Episode 75: Please Don’t Make The Same Mistake

Manton and Daniel follow up on sync approaches, discuss Twitter’s new Vine video-sharing service, and talk about the pros and cons of releasing a free 1.0 before raising the price.

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January 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm.

Episode 74: A Weird Smudge of Bad Pixels

Daniel and Manton talk about exploding electronics, flat design, the challenges of sync services, and under-marketing 1.0 releases.

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  • Monoprice’s High-End Display – Macworld article by Dan Frakes previewing a new Cinema Display competitor.
  • Siracusa Thunderbolt – Collection of tweets from John Siracusa on his Cinema Display woes.
  • Against Faux Textures – A piece by John Gruber crediting Retina displays with the trend towards “flat” UI designs.
  • Simperium – Cloud storage service from the makers of Simplenote.
  • Syncing OmniOutliner – Blog post from OmniGroup CEO Ken Case about the challenges of sync.
  • Syncing VoodooPad – Gus Mueller of Flying Meat discusses sync challenges in detail.
  • Rsync – The venerable open-source syncing algorithm.
  • Omni’s Plans for 2013 – Blog post from OmniGroup including details about their OmniPresence sync service.
  • Wii Transfer – Manton’s Mac application for managing Nintendo Wii data.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s movie-management software for Mac.
  • Clipstart 1.0 – John Gruber’s link-blog announcement of Manton’s 1.0 release.

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January 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm.

Episode 73: The Compensation Gods

Manton and Daniel talk more about task-management, the Cheddar app sale, and the value of automating tedious tasks.

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January 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm.

Episode 72: The Satisfaction Of Completing Things

Manton and Daniel talk about valuing apps for acquisition, CocoaPods source module management, and following through on uncompleted projects.

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  • Cheddar is For Sale – Announcement of availability for acquisition of To-Do application.
  • Sam Soffes – Developer of Cheddar. Also on Twitter.
  • AppShopper – App Store search site showing historical availability and pricing.
  • Friday Q&A – Technical blog from Mike Ash, possessor of insights.
  • Sortfolio Going Once… – 37signals announcement that Sortfolio could be bought for $480K.
  • Brent Simmons – Original developer of MarsEdit and all around popular guy,
  • CocoaPods – Objective-C source code module dependency management.
  • Eloy Durán – Collection of tweets from the creator of CocoaPods.
  • Ship Everything – Manton’s post espousing a general philosophy of working only on things you will ship.
  • Merlin Mann on 1.0 – “You can try that stuff you read about in magazines later.”
  • Application Acquisition – 2008 talk by Daniel with tips about acquiring and selling software projects.

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January 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm.