Waiting for Review

Waiting for Review

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The musings of two independent iOS devs
45: Shifting Gears
Nov 23 • 24 min
This week we discuss how we shift gears, know when we're done on a project and how we can improve our efficiency when in the depths of a larger project.Links:Music by Broke For FreeAttribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0 US)
44: When To Ask For Money
Nov 16 • 40 min
In light of Dave Nott shipping a substantial update to one of his apps, which includes a change in business model, this week the discussion turns to how we ask our users for money and how this can vary between apps.Links:Music by Broke For FreeAttribution…
43: iPhone X Hands On
Nov 9 • 47 min
Dave Nott went to an Apple Store, Dave Wood got to see one at work. This week, the discussion is all about iPhone X.Links:Music by Broke For FreeAttribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0 US)
42: State of the Mac
Nov 2 • 30 min
This week, we discuss how we feel the Mac is doing - both in terms of software, in light of High Sierra and in terms of Hardware - spoiler, we're very excited about the new Mac Pro!Links:Music by Broke For FreeAttribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0 US)
41: The Skills We Lack
Oct 26 • 33 min
Being an indie developer requires more than coding something and shipping it to the App Store. In the case of us both, it soon became clear that there were a range of skills required that extend way beyond writing code, this week, we unpack the skills we…
40: Voice Assistants & Home Automation
Oct 19 • 38 min
Home Automation is interesting area right now. With Apple soon to enter the market and Amazon having announced a whole new range of Echo's, we try to unpack it all and ask what we'd really want from a HomePod or an Amazon Echo.Links:Music by Broke For…
39: Apple Watch Thoughts
Oct 12 • 43 min
With new Apple Watch hardware getting out into the wild, along with a new version of watchOS, we ask ourselves where the device fits in our personal lives, and how we're seeing it as a platform for our apps.Links:Music by Broke For FreeAttribution 3.0…
38: App Architecture
Oct 5 • 25 min
With Dave Wood having taken up a new job as a full time iOS Developer, he's been exposed to a lot of new technologies which got us thinking - what is the best way to architect our apps - we discuss Viper, MVVM and good ol' MVC. If you would like to come…
37: iPhone 8 Hands On
Sep 28 • 43 min
Dave Nott takes a trip to the Apple Store for some hands on time with the iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus. Dave Wood has been using the iPhone X in the simulator and has some thoughts…and Dave Nott has a new side project to announceLinks:Music by Broke For…
36: Ex…wait, no…Ten
Sep 21 • 50 min
With the keynote having been and gone we've had some time to reflect on things, this week we discuss our thoughts and opinions on each product that was announced at the keynote. Dave Nott still doesn't know whether to join the plus club!Links:Music by…
35: Thoughts on iOS 11
Sep 14 • 26 min
Putting the new phones to one side (more on that soon!), we discuss the software that will be running on them and how we feel it will improve our experience with our devices from a user perspective and as developers.Links:Music by Broke For…
34: BONUS EPISODE (Spoiler Alert): Post Leak / Pre Keynote Discussion
Sep 11 • 18 min
SPOILER ALERT! Recorded Sunday 10th September, we discuss how things stand before Tuesdays keynote in light of the recent GM leak.
