Episode 195: They’re Going The Right Direction Now

Daniel asks what it will take to get Manton back on Twitter, we discuss support for RSS as an emblem of being part of the “open web,” and we look at Apple’s new ATS requirements and what they mean for apps that must continue to access non-HTTPS and less secure HTTPS sites.

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  • Manton, MI – One of Manton’s geographic namesakes.
  • Manton, CA – And another!
  • Manton’s Return to Twitter – Well, his blog about about what it will take!
  • IFTTT – A popular site for orchestrating the interplay of data and events on the web.
  • Dave Winer – Internet legend whose contributions to RSS, XML-RPC, and more are wide-reaching.
  • App Transport Security – Tech note from Apple about the nuances of the new technology.
  • Shipping an App with ATS – Tim Ekl of Omni writes a good summary about the technology and how to approach it.

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August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Episode 194: I Couldn’t Help Them If I Wanted To

Manton celebrates indie life by going on vacation on day two, the taboo against “working” on vacation, and the appeal of “work-cations” as an indie developer. Apphub.io and the limits of Apple’s review guidlines, is AppHub.io the best developer experience?

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  • Louvre Museum – A museum in Paris that Manton didn’t make it to.
  • Franklin Park Zoo – The free Chicago zoo that Daniel may have called Franklin Park on the show.
  • Vagabonding Europe – Michael Tyson’s blog about traveling Europe as an indie developer.
  • React Native – Facebook’s framework for native mobile apps based in JavaScript.
  • Reactive Cocoa – Not related to React Native.
  • Schwa Gets Popcorn – Jonathan Wight reacts to the AppHub.io announcement.
  • AppHub.io – Service promises to help React Native developers skip Apple’s App Store review.
  • Riverfold – Manton’s full-time job, where he’s worked a total of two days in the past two weeks 😉

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August 21, 2015 at 8:20 am.

Episode 193: Throw Money Randomly At Problems

Daniel and Manton discuss the temptation to conserve money when outsourcing could save precious time, the challenge of resisting the attraction of doing everything on one’s own, and the many advantages of running a dedicated build & release server.

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  • SpamSieve – Powerful Mac-based spam filtering app from C-Command Software.
  • MailRoute – Exceptional (so far!) server-side spam filtering service.
  • Marco on MailRoute – The sponsorship blurb that pushed me to try it.
  • BareMetrics – The $69/month service that Manton insists is worth the dough.
  • FastMail – A popular email hosting service that is not Google.
  • iOS Build Infrastucture – The engineers at Square share their dedicated build server approach.
  • Riverfold – Manton’s full-time self-employer.

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August 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm.