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#162: The Five Stages of Developing a New App

April 4th, 2019 · 29 minutes

Using David's upcoming app as an example, we take a journey through curiosity, excitement, productivity, despair, polishing, and shipping.

#161: Gears, Knobs, and Buttons

March 20th, 2019 · 29 minutes

The design challenge of a podcast app's now-playing screen, how Overcast's design has progressed over the years, and the unexpected usability failures along the way.

#160: Working Staycations

March 6th, 2019 · 29 minutes

Taking vacations or staycations to get a lot of work done in a short time and take full advantage of being in the zone.

#159: New App

February 22nd, 2019 · 29 minutes

Creating a new app as a fun exercise, and making choices that minimize its ongoing maintenance needs.

#158: Bundled Data

February 8th, 2019 · 29 minutes

Including large or small databases and other data files with your app.

#157: Editorial Content

January 23rd, 2019 · 29 minutes

Producing and embedding content in your app that changes continuously, such as monthly challenges, directories, and user-generated content.

#156: The Nightmare After Christmas

January 9th, 2019 · 29 minutes

Running servers is easy the vast majority of the time. But sometimes, something goes wrong at the worst possible time.

#155: Difficult Bugfixes

December 27th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Tracking down hard-to-find, hard-to-reproduce bugs that don't show up in your own usage.

#154: Knowingly Shipping Bugs

December 20th, 2018 · 29 minutes

When, why, and how it's OK to ship updates to your app with known bugs.

#153: Fear of Major Changes

December 13th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Good and bad fears of embarking on major code changes to our apps.