Episode 494: No Serious Commitments

Manton follows up with Daniel about his alleged accidental Catalyst port, and how it inspired Manton to look into the possibility of a Catalyst port of his Epilogue app. They take a look at the landscape of Mac and iOS apps for Micro.blog, including some iOS apps that run natively on Apple Silicon Macs. Daniel talks more about KeyboardKit, the inevitable edge cases he’s run into, and how he ended up contributing to the project. Finally, they talk about their never-ending ambition to get better at marketing.

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  • Did You Just Accidentally Run That? – Simon Ljungberg alerts Daniel to the possibility he was not running a Catalyst app after all.
  • Jon Hays – Manton’s collaborator in many things, and another person who thought Daniel’s Catalyst story sounded funny.
  • Black Ink for iOS – Blog post announcing the iOS TestFlight release of Daniel’s crossword app for iOS.
  • Epilogue – Manton’s book-sharing app for Micro.blog.
  • Humboldt – Maurice Parker’s app to add Shortcuts support to Micro.blog
  • Icro – Martin Hartl’s Micro.blog app for the Mac.
  • KeyboardKit – Open source iOS framework that Daniel recently contributed to.
  • UIInputViewController – Developer documentation about the class that can be used to make custom iOS keyboards OR custom input views.

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December 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm.