 2014 at 2:00 am.

Episode 147: Back To Real Work

Daniel’s home repair distraction, finding time to explore new WWDC goodies, Yosemite public beta, Apple’s continued home runs, and a metaphor on success in the App Store and… gym memberships?

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July 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm.

Episode 146: A Swift Bias

Manton and Daniel respond to feedback from last week about Swift dividing the Mac and iOS developer community, and discuss the impending shutdown of App.io’s brilliant web-based iOS app demos.

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  • Kill Swift, Fix Xcode – Tim Burks’s bug report to Apple imploring them to abandon Swift development.
  • Renaissance – Tim Burks’s iOS app-development conference.
  • Nu – Tim Burks’s ambitious, Objective-C-based programming language.
  • Swift Blog – Apple’s official blog for the Swift Programming Language.
  • MobileMe Blog – Short-lived Apple blog dedicated to updating customers about the status of MobileMe (via Cabel Sasser)
  • Surfin’ Safari – The WebKit team’s official blog.
  • Farewell App.io – Announcement from App.io that their demo-page style product will be shut down.
  • Diet Coda – Panic’s demo-page style deployment of App.io’s innovative iOS app preview technology.

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July 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm.

Episode 145: An Element Of Academic-ness

Daniel and Manton talk about the iPhone 6′s allegedly improved glass, our continuing resolve to postpone Swift adoption, and raise the question of whether Swift will split the platform’s developers into two language camps.

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July 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm.

Episode 144: Hyper-Paranoid Seclusion Attitude

Manton and Daniel discuss July 4th, Kevin Hoctor and the indie dream, and the heart & soul of Apple and whether they can scale their engineering teams geographically across the world.

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  • Fulfilling a Dream – Kevin Hoctor’s post about leaving indie life to work for Apple.
  • MoneyWell – Kevin’s personal finance accounting software for Mac and iOS.
  • Connected Flow – Fraser Speirs’s defunct indie software company.
  • Cocoa Radio – Blake Burris’s original Cocoa interview podcast.
  • CocoaRadio – Justin Williams’s new Cocoa interview podcast.
  • Radio, Live Transmission – Archive.org mirror of Buzz’s original post about being on Cocoa Radio.
  • Silenced by Self – Daniel’s critique of Buzz’s refusal to be on Cocoa Radio.
  • From the Factory Floor – MacTech Magazine feature that sometimes included interviews with Apple employees.

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July 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm.

Episode 143: Artisanal PR Pitches

Google I/O Keynote, wearables, Material Design, and conference admissions policies.

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  • Google I/O 2014 – Official page for the Google developer conference.
  • 17 Important Things – The Verge’s round-up of the announcements in Google’s keynote.
  • Android Wear – Google’s new standard for watches and other wearable computers.
  • Material Design – Google’s new visual and UX guidelines.
  • Multiplane – Manton’s 2013 comparison of iOS 7 to Disney’s multiplane camera.
  • Polymer – Google’s open source web application framework.
  • Boston Dynamics – Robotics company whose acquisition by Google probably inspired one protestor during the keynote.
  • XOXO 2014 – Portland, OR arts and technology conference.
  • Kickstarter Rules – Not a free-for-all, but perhaps less stringent than they used to be.

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June 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm.

Episode 142: Well And Truly Worn Down

Manton and Daniel discuss Amazon’s new Fire phone, the amount of consumer faith we place in Apple and Amazon, and the state of Sandboxing on the Mac after WWDC.

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  • Amazon Fire Phone - Amazon’s new phone.
  • CDNow - Super early online retailer that started as a Telnet service.
  • Fire Phone Developer Portal - Amazon’s online resources for Fire Phone developers.
  • Amazon Dynamic Pricing - Article that alludes to customer-specific pricing and quotes Amazon denying they do it.
  • Camel Camel Camel - Amazon price-tracking site.
  • Amazon for iOS - The iOS version of the app that features nifty real-world product scanning.
  • Coda - Panic’s venerable web site editor.
  • Clipstart - Manton’s video-management app for Mac.
  • FastScripts - Daniel’s script-management and execution utility for Mac.

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June 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm.