Developing Perspective

Developing Perspective
A near daily discussion of the news of note in iOS, Apple and the like.

Developing a New Perspective
Nov 4, 2015
Under the Radar RSS Feed Overcast Link iTunes Link PocketCasts Subscribe Link I am delighted to announce that today I am launching a new development related podcast with Marco Arment. It is called Under the Radar and starts today on the fine Relay FM…
#225: Users per Day.
Aug 12, 2015 • 14 min
I tend to think of my app business in terms of revenue per day. Breaking it down to that level helps me keep a close eye on it and know how well or poorly I’m doing. Today I walk through the reasoning for this as well as do a thought experiment of what…
#224: Unplanned Absence.
Jul 31, 2015 • 14 min
Some thoughts on the implications of having to take an unplanned absence from your work when you are self-employed. There are a lot of benefits of being independent that manifest themselves in a situation like this but also a few things to be careful of…
#223: What to expect this summer.
Jun 26, 2015 • 14 min
An overview of what to expect this summer: the beta schedule, timing for release, the importance of RADARS, my growing interest in Swift and an encouragement for everyone to build something new this summer. Will Hains’ iOS Beta History
#222: WWDC 2015 First Impressions.
Jun 8, 2015 • 12 min
First Impressions from WWDC 2015. These are my initial reactions right after the Keynote, I’ll probably do another episode later in the week which has more considered reactions.
#221: Circular Revenue.
May 29, 2015 • 14 min
Some high level thoughts about WWDC and my excitement for it. Then, a few thoughts about whether mobile advertising is in a precarious position.
#220: The Essential Experience.
May 22, 2015 • 14 min
Today I begin a new Start-to-Finish series discussing the creation of an application from idea to the App Store. My Essential Experience Target: An application focused on surfacing the data currently collected by the Apple Watch and iPhone and presenting…
#219: Accidental.
May 14, 2015 • 13 min
2015 Developing Perspective t-shirts (4 days to order, ends May 18.) One of the most dangerous traps when learning from someone else’s experience is ascribing intentionality to what in reality was accidental. This can make it feel somehow magical or…
#218: Blazing Trails.
May 8, 2015 • 14 min
2015 Developing Perspective t-shirts (1 Week left to order.) Once again the topic of sustainable revenue has surfaced around our lovely community. I’ve recently been changing/adapting my thinking on the subject so it seemed the time to wade in again. Tim…
#217: The Brand.
May 1, 2015 • 14 min
2015 Developing Perspective t-shirts My WatchKit Apps Release Notes Conference In some ways this week’s episode is a follow up to last week’s show about hustle. All that thinking about the role that asking for money plays in my business got me to thinking…
#216: The Hustle.
Apr 23, 2015 • 13 min
Thinking through why I have such a hang up about talking about and asking for Money. Why this is probably not such a great thing for my business and what I might do to fix it. My WatchKit Apps
#215: Insidious Features.
Apr 17, 2015 • 13 min
How to build little features into your applications that re-wire your user’s brains to come to expect a certain behavior. These ‘insidious’ features are a delightful way to help build loyalty with your customers.
#214: App Store Snowstorm.
Apr 9, 2015 • 13 min
Simultaneous Invention or setting realistic expectations for uniqueness. Simultaneous Invention
#213: Showing Up and Shipping Apps.
Apr 2, 2015 • 14 min
After a longer than typical break I’m back with another episode…on a related note I’m talking about how to get unstuck. How I manage the situation that seems to happen often enough where I get stuck in a creative rut. Then I talk a bit about how to manage…
#212: Four Phases of a Gold Rush.
Feb 27, 2015 • 14 min
In the run up to Apple’s media event on March 9th I keep hearing the phrase ‘Gold Rush’ over and over again. Today I unpack that concept and whether it might apply to the Apple Watch. The Phases of Gold Rush: The Rumor The Legend The Rush The Reality Luck…
#211: Asterisk Free Marketing.
Feb 11, 2015 • 12 min
Prompted by some thinking I did around building the App Preview for Pedometer++, I start to wonder about honesty in advertising. How honesty should I be? What level of candor is appropriate, helpful, reasonable? Building an App Preview
#210: Polymaths.
Jan 30, 2015 • 14 min
I’m not a huge fan of the term polymath. It sounds kinda pretentious but sometimes the best word for something is that way. Today I was struck by the wild variety of tasks and skills that it takes to run a business principally on your own. So I wanted to…
#209: Not so Fast.
Jan 23, 2015 • 14 min
Today I walk through my history thinking about Swift. From WWDC to now I’ve done a lot of thinking about Swift as whether I should be using it. The result makes me feel a bit conflicted, but the brutally pragmatic part of me is winning out. Swift on…
#208: Sam Soffes.
Jan 15, 2015 • 47 min
I take a break out of my normal 15 minute format for a return of my occational interview series. This week I’m delighted to talk to Sam Soffes about balancing your own product work with doing consulting, different ways of thinking about success and…
#207: Irresistible Complexity
Jan 10, 2015 • 14 min
Rather than wading into the hullabaloo regarding Apple’s software quality directly I instead decided to take a step backwards and consider the forces that have driven us to this situation in the first place. My goal is to consider the forces that make…
#206: Can the App Store be Full?
Dec 12, 2014 • 14 min
Today I think out loud about the implications of an App Store that is functionally full. Where applications cannot realistically thrive simply because of novelty or freshness. Whatever you do now you are facing up against a hyper-competitive marketplace.…
#205: AILW - Economics of WatchKit Apps.
Dec 5, 2014 • 14 min
Thinking out loud about why I recently starting my series called As I Learn WatchKit. I’ve learned a lot about the creative process by giving myself permission to put unpolished things into the world. My first attempt at Youtube Then, I dive into the…
#204: Delightfully Pragmatic.
Nov 20, 2014 • 14 min
My first reactions to WatchKit. I’m really glad Apple has given is some genuinely powerful capabilities with this first generation of APIs. Getting Started with WatchKit My Initial Impressions Apple’s Main WatchKit page Developer Forums
#203: Divided by One.
Nov 14, 2014 • 13 min
For a while now I’ve had an episode idea discussing some of the ‘interesting math’ about working on a project by yourself. I discuss how working on something by yourself is so very different than in working on any other sized team.
#202: Four Quadrants of Ideas
Nov 6, 2014
I’ve had a few folks ask me about my plans and ideas for Apple Watch. While I don’t try to be too coy about what I’m working on I’ve definitely kept some of my ideas close to the vest. I’m well aware that ideas, in general, are useless on their own. But…
#201: On Expedition.
Oct 31, 2014 • 14 min
With the impending arrival of the AppleWatch next year and the WatchKit SDK next month I’m starting to shift my focus towards ‘wearables’. They present a few challenges to me as a developer, not the least of which is that I have almost no experience with…
#200: Sustained.
Oct 22, 2014 • 14 min
I recently hit a few milestones that got me thinking about the attributes of sustained projects. My 7th iOS (iPhone) Developer Program My first app approved 6 years ago 200 Episodes I tried to boil them down into four keys: Purpose Diversity Flexibility /…
#199: Resolution Irrelevant.
Oct 17, 2014 • 15 min
Thinking through the Retina iMac in a world where pixels stop mattering. Also, what’s going on with the iPad? Marco Arments’s thoughts on Retina iMac vs Mac Pro AnandTech’s Hands-on
#198: Boring and Superstitious.
Oct 8, 2014 • 14 min
While a single button might seem somewhat boring or mundane to discuss I unpack the process of thinking through a single button in Emoji++. Specifically how to handle editing of favorites. Ultimately I went with an Edit button rather than a gesture based…
#197: Speculative Development.
Oct 3, 2014
Talking through the process that ultimately lead to the creation of Emoji++, my recently launched custom keyboard for iOS 8. 🎉
#196: Faust had it easy.
Sep 24, 2014 • 14 min
Getting an app ready for day one of an iOS/device launch is impossible to do right. As a developer you have a variety of options available for how you approach it, none of which are perfect. Trade Offs: App Review Marketing (good and bad) Bugs and Issues…
#195: Pincer Maneuvers and Stubbed Toes.
Sep 17, 2014 • 14 min
With the rollout of iOS 8 upon us I consider two aspects of the current Apple ecosystem that appear to lie in tension. Pincer Maneuvers Apple is fantastic at laying groundwork. When you take a step back and how their offerings both on software and…
#194: In Review.
Sep 4, 2014 • 14 min
Today I wanted to take a quick run through the App Review Guidelines. Love ‘em. Hate ‘em. They are one of the most core parts of creating and distributing apps for the App Store. I will give some high level thoughts about the state of App Review and then…
#193: Update Treadmill.
Aug 8, 2014 • 14 min
Today I’m going to dive into the world of app updates. Why we do them, how often we do them and whether they are important. Context I did a long analysis of the update trends in the App Store. I recommend you visit that yourself but the short version is:…
#192: Nobility of Effort.
Jul 30, 2014 • 14 min
This past week has seen an explosion of writing and discussion about the business of making software for sale on the iOS App Store. Personally I love it when these little bubbles of discussion appear. If you’ve listened to me for any period of time you’ll…
#191: Insulated Perspectives.
Jul 24, 2014 • 14 min
Back from a delightful, extended vacation I want to take a minute (or 15) to talk about the importance of stepping back from the day to day inputs that can so easily mold or distort your views on things. The world is a varied and complex place and likely…
#190: Everything but a Business Model
Jul 3, 2014 • 15 min
I will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so unless something monumental happens in between now and late July there won’t be any episodes of Developing Perspective. Back at WWDC, basking in the glow of the river of great new announcements I had…
#189: In the Loop
Jun 26, 2014 • 14 min
This past week we had a bit of drama about the role of podcast networks. I don’t intend to wade into that discussion but as a result of it I was asked about the role that linking and recommendations play in expanding my own audience for this show. Which…
#188: Thoughtful Accessibility
Jun 20, 2014 • 14 min
ASCIIwwdc Accessibility is an important aspect of software development. Apple’s platforms provide a wide array of tools for easily adding it into your apps. The return for this effort is often somewhat ephemeral but nevertheless rewarding. Basic…
#187: Explorers
Jun 13, 2014
We are exploring a new territory within the Apple developer landscape. Here is how I plan my expedition. Get a solid grasp of what’s new Start with Apple’s own overviews: iOS 8 for Developers What’s new in iOS API Diffs Keep in mind questions like these:…
#186: Dropping Bombs
Jun 2, 2014 • 14 min
My initial impressions on the 2014 WWDC Keynote. Wow, it was a big one.
#185: Pick up your Kite.
May 27, 2014 • 14 min
This year I’m going to skip my usual soapbox speech about WWDC tips and etiquette. Given the way the ticket distribution played out it seems neither kind nor productive. If you are going to WWDC I commend these two #128: WWDC Tips and Etiquette. #53:…
#184: The Middle Path?
May 16, 2014 • 14 min
I wax philosophical about the future. Trying to wrestle with the uncertainty that surrounds our industry. Some products succeed, some products fail. Where will mine fall?
#183: Anxiety and Inertia
May 2, 2014
My thanks to everyone who purchased a t-shirt in the last two weeks. They should be at the printer and then on their way to your door within the next week or so. Anxiety and Inertia I’ll be taking a quick break from the Unconventional Wisdom series today.…
#182: Unconventional Wisdom, Listen to Spock.
Apr 25, 2014 • 11 min
T-shirts I am doing another run of t-shirts for the show. After I did the campaign for them last fall I heard from a lot of people that they missed out. This year I’m giving the campaign a nice long run (through April 28). The shirt design this year…
#181: Unconventional wisdom, pricing.
Apr 18, 2014 • 15 min
T-shirts I am doing another run of t-shirts for the show. After I did the campaign for them last fall I heard from a lot of people that they missed out. This year I’m giving the campaign a nice long run (through April 28). The shirt design this year…
#180: Enduring Features.
Apr 11, 2014 • 15 min
I hope you fared better in the WWDC lottery than I did, though I’m hopeful for a possibility of a second round on Monday (maybe?). The system and process generally went really well and I think this is likely the process we’ll see going forward. It isn’t…
#179: Avoiding the Stampede.
Apr 3, 2014 • 14 min
A few words of appreciation for the new lottery based WWDC ticket sales. Get your name in the hat by Monday morning. Then I talk through some of the tradeoffs involved in choosing the level of abstraction to use for your web-service backends, explaining…
#178: Customer Escape Hatches
Mar 27, 2014 • 14 min
After taking credit ;) for Apple’s experiments in search improvements I dive into a few changes to the App Store that could improve doing business in the store. Make the App Store Refund policy more obvious I really don’t understand why Apple makes the…
#177: Something in Mind.
Mar 13, 2014 • 13 min
I will be at NSConference next week, if you are a listener of the show please make sure you find me and say hi. Continuing my series of Towards a Better App Store, trying to find practical suggestions for how we could improve the App Store. Today I’m…
#176: Make it up in Volume
Mar 6, 2014
Towards a Better App Store: Part 2 Make it up in Volume This is Part 2 of an ongoing series trying to explore practical ways that the App Store could be better for customers. Today I’m going to talk about the Store’s size. The size of the App Store’s…
#175: Towards a Better App Store: Part 1
Feb 27, 2014 • 15 min
This begins a multi-part series on how I think we could move the App Store forward. I had initially thought this could be a single show but quickly realized that it will take quite a few 15 minute conversations to really unpack what can practically be…
#174: A Livelihood
Feb 12, 2014
There is something tragic about the Flappy Bird saga. The events and realities of it aren’t necessarily anything new but they showcase some of the darker sides of our industry. The Hate Things like Twitter and the short attention span culture that grows…
#173: Roses by Other Names
Feb 5, 2014 • 14 min
I’m trying a new format for show notes. This is half blog post, half podcast. Let me know what you think. I’m not going to wade into the specifics of the Paper-on-Paper-on-Paper-on-Paper battle but I thought it was an interesting topic to address more…
#172: Going Global.
Feb 3, 2014 • 14 min
Lessons learned from launching Pedometer++ 2.0. Stopping worrying too much about version numbers. Leaving time buffers to accommodate iTunes Connect issues. The success of localization.
#171: Pros and Cons of Localization.
Jan 22, 2014 • 14 min
I recently went through the process of localizing Pedometer++. Today I walk through my thought process and experience doing that. Whether you should localize isn’t always a simple question. Previous Episode on Localization WWDC Video about Localization…
#170(#156): Distinctiveness
Jan 15, 2014 • 14 min
I’m renumbering the shows going forward. Early on the show’s history I made a few mistakes where I skipped numbers in the ordering. Now the numbers correctly reflect the number of episodes I’ve created to-date. I’ll be speaking at NSNorth in Ottawa,…
#155: Headroom
Jan 6, 2014 • 14 min
I took two weeks off the internet and work. Here are a few of the things I learned from the experience and the changes I’m making in my own life. Invest in fewer but more personal relationships. Avoid controversies. Slow Down, stabilize on quality before…
#154: Something You Are Proud Of.
Dec 13, 2013 • 13 min
It matters that you can make a living — but it matters more how you make your living. Decisions and Tensions
#153: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Dec 5, 2013 • 13 min
Talking through some of the implications of the Christmas bump in the App Store. How to prepare for it and some mistakes I’d like to avoid making again. Allowing yourself to be a bit creative and exploratory with features. I’ll be speaking at two…
#152: Push-Pull Marketing.
Nov 19, 2013 • 14 min
Looking at app marketing as a spectrum between push and pull. Each developer needs to decide how much they want to interject themselves into a potential customer’s attention. How much do you value your own attention?
#151: A tree falls in the Woods.
Nov 13, 2013 • 14 min
Some lessons and storytelling about the extended outage Feed Wrangler experienced this past weekend.
#150: Five Years in the App Store
Nov 8, 2013
A retrospective on the lessons I’ve learned from 5 years working in the App Store. Five Years in the App Store
#149: Audits.
Oct 31, 2013 • 13 min
An overview of my experience surviving my first government audit and how I try to take a very conservative approach to accounting and tax compliance.
#148: Trading in Pork Bellies.
Oct 25, 2013 • 14 min
A few lessons for Tuesday’s keynote. We are living in the world of commodity software. The faster we adapt and react to that the better we will be able to continue making the software we love.
#147: Our Retina Futures.
Oct 18, 2013 • 14 min
Wrap up from Cingleton. Initial reactions and thoughts about Tip Jar In-App Purchases. Some predictions and thoughts about next week’s Apple event.
#146: Get up, Get Moving.
Oct 4, 2013 • 13 min
Looking for unique opportunities and taking risks. Embracing experimentation. The importance of getting up and moving. The Prompt: The Mind of the Underscore Pedometer++
#145: Real World Price Dynamics with Lauren Smith.
Sep 27, 2013 • 22 min
With all the recent discussion about App Store pricing and the sustainability of making a living from the Store I thought it might be constructive to bring actual customers into the conversation. While talking with my wife, Lauren, about what was going on…
#144: Pod Wrangler and Getting Creative.
Sep 26, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Introducing Pod Wrangler. Looking for places where you have unique experiences or resources that let you make things faster or better. Getting creative for business models to adapt to the ever changing app store environment.…
#143: Bare Metal.
Sep 17, 2013 • 14 min
As an engineer my tendency is to think that all problems are best solved by cleverness. This week I’ve learned that the reality is that I should not try to solve with cleverness that which can easily be solved with money. Changing a Car Tire while Driving
#142: iPhone 5s/5c First Impressions.
Sep 10, 2013 • 12 min
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - First Impressions on the iPhone 5s/5c event. Generally it met expectations, which makes me very happy.
#141: Sweeping Statements with Incomplete Information.
Sep 6, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, September 06, 2013 - Taking pundit commentary with a grain of salt and a few thoughts about next week’s event. Developing Perspective t-shirt The Inspirational Mug Grain of Salt Origin
#140: Managing Beta Testing.
Aug 30, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, August 30, 2013 - Announcing the first ever Developing Perspective t-shirt. A discussion about how I beta test my apps to get them ready for the store. Developing Perspective T-shirt HockeyApp TestFlight
#139: Transferring Apps and Affiliate Linking.
Aug 21, 2013 • 14 min
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - Understanding the App Transfer process and an overview of Apple’s new affiliate marketing system. #72: Mistakes, Designing Icons and getting Acquired. iTunes Connect Developer Guide iTunes Affiliate Linking
#138: The New World.
Aug 16, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, August 16, 2013 - Walking through the tricky decision I have made about dropping support for iOS 6 in a lot of my adds. What the new ‘cheaper’ iPhone means for developers in the App Store.
#137: Catastrophic Failure
Aug 8, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, August 08, 2013 - A behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to respond to a catastrophic database migration that took down Feed Wrangler. What happened and a few things I’ve learned from the experience. With surprise special guest.
#136: The iOS 7 Conundrum.
Aug 2, 2013 • 13 min
Friday, August 02, 2013 - The release of iOS 7 “This Fall” brings with it a number of challenges. In this episode I try to unpack the tensions between market timing and technical timing. Also, why I think I’ll be more expansive with my iOS adoption than I…
#135: Choices.
Jul 26, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, July 26, 2013 - Grab-bag episode. The Developer Portal outage. Deciding the kind of business you want to run. Leverging your past solutions to new problems. Staying with it when you get stuck. Recommending the Çingleton Symposium. Dev Portal…
#133: Two Years and Principles of Solid Design.
Jul 12, 2013 • 14 min
Celebrating 2 years of Developing Perspective. 38 hours of me jabbering on about development. Thanks for putting up with me. Discussing a few principles of solid design that apply very strongly to iOS 7. Contrast, Repetition, Alignment & Proximity. Taken…
#132: Embracing the Future.
Jul 5, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, July 05, 2013 - How to get yourself ready for iOS 7 and the changes it will bring. My strategy for using iOS 7 in my daily life. Approaching iOS 7 adoption. iOS 7 Redesigns
#131: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number.
Jun 28, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, June 28, 2013 - Some reflections on a crazy week scaling Feed Wrangler and the often difficult choices that result of trying to build good products…in a practical way. Pinboard Article
#130: WWDC Final Impressions.
Jun 14, 2013 • 13 min
Friday, June 14, 2013 - My overall impressions from the week of WWDC 2013. Lots of opportunities and difficult decisions for developers going forward. Be bold, Be Brave.
#129: WWDC 2013 First Impressions
Jun 10, 2013 • 13 min
Monday, June 10, 2013 - My first impressions from this morning’s Keynote. I recorded this directly after the announcements so that I could talk freely before learning any NDA information.
#128: WWDC Tips and Etiquette.
Jun 6, 2013 • 15 min
Thursday, June 06, 2013 General Tips Casey’s WWDC Tips Jeff LaMarche First Timer’s Guide Pick up your badge Sunday Have questions prepared for the Labs Don’t feel like you have to do something in every slot, take care of yourself Etiquette Soapbox AKA:…
#127: Hopes for iOS7
May 30, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Some of my hopes and desires for what will be unveiled at WWDC regarding iOS 7.
#126: Scaling.
May 23, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - A quick survey of my preparation for and process of scaling a backend webservice. Also walk through the process setting up useful monitoring.
#125: Invisible App Store Hands.
May 17, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, May 17, 2013 - My take on our Semi-Annual discussion about App Store pricing and whether things should change in the Stores.
#124: Fear and Learning.
May 10, 2013 • 9 min
Friday, May 10, 2013 - My experience of fear and insecurity whenever I launch something and some of the coping mechanisms that I’ve had to developed to get over it and actually ship software.
#123: Introducing Feed Wrangler.
May 2, 2013 • 15 min
Thursday, May 02, 2013 - Introducing Feed Wrangler, my latest product. I talk through some of the motivations behind it and how it works. I also talk through why I chose subscription pricing for it. Feed Wrangler Briefs
#122: A Few thoughts on WWDC 2013.
Apr 24, 2013 • 13 min
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - A few thoughts about this mornings announcement of WWDC 2013 and the way they are handling tickets this year. WWDC Tickets WWDC Apple Design Awards WWDC Student Scholarships
#121: Dealing with Rejection.
Apr 23, 2013 • 14 min
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - How I deal with the app rejection process, things to look out for and how to act. Napkin App ADN Invite Link
#120: Setting up an App Store Developer Account.
Apr 15, 2013 • 14 min
Monday, April 15, 2013 - I walk through the process of setting initially setup to distribute apps within the App Store. Apple Walkthrough
#119: Go Big or Ship?
Apr 12, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, April 12, 2013 - Thinking about App Store rejections. Building reliable, queue based app components. Whether it is better to build out everything you want or ship a small polished kernel. Linode’s memory bump halving my hosting costs. Linode’s New…
#118: Ambitious.
Apr 9, 2013 • 14 min
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - Talking through one crazy week. The wisdom or folly of attacking ambitious goals. Why you want to own your sync solution. What’s next.
#117: Avoid, Defer, Remember.
Apr 2, 2013 • 12 min
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - How I approach improving the performance of my apps, products and my work more generally.
#116: Competing with rather than against.
Mar 21, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Some thoughts on how to manage splitting your attention and not going crazy. Then developing a healthy view on competition. Ash Furrow’s Your First iOS App project
#115: Pitching the Press with Shawn Blanc
Mar 18, 2013 • 46 min
Monday, March 18, 2013 - I take a break from the usual 15 minute show format and talk with writer Shawn Blanc about interacting with the press. We discuss how to pitch your app or idea in such a way as to maximize the likelihood of them giving you…
#114: Google Reader and Feed Wrangler.
Mar 14, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - I unpack the news that Google Reader is being killed off and pre-announce my next big project, Feed Wrangler. Feed Wrangler is an alternative service that I’m looking to launch very soon. More details and a sign-up for getting…
#113: The One vs The Many.
Mar 12, 2013 • 14 min
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Thinking out loud about the challenges and dynamics of working by yourself versus working with others.
#112: Servers, Servers Everywhere.
Mar 8, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, March 08, 2013 - How I manage my server infrastructure and a few things I’ve learned. RailsCasts Recipes for provisioning servers Linode (affiliate link)
#111: In it for the long haul.
Mar 5, 2013 • 14 min
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - Talking about how to handle upgrades of older apps and dealing with burn out. My website,
#110: Stay in School.
Feb 25, 2013 • 14 min
Monday, February 25, 2013 - Answering a question about the values of a university education and some advice about what to do while you are there. Then, a discussion about App.Net and what that means for developers. App.Net’s Free Tier The Realities of…
Marco Arment. Infinite Potential.
Feb 18, 2013 • 70 min
Monday, February 18, 2013 - A conversation with Marco Arment. Marco on Twitter Marco on App.Net Instapaper The Magazine TextMate 2 Beta Soulver
#108: Negotiating.
Feb 15, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, February 15, 2013 - A discussion about some lessons I’ve learned in how to negotiate. Interview with Brent Simmons My Article about Negotiating
Brent Simmons. The Village Toymaker.
Feb 12, 2013 • 64 min
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - An interview with Brent Simmons of Ranchero software. Inessential, Brent’s Blog Identical Cousins, Brent’s Podcast Azure Heroku Linode xScope Skala Preview Kaleidoscope Glassboard Lighthouse BitBucket
#107: Adoption Rates and Reasons for Independence.
Feb 6, 2013 • 14 min
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - iOS Adoption rates and the age old question of when to drop old OSs. A discussion recommending the Identical Cousins podcast and seconding Brent’s reasons for going back to indie life. Identical Cousins Gone Indie
#106: Fashionable Apps.
Jan 29, 2013 • 12 min
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - The role of fashion in making timeless apps.
#105: An Ergonomic Work Environment.
Jan 25, 2013 • 14 min
Friday, January 25, 2013 - Walking through the aspects and characteristics of a comfortable work environment. I’ll be in San Francisco coincident with MacWorld this year. If you want to meet up please get in touch. Chair - Embody Keyboard - Microsoft…
#104: Learning to Love App Review.
Jan 21, 2013 • 14 min
Monday, January 21, 2013 - A brief discussion of Apple’s new screenshot policy. Followed by a more broad discussion of why I love App Review and how to take advantage of it.
#103: Coding Sins.
Jan 8, 2013 • 14 min
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - Some great advice about writing better Objective-C based on articles by Brent Simmons and Ash Furrow. Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Objective-C Coders in the Hands of an Angry God UITableViewCell Is Not a Controller
#102: Sharpening Your Skills.
Jan 3, 2013 • 14 min
Thursday, January 03, 2013 - How to stay sharp and keep your coding skills getting better and better. nshipster Mattt Thompson on github Objective-C on github Mike Ash Peter Steinberger
#101: The 3 C’s of a balanced life.
Jan 1, 2013 • 13 min
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - Some things I’ve learned (often the hard way) about how to try and balance your work and personal life.
#100: Showing Up.
Dec 12, 2012 • 13 min
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - A few thoughts on how to stay motivated and stick with something, prompted by reaching episode 100.
#99: Handling your Finances.
Dec 6, 2012 • 13 min
Thursday, December 06, 2012 - Some practical thoughts about handling the financial side of a small business.
#98: Practical Helpdesk
Dec 4, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - How I handle the email that comes into my helpdesk system. A few little tricks helps the process take very little time. Google Apps TextExpander
#97: Sales and Power Songs.
Nov 27, 2012 • 13 min
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - The mechanics of putting an app on sale and trying to gain focus. Dragonforce
#96: Ending Something, Splitting Something, Analyzing Something.
Nov 20, 2012 • 11 min
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - Deciding when is the right time to end something. How to submit multiple versions of the same app. When and how to use analytics in your apps.
#95: Reinventing the Wheel
Nov 16, 2012 • 14 min
Friday, November 16, 2012 - How to decided if when to use external services or APIs. Considering the cost of external services. Staying motivated when working with new services.
#94: Git and Source Control.
Nov 8, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, November 08, 2012 - I’m moving into a season of answering your questions. If you have topics you’d like me to cover let me know on Twitter (@_DavidSmith) or ADN (@DavidSmith). Today I talk about Git and Source Control more generally. Pro Git
#93: Universal and Lite.
Nov 1, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Thinking through whether to make your app Universal or have a separate iPad version. When having a Lite version makes sense.
#92: The New Developer Machine Landscape.
Oct 24, 2012 • 15 min
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - A few thoughts about the new iPad lineup and then a longer discussion about how the new Macs change the ideal developer machine equation.
#91: Thank you and the Road from Here.
Oct 18, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Thank you all for the amazing response to Check the Weather. Today I talk about two lesson I’ve learned in development that apply very well to the launch. Malcom Gladwell at TED
#90: Check the Weather
Oct 17, 2012 • 14 min
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Introducing my new weather app, Check the Weather. Thank you for helping me get it out the door. This is also coincidentally the 100th regular episode of Developing Perspective. So thanks all around. Check the Weather
#89: Counting Down.
Oct 16, 2012 • 11 min
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Walking through the steps you do right before launching an app.
#88: Conferences and Unique Opportunities.
Oct 15, 2012 • 14 min
Monday, October 15, 2012 - I talk about my experiences at Cingleton and generally how I try to handle the potentially awkward and complicated social opportunities of a conference. Then, I dive into a very brief talk about how to look for unique…
#87: Basic App Marketing.
Oct 9, 2012 • 15 min
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - Check the Weather is now approved and heading to launch next week. My thoughts on generating buzz. TestFlight User Friendly Promo Codes
#86: App Pricing.
Oct 5, 2012 • 14 min
Friday, October 05, 2012 - App Store pricing.
#85: Pragmatism.
Oct 4, 2012 • 15 min
Thursday, October 04, 2012 - Being pragmatic about how ‘good’ your software is and avoiding fear of it not living up to impossible expectations.
#84: Shipped it.
Sep 28, 2012 • 6 min
Friday, September 28, 2012 - The importance of celebration when you ship a project…oh and I shipped Check the Weather ;)
#83: Performance and Letting Go.
Sep 27, 2012 • 15 min
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Performance tuning your application and embracing the process of showing it off to new people.
#82: Localizing an App.
Sep 25, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Walking through the process of localizing an app. It is remarkably straightforward. Linguan App Localization Services: Tethras - My chosen provider. I went with them because they seemed to have a good balance between cost and…
The iPhone 5.
Sep 21, 2012 • 13 min
Friday, September 21, 2012 - First impressions on the iPhone 5 then a few considerations it and iOS 6 bring to developers. Smart App Banners
#80: Managing functionality.
Sep 19, 2012 • 14 min
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Talking about how to best manage the feature-set and functionality of a new app. Don’t worry about building everything, start with the kernel of a good idea and build out from there.
#79: Getting Ready for iOS 6.
Sep 13, 2012 • 12 min
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - Talking about the new iPhone 5 and getting ready for iOS 6. iOS Version Stats
#78: Managing 3rd Party Libraries.
Sep 11, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Another quick tip on prototyping, then how I managed 3rd party libraries. CocoaPods
#77: Prototyping a new project.
Sep 6, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, September 06, 2012 - I kick off a multi episode arc discussing my process in developing a weather application. Today I’ll be talking about how to jump start development with rapid prototyping and getting working things as soon as possible.
#76: The best way to avoid distractions.
Sep 4, 2012 • 13 min
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - I talk about my experience with getting excited about my latest project and how that improves productivity. If you aren’t excited about what you are doing, why are you doing it? Apple’s Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy
#75: Rates and Contracts
Aug 30, 2012 • 15 min
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - Talking about different types of contracting and how to choose a good rate for your work.
Rob Rhyne
Aug 29, 2012 • 60 min
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - An interview with Rob Rhyne of MartianCraft. We discuss design and its role in software development. Rob comes at the development from a design savvy background and walks through how that informs the decisions he makes while…
#74: Transitioning to iOS
Aug 28, 2012 • 13 min
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Making the move to iOS development from an experienced background on another platform.
#73: Updates, Updates, Updates.
Aug 21, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Talking about how to manage and understand App Store updates.
#72: Mistakes, Designing Icons and getting Acquired.
