Episode 61 – Let Them Eat Cake

This week we had an impromptu discussion about game development. We discussed Overcast 2 and Marco Arment’s decision to make all features free and Samantha Bielefeld’s rebuttal. We talked about the patent Apple lost to U of Wisconsin. We discussed the use of gratuitous animation and blocking UX with too many spinners. Picks: Colors and Tyme.

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Episode 33 – What’s on Your Apple Watch?

This week we continue the discussion on App marketing. We discuss developer burn-out. April Fools marketing. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s post on Visual Tests on Playgrounds. That leads Aaron to ask Tim, why build game apps when they are likely to get buried on the App Store. Tim describes his imaginary web friends. The phenomenal success of the Pi Day Countdown app. (Phenomenal to us!) We talk about our favorite April Fools posts. We examine Periscope as Tim live reviews it, while broadcasting to Periscope. We discuss the Apple TV SDK and the HBO deal with Apple.

 

Friend of the Show, Macintosh waiting to see Emergency Vet

Episode 33 Notes:

Comment From Darren Baptiste
AppCode
Reveal
Passia Foster 99 Ways to Get Your App Noticed
ScreenFlow
Charles Perry Niche Market
Smappsoft Youtube Channel
Rob Rix speaking at NSNorth

Samsung Fly-Fi
Under the Influence Marketing Innovations Episode
Visual Tests with Xcode Playgrounds
Pi Day Countdown
Preparing Your App Submission for Apple Watch
Rocket Podcast
Christina Warren
com.Google
MS-DOS for Smart Phones
Overcast
Apptentive
First Apple Watch apps begin hitting the App Store including Things, Sky Guide, Dark Sky, more
MLB At Bat
Uber
Air Canada
the Score
Brian Gilham of Chronicons
the Working Group
Mark Pavlidis
Siphon Coffee
Facebook Pop

Episode 33 Picks:

Creating Animations and Interactions with Physical Models
Periscope

Episode 22 – Indie Development by the Numbers

This week we discuss the recent app incomes published for Overcast by Marco Arment, Monument Valley and Dash. We discuss various ways to quote on jobs in mind of studio and indie development. We also cover the topsy turvy view of app and UI design in Asian markets. Our picks for the week are Swap Heroes,  Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift and Anki Drive. In the after show Jaime, Tim and Aaron discuss traveling to the NSNorth conference to be held at Le Chateau Montebello, PQ.

Episode 22 Show Notes:

Overcast Sales Numbers
Monument Valley in Numbers
Dash – year in review
Core Intuition
Release Notes
Chinese Mobile App UI Trends
Everything’s a Remix
2life
2life Ultimate Wedding Planner
NSNorth – iOS Conference
RWDevcon
12 inch Macbook Air Redesign Rumor
The Other App Store

Episode 22 Show Picks:

Swap Heroes
Curved Labs Macintosh Facelift
Anki Drive

Overexposed and the Attack of the Clones

IMG_1317Our 5th installment of the More Than Just Code podcast is now available. In this episode we discuss the impact of the leaked nude celebrity photos, apparently stolen from their private iCloud accounts. Beyond the social issue of these lady’s privacy violations, we discuss the nerd’s perspective of how to access and strengthen your passwords with apps like AgileBits’ 1Password app for desktop and mobile devices. We also touch on 2-factor authentication for online accounts.

Mark sent in some photos of a mystery building that Apple has set up on De Anza College in Cupertino, near where the Sept 9th Apple Press Conference will be held. We all speculate on what products will be revealed and what their impact will be. Will it be a new iPhone 6, iWatch or AppleTV.

Jaime brings forth an new example of iOS 8’s extensibility in the form of a custom keyboard from Minuum. Mark brings up Swing Copters again and Tim dives right in. Aaron praises and laments the Overcast podcast app. Tim discusses the new Star Wars Commander app and compares it to Clash of Clans.

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Episode 5 Show Notes:

Google 2-step authentication
FaceBook Tweaks
Celebrity photos leaked
Creepy Men
How to step up Two Factor Authentication on iCloud
TechnoCreep by Thomas Keehnan
Minuum Keyboard
App Annie App Ranking, Intelligence & Marketplace
iPassword for Mac
iPassword for iOS
Star Wars Commander
Swing Copters