Core Intuition Sat, 21 Feb 2015 02:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Episode 173: The Non-Edition Edition Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:14:44 +0000 Manton and Daniel get wrapped up in Apple car rumors, speculate poorly about the price of Apple’s gold “Edition” watch, and come to essentially agree they will each be buying the sport (cheap) version on day one.

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  • Nissan Leaf – An electric car that Manton likes.
  • Taking CarPlay for a Spin – Jason Snell reviews CarPlay.
  • Fantastic Apple Car – Jean-Louis Gassée does his best to discredit Apple car rumors.
  • Tesla – Elon Musk’s innovative electric car company.
  • Small Giants – Book about companies that focus on remaining small and great.
  • OmniFocus – Task-management software from Omni.
  • Apple Watch Model Split – John Gruber speculates about the likely split in sales numbers across model.
  • U-Boat Watch – Here’s a crazy $11K watch you could buy today.
  • Jawbone up – Fitness tracker that may yield space to Apple watch on many wrists.

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Episode 172: Cheerleading For Swift Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:30:04 +0000 Daniel and Manton enjoy more App Store approval comedy, consider the speed of approval after initial rejection, the suitability of Swift to new programmers, and Manton’s forthcoming blog publishing platform.

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  • Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs – Remarks by Tim Cook Goldman Sachs’s Technology and Internet conference.
  • This is Tim – Serenity Caldwell’s transcription of Tim Cook’s remarks.
  • NSHipster – Popular educational Cocoa blog started by Mattt Thompson and carried on by Nate Cook and others.
  • Blogo – Blog editing app for OS X from nice folks in Brazil.
  • Desk – Blog editing app for OS X from a nice guy in Atlanta.
  • Typed – Crowdfunded blog publishing platform from friends at Realmac.
  • What’s Manton Building? – A blog publishing platform of his own, apparently!
  • – Commercial hosting company for the popular WordPress platform.
  • Medium – A blogging site for people who hate owning domain names.
  • Squarespace – A blogging site for people who hate 3rd party apps.
  • Jack Dorsey – Co-founder of Twitter and sometimes extreme serial tweeter.

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Episode 171: Not Quite The Right Protest Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:08:47 +0000 Daniel and Manton touch again on the subject of killing off apps, assess the effectiveness of protest movements against the App Store, catch up on the state of the art for appealing App Store rejections, and acknowledge the coming end of NSConference.

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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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