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.
August 8th, 2015 | 1 hr 41 mins
This week we discuss all kinds of social networking tools prompted by Twitter's report on slowing user growth. We discuss how the various popular social networking tools are used by the general public and it skews differently for those of us in the tech sector.
Picks: pttrns.com, bloc app, App Icon Template. Tim discusses Bed Debugging in the aftershow.
July 25th, 2015 | 1 hr 24 mins
July 12th, 2015 | 1 hr 12 mins
We continue the discussion on the value of apps, how apps are priced and the cost of building apps in terms of time and effort. We discuss some of our own experiences with marketing, pricing, sales, discoverability, and whether ads are beneficial in apps.
March 14th, 2015 | 1 hr 19 mins
NB Updated: We follow up on "software engineer”, TestFlight beta testing, Apple’s Spring Forward 2015: Watch pricing, new MacBook and ResearchKit as consumers and developers. Our Picks: Magisto, Apple Watch sizing guide, ColorSafe and ScreenShot Builder.
February 27th, 2015 | 1 hr 23 mins
We discuss the launch of Pebble Time, Origami 2.0, Apple’s Pay Once & Pay and Tim Horton’s Rollup the Rim. We discuss nerdlearn on Apple Watch. Picks: Reflector App, Alto’s Adventure, LittleBits Arduino Coding Kit & Hand Turkeys
February 20th, 2015 | 1 hr 12 mins
We speculate on the rumored Apple Car, the Other App Store, Pinterest app share sheets, "Pay once, play many" feature. We debate required developer enrollment charge and 70/30 revenue split Picks: AsyncDisplayKit, Giflay, Hotel Tonight, Core Animator
February 8th, 2015 | 55 mins 48 secs
We discuss Trends in Mobile Apps in 2014, the use of 'final' modifier in Swift and the growth of zombie apps on the app store. This week's picks: Apple's Mystery Car, PhoneExpander, Gentlemen...Ricochet Mini! and building Frameworks in iOS 8.
January 31st, 2015 | 1 hr 13 secs
We discuss the Betty Crocker approach to on boarding, Charles Parry's follow up the State of the App Store, in light of numbers released by Marco Arment and Ustwo. Picks: Material Palette, Apple's Quarterly Income, Pocket and the Super Bowl.
January 22nd, 2015 | 1 hr 7 mins
We discuss Microsoft’s keynote on Windows 10, Projects Spatan, Cortana & Xbox Live and Hololens. We discuss Duolingo Test Center pure swift. Picks Kahn Academy for the iPad, Super Secret Service, Order Ahead, Pizza Splat, iNacho & Cyber Dust
January 18th, 2015 | 1 hr 10 mins
dash, monument valley, nsnorth, overcast, swift
We discuss the recent app incomes published for Overcast, Monument Valley and Dash. Quoting on jobs for studio and indie development, UI design in Asian markets & traveling to NSNorth. Picks: Swap Heroes, Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift and Anki Drive.
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