Core Intuition Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:16:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Episode 170: Basically A Bug Fix Update Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:37:56 +0000 Daniel and Manton chat about the risks of reviving an old app, pros and cons of sending users to Safari for authentication, and the tactful promotion of one’s own products to the press and social media.

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  • iMore – Mac and iOS focused blog from Mobile Nations.
  • Macworld – The once-mighty, somewhat-diminished Mac journalism powerhouse.
  • Six Colors – The Apple technology blog from Jason Snell and friends.
  • MacStories – Federico Viticci’s weblog for all things Apple.
  • Daring Fireball – John Gruber writes about things John Gruber likes to write about.
  • Traction – One of the business books Manton inexplicably reads on airplanes.
  • 43 Folders – Merlin Mann’s productivity blog before he moved on to more productive work.
  • MacBreak Weekly – Long-running Mac and iOS netcast from Leo Laporte and crew.

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Episode 169: Shame Driven Development Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:16:18 +0000 Daniel and Manton continue discussing financial sustainability of the App Stores, weigh the advantages of going for top ranking vs. multiple “long tail” products, and catch up with each other on recent project work.

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Episode 168: Motorola 68K Forever Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:29:43 +0000 Manton and Daniel get back into the swing of work after the New Year, discuss Marco Arment’s “Functional High Ground,” dig into the general challenge of balancing stability with feature growth, and gripe about the missed opportunities of Apple’s App Stores.

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Episode 167: That Little Tinge Of Uncertainty Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:33:51 +0000 Daniel and Manton talk about Daniel’s first open-source Swift code, whether Daniel will give up the Git vs. Mercurial fight, and answer listener Q&A about whether and when to adopt Swift.

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  • Blockpass – Daniel’s GitHub-hosted Swift-inclusive project.
  • Mercurial – A fine version control system that not enough people appreciate.
  • Tower – OS X client app for managing Git repositories.
  • Gitbox – Another OS X client app for Git.

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Episode 166: I Should Be Making A Mac App Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:40:03 +0000 Manton and Daniel talk about the Hour of Code campaign, reflect upon talking to kids about code, and answer listener questions about selling directly to customers on the web, and managing source code for multiple platform and OS targets.

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  • Hour of Code – Global campaign to encourage non-coders to take a swing at coding.
  • – Organizers of Hour of Code.
  • iTunes Hour of Code – Feature from Apple listing apps, books, and podcasts pertinent to coding.
  • First Coding President – Wired claims Obama became the first President of the United States to write a computer program.
  • National Novel Writing Month – Organization for encouraging budding authors.
  • Aquatic Prime – Cryptographic license code software, originally by Lucas Newman.
  • Kagi – Venerable payment processing company.
  • Stripe – Modern, developer-friendly payment processing company.
  • FastSpring – Payment processing plus hosting infrastructure in one product.
  • PotionStore – Andy Kim’s Ruby-based web software sales package.

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Episode 165: Unflappable Xcode Bravado Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:47:07 +0000 Daniel and Manton talk about growing complexity of Apple’s various Xcode project targets, Daniel’s fledgling iOS share extension, Manton’s winding-down Twitter apps, and the ironies of Twitter’s great developer support for platforms other than Twitter.

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Episode 164: One Of Those Weird Self-Doubt Moods Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:19 +0000 Manton and Daniel discuss WatchKit, poor conference planning, podcasting anxiety, and the difference between a $0 Billion and $1 Billion web service.

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  • WatchKit – Apple’s new SDK enables 3rd party apps for the watch.
  • Wireless Markup Language – Wikipedia page describing WML and WAP mobile development tech.
  • Butts – Steve Streza’s first WatchKit app.
  • CocoaConf Boston 2014 – The conference that Daniel almost neglected to open for.
  • Raizlabs Tweet – The fateful tweet that reminded me I had the dates wrong.
  • Mac Power Users – Podcast that will soon be airing an interview with Manton.
  • Roderick on the Line – A super podcast featuring Merlin Mann and John Roderick.
  • Battledecks SxSW 2008 – Example of the ultimate contest of extemporaneous speaking.
  • $1B Slack – TechCrunch’s reporting on Slack’s purported $1B value.
  • Searchpath – Manton’s considerably less valuable web search service.
  • Campfire – Comparable product to Slack, from Basecamp née 37signals.
  • HipChat – Another group-chat solution, from Atlassian.
  • Set Your Priorities – Joel Spolsky on the problems with “consultingware”.

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Episode 163: Just Send Me The Slides Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:43:31 +0000 Daniel and Manton discuss Apple’s growing engineering presence outside of Cupertino, weigh the merits of minimally and maximally viable products, and address Daniel’s persistent fear of public speaking.

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Episode 162: Double Down On That Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:18:49 +0000 Manton and Daniel talk about momentum in shipping software, and how arbitrary deadlines, lucky breaks, and the presence of new system features can all get the movement going again. They also revisit Apple’s app review stance in the wake of PCalc’s recent short-lived rejection.

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  • Black Ink – Daniel’s Mac-based crossword solving app.
  • Timed Releases – Facebook’s announcement that it would release an update every month.
  • “Just 1068 Days” – Gus Mueller’s classic post about going indie.
  • Long and Winding Road – Paul Kim of Noodlesoft on his route to indie success.
  • Luck Being Indie – Manton’s short post about taking advantage of opportunities.
  • FastScripts – Daniel’s relatively un-profitable script utility that nonetheless had a big windfall.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter client for iOS.
  • Tweet Marker – Manton’s infrastructural place-saving service for Twitter.
  • PCalc – Long-lived, well regarded calculator app for iOS and Mac.
  • No Longer Rejecting – Good news from TechCrunch for James Thomson, developer of PCalc.

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Episode 161: A Microwave Popcorn Genius Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:17:35 +0000 Daniel and Manton draw premature conclusions about celebrities in tech, take stock of our own product goals, and weigh the costs of adopting Apple’s latest SDKs vs. sticking with a tried-and-true build environment.

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  • Taylor Swift’s 1989 – Manton reflects upon challenging perceptions of Taylor Swift’s music.
  • Hollywood – Kim Kardashian’s iOS game.
  • Vector 61 – Christina Warren and the Vector crew talk about Kardashian’s game.
  • It started as a joke – The official creation myth for Paul Newman’s salad dressing.
  • Technical debt – Wikipedia article for anybody unfamiliar with the (valuable, IMHO) concept.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s video-management app for Mac.

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