Episode 323: That’s What The Web Is About

Daniel and Manton talk about Daniel’s somewhat-impulsive Black Ink beta release, and the merits of maintaining a diverse lineup of apps to provide varying technical challenges. They talk about the increasing challenge of attracting attention to indie software and other pursuits. Manton introduces Wavelength, a new Micro.blog app for creating micro-podcasts on iOS. Finally, Daniel talks about his recent rant about not being featured in the blogging section of the Mac App Store, and where that went.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

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  • Black Ink 2 Public Beta – Daniel announces a new beta release of his Mac-based crossword app.
  • Clarion – Daniel’s music-interval quiz app, which has been around for 20+ years!
  • Swift Integration Traps – Daniel’s blog post about issues with adopting Swift and supporting macOS system plugins.
  • Rogue Amoeba – Canonical example of a company that iterates on one area of expertise over multiple apps.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service.
  • Stay Social – Cult of Mac post about leaving Facebook and Twitter, including a mention of Micro.blog.
  • Sunlit – Micro.blog’s photo-blogging app.
  • Micro Monday – Podcast about the Micro Monday effort to promote new microbloggers.
  • Wavelength – New app from Micro.blog for creating short-form podcasts on iOS.
  • #JustPlay – 30-day music playing challenge from Samuel Goodwin.
  • Overcast – Popular iOS podcasting app.
  • Castro – Popular iOS podcasting app.
  • Apple Should Be Helping – Daniel rants about wanting more support from Apple in the Mac App Store.
  • Brad Ellis – Designer of the MarsEdit 4 icon.
April 13, 2018 at 10:19 am.