Episode 104 – Mix Another Metaphor

We start off the askMTJC with discussion of resources for budding developers. We discuss iMore’s transition away from Apple News to focus on tech and how to’s. We follow up on Protocols with Associated Types and Protocol Oriented programming in Swift. A few exploits are discussed around of the leak of Microsoft’s “Golden Key”. We discuss the importance of a work life balance. Picks: Fira Code, Pocket Casts 6, Apple’s Olympic Watch Bands

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* Correction: Pocket Casts is from the team at Shifty Jelly, not Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly of Mobile Couch fame. MTJC thanks listener Josh Adams for setting us straight.

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

Episode 16 – That Time When Art & Technology Met

This week we discuss the arrival of Apple’s WatchKit addition to iOS SDK. We follow up on the relevance of Technical Job interviews and also on GT Advanced Technologies vs Apple. Aaron’s pick is Atlantic.net and Jaime has another proud papa moment discussing the Target In Store app by his former employer, Point Inside. Tim’s pick on the additional levels added to the award winning Monument Valley app, evolves into a discussion about buyer’s perception of value and the challenges developers & publishers face.

Episode 16 Show Notes
Technical Interviews are Bullshit – Anonymous, Model View Culture
The Desperate Struggle at the Heart of the Apple Supply Chain – Charles Arthur,  the Guardian
WatchKit – Apple
11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works – the Verge
Target adds in-store spin to iPhone app by adding interactive maps for all 1,800 U.S. stores – Tricia Duryee, GeekWire
Review: Monument Valley’s Forgotten Shores expansion is a triumph – Serenity Caldwell, iMore
Monument Valley Teaser Trailer – UsTwoSoftware
ustwo at Nordic Game 2014: Making of Monument Valley in Unity

Episode 16 Picks
Cloud VPS Hosting @ $0.99/month
Target In Store App powered by Point Inside
Monument Valley

Outtakes – Show Music
Space Jazz – Dmitry Rodionov, Melody Loops
iPhone (MetroGnome Remix) – Aaron’s suggestion

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Episode #10 – I am the one who knocks. I am Yosemite – Oct 8, 2014

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 also take an overdue look at Estimote’s iBeacon implementation. We discuss the trilateralization of electrons and their effect on the disappearance of StarTrek hardware.

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The Other App Store – EP #3 of the MTJC Podcast is out.

dennis-2The third installment of More Than Just Code is out. In this episode, we dig into what it costs to develop an app, from the developers perspective. We add in some specific challenges and benefits for remote working – the access to skilled developers and app creationists vs the benefits of working in an office environment; complete with pin-ball foosball tables and BBQs.

We discuss the latest game installment from Dong Nguyen creator of Flappy Birds. How the app, Swing Copters, is being introduced and how and why Flappy Birds works and went viral. This leads us to Tom Hanks (and @AppleStore) getting behind Hanx Writer for iPad. Aaron then climbs the soapbox the explain how the Other App Store promotes and perpetuates the class differences between large interests and indie developers.

We then misguidedly (as usual) discuss Aaron’s blog post on the limitations of size classes in iOS 8. Jaime and Aaron give us their App Picks of the week (Grafio and Camoji). We congratulate Mark on Scales & Modes Scales & Modes for iPad being featured on the App Store (other?) and Tim’s debut on RayWenderlich.com – a tutorial site for developers of all levels.

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Episode 3 Show Notes:

Craig Hockenbury Stackoverflow How much does it cost to develop an app
Chiu-Ki Chan @chiuki – Intro to Android for iOS developers – 3601Dev 2013
Remote: Office Not Required” by 37 Signals
Hitcents (builders of Hanx Writer)
Limitations of iOS 8 Size Classes (correct please)
Grafio app by Ten Touch Ltd.
Camoji app by Leo Me, Inc.