Episode 164: One Of Those Weird Self-Doubt Moods

Manton and Daniel discuss WatchKit, poor conference planning, podcasting anxiety, and the difference between a $0 Billion and $1 Billion web service.

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  • WatchKit – Apple’s new SDK enables 3rd party apps for the watch.
  • Wireless Markup Language – Wikipedia page describing WML and WAP mobile development tech.
  • Butts – Steve Streza’s first WatchKit app.
  • CocoaConf Boston 2014 – The conference that Daniel almost neglected to open for.
  • Raizlabs Tweet – The fateful tweet that reminded me I had the dates wrong.
  • Mac Power Users – Podcast that will soon be airing an interview with Manton.
  • Roderick on the Line – A super podcast featuring Merlin Mann and John Roderick.
  • Battledecks SxSW 2008 – Example of the ultimate contest of extemporaneous speaking.
  • $1B Slack – TechCrunch’s reporting on Slack’s purported $1B value.
  • Searchpath – Manton’s considerably less valuable web search service.
  • Campfire – Comparable product to Slack, from Basecamp née 37signals.
  • HipChat – Another group-chat solution, from Atlassian.
  • Set Your Priorities – Joel Spolsky on the problems with “consultingware”.

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November 20, 2014 at 7:11 am.

Episode 163: Just Send Me The Slides

Daniel and Manton discuss Apple’s growing engineering presence outside of Cupertino, weigh the merits of minimally and maximally viable products, and address Daniel’s persistent fear of public speaking.

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November 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm.

Episode 162: Double Down On That

Manton and Daniel talk about momentum in shipping software, and how arbitrary deadlines, lucky breaks, and the presence of new system features can all get the movement going again. They also revisit Apple’s app review stance in the wake of PCalc’s recent short-lived rejection.

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  • Black Ink – Daniel’s Mac-based crossword solving app.
  • Timed Releases – Facebook’s announcement that it would release an update every month.
  • “Just 1068 Days” – Gus Mueller’s classic post about going indie.
  • Long and Winding Road – Paul Kim of Noodlesoft on his route to indie success.
  • Luck Being Indie – Manton’s short post about taking advantage of opportunities.
  • FastScripts – Daniel’s relatively un-profitable script utility that nonetheless had a big windfall.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter client for iOS.
  • Tweet Marker – Manton’s infrastructural place-saving service for Twitter.
  • PCalc – Long-lived, well regarded calculator app for iOS and Mac.
  • No Longer Rejecting – Good news from TechCrunch for James Thomson, developer of PCalc.

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November 8, 2014 at 7:18 am.