Core Intuition

by Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece · · · · 13 subscribers

A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

Daniel ships MarsEdit 4.5, and talks with Manton about the moderate success of aiming for a specific goal with "the index card directive." Discussion of the various legal settlements and policy clarifications Apple has been sharing with respect to the App Store. Speculation about Apple’s strategy for controlling the user experience when allowing links to external subscription info. Manton talks briefly about his plan to incorporate Apple's accommodation of an external link into Micro.blog. The post Episode 478: I Think It’s Gonna Be A Mess appeared first on Core Intuition.

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Tags: development, business, indies, cocoa, mac, technology

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Daniel and Manton talk about 1Password's decision to use Electron for it's next major update, and what that says about Apple’s confusing and conflicting platform frameworks. They talk about the continuing role of AppKit as a the only way to achieve many expected macOS behaviors, and wonder if the next- …
Manton and Daniel review how Micro Camp went, and how Manton might refine the format in the future. Manton asks Daniel why he decided to ship an update to Touché when he's allegedly focused on MarsEdit 4.5. Finally, they talk about Manton's update to Micro.blog to support the new Glass …
Daniel talks to Manton about his last-minute preparations for Micro Camp, and the extent to which he's had to drop everything to focus on the virtual conference. Daniel describes the process of reacing to the New York Times dropping Across Lite support, and his ultimate delivery of an updated version …
Manton talks to Daniel about his upcoming Micro.camp conference, and the process he went through in acquiring the associated domain. They talk about taking advantage of the benefits of "content marketing" wihtout being sleazy about it, and the value of trying lots of different things. Daniel shares his reaction to …
Daniel tells Manton about his decision to focus on one product until it ships, and shares some tricks he's using to stick with it. Daniel also explains how he accidentally made Black Ink 2 completely free on the Mac App Store, for a whole year, without realizing it. Manton catches …
Manton and Daniel catch up on the effectiveness of "Must-do Monday." They talk about the value of gaining any momentum at all when moving towards achieving goals. Manton suggests "Finish Friday" as a counterpart to aid in actually ever shipping. Manton talks about Micro.blog's server downtime, and confesses his disdain …
Daniel learns about Manton's decision to hire a contract developer to help with server/backend stuff. They talk about the tendency to minimize the real cost of performing the many small steps in any project, and the productivity boot an extra team member can bring. Daniel tells Manton about his new …
Manton and Daniel talk about the new "Workation" offering from try! Swift, and wonder about how likely it is that any "work" would get done in a tropical paradise. They compare notes about recent podcasting sponsorships they have made, and discuss the relative comfort of spending money supporting blogs, podcasts, …
Daniel talks to Manton about his decision to open source all of Micro.blog's native platform apps. They acknowledge the difficulty of overcoming personal hesitations whenever you decide to put your own work out in the world. Manton appreciates the aspect of open source that contributes to a lasting legacy of …
Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel's decision to release a public beta of Black Ink for iOS, and the merit of pushing forward with ambitons, one step at a time. They discuss the anticipated freemium subscription model Daniel plans to offer, and talk about the importance of getting paid for …
Daniel and Manton react to the unfolding news from WWDC, talking specifically about Shortcuts for Mac, the new Async/await coroutines functionality for Swift, Xcode Cloud, and the new Weather app. They talk about whether Apple should horde functionality like the weather service they acquired from Dark Sky, or make it …
Manton and Daniel respond to criticism about our opinions on the Apple vs. Epic case and Apple's public testimony. They speculate more about WWDC, wondering about possible iPadOS improvements. Finally, they appreciate that Apple's design award finalists includes Nova from Panic, a Mac app that is not available in the …
Daniel and Manton talk again about Apple's testimony in the Epic lawsuit, and how it seems to be a PR disaster with respect to developers just before WWDC. They wonder how Apple can be so apparently dense about the optics of their actions, and question whether the company is more …
Manton and Daniel take in Google's announcements at Google IO, and consider that some impressive tech may turn out to be relatively unimpressive in daily use. They compare Google to Apple and Microsoft with respect to making products that capitalize on the human desires instead of sheer technical prowess. They …
As WWDC draws closer, Daniel and Manton wonder whether Apple will announce changes to further unify their multi-platform development proposition. Daniel talks about his impression of "catalystic" user interface, and they comisserate over the Apple's apparent lack of focus. Manton talks about Micro.blog's new "bookshelves" feature, and they discuss whether …
Manton and Daniel touch on the evolving situation at Basecamp, after losing a longer discussion on the subject due to technical malfunction. Daniel shares his impression of dipping his toes into web development with a popular open source framework. The post [Episode 462: It Was Bound To Happen](https://coreint.org/2021/05/it- was-bound-to-happen/) appeared …
Daniel and Manton react to Apple's "Spring Loaded" product announcements. Daniel wonders what an M1 iPad Pro means for the future of Mac? They question the merit of Swift UI, and wonder whether Apple would have been better off unifying the iOS and Mac operating systems years ago. The post …
460 Episode 460: How The Game Ends April 16, 2021
Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming Apple Event and how excited they are, or are not, about it. Especially since it's not likely to be "live." They also talk about the strange mechanics of Apple’s DTK refund credit, and how many people might not even notice they have a …
459 Episode 459: A Tyranny of Sorts April 10, 2021
Daniel and Manton talk about obsessing over vaccine appointment registration, and the state of vaccination efforts in the US and the rest of the world. They react to Tim Cook's interview with Kara Swisher and what it says about Apple's essential "goodness." Finally, they talk about the unfathomably high percentage …