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

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.

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  • Episode 47: Psst! Wanna Buy an App?

    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.

  • Episode 46: Oh Canada Edition

    July 4th, 2015  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Aaron and Greg dig deep into the creation of Magpie. We discuss Brent Simmons post on building apps with Love. We talk about becoming a successful developer and how to measure a senior developer. Picks: Edovia, Apple RSVP and Background Backup.

  • Episode 44: #44 - Best of WWDC15

    June 20th, 2015  |  1 hr 1 min

    We follow up on our impressions of the WWDC sessions and SupportKit’s unique support of WWDC attendees. We discussion of Apple's position on responding to security issues. Picks ETA, Xcode upload tip and Slack

  • Episode 43: #43 - Delicious WWDC Sessions Overview

    June 12th, 2015  |  52 mins 18 secs

    We discuss the new information introduced by Apple at WWDC 2015. The Key Note, State of the Union, Multitasking, open sourcing Swift 2, Watch OS, Storyboard References, Safari WebView, HealthKit and Health Kit for WatchOS, UI Testing, UI Stacks and more.

  • Episode 42: Trust: Would I lie to you?

    June 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 29 mins

    We discuss Google I/O 2015, Tim Cook's criticism of Google and Facebook's potential misuse of people's privacy. We discuss job focus, the need for developers to focus on the new products and frameworks introduced at WWDC. Picks: Google Photos and Re:quest

  • Episode 41: #41 - Looking Beneath the Surface

    May 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    We discuss Robin Senior's blog - optimizing Apple Watch apps, ResearchKit tutorial on, Release Notes w/Michael Simmons, mDNSResponder reinstated, Apple Watch SDK, Google IO 2015 with Google Pay. Picks Paw, Carbo & WatchKit By Tutorials.

  • Episode 40: #40 - Adding Voice to the Situation

    May 23rd, 2015  |  1 hr 13 mins

    This week we continue the discussion of a Siri API, based on Ben Thompson's post, GreenyDev's SiriViewServiceHeaders and Persimmon for Swift. Aaron also discusses the attempts to get MagPie approved. We also discuss Redacted's sales on the Mac App Store.

  • Episode 39: #39 - Hey Siri! Are We There Yet?

    May 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    We discuss the rework of the Overcast app for the Apple Watch, the future use of a Siri API, the early impressions of ITC Analytics and Darwin Notifications - sharing of data between the iPhone & the Watch. Picks MacBook, MMWormhole and Reduce Motion.

  • Episode 38: #38 - Performing Triage on Your Wrist

    May 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 17 mins

    We discuss the WeAreWearables Meetup, interacting with apps, activity, speculate about Siri, Cortana and Google Now API access. Using buttons, force touch and the Digital Crown. We talk discoveryd. Picks: Star Wars X-Wing, Apple Watch tips, Linkitz

  • Episode 37: #37 - Aaron's Apple Watch Strikes Out

    May 2nd, 2015  |  1 hr 18 mins

    This week Aaron and Tim discuss their first impressions of using the watch. We discuss Apple's ability to sell the world on a new product with hinging on specifications. Picks: Noodles!

  • Episode 36: #36 - Special Opportunities

    April 27th, 2015  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week we discuss Apple's lottery for developers to receive Apple Watches expedited, aggregates the approved Watch apps. We discuss Apple Watch band patents, Google Fi cellular service. Picks this week are and CSUnplugged.

  • Episode 35: #35 - Dear Developer Letters

    April 19th, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    This week we discuss WWDC 2015 and ticket lottery. Jaime and Tim discuss their experiences at NSNorth at the Chateau Montebello. The team discusses the Apple Watch try on experiences at the Apple Store. We also discuss the new Glide Kickstarter campaign.

  • Episode 34: #34 - Waiting With the Rest of Us

    April 11th, 2015  |  1 hr 16 mins

    We discuss the 2015 Developer Survey from StackOverflow. We discuss whether Apple's pro hardware and software has stalled. We discuss the flood of reviews with the lifting of the Apple Watch review embargo. Picks: Adobe apps, IGInterfaceDataTable

  • Episode 33: #33 - What's on your Apple Watch?

    April 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 19 mins

    We discuss on App marketing, developer burn-out, April Fools, Visual Tests on Playgrounds, Pi Day Countdown, Periscope as Tim live reviews it, while broadcasting to Periscope. We discuss the Apple TV SDK and the HBO deal with Apple.

  • Episode 32: #32 - WTF: Why the Facebook?

    March 28th, 2015  |  1 hr 22 mins

    We discuss the challenges of marketing your app from a developer perspective, Facebook's F8, Instagram's Layout vs Mike Swanson's Layout. The cross-platform crisis that developing for the Apple Watch. Picks: Becoming Steve Jobs, Launcher and Mr Jump

  • Episode 31: #31-Palo Alto's Lucky Day

    March 19th, 2015  |  55 mins 47 secs

    We follow up on TestFlight Beta and ResearchKit. We discuss our thoughts on use cases for the Apple Watch. Aaron talks about NSNorth and Farley Caesar's Functional Swift talk at TACOW. Jaime picks Video Backgrounds in iOS apps and Tim discusses Mackup.