Core Intuition Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Episode 152: Stubborn About Great Things Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:26:16 +0000 Manton and Daniel speculate about iCloud Drive’s accessibility by non-Mac-App-Store apps, and talk about distributed version control systems and how Git emerged victorious among them.

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  • iCloud Drive – Apple’s public marketing for the upcoming cloud storage feature.
  • Dropbox – Widely-known and well-regarded cloud “drive” provider.
  • Document Provider Extensions – Apple solution that may allow e.g. Dropbox or another cloud storage solution to provide file browsers to any app.
  • Bazaar – Distributed version control system from Canonical.
  • Mercurial – Daniel’s preferred distributed version control system.
  • Git – You know, the distributed version control system that won.
  • GitHub – Value-adding Git hosting site widely credited with aiding Git’s success.
  • GitX – Recently maintained fork of an older, open source Git GUI client.
  • Tower – Popular Mac Git client which was recently updated.
  • Gitbox – Git client that Manton likes but which has not been updated often.
  • SourceTree – Git and Mercurial client for Mac.
  • Beanstalk – Git-hosting service that Manton preferred until giving into GitHub’s domination.
  • Bitbucket – Mercurial and Git hosting service run by Atlassian, the developers of SourceTree.
  • Kiln – Mercurial and Git hosting with a twist: access any repository from either technology.

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Episode 151: Enough Is Enough Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:24:25 +0000 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.
  • State of the Union – May announcement from about the future of the service.
  • Ship Your App Weekly – Blog post by Klaas Pieter Annema encouraging frequent update releases.

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Episode 150: Full On Nickel And Diming Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:12:53 +0000 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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Episode 149: We Used To Be Better At This Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:14 +0000 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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Episode 148: A Little Peach Pie Kit Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:05 +0000 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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Episode 147: Back To Real Work Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:16:25 +0000 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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Episode 146: A Swift Bias Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:52:14 +0000 Manton and Daniel respond to feedback from last week about Swift dividing the Mac and iOS developer community, and discuss the impending shutdown of’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 – Announcement from that their demo-page style product will be shut down.
  • Diet Coda – Panic’s demo-page style deployment of’s innovative iOS app preview technology.

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Episode 145: An Element Of Academic-ness Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:42:49 +0000 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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Episode 144: Hyper-Paranoid Seclusion Attitude Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:43:53 +0000 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 – 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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Episode 143: Artisanal PR Pitches Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:29:47 +0000 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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