Core Intuition

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

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

458 Episode 458: Who Invited You? April 2, 2021
Manton and Daniel discuss Apple's announcement of WWDC 2021, think about the possibility of a future hybrid model combining the best of in-person and virtual conferences, and question whether Apple has lost its "youthful vitality", and whether that spirit can be reinvigorated. The post [Episode 458: Who Invited You?](https://coreint.org/2021/04/episode-458-who-invited-you/) appeared …
457 Episode 457: The Ripple Effect March 27, 2021
Daniel and Manton celebrate Ulysses 22 launching with added support for Micro.blog. They talk more about competition and how all parties can win by collaborating to solve customer problesm. Finally, they react to Apple addressing one developer's Small Business Program woes, while acknowledging the larger issues that remain. The post …
Manton and Daniel talk about Google's new, straightforward 15% fee structure for App Store sales, and how it shines a light on the sharp edges of Apple's Small Business Program. They talk about the unfair aspects of Apple's plan, and how Apple might feel pressure to improve it. Will they? …
Daniel and Manton talk about Basecamp's new Hey World blogging service, based on their email service. They think about the merits of attempting to leverage marketing exposure by interfacing with other products or services that have a larger audience, talk about trying to "fill the void" in popular services' offering, …
Manton asks Daniel about his first week back on the job full-time at Red Sweater. They talk about Daniel's recent work on FastScripts and whether he should revise its freemium business model. Finally, they talk about an Arizona bill that would impose new requirements about the limits companies like Google …
Daniel talks with Manton about the thrill of being self-employed again, and about the merit of seizing on that possibly-fleeting enthusiasm. Manton talks about coming out of his own micro-slump with Micro.blog, and celebrates recent news that Ulysses will support Micro.blog. They both look forward to being more aggressive in …
Manton updates Daniel on the state of things in Texas, where a disastrous winter storm has wreaked havoc. Switching gears back to tech, they point to confirmation of the vague problems Daniel recalled hearing about building apps on M1 Macs. Finally, they reconsider how and when they're likely to spend …
Daniel and Manton catch up on last week's news from Apple that they will offer $500 instead of $200 to DTK leasers. They discuss the general state of Apple's Developer Relations compared to other companies such as Microsoft, and challenge Apple to strive to outdo their competition. Finally, they compare …
Daniel shares that he has resigned from his nearly-full-time contract in order to refocus on Red Sweater and "the indie software dream." Also, Manton and Daniel react to Apple's email warning that Developer Transition Kits will soon be called hom, and talk about Apple's missed opportunity for better PR with …
Daniel and Manton reflect on the passing of Brad Cox, inventor of Objective-C, and the impact his work has had on Mac and iOS developers. The post [Episode 449: Geezer Programming Languages](https://coreint.org/2021/01/episode-449-geezer-programming- languages/) appeared first on [Core Intuition](https://coreint.org).
Manton and Daniel briefly observe their personal feelings of relief after the US Presidential inauguration, while acknowledging that the past four years have not been all bad for most of us. They talk about Apple’s rumored VR headset, about how they may be too old and grumpy to see the …
Daniel updates Manton on his ongoing quest to "tie up all the loose ends" in his software lineup, and questions whether perpetually tying up loose ends might be a form of procrastinating coming up with new ideas. Daniel talks about the strange situation he's in with FastScripts in the Mac …
Manton and Daniel kick off the new year after taking some time off. Daniel talks about giving himself to permission to work on wrapping up loose ends with his own various apps while waiting for the next big inspiration. Manton talks about doing some contracting work and taking the foot …
Daniel and Manton take stock of Apple's 2020 "Apps of the Year", and question what the criteria for winning might actually be. Then they talk about Salesforce's acquisition of Slack, and weigh the odds of any company being able to thrive after being acquired. The post [Episode 445: I Need …
Manton and Daniel talk about the rumors of newly designed Macs coming next year, and compare notes on our regrets or satisfaction with having purchased Intel-based MacBook Pros recently. They also talk about Apple's PR blitz in the aftermath of announcing 15% App Store commissions for "small businesses." The post …
443 Episode 443: A Reboot of Macs Nov. 22, 2020
Daniel and Manton talk about Apple's newly-announced Small Business program, promising to halve the amount of commission Apple takes from App Store sales. They celebrate the instant raise this will give to many developers, but question whether it alters the overall proposition for folks who have a choice of whether …
442 Episode 442: A Huge Thing Nov. 13, 2020
Manton and Daniel talk about Apple's announcement of three new Macs, all based on a new ARM-based Apple chip called the M1. The post [Episode 442: A Huge Thing](https://coreint.org/2020/11/episode-442-a-huge-thing/) appeared first on [Core Intuition](https://coreint.org).
Daniel checks in with Manton, who is making an effort to take some time off from working so hard. They veer into a discussion weighing the merits of fixing little nitpicky bugs vs. adding meaningful features. They discuss the debate sparked by Sketch about native desktop apps vs. web apps, …
Manton and Daniel check in about whether either of them will be ordering an iPhone 12. They riff a bit about the value of not getting stuck in their own ways, and trying new things. Finally, they dream of an App Store with features that allow downgrades and other user-centric …
Daniel and Manton react to the latest pre-recorded Apple "event", and remark on the difficulty of making them feel authentic. They react to the latest announced iPhones and HomePod mini, and whether they have any purchase plans. The post [Episode 439: Everybody Gather ‘Round](https://coreint.org/2020/10/episode-439-everybody-gather-round/) appeared first on [Core Intuition](https://coreint.org).