Episode 82: Did You Get This At Poundland?

Manton and Daniel discuss the Mailbox acquisition by Dropbox, Google’s fickle product commitments, WWDC announcement anxiety, and the clever new App.net invites.

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  • Poundland – The UK discount retail shop that inspired the episode title.
  • Mailbox – Highly celebrated new iOS mail client for gmail.
  • Welcome Mailbox – Blog post from Dropbox announcing their acquisition of Mailbox.
  • App.net – Up and coming social network with various developer-oriented features.
  • Hello, Dropbox – Blog post from Rasmus Andersson announcing his departure from Facebook for Dropbox.
  • Notational Velocity – Zachery Schneirov’s open-source note-taking app for Mac OS X.
  • nvAlt – Fork of Notational Velocity by Brett Terpstra and David Halter.
  • Getting Twitchy? – Don McAllister ruminates on the dearth of new Apple products this year.
  • No New Apple Products Yet – Manton’s response to Don’s twitchiness.
  • Google Graveyard – Slate.com’s catalog of Google’s cancelled products.
  • WWDC 2013 Notification – Paid WWDC-notification service by co-creator of Tokens for Mac.
  • Boxcar – Highly customizable push-notification service including support for user-contributed services.
  • Climber – App.net based app for sharing short videos editing in a Vine-like fashion.

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March 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm.

Episode 81: Just Devastated By It

Daniel and Manton talk about Google Reader and the future of RSS syncing, the Bitsplitting podcast, and getting back to our software projects.

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  • NetNewsWire – Brent Simmons’s venerable Mac OS X RSS reader, now developed by Black Pixel.
  • Why I Love RSS… – Brent’s reflections on RSS in the wake of Google Reader shutdown.
  • A Second Spring Of Cleaning – The blog post from Google in which Google Reader’s demise is the buried lede.
  • NetNewsWire Cloud – Daniel’s take on the opportunity for Black Pixel to run with NetNewsWire to fill the void left by Reader.
  • FeedWrangler – David Smith’s take on his own opportunity to fill some of the Reader void.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s blog-editing app for Mac OS X.
  • Bing – Microsoft’s alternative to the Google search engine.
  • Reeder – RSS client for Mac and iOS from Gloria.
  • Blogger – Web-based blogging software from Google.
  • SubEthaEdit – Mac text editor with live collaboration.
  • RSS Sync Mailing List – New mailing list from Brent Simmons for discussing the vagaries of RSS sync.
  • The Bitsplitting Podcast – Daniel’s new interview-format podcast.
  • Accidental Tech Podcast – New tech podcast from Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.
  • Logic Pro – Pro audio software from Apple.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter client with archival and collection features.

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March 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm.

Episode 80: The Common Bond Of Nerdery

Manton and Daniel talk about NSConference, the indie state of mind, and the tactfulness of in-app marketing.

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  • NSConference – UK-based Mac and iOS conference that Daniel and Manton just attended.
  • CocoaConf – US-based traveling conference for iOS and Mac developers.
  • What Is An Indie? – Podcast episode from Scotty’s iDeveloper Live discussing meaning of “indie.”
  • An Indie State Of Mind – Daniel’s blog post coincidentally discussing the merits of indie-dom.
  • Craig Hockenberry – Developer of Twitterrific and speaker at NSConference on subject of indie-dom.
  • Ish – Children’s book by Peter H. Reynolds supporting the notion that being “indie-ish” may be good enough.
  • Learn Mobile Services – Tutorials by Brent Simmons on Azure Web Services for iOS.
  • Searchpath – Manton’s custom website-searching service.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blog editing software.
  • 37 signals – A company made more famous by open-sourcing some of the “secret sauce.”

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March 12, 2013 at 9:54 am.