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051 – All Our Indie Dreams Have Been Crushed – with Stephen Coyle

A very special episode with guest Stephen Coyle. Stephen talks us through the development process of Tapt, WordFlash, Hyperbolizer and Déjà, and talks about his download numbers and revenue models for each app. What Apple could do to improve App Store economics. Different strategies for marketing your apps. Musical notation as a programming language. Hackintoshes. … Continue reading "051 – All Our Indie Dreams Have Been Crushed – with Stephen Coyle"


049 – Return Immediately Or Your Tree Will Die

Opinions on notebooks. Resolutions. Quitting Facebook. Planting trees. Apple slowing down your old phone. What we might spend money on next year. Raising screen quality standards. Future of the iPad. YouTube shenanigans. Developing iPad apps. Programming ≠ essay writing. Developing Mac apps. Delphi nostalgia. Cross platform desktop UI toolkits. Losing an AirPod. Links Rocketbook Everlast … Continue reading "049 – Return Immediately Or Your Tree Will Die"


048 – Technology to enable me to use less technology

The latest updates to the Amazon Echo platform. Alexa now knows where Ireland is. Lifx really wants you to have colour. The state of e-reader platforms in 2017. Dopamine hits and loot boxes. Being unimpressed with Star Wars (no spoilers). Amazon’s Apple TV App. Nobody cares that the HomePod is late. The iMac Pro is … Continue reading "048 – Technology to enable me to use less technology"


047 – The 16th Album

Dave gets an Apple Watch. Can more technology make us depend less on technology? We talk iPad Pro productivity. We’re all on AirPods. We discuss the new Amazon echo Line-up. What’s making us Happy Thomas: Sleep Well Beast by The National Baz: The Canteen Kickstarter, The Witness Dave: Star Trek Discovery and The Orville


046 – Notch it up a notch

We review the latest Apple Event and talk about the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What’s making us happy Baz: Million Yen Women (Netflix), BoJack Horseman (Netflix) Thomas: Casio MQ24-7B Watch Dave: Devil’s Bargain


045 – I’m drawing a blank

Baz reflects on the iPad Pro with iOS 11 and the decreased use of his Macbook Air. The iPad needs a home server for long running tasks, if only there was some kind of mini Mac we could use, we discuss Raspberry Pi and some potential money saving configurations. Pencils over Keyboards. We discuss our … Continue reading "045 – I’m drawing a blank"


044 – Live and Dangerous!

It’s a beautiful sunny day and we’re live (not really) from the Wickham Tap in Limerick, a new pub from the Galway Bay Brewery. Dave is preparing a talk on Swift Enums and Thomas is half-heartedly Swifting on the server. After two and a half years Apple Pay has finally arrived at our bank and … Continue reading "044 – Live and Dangerous!"


043 – Crank the Handle

We walk through a different kind of dongle hell, adding bluetooth to a car stereo and end up going all the way back to tapes, vinyl and digital distribution. iPhone 8 rumours abound as Qualcomm debuts their through-screen fingerprint scanner, we wonder how big and expensive it’ll be. Baz informs us that you can get … Continue reading "043 – Crank the Handle"


042 – So many gigaflops

Baz got bored and installed the latest beta, we discuss some of the new features and talk about the perils of public betas. We discuss the Surface and discuss if Apple users are more elitist than users of other platforms, Dave really likes Macs. We love nine year old cars and now Baz has one … Continue reading "042 – So many gigaflops"


041 – Planet of The Apps

In a break from our usual format we try something new and record an episode about Apple’s new reality show, Planet of The Apps… but then we end up talking about the business of Apps and have a far too heated discussion about how podcasts should handle bonus episodes. This is not a bonus episode. … Continue reading "041 – Planet of The Apps"


040 – The Boys Aren’t Back in Town

After a brief period of upheaval in real life we are back with our WWDC episode. WWDC took place this week in San Jose and watched the keynote live from the comfort of Thomas’s couch 8000km away in Ireland. We discuss the revelations in the keynote and the state of the platform. Apple recommits to the Pro … Continue reading "040 – The Boys Aren’t Back in Town"


039 – 2 Women Can’t Have 1 Baby in 4½ Months

New Overcast watch app. Baz returns to Úll and almost escapes a room. This year’s new iPhones. AirPods. Live-buying an Apple Watch. Apple and the environment. Uber. Susan Fowler and Increment. Stripe. Spinal Tap. Links Canteen – where our Apple Pay Stickers ended up Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire – New York Times Increment Indie … Continue reading "039 – 2 Women Can’t Have 1 Baby in 4½ Months"


038 – Nappies and Obviously Wine

We get a very accurate review. Fantastic iPads and when to buy them. We finally get Apple Pay, but we don’t. A new reason for rejection. Push notification fundamentalism. Mac Pros. Panic and my Uncle works for Nintendo. Links Baz lets AIB know what’s on his mind Apple Pay stickers Using Clips to make passive … Continue reading "038 – Nappies and Obviously Wine"


037 – Harness your controversial states

Baz gets some feedback on WordSnap from listeners of the podcast, and Dave loses his top spot on the Endless Mode leaderboard. Thomas goes on a brief nerd holiday. Baz has a new toy. iPads. Force Touch. Dave shares screens. We go deep on Indie Games. Links Still looking for beta testers for WordSnap (email … Continue reading "037 – Harness your controversial states"


036 – It sure is, Ceelo

It’s our one year anniversary! Baz discovers he’s not alone in finding trouble finishing projects. Dave talks about being in demand and Thomas promises to ruin things by making them in Swift. Links Frog Fractions – Part 1 Frog Fractions – Part 2 Still looking for beta testers for WordSnap (email link) How to *never* … Continue reading "036 – It sure is, Ceelo"


035 – Resisters Anonymous

Dave is Thomas’s Swift Spirit Animal. Firewatch reviewed. Baz asks for your help with WordSnap and we discuss what keeps us from finishing projects. Things go wrong, again. Links Firewatch The Stanley Parable Ask for a beta test of Wordsnap (email link) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative … Continue reading "035 – Resisters Anonymous"


034 – Dense in a Good Way

Dave can hear clearly now. Baz edits a podcast. Optionals in Swift. Thomas finds out Swift 2 into 3 won’t go. New shiny stuff. We finally learn something new. Thomas threatens to write a blogging engine in server-side Swift. Hipster database engines. From Firebase to Firewatch: Thomas doesn’t do his homework. Nintendo Switch. Zelda. Making … Continue reading "034 – Dense in a Good Way"


033 – I get to admit to some bad practices here

Baz has a broken keychain. Thomas has a broken phone. New iPads. Dave disrupts some national stats. Finding Friends. Upgrading a Mac Mini. Hard drive reliability. Anecdata. Switching. Mistrusting Windows. Baby Duck syndrome. Urban design and JavaScript. Thomas gets hacked. Steam Reforming. Firewatch. A normal lost phone. Links Why would Apple release a 10.5″ iPad? … Continue reading "033 – I get to admit to some bad practices here"


032 – I resemble that remark

LED whine. New things in iOS. Chasing ratings. Death to 32-bit. Wall Street Bets. Paying Apple every month. Renting movies. App nostalgia. Links iOS 10 and iOS 10.3 features and updates – TechRadar iOS 10.3 beta 32-bit alert suggests Apple may drop legacy app support in iOS 11 Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That … Continue reading "032 – I resemble that remark"


031 – Getting excited about development again

Making Office Harmony Great Again. Quiet is the New Loud. One AirPod each. We go deep on tea. Schwift. Modern app development techniques. Container Views. Auto Layout. Stack Views. Design tools for great apps. The benefits of native UI. Links Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones The other drinking habit – An Irishman’s Diary on tea and … Continue reading "031 – Getting excited about development again"