Core Intuition

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

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

Manton and Daniel talk about Apple releasing the Catalina public beta, and the relatively high risk/reward ratio to beta testers. They consider the $100/year developer fee required by Apple to ship App Store or Developer ID releases, and whether that imposes an undue burden on amateur developers. Daniel talks about …
Daniel and Manton talk a bit more about WWDC announcements, and about having the discipline to put off playing with shiny new technologies while focusing on making progress with current projects. They talk about the practicality of adopting Catalyst in the short term, while SwiftUI may still be best to …
Manton and Daniel catch up after WWDC. Daniel's talks about coming to terms with Apple’s size and power, after visiting Apple Park. They revisit their opinions about San Jose as a city for conferences, and agree the electric scooters are a nice touch. Finally, they get into reactions keynote announcements, …
Daniel and Manton celebrate 11 years of publishing Core Intuition. They recall the earliest years, and answer listener questions pertaining to the anniversary. The discussion includes wondering how they've lasted this long, examining the ways they've influenced each other over the years, and what it would take for them to …
Manton talks with Daniel about Micro.blog's mention in The New Yorker, which leads into a discussion about being on the lookout for PR opportunities, and "answering every call" even if you don't particularly feel like talking to the press. Daniel reviews his experiences with Setapp, one week into listing MarsEdit …
Daniel talks to Manton about his experience adding MarsEdit to the Setapp subscription software service, and connects it to a general thrust of trying new things to expand his indie business revenues. They talk through a number of issues relating to Setapp, and delve again into questions about balancing efforts …
Manton checks in with Daniel's impression of his Amazon Echo after finally cracking it open. They compare and contrast with the HomePod/Siri experience. In response to a listener question, they talk about the tradeoffs of being publicly accessible to users, and the impact that has on free time for "real …
Daniel and Manton continue looking forward to expected WWDC announcements, while also keeping their hopes and dreams in check. They discuss Steve Troughton-Smith's adaptation of several 3rd-party iOS apps to Marzipan. They explore the changes Apple might make to iOS APIs to allow for more automated compliance with Mac UI …
Manton and Daniel talk about keeping in the indie software release habit even while much of your time is taking up by a "day job." They discuss the merit of optimizing release workflows to remove friction from shipping. Manton talks about Micro.blog's great new window resizing ability, and Daniel gives …
Daniel and Manton react to a 9to5 article detailing purported changes coming in iOS 13. They weigh the significance of multi-window support on the iPad, and what it means for Marzipan and the future of the Mac. Daniel anticipates using his unopened Amazon Echo, getting the two off on a …
Manton and Daniel catch up after Manton's road trip to the Peers Conference in New Orleans, and his simultaneous launch of a major new video upload and hosting service for Micro.blog. Daniel talks about his efforts so far to balance the time demands of his indie software development with his …
Daniel and Manton talk about Apple's cancellation of AirPower as a rare example of Apple failing to deliver on a high profile product. They compare with more fraudulent examples of vaporware such as the medical products promised by Theranos. Manton hints at a new feature coming to Micro.blog that will …
Manton and Daniel react to Apple’s March Special Event. They question the merit of Apple Card with it’s higher-than-expected interest rates. They weigh the benefits of a closed system like Apple News versus the completely free web. They talk about Apple Arcade, how it will impact existing game developers, and …
Daniel talks to Manton about shipping a substantial MarsEdit update in the wake of being busy at his new job. They talk a little bit about one of the Micro.blog features MarsEdit now supports, and how MarsEdit still needs to support a jumble of loosely related blogging APIs. Manton talks …
Manton catches up on Daniel's impressions after working the first few days at his new job, which is a “perfect fit” in many ways. They react to Spotify's "Time to Play Fair" public challenge to Apple, and question how Apple might react to it. They touch on other public trends …
Daniel reveals to Manton that he's (on the verge of) taking a part-time job. They assess the likely impacton Red Sweater, and how it might affect Daniel's self image as an "independent developer." Manton talks about updates he's making to Micro.blog's billing infrastructure, and how small improvements can lead to …
Manton and Daniel talk about how Austin IndieWebCamp went, and reflect on the virtues of the diverse "open web" community. They react to a debate between Jeff Atwood & David Heinemeier Hansson about their purportedly different approaches to business. Finally, they talk about Daniel's increasingly glum feelings about his business, …
Daniel and Manton talk about this weekend's Austin IndieWebCamp, and new rumors about Apple’s plans to support a single binary format for apps to run on Mac, iPad, and iOS. rumors, WWDC speculation. The explore the possible impact such plans would have on Micro.blog for Mac, and on Daniel's iOS …
Manton and Daniel react to MacRumors's discovery that WWDC will likely be held on June 3. They talk about the increasing price of hotels in San Jose, some options for more affordable accommodations. and the impact of high cost on the diversity of attendance. Manton prepares for IndieWebCamp Austin, while …
Daniel returns from Paris and Manton shares his plans for WWDC 2019 accommodations. They talk about Spotify's acquisition of Gimlet and Anchor, and the possible implications for the diversity of podcasting ecosystem. Finally, they react to Angela Ahrendt's departure from Apple, and what it means for the future of Apple …