Episode 290: The Best Software That Doesn’t Sell

Manton catches up with Daniel, who is traveling in Santa Cruz. They talk about Daniel’s determination to push through on MarsEdit release plans in the face of enviable releases from other developers. They discuss Apple’s new Machine Learning blog, and fantasize about other technical “journals” emerging from other groups. Finally, they acknowledge the imminent shutdown of the Core Intuition job board, and relate it to the more general difficulty of killing off apps and other projects.

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  • Transmit 5 – Panic’s file transfer app for Mac.
  • Machine Learning Journal – Apple’s new semi-academic blog about machine learning technology.
  • Jekyll – Open source static site publishing tool.
  • Swift Blog – Another public-facing technical blog from Apple.
  • Develop Magazine – Article archives for Apple’s traditional MacOS developer magazine.
  • Guides and Sample Code – The closest we could get to a direct link to Sample Code.
  • Core Intuition Jobs Shutting Down – Manton writes about the rationale for shutting down the jobs board.
  • Clarion – Daniel’s beloved music interval training app for Mac.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s movie management app for Mac.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter client for iOS that shouldn’t be updated for 64-bit support.
July 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm.