MTJC podcast is a show about mobile development. Each week Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin (sometimes Greg Heo and Tammy Coron) and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene from across the continent to discuss iOS and Mac development. We discuss current issues to find out what developers are talking about, what their apps are about, what they are using to create their apps and what advice they have for other developers (or those looking to become one). We also have news, notes and tech tips for developers.
May 28th, 2022 | 20 mins
accessibility, app icon book, app uses non-exempt encryption, apple silicon, apple wallet, daniel jalkut, developer centre, dhl, driver’s license, ian zelbo, ios dev uk, iphone 14 pro, iphone rental, itsappusesnonexemptencryption, keynote screening, macos, maryland, micheal flarup, notch, paul hudson, platform state of the union, purple iphone, state object, steve westguard, stomping tom connors, sudbury saturday night, swift package manager, swift playgrounds, swiftui apps, swiftui series, the engineering leader, the hockey song, workarounds, wwdc 2022, xcode
A quick catch up before WWDC 2022. This week Tim covers adding drivers licenses to Wallet, tour options for visitors going to the in-person screenings at WWDC22, the rumoured Purple iPhone 14 Pro. Picks: ITSAppUsesNonExemptEncryption - Encryption compliance tip for App Store submissions, Jaime Lopez on Building Great Engineering Teams, SwiftUI Sessions, Exploring SwiftUI Sample Apps, The iOS App Icon Book, and Swift Playgrounds 4.1 adds app creation on macOS.
April 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 41 mins
1password, a16, a4, academy award, accessibility, apple office hours, apple stock, await async, awesome swift, best picture, bitrise, bruce cockburn, core data, dell ultrasharp u2720q, delores clamen, designatednerd, display port, ellen shapiro, engineering leader, genesis, glow forge, hockey night in canada, hp-ux, if let, ios 15.4, ipad air, iphone upgrade program, jackson brown, james taylor, keynote, laugh, lg ultrafine 5k, lindsey buckingham, little feet, live, love, m2, mac studio, macbook air, macworld expo, marques brownlee, mchenry convention center, mini led, monday night football, moore’s law, n95, netflix, never go back again, objective-c, p3 color, pi day countdown, platform state of the union, portugal, primus, rich turton, rick beato, ryan reynolds, steely dan, steve hackett, steve jobs theater, steve westgate, stomping tom conners, studio display, sun workstation, swift fiddle, swiftui, taqueria los pericos, thunderbolt 4, tommy emanuel, tribute to kings, universal control, unnotification, voiceover, wwdc 2022
This week we fact check Hockey Night in Canada, and compare the new iPad Air to the iPad Pro, review masked Face ID, and debate whether the Apple Studio Display is a good deal. Apple announces WWDC 2022 starting June 6. We share our opinions on the online version of WWDC. Apple is apparently testing nine M2 based Macs and may introduce a new MacBook Air at WWDC. Apple’s new A16 chip only included with higher-end iPhone 14 Pro models, base model iPhone 14 uses same chip as iPhone 13. Has the time come to rent iPhones? Apple finally lets ‘reader’ link to their own sites. 'if let' gets new syntax in Swift 5.6. Picks: RWDevCon 2017 Inspiration Talk: I’m an Idiot by Richard Turton, Remember when Apple built a Mac OS running on top of Solaris and HP-UX? Seriously. It happened, Cybersecurity and Skin Care, Improving Accessibility: VoiceOver, Swift Fiddle, Live, Laugh, Delete Derived Data, Awesome Swift, 40+ iOS 15.4 changes and features!
March 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 30 mins
27” imac, a15, alpine green, amazon, apple silicon, apple tv+, basketball, center stage, coin cloud, coin flip, commodore 64, die to die, entrepreneur camp, friday night baseball, hispanic, interconnect, interface builder, ios 15.4, iphone se 5g, iwd, james naismith, keyboard, m1 ultra, mac os tiger, mac studio, macintosh ii, mask friendly, mm wave, nanotexture, peek and poke, peek performant, pro xdr display, product red, puerto rico, quinn, sophie wilson, spacial audio, springfield college, studio display, ultra fusion, vesa, voice 5, wafer to wafer, working from home, xcode 4
This week we discuss Apple's all-in-one keyboard computer patent. Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Latin founders. Apple to rolls out iOS 15.4. We also cover Apple's Peek Performance Event introducing M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone SE 5G, iPad Air with M1, and Friday Night Football on Apple TV+. Picks: Hello Mac OSX Tiger, Sophie Wilson creator of the ARM Instruction Set.
February 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
2048, ada lovelace, advil, altair, app store, apple, apple cash, bartender, big sur, bill gates, bric, catalina, charles babbage, chippendales, chromium, coca cola, combine, congressman, core data, cpm, de anza college, dev tools, disktop, don’t hand them rocks, douglas englebart, drag lock, dry, gary kildall, guitar, homebrew, house of representatives, hydrox, india, iphone se 5g, jesse squire, joseph heck, kimberly clark, kleenex, konqueror, log, m2, macbook air, magsafe, monterey, moore, mozilla, nfc, notch, objective-c, open source, optionals, oreo, personal computer, positive grid, pragmatic programmer, purple, sanate, schoolhouse rock, shopify, shortcuts, sideload, spark 40, square, stripe, swift, threes, tom harrington, trade dress, venmo, wordle, yagni
This week we discuss Apple's record breaking iPhone sales in India. A new MacBook Air could be coming with a notch, MagSafe, next generation Apple Silicon and more ports, along with a 5G iPhone SE. Apple’s App Store likely to survive two U.S. Bills aimed to change it. We discuss Tom Harrington's Clash of the Optionals and Jesse Squire's interpretation on how to handle non-optionals with Core Data. Apple unveils contactless payments via Tap to Pay on iPhone. We revisit 2048, Threes, Wordle and the endless chain of "rip offs". Apple releases macOS Big Sur and Catalina security updates. Picks: The Smart Guitar Amp & App, Log: Job Application Tracker, open source iOS apps, Hidden Mac tricks, DevToys For macOS, Fire in the Valley, and Using Combine
February 5th, 2022 | 1 hr 33 mins
1password, agilebits, alan kay, app review, app store, apple ii, avengers, bengels, brad cox, bric, buddy build, byte, catching a falling knife, china, cloudkit, cobol, core data icloud, gibson, goodnotes, gridstudio, i won, ios 15.3, kvm, localization, melodics, monterey, objective-c, oop, panam, pcalc, pegasus, positive grid, pregnant man, python, ruby on rails, sidecar, smalltalk, sofi, spark, swift, tiobe, titan, tom love, universal control, unlisted app, unlock with mask, washington commanders, xcode cloud, xerox parc, z80
This week we fact check Project Titan and Buddy Build. The Avengers assemble to invest in 1Password. Apple grabs record China market share. Apple fixes new zero-day exploit. TIOBE Index - jan 2022. Universal Control. App Store Now Supports Unlisted App URLs. iCloud syncing issues are plaguing third-party apps. FaceID to unlock with Masks in iOS 15.4. Picks: i won, A Short History of Objective-C, Byte magazine features SmallTalk, Grid Studio, Melodic and Gibson app.
January 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
1password, 2048, apple pay, apple watch, async await, august lock, beatles, blood ox, bondi blue, ckrecord, cloudkit, core data, daytimer, design resources, disney +, distractionless, fetchresultscontroller, flappy bird, get back, hydrox, iphone, ipod, jan 9 2007, jwt, kernel panic, keychain, letterle, mac mini m1, macbook pro m1 pro, magic trackpad, managedobjectcontext, mandalorian, mvvm, newton, nso group, overcast, palm trio, passbook, pda, pegasus, pomdoro, purple, qr code, rene richie, rocket, scott forestall, sf symbols, sourcekit lsp, space grey, spanish inquisition, springboard, sqllite, steve jobs, swarm, swiftui, threes, tim condon, uber, uuid, vaccination, vapor, verify ontario, visual studio code, wallet, waymo, worldle, xcode
We're back for 2022, to follow up on buying a MacBook Pro, and Apple suing NSO Group. Tim and Mark discuss migrating a Core Data app from Objective-C to SwiftUI. We discuss the 15th anniversary of the iPhone announcement, Uber parks its Watch app, and 9 to 5 writes about Watch app abandonment. Introducing Swift for Visual Studio Code. How do Verifiable Vaccination Records with SMART Health Cards Work? Wordle copycat creator apologizes for ripping off the popular free word game. Picks: Swift Playgrounds 4.0, Headfirst SwiftUI, Apple Design Resources (updated), Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone.
