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A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.
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United States

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A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

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@coreint

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English


Episodes

Episode 344: No Time For Betas

9/21/2018
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Manton and Daniel follow-up on their scrutiny of Apple's new Watch-based EKG feature, and try to evaluate whether the hype surrounding it is warranted or not. Manton reports back after finally installing iOS 12, and Daniel talks about putting the finishing touches on MarsEdit 4.2 in time for macOS Mojave's public release.

Duration:00:44:35

Episode 343: I Am Now An Expert

9/13/2018
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Daniel and Manton react to Apple’s September 2018 event, announcing the Apple Watch Series 4 and new iPhones. They compare notes about appreciating the new products but feeling relatively unpressured to upgrade. Finally, they talk about the incentives for developers to adopt new OS features and aim to release updates to coincide with OS updates.

Duration:00:51:09

Episode 342: Complaining For Ten Years

9/7/2018
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Manton and Daniel catch up after a couple weeks off. They talk about Manton's release of Sunlit 2.2, and return to inevitable complaints about App Store Review uncertainties. They compare notes on their mutual lack of interest in developing for Android, and the extent to which an unliked programming language can affect interest in platforms. Finally, they talk about the leaked details of the forthcoming iPhone and Apple Watch. Does it hurt Apple, and should we care if it does?

Duration:00:55:53

Episode 341: This Went Pretty Viral

8/20/2018
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Daniel and Manton follow up on RapidWeaver 8 shipping without Mac App Store support. Daniel talks about his recent work on FastScripts, and they talk about the sometimes surprising value of "less successful" apps. They react to Marco Arment's announcement that Overcast will support podcasts embedding a "payment" tag in show notes, and indulge in a little analysis of Twitter's handling of the fiasco around Alex Jones.

Duration:00:45:50

Episode 340: Going Back To Blogging

8/11/2018
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Manton and Daniel react to sandboxes woes for RapidWeaver 8 on the Mac, and speculate about changes coming in Mojave that might have enticed Panic and Bare Bones to return to the Mac App Store. They talk about Twitter’s continued support for Alex Jones, and the resulting backlash that is driving some users to Micro.blog and to MarsEdit. Finally, they make a philosophical analysis of the state of social networks, and evaluate their feelings about Twitter's struggle to maintain community...

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 339: Now’s The Time To Do It

8/3/2018
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Daniel and Manton react to Apple's latest earnings announcement, on the eve of the company reaching a $1 trillion valuation. They assess the company's rising services revenues, and how it relates to Apple's 30% App Store cut, and stingy pricing for consumer-facing cloud services. Daniel reports on his resumption of iOS development and the feelings of being a relative newbie on the platform. Finally, they talk about the importance of focusing on a smaller number of features that you know you...

Duration:01:04:02

Episode 338: I’ll Try Not To Do That

7/28/2018
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Manton and Daniel talk about the new MacBook Pro, and how it affects Manton's purchasing plans for his daughters' college computers. Daniel talks about his experience with macOS Mojave, the increasing stability of the OS, and the improvements to dragging from Photos.app.

Duration:00:41:10

Episode 337: A Quote Unquote Blog

7/19/2018
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Daniel and Manton react to rumors that Apple has site-licensed 1Password to its entire workforce, and what such a move might mean for the future of Apple's own Keychain features. They talk about the recent uptick in Lime and Bird-style scooter and bike sharing, and how bigger players like Lyft and Uber are starting to get involved. Finally they brainstorms ideas for Manton to market upcoming changes to Sunlit ... on a budget.

Duration:00:54:51

Episode 336: Bringing Webrings Back

7/13/2018
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Manton and Daniel talk about migrating Manton.org to run on Micro.blog. They reflect on the nostalgia and inspiration of old web conventions like webrings and blogrolls. Finally, they talk about macOS Mojave's forthcoming AppleEvent sandboxing and the effect it has on a wide variety of apps.

Duration:00:47:44

Episode 335: Kind Of A Challenge For Newcomers

7/6/2018
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Daniel and Manton catch up after traveling to Portland and Chicago, respectively. Manton reflects on the IndieWeb Summit and the inspiration he took away from that event. They talk about learning to balance “business emergencies” with other obligations, and other indie business skills. Finally, they respond to Apple’s new Maps announcements, and whether Apple's stance on privacy is an excuse for poor user experiences.

Duration:01:07:11

Episode 334: Manton Reece Misses You

6/29/2018
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Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, and the challenges and joys of accommodating it as a developer. They bemoan Skype’s emotionally intrusive notifications, and reflect on other overly-touchy-feely interface designs. And Manton shares his experience booting up an older 2008 Mac Pro and taking it for a spin.

Duration:00:39:39

Episode 333: I Will Be Speaking Briefly

6/22/2018
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Daniel and Manton talk about upcoming travel plans, and the challenge of carving out time for work during the summer. Daniel shares his experience hacking on macOS Mojave's new "Marzipan" support for iOS apps. They both talk about the deprecation of WebView and their respective plans for migrating code to WebKit2's WKWebView.

Duration:00:49:04

Episode 332: We Should Be Slapping Our Foreheads

6/15/2018
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Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s latest MarsEdit updates and the speed record of one's App Store review. Daniel talks about a quick fix he made to a crashing bug, and whether using Swift would Swift have prevented it. They reflect on Dominik Wagner’s criticism of Swift, but carefully avoid a full-on Swift debate. They follow up about the shortcuts of Siri Shortcuts and hope for similar, but slightly different long-term improvements. Finally, they talk about a new open source IAPKit from...

Duration:01:09:36

Episode 331: No Complaints Really

6/7/2018
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Daniel and Manton catch up on WWDC announcements. They weigh the likely impact of UIKit on macOS, try to get a handle on the extent of SiriKit improvements, and appreciate Apple's renewed emphasis on iOS automation. Next they talk about Apple's purportedly new support for App Store trials. Finally, they wrap up with reflections on WWDC week so far, and Manton appreciates the enthusiastic attendance at his Micro.blog meetup.

Duration:01:08:21

Episode 330: It’s A Big Fun Surprise

6/1/2018
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Manton and Daniel check in just before WWDC to talk about expectations from the conference, and strategies for saving money on the trip. They indulge in a bit more Siri criticism, hope that Apple will announce new MacBook Pros, and question whether Apple will dare to poke fun at Google's Duplex technology during the keynote.

Duration:00:55:26

Episode 329: Have All The Things Be Better

5/24/2018
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Daniel and Manton talk about Twitter’s latest API updates and the impact on 3rd party developers. They follow-up on Ghost's lack of an API, and Samuel Goodwin's offer to build one for them. Daniel shares news of MarsEdit 4.1's support for direct drags from Photos.app and what that is such a hassle. Finally, they talk about the newly formed Developer's Union for organizing Apple developers around common causes.

Duration:00:58:22

Episode 328: It Wasn’t My Job

5/17/2018
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Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming GDPR regulations from the EU and what the implications may be for indie software companies. They react to the Pocket Casts acquisition by NPR and partners, assess the financial incentives that may be involved, and appreciate how it contrasts with Marco Arment’s open prioritization of privacy and openness with Overcast. Finally, they talk about Ghost’s 5 year review, evaluate their success, and maybe gripe a teensy bit about their lack of an API.

Duration:01:08:54

Episode 327: Only The Rich Can Have Robots

5/10/2018
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Daniel and Manton talk about Google's recently announced Duplex AI for telephone conversations, and Microsoft's announcement that it will share a larger percentage of revenues with its app store developers. They consider the merits of each announcement and whether they might spark a competitive response in Apple. Daniel talks about how a small bug request turned into a major overhaul of image handling in MarsEdit, and how the investment may pay off if he ever ports to iOS.

Duration:01:12:05

Episode 326: Ready To Drop Some Nerd Wisdom

5/4/2018
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Manton and Daniel catch up after Manton's speaking experience at Peers Conference. They talk about preparation techniques for public speaking, and how to adapt your talk to the audience at hand. Next they discuss the latest rumors about Apple's forthcoming declarative UI framework, and ponder how Apple would put such a framework through its paces internally without revealing it in shipping apps. They talk about whether Apple's leadership can be trusted to drive the company to the next major...

Duration:01:08:42

Episode 325: If I Acquired Tumblr

4/26/2018
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Daniel and Manton talk about Manton's surprise speaking git at Peers Conf in Austin. They discuss the challenge and allure of finding niche markets for indie software, and wrap up with reflections on SmugMug's acquisition of Flickr and what it might mean for the future of Tumblr.

Duration:00:58:12