Episode 204: I’m Kind Of Bitter About It

Manton and Daniel evaluate Daniel’s public speaking procrastination, confess their evolving attitudes about Swift, and discuss strategies for balancing paid consulting with personal indie pursuits.

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  • Do{iOS} – Amsterdam-based conference that Daniel will speak at on November 9.
  • BBEdit – Venerable Mac text editor that started life as a Pascal-based project.
  • Stairways Software – Long-time Mac developer and Pascal-enthusiast Peter Lewis.
  • Object Pascal – History of the object-oriented version of Pascal and Apple’s role in it.

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October 31, 2015 at 10:30 am.

Episode 203: Thankfully I Didn’t Even Try

Daniel and Manton discuss the Release Notes Conference, the value of getting feedback from people in real life, Daniel’s Apple TV rejection, and Twitter’s apology to developers.

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  • Release Notes – Indianapolis business of software conference, just concluded.
  • David Smith – One of many speakers at Release Notes.
  • A Great Developer… – Manton’s thoughts on the “that’s fine for” dismissal of developer success.
  • Release Notes 2015 – Manton’s follow-up blog post from the conference.
  • Rob Rhyne – Speaker at Release Notes who discussed accrual accounting method.
  • @riverfold – Manton’s indie-software business Twitter account.
  • Is It App? – Daniel compares gatekeepers at Apple to those who would judge e.g. art.
  • Craig Hockenberry – One of the early developers of Twitter client apps.

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October 26, 2015 at 10:25 pm.

Episode 202: Juggling More Than Ever

Manton and Daniel discuss the paralysis of choosing what to work on as an indie, Manton’s mysterious Kickstarter campaign, and the allure of company stickers and other marketing stuff.

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October 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm.

Episode 201: You Need A Certificate

Daniel and Manton discuss Manton’s search for indie development contracts, the market in general for iOS and Mac contracts, and the range of options for obtaining free and low-cost SSL certificates.

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  • Let’s Encrypt – A “free, automated, and open certificate authority.”
  • Namecheap – Low-cost reseller of SSL certificates from more reputable sounding vendors.
  • StartSSL – SSL certificates that are free at the lowest level.

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October 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm.

Episode 200: A Subscription For Nothing

Special guest Marco Arment joins Manton and Daniel for a lively, longer conversation about his enthusiasm for keeping the podcasting market diverse, hints about progress towards Overcast 2.0, and his atypical approach to customer support. The three also talk about the value of non-monetary priorities in development, and the pros and cons of “scratching one’s itch” in software pursuits.

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October 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm.