Episode 231: People Are Not Machines

Manton and Daniel evaluate Manton’s new … Android phone! They indulge the possibility of Swift for Android development, and reflecton on rumors of an impending Apple Music revamp. Finally they answer a listener question about the value of spending time on non-coding tasks like writing that may not directly earn money.

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Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • TextExpander: Simply Indispensable.
  • Digimarc: The best mobile scanning solution today. The only solution for tomorrow.


  • SwiftAndroid – GitHub project dedicated to porting Swift to Android.
  • Quitter – Marco Arment’s first Mac app.
  • Atomic Bird – Tom Harrington’s one-time indie Mac software, now iOS consulting site.
  • On UIKit for Mac – Brent Simmons on whether the future of Mac UI design is UIKit.
  • Apple Music Revamp – Story from Bloomberg on the alleged upcoming changes.
  • Apple Needs Beats – Manton’s two-year-old analysis of the value of then-independent Beats to Apple.
  • Spotify Developer – Documentation for Spotify’s extensive developer API.
  • The Right Work Balance – Episode of Manton’s short Timetable podcast.
  • TECHnical Foul – Manton’s new basketball podcast with Ben Thompson.
May 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm.