Episode 228: Ticket To California

Daniel and Manton discuss the iPhone SE’s evident popularity, touch on the challenges of designing for extremes in screen size, and bemoan some of Siri’s shortcomings when compared to competitors. The two also discuss tax time as an indie software developer, weigh the merits of heading to SF for WWDC, and finally delve into some deep reflections about the psychology of not shipping in too long.

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Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • Fabric, Twitter’s mobile SDK: Leverage the power of Crashlytics, Twitter and MoPub to help you build the best mobile apps.
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  • Google glass – Landing page from Google for the suspended, ambitious product.
  • Amazon Echo – The voice-recognition based product that seems to eat Siri’s lunch in some respects.
  • Echo Dot – Smaller-scale version of Amazon Echo for scattering about your living spaces.
  • VoodooPad – Plausible’s desktop Wiki software, abused by Daniel for ersatz bookkeeping.
  • Soulver – Part of Daniel’s bookkeeping suite: copy and paste a column of figures to sum them!
  • Xero – Popular online accounting software.
  • Less Accounting – Another online accounting system.
  • Study Accounting iOS app – iOS based tutorial app introducing concepts of double-entry accounting.
  • Halle Winkler – Twitter account of Halle Winkler, who recommended the Study Accounting app.
  • Release Notes Conference – Indie software business conference based in Indianapolis.
  • Vesper – iOS note-taking app.
April 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm.