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#127: Lightning Round II

April 13th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Our second-ever Q&A episode, including questions on React Native, reusable code vs. duplication, learning beyond Hello World, and the art of packing lightly for travel.

#126: Retention

April 5th, 2018 · 29 minutes

The fast drop-off of typical usage over time, and how to improve our customer-retention rates.

#125: Privacy Policies and GDPR

March 29th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Minimizing the collection and storage of your users' personal data, and high-level strategies to think about in the dawn of the EU's new GDPR law.

#124: Sleep++ and Permission Prompts

March 23rd, 2018 · 29 minutes

The development and release of Sleep++ 3.0, and best practices for prompting the user for permission to access iOS-protected data or features.

#123: WWDC 2018 Preview, Watch Stats

March 16th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Whether to sign up for a WWDC 2018 ticket and what to do if you don't get one, and the ramifications of David's latest Apple Watch usage stats.

#122: Ten Years of the iPhone SDK

March 8th, 2018 · 27 minutes

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the first iPhone SDK release, imagining alternate timelines that could have been, and remembering what we were doing ten years ago.

#121: Fear and Change

March 1st, 2018 · 27 minutes

Considering the temptation and pitfalls of developing features out of fear of missing an opportunity. Also, how best to communicate changes to customers.

#120: Productivity by Inefficiency

February 23rd, 2018 · 29 minutes

Adopting inefficient hacks to save developer time, since hardware is so fast that it's often a worthwhile tradeoff.

#119: Second Locations

February 15th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Considerations for travel, coffeeshops, offices, vacations, and other secondary work setups.

#118: Original Research

February 9th, 2018 · 29 minutes

Tackling complex math, data analysis, or other challenging problems to give your app a competitive advantage.