Episode 192: I Should Probably Celebrate

Daniel and Manton acknowledge celebration as a survival tactic, discuss the urgency of making ends meet as an indie, and examine changes underway at Twitter with interim CEO Jack Dorsey.

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July 31, 2015 at 11:55 am.

Episode 191: It’s The End Of An Era

Manton and Daniel discuss Manton’s big decision to quit his job and go full-time indie. They also discuss the challenges of freeing up one’s mind to focus on work, the freedom of indie development, and the psychological benefits of a dedicated workplace.

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  • The First Weekend – Manton breaks the news that he will be quitting his job and going full-time indie.
  • Full Time Indie – Daniel responds to Manton’s news.
  • Riverfold Software – Manton’s Mac, iOS and web software company.
  • VitalSource – Manton’s employer of 14 years.
  • We Work – Co-working space with offices available in Austin, TX, among other places.
  • Capitol Factory – Austin-based co-working space.

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July 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm.

Episode 190: They Become Lifelong Fans

Daniel and Manton talk about customer support attitudes & techniques, sustainable pricing as a pre-requisite to providing good support, and more generally to supporting the kind of company you want to run or work for.

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  • FogBugz – Email-based support and ticket-tracking system from Fog Creek.
  • Zendesk – Another popular email-based support and ticket-tracking system.
  • Great User Support – Daniel’s talk from NSConference about customer service.
  • Omni Support Lab – The Omni Group’s adventures in face-to-face support (and free usability testing!).

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July 18, 2015 at 11:55 am.

Episode 189: Welcome To The Club

Manton and Daniel consider the debate over whether Apple is impeding the advancement of web technologies, the company’s tendency to “drag their feet” in many arenas, and their higher priorities.

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July 11, 2015 at 10:20 am.

Episode 188: We All Learned Something Today

Daniel and Manton talk about the 10.10.4 release without discoveryd, Apple Music with Beats 1, and the efficacy of filing bugs with Apple.

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  • Jenkins – An ugly yet effective Java-based continuous integration solution.
  • (Mac) OS X 10.10.4 – Apple’s latest official OS X update “improves network reliability.”
  • Beats Music – The music streaming service which Apple has superseded with Apple Music
  • Apple Needs Beats Music – Before Apple acquired Beats, Manton argues for the value of doing so.
  • Apple Music – Music now has a top level directory URL position on Apple.com.
  • Beats 1 Radio – The custom Apple domain name that, intriguingly, redirects to Tumblr.

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July 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm.

Episode 187: You Suck at Marketing

Daniel and Manton talk more about WWDC, watchOS 2.0, and the value of being first to market with a product.

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  • watchOS 2 – Apple teaser site for the forthcoming Apple Watch OS upgrade.
  • Photoshop – The venerable image editing app with a huge installed base.
  • Acorn – Indie image editing app with a smaller, but passionate user base.
  • Pixelmator – Another popular image editing app for the Mac.
  • eBay – Come on, its eBay, you know what it is!
  • ello.co – Venture-backed, ad-free Twitter alternative.
  • Why Ello Isn’t Enough – Blog post by Manton about the inherent problems of centralized social networks.

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June 26, 2015 at 9:49 am.

Episode 186: I Don’t Wanna Brag Or Anything

Manton and Daniel discuss their impressions of the biggest news from WWDC, and answer related questions from the Core Intuition Slack team.

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  • OS X v10.11 – Developer documentation summarizing the key changes in 10.11.
  • iOS 9 Preview – Marketing preview of upcoming features in iOS 9
  • Xcode 7.0 Beta – Summary of new features for Apple’s IDE.
  • Swift 2.0 – Blog post from Apple highlighting changes in Swift.
  • CloudKit Web Services – Preliminary docs for Apple’s web-serving API for CloudKit.
  • Safari View Controller – WWDC session introducing the new view for embedding a complete Safari-like browsing experiencing in your app.

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June 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Episode 185: Nothing’s Off Limits

Manton and Daniel discuss Daniel’s emergency reaction to Blogger authentication changes, anticipation and excitement about WWDC, and Apple’s evident backtracking from discoveryd to mDNSResponder.

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June 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm.

Episode 184: Some Weeks Are Crazy

Manton and Daniel chat about Apple’s 1.0.1 Watch software update, the potential benefits of Siri with contextual knowledge of your activity, and Apple’s respectful collection of personal data.

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  • Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 – Apple’s release notes for the 1.0.1 update.
  • Overcast – Marco Arment’s iOS podcast app, featuring watch support.
  • OmniFocus – The Omni Group’s task-management app, also featuring watch support.
  • Too Soon – Marco Arment warns that performance of 3rd party watch apps seemed to get worse gradually after rebooting.
  • Calendar Day View – Fraser Speirs reacts to the UI improvements to Calendar in Watch OS 1.0.1.
  • Amazon Echo – The Siri-like household appliance that Manton bought and has enjoyed.
  • CocoaConf Austin – The conference at which Manton is speaking imminently.

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May 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm.

Episode 183: A Bunch Of Miniature Rants

Manton and Daniel talk about the various conferences happening alongside WWDC, anticipate Manton’s talk at CocoaConf Austin, and discuss Daniel’s revival of FlexTime for the purpose of Watch experimentation.

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  • AltConf – Alternative, free conference in San Francisco during WWDC.
  • Layers Conference – Alternative, design-oriented conference also during WWDC.
  • Open Air – Airbnb sponsored conference, the week before WWDC.
  • Hivelogic Margaritas – Picture by John Gruber of Manton and Daniel at WWDC 2008.
  • CocoaConf Austin – Mac and iOS developer conference at which Manton will be speaking.
  • Release Notes – Indianapolis conference about business of software, coming this fall.
  • FlexTime – Daniel’s rarely updated Mac activity timer, revived for Apple Watch?

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May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.