Episode 436: It’s Safe To Join The Club

Manton and Daniel react to the anti-Apple Coalition for App Fairness, and its questionable citation of a quotation from Daniel’s Twitter account. They talk about the potential merit of this coalition in increasing pressure on Apple to make changes to the App Store, and the likelihood it will serve as a haven for smaller developers who are impacted by Apple’s policies.

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  • Coalition for App Fairness – New organization backed by several app developers.
  • Epic Games – One of the founding companies of the coalition.
  • Spotify – Another founding company who has ongoing grievances with Apple.
  • Basecamp – Another founding company who had a spat with Apple earlier this year.

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September 25, 2020 at 6:57 am.

Episode 435: I Don’t Drop My Phone

Daniel catches up with Manton’s flirtation with Android, discovering that his recent iPhone shattering has put that temptation to the test. They react to Apple’s latest announcements of updated Apple Watch and iPad, and consider the viability of the new Apple One subscription bundle.

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September 18, 2020 at 10:21 am.

Episode 434: A Profitable Campaign

Manton and Daniel review Daniel’s experiences as his first podcasting sponsorship airs, and they talk more generally about being willing to “sink money” as part of a learning process in business. Manton talks about his interest in developing for Android, and we lament the increasing feeling that we need to hedge our bets against being “all-in with Apple.”

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September 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm.

Episode 433: It’s Like A New Project

Daniel and Manton talk about Sunlit 3 shipping, and whether/when a Catalyst version might be available for Mac. Daniel reveals that he is dipping his toe into podcast marketing, reserving a substantial 8 episodes of ads on two podcasts. Finally, they reflect on the value of choosing to support other businesses during the pandemic.

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September 4, 2020 at 11:07 am.

Episode 432: Clean It Up And Fix It

Manton talks about the latest updates to Sunlit, his photo-blogging app for Micro.blog. Daniel talks about getting closer to 1.0 with Black Ink for iOS.

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  • Sunlit – The Micro.blog photo-blogging app for iOS.
  • Micro.blog Photo Grid – One of the many ways of exploring Micro.blog content.
  • Black Ink – Daniel’s crossword-solving app, coming … someday … for iOS.

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August 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm.

Episode 431: This Is A Snowball

Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s latest developer PR quagmire: the removal of Fortnite from the App Store, and Epic’s subsequent lawsuits against both Apple and Google.

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August 14, 2020 at 4:02 pm.

Episode 430: A Little Bit Of Controversy

Manton and Daniel talk about Sunlit 3, and Manton’s decision to make it open source. They discuss the pros and cons of managing an open source project. Daniel talks about his efforts to convert his iOS app Swish from OpenGL to Metal, so it can run with Catalyst. Finally, they talk about Charlie Monroe’s developer credentials being disabled by Apple “erroneously.”

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  • Sunlit 3 Beta – Manton’s announcement of the forthcoming 3.0 version of the Micro.blog photo-blogging app.
  • Sunlit on GitHub – Source code for the iOS application.
  • WordPress for iOS – Open source repository for the iOS app by WordPress.org contributors.
  • Hello Everyone – Charlie Monroe’s tweet announcing the disabling of his developer account.
  • A Day Without Business – Charlie Monroe’s follow-up blog post.

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August 8, 2020 at 10:27 am.

Episode 429: You Have Shipped It

Daniel ships MarsEdit 4.4, and talks with Manton about taking stock of bugs and examining the anxiety around shipping updates. They look forward to MarsEdit 5, Black Ink for iOS, and the potential business models Daniel might adopt. They talk about learning to disregard unhelpful criticism, and prioritizing survival as an indie over trying to please everybody.

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  • MarsEdit 4.4.2 – Daniel’s updated Mac blog editing app with enhanced Micro.blog support.
  • Bug Bytes: Daniel Jalkut – Daniel’s feature in the Mac App Store for a FastScripts bug.
  • Tot – Menu-bar based note taking app for Mac from the Iconfactory.
  • Tim Cook Goes to Congress – YouTube video of the long Congressional hearing including testimony by Tim Cook.
  • Sunlit 3.0 Beta – Manton announces the updated version of the app along with open sourcing it.

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July 31, 2020 at 7:33 am.

Episode 428: Nope, Nope, Nope

Manton and Daniel talk about Twitter’s massive security breach, and scrutinize CEO Jack Dorsey’s public image in the wake of it. Daniel wonders whether Twitter’s idealistic employees could be more empowered by another leader, while Manton points out that in any case they are not. Finally, they catch each other up with progress reports on MarsEdit and Micro.blog feature enhancements.

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July 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm.

Episode 427: Probably A Mistake

Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s Developer Transition Kit… without really talking about it. They weigh the possibility of apps breaking on ARM-based Macs even if frameworks aren’t technically removed. Manton shares his renewed enthusiasm about developing for Big Sur, and Daniel tries to get back on track with releasing MarsEdit 4.4.

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July 4, 2020 at 10:03 am.