Co-host Mark is an iOS developer and consultant based in Silicon Valley. He founded Smappsoft, an indie iOS development shop, in 2009, where he is Chief Engineer. At the same time, he has held hands on leadership roles in several startups, including Relive, Inc. and erodr, and consults for multiple well known companies on iOS development issues. He has developed over 30 apps, in a wide range of areas including social networking, photo sharing, games, and music, with a combined reach of millions of users. Before discovering iOS, he worked for several years in the semiconductor industry, and has degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and UCSB.
January 8th, 2015 | 1 hr 5 mins
Audio File Corrected: We discuss the use of Swift in production apps & relate our experiences working with Xcode and Swift 1.1. We discuss the reaction to a post by Marco Arment Picks; Smash Hit, Piskell, AV Audio Engine, Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer
December 11th, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
This we we discuss more post-review rejections on the App Store, IBM and Apple announce apps for the Enterprise and Rob Rhynes article on professional app pricing. This weeks picks; Golfinity & Desert Golf, MMWormhole, Clockwork Brain and The Glass Age.
November 27th, 2014 | 1 hr 18 secs
We follow up on hiring iOS developers, changes to Twitter’s API and holding back deep search features. Picks with Crossy Road, Apple’s TestFlight on ITC, Screeny, Monument Valley’s additional (RED) chapter and 3rd Edition of iOS 6 By Tutorials.
November 20th, 2014 | 1 hr 5 mins
We discuss the arrival of WatchKit, we follow up on Technical Job interviews and on GT Advanced Technologies. Picks are Atlantic.net, the Target In Store and Monument Valley app update, buyer’s perception of value and the challenges developers face.
November 12th, 2014 | 47 mins 3 secs
We discuss the fate of sapphire manufacturer, rumors of devs going android 1st, Guy Kawasaki’s phone, iMessage deregistering tool, iOS exploits. Follow up iOS 8 adoption, reduced review times,Xcode bugs. Picks: Post-It Plus & building an Apple 1.
November 6th, 2014 | 1 hr 8 mins
We discuss the challenges of iOS job interviews for the rest of us. We also revisit native mobile app versus web apps. We discuss Ben Thompson’s post on how Apple leverages Apple Pay. This weeks picks is an Apple Watch Simulator - Happy Watch
October 30th, 2014 | 1 hr 4 secs
We discuss major retailers blocking the use of Apple Pay in favor of MCX's CurrentC solution and CurrentC's challenges with recent hacks and unease of use. We discuss James Thompson's PCalc, both featured and threaten with removal on the Apple Store.
October 23rd, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
This week we discuss the challenges of publishing OS X apps on the Mac App Store and the challenge of publishing apps specifically for the iPad. Weekly picks: Apple Pay, MapKit API, Battery Doctor and RWDevCon. Listen the podcast for a discount code.
October 17th, 2014 | 1 hr 4 mins
We discuss the Apple’s Oct 16, 2014 press conference. We discuss Apple Pay, WatchKit, iOS 8.1, Yosemite, the new iPad Air 2, the iPad lineup and the new iMac 27 with Retina. We also discuss BBEdit’s decision to leave the app store, apps Clips and iDraw.
October 9th, 2014 | 1 hr 11 mins
This week we ponder the significance of Apple’s upcoming October 16th press conference, It’s been far too long. Will there be a new iPad, or Mac’s? What mountains will Apple climb next? We look at Estimote’s iBeacon SDK, Wdgts, Prompt, Moleskin & Evernote
October 1st, 2014 | 56 mins 32 secs
With some twisted media misdirection, we discuss the Apple's ability to focus on issues. Are they moving too fast and trying to over deliver? We also delve into the state of Apple's lauded new programming language Swift. Is it really ready for prime time?
September 24th, 2014 | 1 hr 8 mins
In the September 24th show, we discuss our hands on experiences with handling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's quality control, bend-gate and bend-gazi, the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and iOS 8 adoption rates one week in.
September 17th, 2014 | 1 hr 15 mins
In Ep 7 we discuss; John Gruber’s hypothetical Apple Watch pricing, upgrading to iOS 8 and iCloudDrive, experiences around pre-ordering iPhone 6 and which models we each chose, and Mark Rubin demonstrates his knowledge of integrated circuit manufacture.
September 10th, 2014 | 1 hr 25 mins
In Ep 6, we discuss; the new products announced by Apple in the Sept 9th announcement at the Fleet Center, "We wish we could say more. We examine the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.
September 3rd, 2014 | 59 mins 30 secs
In EP 5, we discuss; the exposure of nude celebrity photos and protecting passwords, predictions for the Apple Press Conference on Sept 9th, 1Password, Overcast and the mystery building near Apple's campus. We discuss Minuum, Star Wars Com.
August 26th, 2014 | 43 mins 26 secs
In EP 4, recorded live at 360iDev in Denver, we discuss; the value of customer engagement and it's impact on mobile development, highlights from the 360iDev 2014 conference, application fatigue, and what's in a name, Hyperlapse, Terrella & Swing Copters.