Core IntuitionAuthor: Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece
13 Dec 2018

Core Intuition

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

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    Episode 352: It Could Be Useful For People

    Manton and Daniel respond to listener feedback about focusing more on marketing and self-promotion of our apps rather than ourselves, and compare the virtues of the two types of promotion. Daniel talks about his decision to do more public speaking, and promotional benefits of that. They talk about whether the lack of journalistic coverage of Mac software is contributing to marketing challenges. Finally, they talk about WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, and their hope that the dramatic changes might send some customers to Micro.blog and MarsEdit.

  • Posted on 09 Dec 2018

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    Episode 351: Here’s The Downside

    Daniel and Manton talk about Panic's release of Transmit for the Mac App Store, and the gradual evolution of Apple's stance on sandboxing. Daniel talks about his dubious prioritization of quieting deprecation warnings. They both take stock of progress on MarsEdit 4 and Micro.blog around one year after their release. Finally, they muse about the relative profitability of certain software products and whether some apps are inherently bad ideas from a business point of view.

  • Posted on 23 Nov 2018

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    Episode 350: Inspired To Look At This

    Manton reports back to Daniel about the first week after adding Mastodon integration to Micro.blog. They talk about the merit and necessity of spending time marketing after all the coding work we do. Daniel talks about his recent struggle implementing support for Google's OAuth2, and finally they talk about Apple's new Hardened Runtime and the associated app notarization service Mac apps that are distributed outside the Mac App Store.

  • Posted on 15 Nov 2018

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    Episode 349: Too Ambitious And Crazy

    Daniel catches Manton up on his experience at Swift by Northwest, and about his positive outlook on public speaking after participating in the show. They talk about accepting their role as the increasingly "old guard" in a community that is always gaining new developers. Manton announces Mastodon integration for Micro.blog and describes his unique approach to integrating Micro.blog without literally being a Mastodon instance. Finally, they react to the October 2018 Apple Special Event, and think out loud some more about the viability of an ARM transition for macOS.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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    Episode 348: A Surprising Amount Of Success

    Manton and Daniel check in on the eve of Daniel's Swift by Northwest speaking engagement. They talk about the challenge of biting off topics for speaking, articles, books, etc., that sound good but turn out to be harder to pull off than expected. Manton catches us up on the challenges of finding time to finish his newest features for Micro.blog, and the two talk each other down from stressing out too much about the relatively low-severity things they're worrying about.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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