Aug 16, 2012 • 15 min
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - A brief apology and how to appropriately handle mistakes, a discussion on the process of designing an app icon, and the options you have when your app gets acquired. New My Recipe Book icon Iconfactory
Bill Dudney
Aug 15, 2012 • 54 min
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - A conversation with Bill Dudney about learning Objective-C, how to be productive in solving hard programming problems and effectively using Apple’s debugging tools. Bill Dudney on Twitter Bill Dudney’s Blog iOS Programming…
#71: Pruning your App Garden
Aug 14, 2012 • 15 min
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - A discussion of how to manage your time when it comes to working on something new or updating an existing app. Build and Analyze #90: This Person Isn’t Really Here Ulrik Damm Robocat Apps App Store Metrics
#70: The Importance of Rest
Aug 2, 2012 • 13 min
Thursday, August 02, 2012 - Discussing the importance of integrating rest into our daily or weekly schedules.
Matthew Bischoff
Jul 31, 2012 • 47 min
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - A conversation with Matthew Bischoff of Lickability and the New York Times. Matthew Bischoff on Twitter Quotebook Pair Programming Tomorrow Theme Advanced Appearance Customization on iOS - WWDC Video Code…
#69: Talking about money
Jul 31, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Announcing a new segment where I’ll be having conversations with prominent developers and a discussion of why I never talk about money publicly.
#68: Being a Student of the App Store
Jul 26, 2012 • 15 min
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - Why I haven’t upgrade to Mountain Lion yet and how I am a ‘Student’ of the App Store. #58: Managing new SDKs The Path to Success in the App Store AppAnnie App Figures Some People to Follow: Ian Marsh David Barnard Eli Hodapp…
#67: The Apple Business Team
Jul 24, 2012 • 14 min
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Announcing a new schedule for Developing Perspective. New episodes will now be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My first impressions of the Retina MacBook Pro and how I used the Apple Business Team to get it.
#66: Pricing for Features
Jul 18, 2012 • 15 min
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - A bit of housekeeping. Comparing the various advantages and disadvantages of charging for features. Also whether to be universal or have two seperate apps. Survey Edge Cases Episode 64 Question via @nalenb.
#65: Pirates and Piracy
Jul 16, 2012 • 14 min
Monday, July 16, 2012 - Recommending Edge Cases podcast, the origin of the Underscore, and discussion about Piracy. Edge Cases Popular Names
#64: Footnotes on Side Projects and iCloud Data Sync
Jul 13, 2012 • 14 min
Friday, July 13, 2012 - Some footnotes on having Side Projects and a few thoughts on using iCloud for Core Data syncing. Show 63 Simperium Parse
#63: Side Projects and Internationalization
Jul 12, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - The importance of having Side Projects and Internationalization. iOS and Mac Podcasts Plain Wallpapers Cheddar API Question from Paul Dunahoo.
#62: Size Does Matter
Jul 9, 2012 • 14 min
Monday, July 09, 2012 - Discussing the implications and considerations that a smaller iPad Mini would introduce.
#61: Having a healthy relationship with Twitter
Jul 5, 2012 • 14 min
Thursday, July 05, 2012 - How to make peace with checking Twitter/RSS feeds during your work day. Question via @EricWelander
#60: The Path to Independence
Jul 2, 2012 • 14 min
Monday, July 02, 2012 - A discussion of the path any developer can take to move towards independence. Question via Mason.
#59: Good and Real Reasons
Jun 27, 2012 • 14 min
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Using Octopress, the new Podcasts app, watching WWDC videos and why I got a Retina MacBook Pro. Links: Octopress Podcasts App WWDC Videos Retina MacBook Pro
#58: Managing new SDKs
Jun 21, 2012 • 12 min
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - How to manage the various SDK versions that Apple has floating around while making sure you can always ship. Question via @nalenb
#57: A Developer’s Machine
Jun 19, 2012 • 15 min
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - A moment of solidarity for developers who work from home with their children. The main topic is a discussion of the current landscape of developer machines and why I think the new MacBook Pro is probably the best choice right now.…
#56: Meritocracy
Jun 18, 2012 • 11 min
Monday, June 18, 2012 — Reflections on how different this year’s WWDC was to last.
#55: Personal Connections
Jun 13, 2012 • 14 min
I continue my WWDC shows with a discussion of my favorite features in iOS 6. The main discussion is about the value of personal connections and how great it is to meet people in person. The Value of a Handshake - Shawn Blanc
#54: First Impressions from the WWDC Keynote
Jun 11, 2012 • 14 min
Recorded a few minutes after leaving the WWDC keynote I walk through my initial impressions on the announcements—the things that excite me and the things that disappointed me.
#53: Please, be polite at WWDC.
Jun 8, 2012 • 14 min
AKA: Please, don’t be a jerk at WWDC. Be thankful to the Apple engineers and employees Be considerate of others and your presenter during sessions Make sure all your technology is on Silent (not vibrate) Please, don’t noisily pack up your stuff and leave…
#52: More Power
Jun 6, 2012 • 14 min
The Mac Pro…can’t wait. Geekbench Scores
#51: Fear the Robot
Jun 4, 2012 • 13 min
Discussions on Multi-Platform Development and the new AppleTV Instapaper for Android Show 5 and Show 0.8
#50: ‘Hacking’ the App Store
May 30, 2012 • 13 min
How to effectively use the WWDC app Instapaper on Kindle Practical lessons from How to build an App Empire
#49: Addressing Demand
May 23, 2012 • 14 min
Getting Crash Reports from iTunes Connect Tracking user retention with update stats Pricing as a way to maximize revenue
#48: All Good Things…
May 21, 2012 • 14 min
A few thoughts about The Talk Show leaving 5by5. A discussion of the process of an app being featured in the App Store. 5by5 | The Talk Show #56: That Day Has Come Thanks @gruber and @danbenjamin Dan’s response to The Talk Show leaving:…
#47: Just beyond your grasp
May 16, 2012 • 14 min
Brief followup about yesterday’s launch of Audiobooks, then a thorough discussion of setting goals and how to define success for yourself.
#46: On the Rocket
May 15, 2012 • 14 min
A brief reminder to think of questions for WWDC, then a walkthrough of launch day. itcStatus Majic Rank Audiobooks
#45: Failing in Success
May 11, 2012 • 14 min
A more personal and off-topic discussion of handling the unexpected success of being linked to. Back to Work #23: Failure is ALWAYS an Option iOS 5.1.1 upgrade stats My very first Episode: Show 0.1 My Blog: 5by5 Radio iOS App…
#44: Free as in Beer
May 10, 2012 • 14 min
A little bit of housekeeping on the future and outlook for the show. The role of free in the app store How you can make user friendly iTunes affiliate links Links: SimpleCasts User Friendly iTunes Affiliate Links
#43: Dealing with Delay
May 9, 2012 • 14 min
Discussing dealing with the unpredictable nature of app development. Starting with an example of how Audiobooks just got delayed and then hopefully giving some tips on how to handle disappointment.
