More Than Just Code podcast - iOS and Swift development, news and advice

a round table discussion about iOS development, macOS and Swift.

About the show

More Than Just Code podcast is the perfect source for iOS and Swift developers looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in the field. With helpful advice from experienced developers, Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin, and Tim Mitra, , it's the perfect way to stay informed and inspired. Join us for the latest mobile development news, notes and tech tips for developers.

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  • Episode 342: What the iPhone Means to Me - Best of MTJC

    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.

  • Episode 340: Roustem Karimov

    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

  • Episode 339: Marin Todorov

    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.

  • Episode 338: It's Insanely Good

    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

  • Episode 337: Joe Cieplinski

    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,, 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

  • Episode 336: A Lot of Nits to Pick

    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.

  • Episode 335: Ryan McLeod

    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.

  • Episode 334: James Thomson

    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.

  • Episode 333: John Wilker

    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.

  • Episode 332: Melissa & Ryan Cash

    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.


  • Episode 331: On To Bigger Problems

    July 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    accessibility, air tags, app store optimization, apple arcade, apple store, arc, async await, at&t, bon mot, bondi blue, chemical brothers, cliff notes, completion handler, coreaudiod, ctv news, dark mode, delta variant, digital lounges, docc, don melton, github companion, heat dome, imac m1, iphone, iphone 12, iphone 3g, iphone 4s, khtml, konqueror, large titles, leo laporte, lockdown, look again, lost in space, macbreak, marques brown, mkbhd, monterey, office x, pcalc, powerpc, rene richie, rogers, safari, san francisco, scales & modes, steve jobs, swift package index, swift playgrounds, use your loaf, vaccinated, vancouver, visual codes, webkit, what’s new in swift, widget, will & kate, withcheckcontinuation, wwdc, wwdc viewing guide

    We fact check MKBHD, Air Tags, Visual Codes app, and Lavell Crawford. The iPhone shipped 14 years ago and WebKit was released 20 years ago. 100M iPhone 12 were purchased. Wrapping completion handlers into async API. GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer. What's new in SwiftUI. Using SwiftUI’s AsyncImage to render remote images from URLs. What's New in iOS 15 for App Store Optimization. Picks: WWDC21Lounges, WWDC 2021 Viewing Guide, Swift Package Index.

    Yes, the episode was renamed.

  • Episode 330: WWDC 2021 - It's like ARC for Threading

    June 11th, 2021  |  2 hrs 18 mins
    @viewbuilder, accessibility, accessibilityrepresentation, actors, airplay on mac, apfs, app library, apple card, apple records, apple script, arkit, astra zenica, async/await, attributed strings, august lock, automator, avkit, beatles, beats powerbeats3, best in class, better call saul, boarding pass, buddy build, buttons, cannery row, circle ci, compileswift, continuous integration, cowbell, craig federigi, dave verwer, demystifying swiftui, dev tools lounge, developer documentation, digital id, digital lounges, disney park passes, dispatch queues, docc, empowerapps, facetime, focus, formatters, foundation, gcd, gitlab, grammar agreement, hand pose, healthkit, home kit, home pod mini, hotel keys, huell babineaux, imac m1, instagram, ios 15, ios dev directory, ipados 15, it’s like arc for threading, jazzy, john steinbeck, jordan morgen, json selector, lidar, live text, mac os 8, macintosh system software, maps, mare of easton, matter, mkbhd, monterey, multitasking, nest doorbell camera, notifications, obj, object capture, ocr, platform state of the union, play-doh touch, privacy, private relay, qr code, quick note, quicktime vr, rakuten, rotor, safari, sal saghoian, sfsymbols, shareplay, shazamkit, shortcuts, sign in with apple, siri intercom, sortdescriptors, sosumi, sound classifier, source docs, spacial audio, square reader, string(localized: ), studio gibley, swift concurrency, swift package manager, swift playgrounds, table, tablecolumn, testflight for the mac, tsa, u1, universal control, usdz, visual debugger for metal, wallet, watch party, weather app, widgets, wwdc, wwdc keynote, wwdc rumors, xcode cloud

    We are joined by Evan K Stone and Leo Dion as we talk about the WWDC Keynote and the Platform State of the Union sessions. We fact check on Astra Zenica shots, and follow up on Sosumi, Apple product reviews, struggles with Apple Card, noisy audio while running Xcode, and people annoyed that they sold their M1's ahead of WWDC. Picks: Leo Dion's Orchard Nest site, PlayDoh Touch Shapes Studio, JSON Selector Generator, Jordan Morgan’s Best In Class iOS App Book, Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It's Not COVID).

  • Episode 329: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2020 Goes to Eleven!

    June 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    148, 23 million, @state, a12x, airpods pro, alexsis, app clips, app library, apple park, apple silicon, aquafit, arm, arther c lark, avimov’s foundation, avkit, bartender 3, big sur, bixby creek bridge, bmw 5 series, canada, centripetal force, collectionviews, composable collectionview, congestion zones, contact tracing, covid-sheild, cycling routes, dancing, deququeconfiguredreusablecell, diffable data source, documentgroup, fitness, glances, green zones, grids, have i been p’owned, health & safety, homekit, interstate, ios 14, ipados, ireland, james dempsey and the breakpoints, justin trudeau, kayak, keynote, kicstart, kubaku, list, lycra, mac catalyst, mac os x public beta, macworld, mapview, memoji, micheal morecock, multiplatform template, myth adventures, newton, nike run club, on device, ottawa, picture in picture, port key, poul anderson, relativity, release notes happy hour, robert a heinlien, robert asprin, robot’s of dawn, santa cruz, sceneview, scribble, serenity caldwell, settings, seybold, shopify, sidebar, sign in with apple, siri, smart stack, spacial audio, spinal tap, spriteview, state highway, super power charging, swiftui, tesla, translation, u1 chip, uicollectionviewlist, uk, visual editing, voices that matter, watch party, watchos, web authn, what’s new in swiftui, widgets, windowgroup api, wwdc 2020, wwdc20 goes to 11, xcode 12

    A re-run of our WWDC 2020 show. We follow up on iPad Pro shooting location, James Bond and centrifugal force, and macOS BS? A team of Shopify volunteers release Canada's COVID case-tracking app. ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world. We recap the WWDC 2020 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few WWDC sessions. Picks: Up Here in Canada, What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 14, Apple documentation for SwiftUI with SpriteKit, SceneKit, AVKit and MapKit.

  • Episode 328: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2019 LIVE from the Podcast Studio

    May 30th, 2021  |  48 mins 35 secs
    @binding, altconf, arkit 3, callbacks, carthage, classkit, closures, coacopods, collectionview, combine, declarative, diffable, domain specific language, flutter, force touch, homeviewcontroller, interface builder, ipados, ipod touch, john gruber, kvo, llvm, macintosh manual, minecraft, moon boots, nsnotifinaction, objective c, ocr, oslog, pixar, platform unification, reality composer, ricky mondello, schoolbook, sfsymbols, sign in with apple, smalltalk, swift evolution, swift package manager, swift playground, swiftui, testflight feedback, toplogy eyewear, transporter, tryswift, ulysses, voice dream language, watch, winston chen

    A re-roll of our WWDC 2019 episode - We are joined by Alexis Gallagher and Ricky de Laveaga in the Podcast Studio at WWDC 2019 McEnery Convention Center. Recorded at 11 am Friday June 7, 2019. We fact check on Bobby Orr and the approximate number of active iOS developers. #askMTJC has Namrata Bandekar responding to joining start ups, as well the pronunciation of Dave Verwer IRL. We discuss our impressions of WWDC 2019 — SwiftUI, declarative programing, Combine framework, ARKit 3, Reality Composer, Swift Playgrounds 3, Swift Package Manager, stand alone Watch apps, iPadOS, TestFlight Feedback, Transporter, and Sign In With Apple. Picks: Performance, Pencil Support, Optimizing File Storage, DataFlow for SwiftUI, Combine in Practice, Sign In With Apple, Voice Dream Scanner, ClassKit, What's New In Swift, try! Swift, AltConf.

  • Episode 327: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2018 Reflections

    May 27th, 2021  |  2 hrs 13 mins
    32-bit, airplane mode, alka seltzer tang and a 50, app store, arkit 2, arkit by tutorials, atmos, autofill, ayaka nonaka, chris wanstrath, core ml, create ml, dark mode, dave delong, dave wilkis, designing fluid interfaces, dog food, evan dekheyser, gestures, github, go outside and play, hyperwall, james dempsey & the breakpoints, kim mitchel, like, linus torvalds, live listening, marzipan, matt thompson, mayan calendar, metal, microsoft, modeling man, nextel, no man’s sky, opencl, opengl, paul thourot, pcalc, performance, procedural, san jose, satya nadella, scene kit, scholarship, set app, setapp, share, shoppers drug mart, sprite kit, steven troughton smith, stocks, strata 3d, tang, the talk show, timing, totp, touch id, true depth, tweet, victoria heric, what the tech, wwdc

    A re-roll of our 2nd most popular episode from June 9, 2018. We give our impressions of WWDC 2018 keynote. We discuss Apple's presenting the scholarship winner apps on the App Store. Microsoft's purchase of GitHub. Apple is getting into the ad game to compete with other online players. The rumored iPad with face recognition is coming. We talk about the deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL. Finally by Rene Richie guides our discussion of the WWDC announcements. Picks: UX Cake w/Jaime Lopez Jr, Machine Learning - Build a Model, App Store Review Guidelines Diff, Stevie the Snail, SpriteKit, PlayDead’s INSIDE

  • Episode 326: The Medium Popcorn Problem

    April 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    14.5, 360idev, 5by5, adobe, air tag, apple card family, apple tv 4k, astrazenica, belkin, catalyst, charles gescke, chip, chromecast, deque, earth day, escape key, find my, gender neutral, greyhound, hermes, homekit, ibm selectric, imac 5k, imac pro, ime, intel, james burke, joe cieplinski, john warnock, kennsington, keyboard, lg, liquid pro xdr, m1, m1 ipad pro, many moons, mini-led, motorola startack, o n, ordered sets, patreon, playstation, podcast subscriptions, postscript, purple, purple rain, roger waters, roku, siri, steely dan, subs, surface, swift collection, thunderbolt display, tile, tom hanks, touch id, turkey, turkish, twit, wishbone ash, wolfwalkers, xbox, xerox park, xkcd, youtube

    We fact check many moons and remember Dr Charles Geschke. We follow up on 5K iMacs, international keyboards and Apple's Oscar nominations. In the news gender neutral Siri voices, LG, Apple Amazon home automation alliance, and Swift Collections. We cover the Apple Spring Forward event; Apple Card Family, podcast subscriptions, AirTags, color iMac M1, and iPad Pro M1. Picks: Air Tag accessories, Kennsington StudioDock iPad Docking Station, Subs.