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  • #212: Four Phases of a Gold Rush.

    Feb 27, 2015, 1:35 pm By David
    In the run up to Apple’s media event on March 9th I keep hearing the phrase ‘Gold Rush’ over and over again. Today I unpack that concept and whether it might apply to the Apple Watch.…
  • #211: Asterisk Free Marketing.

    Feb 11, 2015, 4:14 pm By David
    Prompted by some thinking I did around building the App Preview for Pedometer++, I start to wonder about honesty in advertising. How honesty should I be? What level of candor is appropriate, helpful, reasonable? Building an App Preview
  • #210: Polymaths.

    Jan 30, 2015, 10:47 am By David
    I’m not a huge fan of the term polymath. It sounds kinda pretentious but sometimes the best word for something is that way. Today I was struck by the wild variety of tasks and skills that it takes to run a business principally on your own. So I wanted to…
  • #209: Not so Fast.

    Jan 23, 2015, 10:16 am By David
    Today I walk through my history thinking about Swift. From WWDC to now I’ve done a lot of thinking about Swift as whether I should be using it. The result makes me feel a bit conflicted, but the brutally pragmatic part of me is winning out.…
  • #208: Sam Soffes.

    Jan 15, 2015, 3:45 pm By David
    I take a break out of my normal 15 minute format for a return of my occational interview series. This week I’m delighted to talk to Sam Soffes about balancing your own product work with doing consulting, different ways of thinking about success and deciding…
  • #207: Irresistible Complexity

    Jan 10, 2015, 12:02 pm By David
    Rather than wading into the hullabaloo regarding Apple’s software quality directly I instead decided to take a step backwards and consider the forces that have driven us to this situation in the first place. My goal is to consider the forces that make…
  • #206: Can the App Store be Full?

    Dec 12, 2014, 11:19 am By David
    Today I think out loud about the implications of an App Store that is functionally full. Where applications cannot realistically thrive simply because of novelty or freshness. Whatever you do now you are facing up against a hyper-competitive marketplace. I…
  • #205: AILW - Economics of WatchKit Apps.

    Fri 11:45am By David
    Thinking out loud about why I recently starting my series called As I Learn WatchKit. I’ve learned a lot about the creative process by giving myself permission to put unpolished things into the world.…
  • #204: Delightfully Pragmatic.

    Nov 20, 2014, 1:49 pm By David
    My first reactions to WatchKit. I’m really glad Apple has given is some genuinely powerful capabilities with this first generation of APIs. Getting Started with WatchKit My Initial Impressions Apple’s Main WatchKit page Developer Forums
  • #203: Divided by One.

    Nov 14, 2014, 4:01 pm By David
    For a while now I’ve had an episode idea discussing some of the ‘interesting math’ about working on a project by yourself. I discuss how working on something by yourself is so very different than in working on any other sized team.
  • #202: Four Quadrants of Ideas

    10:09am By David
    I’ve had a few folks ask me about my plans and ideas for Apple Watch. While I don’t try to be too coy about what I’m working on I’ve definitely kept some of my ideas close to the vest. I’m well aware that ideas, in general, are useless on their…
  • #201: On Expedition.

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:41 am By David
    With the impending arrival of the AppleWatch next year and the WatchKit SDK next month I’m starting to shift my focus towards ‘wearables’. They present a few challenges to me as a developer, not the least of which is that I have almost no experience…
  • #200: Sustained.

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:28 am By David
    I recently hit a few milestones that got me thinking about the attributes of sustained projects.…
  • #199: Resolution Irrelevant.

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:03 am By David
    Thinking through the Retina iMac in a world where pixels stop mattering. Also, what’s going on with the iPad? Marco Arments’s thoughts on Retina iMac vs Mac Pro AnandTech’s Hands-on
  • #198: Boring and Superstitious.

    Oct 8, 2014, 9:56 am By David
    While a single button might seem somewhat boring or mundane to discuss I unpack the process of thinking through a single button in Emoji++. Specifically how to handle editing of favorites. Ultimately I went with an Edit button rather than a gesture based…
  • #197: Speculative Development.

    Oct 3, 2014, 9:14 am By David
    Talking through the process that ultimately lead to the creation of Emoji++, my recently launched custom keyboard for iOS 8. 🎉
  • #196: Faust had it easy.

    Sep 24, 2014, 9:39 am By David
    Getting an app ready for day one of an iOS/device launch is impossible to do right. As a developer you have a variety of options available for how you approach it, none of which are perfect.…
  • #195: Pincer Maneuvers and Stubbed Toes.

    Sep 17, 2014, 9:29 am By David
    With the rollout of iOS 8 upon us I consider two aspects of the current Apple ecosystem that appear to lie in tension.…
  • #194: In Review.

    Sep 4, 2014, 8:57 am By David
    Today I wanted to take a quick run through the App Review Guidelines. Love ‘em. Hate ‘em. They are one of the most core parts of creating and distributing apps for the App Store. I will give some high level thoughts about the state of App Review and…
  • #193: Update Treadmill.

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:35 am By David
    Today I’m going to dive into the world of app updates. Why we do them, how often we do them and whether they are important.…
  • #192: Nobility of Effort.

    Jul 30, 2014, 9:12 am By David
    This past week has seen an explosion of writing and discussion about the business of making software for sale on the iOS App Store. Personally I love it when these little bubbles of discussion appear. If you’ve listened to me for any period of time…
  • #191: Insulated Perspectives.

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:25 am By David
    Back from a delightful, extended vacation I want to take a minute (or 15) to talk about the importance of stepping back from the day to day inputs that can so easily mold or distort your views on things. The world is a varied and complex place and likely very…
  • #190: Everything but a Business Model

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:30 am By David
    I will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so unless something monumental happens in between now and late July there won’t be any episodes of Developing Perspective.…
  • #189: In the Loop

    Jun 26, 2014, 9:53 am By David
    This past week we had a bit of drama about the role of podcast networks. I don’t intend to wade into that discussion but as a result of it I was asked about the role that linking and recommendations play in expanding my own audience for this show. Which is…
  • #188: Thoughtful Accessibility

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:36 am By David
  • #187: Explorers

    Jun 13, 2014, 3:42 pm By David
    We are exploring a new territory within the Apple developer landscape. Here is how I plan my expedition.…
  • #186: Dropping Bombs

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:10 pm By David
    My initial impressions on the 2014 WWDC Keynote. Wow, it was a big one.
  • #185: Pick up your Kite.

    May 27, 2014, 1:41 pm By David
    This year I’m going to skip my usual soapbox speech about WWDC tips and etiquette. Given the way the ticket distribution played out it seems neither kind nor productive. If you are going to WWDC I commend these two…
  • #184: The Middle Path?

    May 16, 2014, 4:31 pm By David
    I wax philosophical about the future. Trying to wrestle with the uncertainty that surrounds our industry. Some products succeed, some products fail. Where will mine fall?
  • #183: Anxiety and Inertia

    May 2, 2014, 1:46 pm By David
    My thanks to everyone who purchased a t-shirt in the last two weeks. They should be at the printer and then on their way to your door within the next week or so.…
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