#42: Good money after Bad
May 8, 2012 • 13 min
Evaluating the various places you can try to pay to get your app attention and how they all fail.
#41: Prepare for Launch
May 3, 2012 • 19 min
Discussion of the steps involved in actually shipping an app once all the coding is done: iTunes Connect stuff, Marketing and promotion.
#40: Ship It
May 1, 2012 • 14 min
Discussing my process for doing a major app update. Things you should never do A lathe in use Audiobooks
#39: The Grass is Shorter
Apr 30, 2012 • 15 min
A discussion of the risk, perils and benefits of growing your small, independent business. My Audiobooks app Build and Analyze: #75 My Twitterrific Moment
#37: DubDub
Apr 18, 2012 • 15 min
A few thoughts on WWDC, the annual Apple Developers Conference.
#36: Headline News
Mar 7, 2012 • 11 min
Some thoughts on the impending Apple Event. Recorded just prior to the announcement on March 7th.
#35: IcönFactory
Feb 16, 2012 • 11 min
Discussion of securing iOS Address Book, iTunes Connect users, and OS X Mountain Lion. HashContacts: an iOS Address Book Wrapper OS X Mountain Lion
#34: Clear
Feb 15, 2012 • 8 min
Brief discussion of Clear, the new todo manager for iPhone and how its success should encourage indies. Clear Developing Perspective is a podcast discussing news of note in iOS, Apple and the like. Never longer than 15 minutes.
#33: Hosting for Indies
Feb 14, 2012 • 13 min
Discussion of the various hosting options for small, indie developers. Linode Engine Yard
#32 - Cycles of Attention
Feb 10, 2012 • 12 min
Discussing how my attention and focus shifts between consulting and personal projects. Build and Analyze: #6: Cycles of Motivation
#31 - Temple Space Verb
Feb 3, 2012 • 14 min
A discussion of low quality apps that rip off great apps in the App Store. Temple Run Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
#30: iOS Networking Stacks
Feb 2, 2012 • 12 min
AFNetworking MKNetworkKit asi-http-request NSURLConnection Network Link Conditioner
#29: Working in an Office
Jan 26, 2012 • 11 min
Discussion of why I work from an office, rather than from home. Regus
#28: Quiet and Authorship
Jan 20, 2012 • 14 min
Forcing Quiet into my Day Instapaper on the Kindle Truly Unprecedented in iBooks 2
#27: 53 Weeks In The App Store
Dec 28, 2011 • 14 min
December 28, 2011 The App Store Christmas Bump User Friendly iTunes Affiliate Links
#26 - Remembering Steve.
Oct 7, 2011 • 13 min
Rambling thoughts from an Apple Fanboi.
#25 - Secrets are Fun.
Sep 27, 2011 • 10 min
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Git Is Simpler Than You Think A better introduction to Objective-C How to clean Apple products Developing in secret. On Wednesday, Amazon Will Unveil The “Kindle Fire” | TechCrunch
#24 - Staying focused.
Sep 16, 2011 • 13 min
Friday, September 16, 2011 P versus NP ~/.osx — a collection of sensible defaults for OS X Lion Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb Bootstrapping a $30k profit/month company from our internship earnings Staying focused.…
#23 - New iPhones
Sep 8, 2011 • 10 min
Thursday, September 8, 2011 Lessons from Valve – How to build a designer’s paradise What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming The London Tube Map, Redesigned For A Multiscreen World Pomodoro Technique Illustrated - by…
#22 - After the Launch
Sep 6, 2011 • 13 min
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 GOLD3N RATIO Six Stages of Debugging xdissent/ievms - GitHub Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It. | TechCrunch After the launch | Apple iTunes App Store Metrics, Statistics and Numbers…
#21 - Submitting to the App Store
Sep 2, 2011 • 13 min
Friday, September 2, 2011 Linode Reduces Transfer Pricing (Incoming Data is now Free) Texture Tutorial on Vimeo The Price of (Dev) Happiness: Part Two Submitting to the App Store iTunes Connect
#20 - Parkinson’s Law
Sep 1, 2011 • 13 min
Thursday, September 1, 2011 Why Markdown? A two-minute explanation Spotify inside your iOS app GitHub Flow How Steve Jobs handles trolls (WWDC 1997) 5% off everything. Avoiding Parkinson’s Law Parkinson’s Law
#19 - Setting up for the App Store
Aug 31, 2011 • 14 min
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Learn Vim Progressively XPCKit Importing and displaying large data sets in Core Data A simple way to create custom Rounded Rect Buttons The Apple Logo Getting setup for submitting an app Developer Portal
#18 - Books and Learning
Aug 30, 2011 • 12 min
Monday, August 19, 2011 A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo Objective-C - GitHub What’s New for Developers in Mac OS X Lion (Part 3) Exporting from Photoshop How I learn new languages. The Pragmatic Studio | Top Developer Training
#17 - Aligning Incentives
Aug 26, 2011 • 14 min
Friday, August 26, 2011 thoughtbot playbook What’s New for Developers in Mac OS X Lion (Part 2) Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda Resigns From Slashdot How we found the file that was used to Hack RSA If I Launched a Startup | Startup Lawyer My hourly billing system…
#16 - Thank You Steve
Aug 25, 2011 • 11 min
Thursday, August 25, 2011 Letter from Steve Jobs Thoughts on Steve’s transition to Chairman of the Board.
#15 - Counting your Time
Aug 24, 2011 • 14 min
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Plausible Labs » A software… cooperative? Creating web apps for iOS How to Get $12 Billion of Gold to Venezuela ∞ Mac Pro Fast How to measure your time American Bar Association Guidelines
#14 - My Setup
Aug 23, 2011 • 14 min
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Irradiated Software - SizeUp github/gitignore at master A letter from _why Recent / iOS UI Patterns (beta) My Setup
#13 - Perspective
Aug 22, 2011 • 9 min
Monday, August 22, 2011 on_the_path_gitflow Learn Ruby The Hard Way The Macalope Weekly: Gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em Importance of Perspective
#12 - Going on Vacation
Aug 12, 2011 • 12 min
Friday, August 12, 2011 Camels and Rubber Duckies Polyglot Platform Personal Style carlbrown/PDKeychainBindingsController Less Code, less effort. Discussion on taking vacation and rest as an independent. I’m heading out for vacation until August 22nd. In…
#11 - My Workflow
Aug 11, 2011 • 14 min
Thursday, August 11, 2011 The Price of (Dev) Happiness: Part One Adam Lisagor Is The Quietest Pitchman Sandwich Video Giving up on giving up TextMate Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Kindle Cloud. Almost but not quite. My workflow Instapaper Rode Podcaster…
#10 - A Digital Diet
Aug 10, 2011 • 14 min
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 The Growing User and the Perennial Beginner Apple - Recycling Program Lion Recovery Disk Assistant Automatic Reference Counting for Some Files Bash prompt, five examples to set your own A discussion of avoiding becoming addicted…
#9 - Just Getting Started
Aug 9, 2011 • 14 min
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Lion Adoption Agile Week 2011: 40% off The Definitive Guide To Forms based Website Authentication The Trivialities and Transcendence of Kickstarter Talking Stocks What does “organic” really mean? Getting started and celebrations…
#8 - Living the ‘Lifestyle’
Aug 8, 2011 • 12 min
Monday, August 8, 2011 Show TODO’s And FIXME’s As Warnings In Xcode 4 - Deallocated Objects by Jake Marsh Network Link Conditioner in Lion » Matt Legend Gemmell CodeKata: Code Kata Musing on having a ‘lifestyle’ business The Blogfather
#7 - Healthcare for Indies
Aug 5, 2011 • 14 min
Friday, August 5, 2011 Learn Ruby The Hard Way Why “Coupon Code” Should Not be a Field on Your Payment Form Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Automation Release Notes Free icons for any object in the world Why wireless networks are slow Build and Analyze #36: Jobs (Not…
Show 6
Aug 4, 2011 • 14 min
Thursday, August 4, 2011 By The Numbers: What Can An OWC 6G SSD Do For Your 2011 Mac mini? Meet Comex, The 19-Year-Old iPhone Uber-Hacker Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple Tweetbot 1.4.3 The Making of Drunkify The Problem with All-Star Teams ★ Google: Patently…
Show 5
Aug 3, 2011 • 11 min
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Essential TextMate Shortcuts, Tips and Techniques Streamline your git workflow with aliases Core i5 MacBook Airs approach perfection Review An iOS Developer Takes on Android Faceplanting: an app launch horror story with a twist…
Show 4
Aug 2, 2011 • 14 min
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Apple - iCloud stores your content and pushes it to your devices. Method and Apparatus for Kicking Ass Invisible Scrollbars iOS and Mac Development Link Roundup: July 2011 Understanding the Git Workflow Backups RAID is not Backup
Show 3
Aug 1, 2011 • 14 min
Monday, August 1, 2011 Marketing Hacks for iOS: How we got 250k downloads in 4 days. Making Lion Work Right For Me A few days of programming on iOS and Android illustrates a vast difference The Future of the Mac After Lion What tiny thing in Lion makes…
Show 2
Jul 29, 2011 • 12 min
Friday, July 29, 2011 Articles about the App Store, design and Bjango Apple captured two thirds of available mobile phone profits in Q2 Secrets myell0w/MTStatusBarOverlay Using 3rd party code in your app
Show 1.0
Jul 28, 2011 • 10 min
Thursday, July 28, 2011 Is Compilation CPU Bound? Invest In Yourself Wanted: Technical Writer / Tinkerer ∞ How I Evaluate and Decide to Purchase New iOS Apps App Store Sales Volatility Writing without version 1.1
Show 0.11
Jul 27, 2011 • 9 min
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 mattt/FormatterKit Rails Ultimate Install Guide on OS X Lion Defining quality Read It Later Raises $2.5 Million, Wants To Become The Dropbox Of Content Mac Value Analysis
Show 0.10
Jul 26, 2011 • 11 min
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - The Xcode 4.1 Review iOS reading apps begin ditching outside store links in droves 1Click Bookmarks | 1Password 3 User Guide Text files and me IV - BBEdit and TextMate Subtle Patterns Free High Resolution Textures…
Show 0.9
Jul 25, 2011 • 10 min
Monday, July 25, 2011 A robot that flies like a bird Mac mini Hosting Intellectual Ventures And The War Over Software Patents When Patents Atack On Succeeding Steve Jobs mogenerator 1.23 Whole Disk Encryption Benchmarks iOS 5 Over-the-Air Update
Show 0.8
Jul 22, 2011 • 10 min
Lodsys sues Rovio over Angry Birds for iPhone and Android The iPad’s Dominance of the Tablet Market Multiple APK Support in Android Market Troubleshooting / Lion — TextMate Wiki MacBook Air 13” Mid 2011 Teardown Mac Mini Mid 2011 Teardown iAd for…
Show 0.7
Jul 21, 2011 • 14 min
Cloud Sync Beta Introducing Lion Recovery Lion’s Whole-Disk Encryption Petabytes on a Budget v2.0:Revealing More Secrets Developer Machine Landscape
Show 0.6
Jul 20, 2011 • 10 min
BBEdit 10 is here! Google: The Beginning Why doesn’t every company buy developers the best hardware? Seven under-the-radar Lion features you might have missed Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports Third Quarter Results Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: the Ars Technica…
Show 0.5
Jul 19, 2011 • 10 min
Reading on the iPad iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone Take Some Wind Out of Android’s Sail Designing GitHub for Mac What Google’s Famous Cafeterias Can Teach Us About Health The iPhone’s Home Button The Back Button Dilemma Rumors.
Show 0.4
Jul 18, 2011 • 11 min
Michael Gartenberg: ‘Why Apple Dares to Change Your Apps’ Yes to Lion, no to cruft: get a clean start with manual Mac migration Auto-Incrementing Build Numbers for Release Builds in Xcode Founder Stories Volume 01: Slicehost iOS Integration Testing God in…
Show 0.3
Jul 15, 2011 • 14 min
An Analysis Of Apple’s Adjustment Of International App Store Prices Ready, Set, Whoops. Showbot Rapid DHCP: Or, how do Macs get on the network so fast? Moving Back to BBEdit from TextMate iAd isn’t dead.
Show 0.2
Jul 14, 2011 • 14 min
Details on Apple Rebalancing international App Store prices Push Notifications, Push Notifications, Push Notifications! How to use the Home Button The Rise and Fall of the Independent Developer Google’s patent problems The Life
Show 0.1
Jul 13, 2011 • 14 min
Back to Work: #24 Tweetbot Tips and Tricks A Tale of Three App Stores