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 the new MacBook Pro, and how it affects Manton's purchasing plans for his daughters' college computers. Daniel talks about his experience with macOS Mojave, the increasing stability of the OS, and the improvements to dragging from Photos.app.
Daniel and Manton react to rumors that Apple has site-licensed 1Password to its entire workforce, and what such a move might mean for the future of Apple's own Keychain features. They talk about the recent uptick in Lime and Bird-style scooter and bike sharing, and how bigger players like Lyft …
Manton and Daniel talk about migrating Manton.org to run on Micro.blog. They reflect on the nostalgia and inspiration of old web conventions like webrings and blogrolls. Finally, they talk about macOS Mojave's forthcoming AppleEvent sandboxing and the effect it has on a wide variety of apps.
Daniel and Manton catch up after traveling to Portland and Chicago, respectively. Manton reflects on the IndieWeb Summit and the inspiration he took away from that event. They talk about learning to balance “business emergencies” with other obligations, and other indie business skills. Finally, they respond to Apple’s new Maps …
Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, and the challenges and joys of accommodating it as a developer. They bemoan Skype’s emotionally intrusive notifications, and reflect on other overly-touchy-feely interface designs. And Manton shares his experience booting up an older 2008 Mac Pro and taking …
Daniel and Manton talk about upcoming travel plans, and the challenge of carving out time for work during the summer. Daniel shares his experience hacking on macOS Mojave's new "Marzipan" support for iOS apps. They both talk about the deprecation of WebView and their respective plans for migrating code to …
Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s latest MarsEdit updates and the speed record of one's App Store review. Daniel talks about a quick fix he made to a crashing bug, and whether using Swift would Swift have prevented it. They reflect on Dominik Wagner’s criticism of Swift, but carefully avoid …
Daniel and Manton catch up on WWDC announcements. They weigh the likely impact of UIKit on macOS, try to get a handle on the extent of SiriKit improvements, and appreciate Apple's renewed emphasis on iOS automation. Next they talk about Apple's purportedly new support for App Store trials. Finally, they …
Manton and Daniel check in just before WWDC to talk about expectations from the conference, and strategies for saving money on the trip. They indulge in a bit more Siri criticism, hope that Apple will announce new MacBook Pros, and question whether Apple will dare to poke fun at Google's …
Daniel and Manton talk about Twitter’s latest API updates and the impact on 3rd party developers. They follow-up on Ghost's lack of an API, and Samuel Goodwin's offer to build one for them. Daniel shares news of MarsEdit 4.1's support for direct drags from Photos.app and what that is such …
Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming GDPR regulations from the EU and what the implications may be for indie software companies. They react to the Pocket Casts acquisition by NPR and partners, assess the financial incentives that may be involved, and appreciate how it contrasts with Marco Arment’s open …
Daniel and Manton talk about Google's recently announced Duplex AI for telephone conversations, and Microsoft's announcement that it will share a larger percentage of revenues with its app store developers. They consider the merits of each announcement and whether they might spark a competitive response in Apple. Daniel talks about …
Manton and Daniel catch up after Manton's speaking experience at Peers Conference. They talk about preparation techniques for public speaking, and how to adapt your talk to the audience at hand. Next they discuss the latest rumors about Apple's forthcoming declarative UI framework, and ponder how Apple would put such …
Daniel and Manton talk about Manton's surprise speaking git at Peers Conf in Austin. They discuss the challenge and allure of finding niche markets for indie software, and wrap up with reflections on SmugMug's acquisition of Flickr and what it might mean for the future of Tumblr.
Manton and Daniel talk about the public reaction to the Wavelength launch, and about Micro.blog's new user onboarding experience, and the challenge in general of making product pages more inviting. They react to reports that HomePod sales have been disappointing, and about the ways in which it fails to exceed …
Daniel and Manton talk about Daniel's somewhat-impulsive Black Ink beta release, and the merits of maintaining a diverse lineup of apps to provide varying technical challenges. They talk about the Increasing challenge of attracting attention to indie software and other pursuits. Manton introduces Wavelength, a new Micro.blog app for creating …
Manton and Daniel react to Apple's news release about expectations for the Mac Pro coming in 2019. They speculate about what could explain such a long delay, and Daniel devises a theory, or pipe dream, that the Mac Pro may be ARM-based. They also discuss Apple's disclosure of a Pro …
Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s Chicago education event, and Apple's challenge in breaking into the education market so dominated by Google. They scrutinize whether the special event was “event-worthy” or not. Daniel talks about his motivation problems with shipping MarsEdit updates, and complains again about App Store Review uncertainty. …
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Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel's plans to speak at Swift by Northwest in October, and weighing the appropriateness of speaking at one type of conference or other. They explore the idea of buying ads or sponsorships for their own apps, and consider the relatively lower risk of sponsoring smaller …
Daniel and Manton talk about Apple's announcement that WWDC is officially happening in San Jose again. Daniel struggles to make a financial case for attending, while Manton continues to believe it's essential to at least be in town for a few days. They talk about the possibility that other conferences …