Episode 509: This One Stupid Thing

Daniel talks to Manton about Setapp’s efforts to support the war in Ukraine by offering developers the option of donating a percentage of proceeds. They talk about how Setapp is doing in general, and explain a bit about the compensation scheme for developers. Manton talks about the release of a React Native version of Epilogue for Android, and how satisfied he is with the approach. Daniel wonders whether web frameworks are leapfrogging native ones, and what Apple could or should do about it.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • Setapp – Subscription based service for Mac software.
  • MacPaw – Software company that also owns and operates Setapp.
  • @vixentael – Ukrainian security researcher/engineer.
  • Vincent Ritter – Android developer for Micro.blog.
  • React Native – Facebook-sponsored cross-platform app framework.

    Redwood.js – New web development framework led by Tim Preston-Werner.

  • Storybook – User interface development tool that is included with Redwood.js.

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April 17, 2022 at 4:01 pm.