33: State of the Apple TV
Sep 7 • 27 min
When the current generation Apple TV launched, it was pitched that the future of TV is apps, nearly two years on, we reflect on how that has unfolded, how our own apps may (or may not) lend themselves to the Apple TV and how it's changed how we watch…
32: Setting Up Shop
Aug 31 • 29 min
Setting up shop as an indie developer can be a daunting prospect, especially if like us, you have had no prior experience in "business". This week, we dive into how we each went from curious developers playing with iOS development to getting setup as…
31: As First Days Go…
Aug 24 • 43 min
Dave Wood has started his new job as a full time iOS developer in New Zealand. We discuss his first day, how he's settling in and most importantly - his brand new 15 inch MacBook Pro! Meanwhile, Dave Nott is considering ditching his iMac… Also, we now…
30: “The Notch”
Aug 17 • 48 min
With each week comes more mockups of what the iPhone 8 (?) could look like - this week we discuss various ways that the notch could affect how our UI's work, and what choices we may make in our own apps as a result. Also, Dave Nott has been busy on a new…
29: Don’t call it FaceID…
Aug 10 • 42 min
In light of what we've learned about the upcoming iPhones, we discuss our thoughts surrounding the potential lack of Touch ID, how 'the notch' might work from a development stand point…and have a quick catch up with Dave Wood to see how things are going…
28: Working Environments
Aug 3 • 40 min
Dave Wood is now in New Zealand and Dave Nott is working more from home. Besides catching up with Dave W after the long journey, we dive into what that means for our working environments both in the short term, and the long term. An of course, Dave Nott…
27: Dave’s shiny new 10.5 inch iPad Pro
Jul 27 • 40 min
As this episode is being published, Dave Wood is airborne, on his way to start a new life with his family in New Zealand. Very best wishes to Dave and the family on what is set to be an incredible adventure. Dave has also been adventuring into the world…
26: Moving to New Zealand!
Jul 20 • 40 min
Dave Wood and his family are moving to New Zealand! It's the realisation of a dream Dave and his family have had for some time now. Join us as we discuss how this came to be, and what this means for Dave and his family.Links:Music by Broke For…
25: Interview with Ajay from Inspect
Jul 13 • 70 min
We're doing something a little special this week, a few weeks ago we were guests on Inspect, hosted by Ajay Karwal, we chatted tech, wwdc and how we produce our podcasts, you can hear it right here. If you haven't had a chance to listen to Inspect yet,…
24: Subscriptions vs Freemium vs Paid Up Front
Jul 6 • 43 min
Business models are always interesting to dissect. With more apps opting to pursue a subscription based business model, we ask ourselves how we see that fitting in with the apps we currently offer. Dave Nott also gets upset about the lack of free trials…
23: Interview with Ish and Heidi Helen (Part 2)
Jun 29 • 27 min
Join us for part two of our interview with Ish and Heidi Helen as we discuss WWDC, AR Kit and the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro (among other things!). Our thanks to Ish and Heidi for joining us. Also, we now have a Slack Channel for the show. If you'd like to…
22: Interview with Ish and Heidi Helen (Part 1)
Jun 22 • 28 min
We discuss their indie apps, how they met and coordinated their business online in separate continents across the Pacific Ocean, and much more. Settle in for an episode of Waiting for Review, with Dave Nott and Dave Wood! Also, we now have a Slack Channel…
21: Get the iPad Dave, you know you want to
Jun 15 • 37 min
Xcode got some serious attention at this years WWDC and we couldn't be happier, we dive into some of technologies announced at WWDC including AR Kit and of course, no show would be complete without Dave Nott bringing up the 12" MacBook!Links:Music by…
20: WWDC Roundup
Jun 8 • 52 min
A lot came out of the keynote on Monday. Dave Nott got his 12 inch MacBook, Dave Wood got his 10.5 inch iPad Pro among all the other things that were announced. Join us this week as we go through the keynote and discuss what the different announcements…
19: WWDC Hopes and Dreams
Jun 1 • 42 min
WWDC is always an exciting time of year, it's an important time for us indie developers as it could largely dictate the direction we take with our own apps. This week, we talk about the things we'd love to see come out of the keynote on Monday - some…
18: Data vs “Instinct”
May 25 • 44 min
As indie developers, we've found it's easy to fall down a rabbit hole when it comes to adding features and making changes to your app. This week, we discuss how we can make use of analytics tools to help us make more informed, data driven decisions.…
17: Exploring Search Ads
May 18 • 37 min
Having had a chance to play with Search Ads, the two Dave's regroup to discuss their experience and how they see Search Ads fitting into the marketing of their indie apps. Possible new business models are also on the horizon. Dave Nott considers an ad…
16: “The Last developer in the Room” With Special Guest Stephen Biggerstaff
May 11 • 40 min
A very special episode where we are joined by Stephen Biggerstaff, an iOS developer from Glasgow, Scotland. Among other topics of conversation, Stephen talks us through his journey of how he came to be an iOS developer, shares a little about his own apps…
15: Storyboarding vs Programmatic
May 4 • 32 min
This week, we discuss the pros and cons of using storyboards vs taking a programmatic approach. Is there room for the best of both worlds? In our second half we explore of how to present ourselves online, as Indies, companies and professional individuals.…
14: Stepping out of our comfort zones
Apr 27 • 40 min
This week we dive into the latest iPhone 8 rumours (if it's even called that!) and discuss how we're both having to step outside of our comfort zones. Dave Wood is busy on the job hunt, trying to find work in New Zealand while Dave Nott is hard at work…
13: Working hard
Apr 20 • 44 min
Dave Wood starts working at http://swipeandtap.co.uk whilst continuing his job-hunt in New Zealand, and really loves it. Meanwhile, Dave Nott is doing the literal leg-work needed get his web consultancy off to the best start. It can't all be Xcode and…
12: I thought it was an April fools’
Apr 13 • 48 min
News so good, we thought it was an April Fools' joke! In this episode we discuss the news that broke on http://daringfireball.net/2017/04/the_mac_pro_lives and elsewhere on April the 4th… Apple are making a new Mac Pro! We discuss what this means for the…
11: Vacation Time
Apr 6 • 2 min
We took our vacations on consecutive weeks, and so our weekly schedule ended up being broken. Despite this, we've a quick message this week from Dave Wood, and we'll be back to our regular weekly slot next week. We'd love to receive iTunes reviews of the…
10: iPhone Whatever / iPad SE
Mar 30 • 43 min
Apple released several new products with a fairly quiet announcement. We discuss these and what they say about the apple eco-system as a whole. Dave Wood dreams about the Mac Pro Cube, and Dave Nott expresses his hopes for a greater Siri experience. Join…
9: The juggle is real
Mar 23 • 48 min
Dave Wood enters the world of Upwork and contracting, whilst Dave Nott is starting out with his first contracts for his web development company. We discuss changing plans to pursue goals, finding the balance between our indie businesses and contract work,…
8: The future of computing…
Mar 16 • 33 min
This week we discuss the iPad and it's place within our lives and development. Does the iPad represent the future of computing or is it simply a holding position as a larger consumption device? Is marketing always the last things to be developed? As…
7: Am I a designer yet?
Mar 9 • 30 min
This week we explore our processes for designing our apps, and (as a couple of nerdy devs) ask ourselves if we can be called 'designers'? Join us, for Waiting for Review Dave Nott can be found on twitter at @_davenott Dave Wood can be found at…
6: The balancing act
Mar 2 • 57 min
The push and pull of daily life vs indie development vs a day job can be tricky… We discuss tactics for managing the balancing act and navigating burn out. The show starts by catching up with Dave Nott and his recent changes to his IAP options in his app.…
5: We don’t need no education
Feb 23 • 45 min
Is a degree necessary for life as an iOS indie? We discuss the effect of higher education on our careers, and our progression in the world of indie development. Meanwhile WWDC is coming to San Jose in 2017 and Dave Nott discovers the world of noise…
4: Back to the Mac (Part 2) … ?
Feb 16 • 29 min
A rumour presents a possible future for macOS. A loss of control for users and devs, or a brilliant potential for indie devs on the platform? Dave Wood discusses moving an Objective C codebase over to Swift 3, and the complications he has in order to use…
3: Leaving your jobby job
Feb 9 • 51 min
In just under an hour, Dave Wood and Dave Nott discuss: The gitlab data outage and their personal experiences of being in that sort of hot seat The Amazon Echo and music subscription choices Surveying customers for a niche product Tweaking an app's IAP…
2: Internet famous now!
Feb 2 • 33 min
From side-gigging to full time. In Waiting For Review, David Nott and David Wood explore their journeys in the world of independent iOS development. In this episode, the Daves discuss customer feedback, prompting for App Store reviews and the forthcoming…
1: Episode 1
Jan 25 • 48 min
From side-gigging to full time, both Daves explore their journeys in the world of independent iOS development