January 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
amazon prime, app store rating, apple music, at&t, blackbox, blade runner, chris lattner, cidia, clean my mac x, dashcode, dropbox, goggle drive, icloud drive, india, iphone, ipod touch, jan 9 2007, llvm, logmein, macbook pro, man from high castle, metacircular evaluator, palm trio, philip k dick, phill schiller, prime photos, rapid weever, rogers, setapp, strombo, top gear, ulysses, wordpress
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the iPhone announcement at Mac World 2007, here is our 10th anniversary episode.
We were joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We followed up on Learning to Learn, a MacBook Pro saving a life, where Apple products are made and the math behind a 5-star rating. Reorded the week marking the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone announcement by Apple. So we asked listeners and friends to tell us what the iPhone has meant to them. We hear from Kim Ahlberg, Justin Stanley, Aaron Douglas, Peter Cook, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jaime Lopez Jr and Rich Turton. We talk about Phil Schiller's press tour on the iPhone early history as well as some recent turnaround in iPhone sales and market growth. We speculate Chris Lattner's move to Tesla. Cloud storage is mentioned. Picks: Kaleidoscope, Hyperdrive USB Hub
Recorded Jan 2017.
December 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
1 password for families, 1passward early access, 1password for business, 2 factor authentication, 72 summit series, alta vista, art & fear, astra zenica, big nerd ranch, cineplex queensway, delphi, descartes systems, dryden, ecommerce, encryption, eworld, google authenticator, have i been pwned, intel, java, java beans, java one, keychain, linux, lycos, mac, mac tracker, macupdate, microsoft authenticator, ns north, objective-c, password sharing, powerbook g4, raspberry pi, roustem karimov, ruby on rails, rust, safari, safe password, shopify, smart password, smc, snow devil, soviet union, spring framework, steve jobs, swizzle, textmate, tiger, troy hunt, vladislav tretiak, waterloo, windows, worldvision canada, xml, y2k, youtube family
Roustem Karimov, co-founder of Agilebits maker of 1Password, joins Tim to discuss 1Password's development, history, past, present and future. We also discuss how the Soviets won the '72 Summit Series?
Recorded November 23, 2021 in Toronto
October 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
ago, airport express, apple silicon, apple tv, applescript, asimov, async/await, asynchronous, audible, backslash, barcelona, co-operative tread pull, combine, doc c, dtk, filemaker pro, forward slash, grand central dispatch, home pod, homebridge, hypercard, ios happy hour, ipad, louve, macbook air, marcel proust, moma, monterey, nelix, philip k dick, picasso, pink floyd, pthread, rwdc, sacrada familia, se/30, sfmoma, suspension point, swift concurrency, symbol graph, trolley, tuvix, tuvok, underplot, vienna, voy, voyager, way back machine, zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
Marin Todorov joins Tim to discuss his work on Swift Concurrency and Apple's DocC. He has just finished contributing to the RayWenderlich book, Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift and has an upcoming book on Modern Concurrency in Swift. He is also one of the original contributors on Apple's open source DocC.
October 23rd, 2021 | 2 hrs 12 mins
1password, air pods, amd, apple music, apple support, applecare +, clifford staal, cuckoo’s egg, dolly zoom, equity, fedex, frank zappa, freak out, hdmi, house of moth, imac g4, indie devstock, insanely good, intel, joe cieplinski, lithography, m1 max, m1 pro, macbook air m1, macbook pro 14, magsafe 3, mail in box, monterey rc, notch, pcalc, pegasus, re-cap, salaries, spotify, tech talks 21, thicc, tsmc, unions, voice, xcode 12, xserve g5
This week we discuss dolly focus, mail-in repairs, retrofitting older Macs. 1Password will now let you share passwords with just a link. We dive into the October event where Apple unveils the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch laptops with M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple Silicon. We discuss the chip architectures as well as Apple Music Voice Plan, new Home Pod Mini and Air Pods. Picks: Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued, TLDR Stock Options, The Pragmatic Engineer Test: 12 Questions on Engineering Culture, Hired Salary Calculator
September 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
360idev, 360idev keynote, airplane mode, apple watch, bass guitar, brave new world, breakfast of champions, catch-22, catch-22 tv show, conditional breakpoints, dale blubond, ferrite recording studio, foundation, glass.photo, ipad, ipad mini, iphone 13 mini, james dempsey, john updike, kurt vonnegut, lord of the rings, mark twain, nomad scuplt, paul mccartney, series 7, slaughterhouse 5, yossarian
Joe Cieplinski, from the Release Notes podcast, joins Tim to discuss his move to Colorado in his 5th appearance on MTJC. We chat about podcasting, the Apple iPhone Event, his favorite bass, form and function, SwiftUI and Michelangelo's Last Supper.
Recorded Sept 14, 2021
September 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
a lot of nits to pick, a13, a15, alvy ray smith, apple cinema display 20, centerstage, ceramic shield, cinematic mode, cloudkit, digital light, ed catmull, ekg, epic, firewire 400, fitness +, forced entry, godel escher bach, google, hdr, iap, ios 15 rc, ipad, ipad mini, iphone 13 mini, john lassater, john wilker, meditaion, motorola, night mode, nomad sculpt, pa semiconductor, peanuts, pegasus, pilates, pixar, pok pok, presbyopia, promotion, series 7, smurf berries, snoopy, super retina xdr, ted lasso, thunderbolt, titanium, xcode, xerox parc
We fact check on our start at 360iDev and follow up on Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, and tech giants planning to make their own chips. Apple releases iOS 14.6 and macOS 11.6 to prevent the Pegasus spyware gateway. We discuss Alvy Ray Smith the genius who helped make Pixar possible. We review Apple's Califironia Streaming iPhone event and new items announced. Picks: Apple CloudKit samples, Xcodes: The best command-line tool to install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode, Draw Yourself as a Peanuts Character in Pages with a Snoopy Artist, Nomad Sculpt.
September 5th, 2021 | 52 mins 29 secs
ada, alice in wonderland, amsterdam, apple design award, blackbox, burrito, cal poly, canadian shield, eagle’s nest, endless runner, headphone jack, john bolardo, lapel pin, magnetometer, mashable, michael polland, new brunswick, objective-c, open source, san diego, san luis opispo, stanford, swift, three body problem, tip jar
Ryan McLeod stops by to discuss his ADA winning app Blackbox — the official puzzle of the More Than Just Code podcast.
August 21st, 2021 | 47 mins 54 secs
3d graphics, 42, apple, arkit, arthur dent, bbedit, carbon, catalyst, codewarrior, dice, dock, douglas adams, drag thing, ebay, fetch, flint center, floppy, frontier, hitchhiker’s guide, imac, incomparable, infomac, jason snell, jeff minter, kagi, lego galaxy explorer, lidar, mac mac dev, mac os x, mike hurley, objective-c, pcalc, rising tide, steve jobs, swift, swiftui, system 6, terry prachett, think pascal, tidbits, total party kill, wwdc
James Thomson joins us to talk about developing apps for Apple platforms. James is the creator of PCalc - the official calculator app of MTJC, Drag Thing and his latest app Dice by PCalc. James has been successfully writing apps longer than the iMac has been a thing, worked for Apple, had Douglas Adams beta test his apps, and has been a successful indie developer since the early 90's.
August 15th, 2021 | 52 mins 57 secs
atp, blue mountain, castle, christina hendricks, cne, cocoaheads, conan o’brian, denver, discovery, disney world, firefly, greg heo, jean macdonald, joe ceiplinski, karaoke, krispy kreme, littleton, malcolm reynolds, marcel proust, meetup, nanowrimo, november novel writing month, paul hudson, picard, ray wenderlich, release notes, rwdevcon, serenity, space rogues, spockcast, stump 360, tammy coron, terry brooks, the rookie, tom ortega, wwdc
John Wilker joins Tim to talk about writing sci-fi books and running 360iDev an Apple development conference - this year online and in person in Denver, Colorado. More Than Just Code has John Wilker to blame for putting Jaime and Tim in the same room, eventually with Mark and sometimes Greg and Tammy.
August 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
adam baker, ajay, alto’s adventure, apple arcade, becoming steve jobs, brandon walkin, brian crawford, builtbysnowman, checkmark, circles, daylight, ester huybreghts, filipe, harry nesbitt, iphone, jordan, kid pix, llama, macworld, marketcircle, mastermind toys, mathijs demaeght, matt miller, melissa cash, playroom, pok pok, ryan cash, sarah blakely, shifts, simon, ski safari, snowman, soundtrack, spanx, stanford commencement, the game band, tiny wings, todd baker, toren borrowdale, turtle jacks, unity, zen mode
This week Tim chats with Melissa and Ryan Cash about Pok Pok and Snowman and their Apple Design Award winning apps, Pok Pok Playroom, Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey. We discuss the origins of apps built by Snowman and the genesis of Pok Pok. As a bonus Ryan shares how to prepare an app for Apple Arcade.