Episode 468: Get Your Mission Straight

Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s decision to release a public beta of Black Ink for iOS, and the merit of pushing forward with ambitons, one step at a time. They discuss the anticipated freemium subscription model Daniel plans to offer, and talk about the importance of getting paid for one’s work. Finally, they talk about gaining and maintaining confidence in your work and that what you have to offer is valuable even if not everybody agrees it is good.

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June 18, 2021 at 8:01 pm.

Episode 467: We Don’t Want New Things

Daniel and Manton react to the unfolding news from WWDC, talking specifically about Shortcuts for Mac, the new Async/await coroutines functionality for Swift, Xcode Cloud, and the new Weather app. They talk about whether Apple should horde functionality like the weather service they acquired from Dark Sky, or make it available in a public framework. Finally, they take stock of Catalyst and the writing on the wall that this year’s announcements have made clear.

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  • WWDC 2021 – Main page for Apple’s developer conference and a place to watch the keynote.
  • Apple Developer – Apple’s official app supporting WWDC and other developer-facing services.
  • Shortcuts for macOS – WWDC session about the new automation technology for Mac.
  • Async/await – Swift Evolution document proposing the new coroutine functionality.
  • “Freaking” Block Syntax – A site that famoulsy references the difficult to remember syntax for C Blocks.
  • Crazy YOLO App Rewrite – Blog post from a former Uber developer about their experience rewriting the app in Swift.
  • Xcode Cloud – Apple’s forthcoming continuous integration service.
  • A Couple of Heads in the Xcode Cloud(s) – Scotty and John on the iDeveloper Podcast, talking about Xcode Cloud.
  • Buddybuild – The remnants of Buddybuild, the service that Apple acquired a while back.
  • GitHub Pricing – The high level price tiers for GitHub’s source hosting and CI services.
  • Dark Sky Has a New Home – Last year’s blog post about Apple’s acquisition of the weather app/service.
  • Slopes – Curtis Herbert’s skiing and snowboarding app.

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June 12, 2021 at 4:27 am.

Episode 466: A Really Imperfect Hero

Manton and Daniel respond to criticism about our opinions on the Apple vs. Epic case and Apple’s public testimony. They speculate more about WWDC, wondering about possible iPadOS improvements. Finally, they appreciate that Apple’s design award finalists includes Nova from Panic, a Mac app that is not available in the App Store.

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June 4, 2021 at 1:35 am.