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Empower Apps

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An exploration of Apple business news and technology.


Quickie: Swift UI and 2020 Trends
Dec 1 • 7 min
In this quick video, Leo goes over his thoughts on 2020 and what the future holds for SwiftUI.
Managing iOS Development with Peter Witham
Nov 24 • 43 min
In this episode, Leo talks with Peter Witham of the CompileSwift podcast about managing iOS development teams and dealing with new technologies.
Apple Hardware 2019 with Paul J Schmidt
Nov 17 • 33 min
In this episode we talk with Paul J Schmidt of Uno Deuce Multimedia about the iPhone 11 and the Mac lineup and how it affects his business and others especially in the area of multimedia production.
Media Outreach with Jeff Gamet
Nov 3 • 42 min
In this episode we talk with Jeff Gamet from Smile about how to get how to get your message to media, bloggers, and podcasters about your app.
App Store Optimization with Ariel Michaeli
Oct 27 • 46 min
In this episode we talk with Ariel Michaeli of App Figures about integrating App Store Optimization with the marketing and development process of building an app.
Hiring an iOS Developer with John Knox
Oct 20 • 33 min
In this episode we talk with John Knox about Business of Software conference, hiring an iOS developer, and getting hired as an iOS developer.
Continuous Integration with Kyle Newsome
Oct 13 • 40 min
In this episode we talk with Kyle Newsome about continuous integration with iOS and other Apple platforms development.
Modularizing in Xcode with Abbey Jackson
Sep 29 • 52 min
In this episode we talk with Abbey Jackson about how to improve testing and reliability with modularizing your iOS applications in Xcode.
September 2019 Event
Sep 15 • 18 min
In this special episode, Leo talks briefly about the September event this year: specifically what does Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ mean for the app business, can the iPad be a serious laptop competitor, iPhone is now a “professional” camera, the continued…
Developing for Multiple Platforms with Manton Reece
Sep 7 • 53 min
In this episode we talk with Manton Reece about his experience developing micro.blog for multiple Apple platforms as well as building his audience, monetization, other aspects of building an app.
WWDC 2019 - Mac Development with Daniel Jalkut
Aug 24 • 64 min
In this episode we talk with Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software about what’s new in Mac Development post-WWDC 2019.
WWDC 2019 - Swift UI with Jason Anderson
Aug 10 • 22 min
In this episode we talk with Jason Anderson about Swift UI and reactive Swift post-WWDC 2019.
WWDC 2019 - Apple Watch with Gary Sabo
Jul 28 • 41 min
In this episode we talk with Gary Sabo about the Apple Watch post-WWDC 2019. We talk about Independent Watch Apps, Swift UI and watchOS 6, HealthKit, Fitness apps and more.
Subcontracting with Joe Cieplinski
Jul 14 • 41 min
In this episode we talk with Joe Cieplinski of Breakpoint Studio and Release Notes about the challenges and benefits companies and freelancers face in a subcontracting relationship.
Cross Platform Comparison with Rob Kerr
Jun 30 • 34 min
In this episode we talk with Rob Kerr (@rekerrsive), mobile development consultant, about cross platform developer tools such as Ionic, React Native, Xamarin, Flutter, and others. We compare them with native Swift development and talk about how Swift UI…
Test-Driven Development with Joshua Greene and Michael Katz
Jun 16 • 47 min
In this episode we talk with Joshua Greene and Michael Katz, authors of iOS Test Driven Development by Tutorials. In this episode, we talk about: - Why is test-driven development is important for any dev team? - How is TDD best employed with iOS…
iOS App Architecture with René Cacheaux and Josh Berlin
Jun 2 • 35 min
In this episode, we talk with René Cacheaux and Josh Berlin, authors of Advanced iOS App Architecture. In this episode, we talk about: how a company can foster healthy iOS Architectures with their iOS developers and what makes good architectures.
Apple and Video with Paul J Schmidt
May 19 • 40 min
In this episode, we talk with Paul J Schmidt, Creative Video Strategist for Uno Deuce Multimedia. In this episode, we talk about: - Apple’s positioning in the streaming market, - Get started with Video using iPhones, iPads, and Macs - Running a video…
iOS Developer Interviews with Alex Bush
May 5 • 37 min
In this episode we talk with Alex Bush (@alex_v_bush), Author of @iosinterviewgd and co-host of @insideiosdev. Alex talks about the process of interviewing potential iOS developers, what are some questions employers should ask, and what makes an iOS…
External Developers with Jaim Zuber
Apr 20 • 27 min
In this episode, we talk with Jaim Zuber of Sharp Five Software of what companies should know when hiring an outside contract developer.
Business and IT Applications
Mar 9 • 18 min
In this episode, Leo goes over some of the apps for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone which are used to create, organize or manage for businesses. These include apps for creating video and audio work, managing your social media on the go, dealing with accounting…
iPad Apps for Businesses and Pros
Feb 24 • 32 min
With the possibility of new iPad apps out in March, Leo talks about the status of business and professional apps on the iPad. How has it expanded? What are its limitation both in development and monetization? What are some ways to deliver professional and…
Cloud and Backend Services For Apps
Feb 10 • 34 min
In this episode, Leo talks different backend technologies to use when building an iOS app or any other Apple device: when you need a cloud service, running on your own server, cloudkit, firebase, and more…
Apple 2019
Jan 26 • 20 min
In this episode, Leo talks about the current state of Apple in 2019 and how it affects businesses and developers: the slow down in smartphone sales, the future for macs, services and business, the cloud and developers, and more…
Project Estimation
Jan 8 • 36 min
In this episode, Leo and Theresa talk about how the process of going from a customer’s idea to a proposal happens. These also include: what features to consider, how much involvement might be needed to get a proposal, budgets, timelines and more…
Apple Watch Series 4
Sep 28, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, Leo and Theresa talk about the new Apple Watch Series 4. How useful are the new health features? What complications will be useful on the new display? How should apps be updated on the new watch? What kind of industries should think about…
iPhone Xs vs iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone Xr
Sep 26, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, Leo and Theresa talk about the new iPhones for 2018: the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. Whether it’s worth getting the Xs? Is the Xs Max too big or just right? How does the Xr fit in the market? How can developers utilize these…
Low-Cost Macs - MacBook Air & Mac Mini
Sep 10, 2018 • 15 min
There are rumors this year of new Mac Minis and a budget MacBook (i.e. MacBook Air replacement). What do people use Mac Minis for? What could be the reasoning behind Apple making new models? What is the use case for a new budget MacBook? How will new…
September 12th Apple Event - iPhone and Apple Watch 2018
Sep 4, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, Leo and Theresa discuss what the Apple September event might be about based on the current rumors. - Why are people so interested in larger phones? - Is this the first Apple event with no new Home Button iPhones? - How does a more…
WWDC 2018 - What Does It Mean For Businesses?
Aug 14, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, we talk about WWDC 2018 and what it means for the technology industry and businesses. We talk iOS 12, Mojave, and dessert.