Episode 276: I’m Going To Say Yes

Manton and Daniel discuss the opening of the WWDC ticket lottery, the correlated announcements about details of the WWDC Bash location, and Apple’s promotion of 3rd party events happening in the orbit of the conference. Manton reflects on his new decision to say yes to public speaking, and Daniel takes stock of recent reading around a “Going Pro” mentality. Finally, they react to the new ability for developers to reply to App Store reviews, and whether and how developers should choose to do so.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Zendesk: Bring native, in-app support to your app.


  • San Jose Drainage Ditch – Image from Wikipedia of the Guadalupe River, near WWDC’s San Jose venue.
  • Discovery Meadow – Location of the WWDC Bash.
  • San Antonio River Walk – Texan example of a riverside parkway.
  • Beyond WWDC – Apple’s guide to conferences and events happening outside of WWDC.
  • Relay FM Meetup – WWDC-peripheral meet-up hosted by the Relay.fm podcasting network.
  • CocoaConf Next Door – Conference near WWDC 2017 at which Manton will be speaking.
  • The Power of Habit – A book about the effects of habits and how to establish or modify them.
  • The War of Art – Steven Pressfield’s motivational book about pursuing your dreams with vigor.
  • Turning Pro – Follow-up to The War of Art.
  • Responding to Reviews – Apple’s advice to developers about how to respond to customers on the App Store.
  • Customer Support – 2007 post from Manton about his rules for customer support.
  • Sunlit.io – Photo-based storytelling app by Manton Reece and Jon Hays.
  • Appfigures – Web-based service for tracking app sales and reviews.
March 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm.