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#211: Logging

February 18th, 2021 · 28 minutes

Deforestation, timber production, and wood preparation. [taps earpiece] What?… Oh, sorry. Scratch that. Writing lines of text to files for diagnostic purposes.

#210: Thinking Like A Business

February 3rd, 2021 · 29 minutes

Trying to remove emotion and assumptions from indie business decision-making.

#209: Binary Stars

January 20th, 2021 · 29 minutes

Copying someone else's work as a learning exercise, and the tricky balance between copying and inspiration.

#208: The Road Ahead

January 6th, 2021 · 29 minutes

The kind of year we expect 2021 to be for Apple-platform developers, and an update on Overcast's SwiftUI progress.

#207: Privacy Labels and Analytics

December 22nd, 2020 · 29 minutes

Apple's new privacy labels in the App Store, and how we've designed our custom analytics frameworks for minimal data collection.

#206: Pivoting Your App

December 9th, 2020 · 29 minutes

The tricky balance of making big changes to your app to better serve your current market without upsetting your initial customers.

#205: We Got a Raise

November 25th, 2020 · 29 minutes

How the M1 Macs are game-changers for developers, and our thoughts on the lower fees from the App Store Small Business Program.

#204: Adopting SwiftUI

November 9th, 2020 · 29 minutes

The continued challenges of modernizing Overcast with Swift and SwiftUI, and deciding whether to rewrite Objective-C components in Swift.

#203: Modernizing Overcast

October 28th, 2020 · 29 minutes

Refactoring and rewriting the foundations of a 6-year-old Objective-C codebase using Swift and modern APIs.

#202: The Calm After The Storm

October 14th, 2020 · 29 minutes

Settling into a baseline, leaving no room to be undercut, and where Widgetsmith goes from here.