Merge Conflict

Join Frank & James for a weekly discussion on the world of technology and development including C#, F#, .NET, web, mobile, and more.

About the show

Merge Conflict is a weekly discussion with Frank and James on all things development, technology, & more. After years of being friends, Frank and James finally decided to sit down and start a podcast about their lives as mobile developers using Xamarin. Much more than just another mobile development podcast, Merge Conflict, reaches all areas of development including desktop, server, and of course mobile. They also cover fun things happening in the world of technology and gaming and whatever else happens to be on Frank's and James' minds.

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Episodes

  • 242: Mac Backups, Store Promotion, & Multi-Window Apps with SceneDelegate

    February 22nd, 2021  |  49 mins 4 secs
    android, backup, ios, macos, multi-window, promotion, scenedelegate, xamarin

    No topic is off limits this week as we talk about testing IAP on mac with mac backups, awesome store promotions coming Frank's way and how to build awesome multi-window apps for macOS and iOS and the new SceneDelegate.

  • 241: Goodbye DTK, Hello Mac App Development

    February 15th, 2021  |  50 mins 15 secs
    android, dtk, ioa, m1, mac, macos, xamarin

    Apple finally lets us return our DTK units with a nice surprise and both Frank and James double down on bringing their apps to macOS!

  • 240: Stonks, Robots, and Cross-Platform IAP

    February 8th, 2021  |  38 mins 20 secs
    android, gamestop, ios, lomo, robots, stock market, stonks, xamarin

    Wow! What do we even talk about this episode?!?! Who knows, but it is super fun as we have lightning-fast lightning topics talking about what the heck is happening on the stock market, Frank's next robot, and listener questions!

  • 239: Planning an App Release

    February 1st, 2021  |  46 mins 15 secs
    android, app release, app store, icircuit, ios, island tracker, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It is not Franks' turn to get his next app into the app store. We take a look back at what went into it's creation, his choices for monetization, and thoughts on what needs to happen leading up to the main release.

  • 238: Island Tracker - The Final Chapter

    January 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 6 secs
    android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin

    We have come to the epic conclusion of James's app Island Tracker, his Animal Crossing app for tracking turnip prices with friends. He is ready to roll out his freemium version of the app while upgrading all of his existing customers and updating the backend.

  • 237: Bot Awesome

    January 18th, 2021  |  37 mins 21 secs
    android, bot handy, bots, ces, ces 2021, ios, robots, samsung, xamarin

    CES 2021 has come and gone and we break down our favorite announcements around robots!

  • 236: Supporting Your Customers

    January 11th, 2021  |  45 mins 9 secs
    android, app store, customer support, google play, ios, reviews, support, xamarin

    Customer support is hard to do right, and app support is even harder. How do you get your users to contact you with proper information before they give you that 1 star review. We discuss our journey into improving our support system in our mobile apps.

  • 235: Holiday Hack Success!

    January 4th, 2021  |  48 mins 2 secs
    android, cadence, development, esp32, ios, lidar, xamarin

    We did it! We finished (mostly) our holiday hacks, so tune in to figure out what we did!

  • 234: Goodbye 2020! Let's ship some apps!

    December 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2020, android, app store connect, bluetooth, ios, my cadence, test flight, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    As 2020 comes to a close it is time to hustle to try to try to squeeze in app releases. James talks about this latest creation, My Cadence, and how he was able to get the app onto the app store within 1 week and how he ported it to Android in 1 day!

  • 233: Bluetooth is Mind-blowing!

    December 21st, 2020  |  59 mins 52 secs
    android, bike, ble, bluetooth, bluetooth low energy, cadence, ios, iot, sensor, xamarin

    James has finally discovered the magic of Bluetooth and is on an adventure of building his own app. On top of that he is investigating the wonderful world of IoT and Bluetooth combined!

  • 232: AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+, and AR/VR Indoor Cycling

    December 14th, 2020  |  42 mins 48 secs
    airpods, airpods max, android, apple fitness, home cycling, ios, services, xamarin

    December surprise from Apple with some brand-new products and services dropping just in time for the holidays. Frank and James take a quick dip into Apple's new headphones, before heading into the world of home fitness and possibilities for app developers.

  • 231: No M1 Talk We Promise... 🤞🤔🤫

    December 7th, 2020  |  32 mins 51 secs
    apple, apple m1, ios, m1, macbook, macbook air, xamarin

    No, for real, we are completely done with the M1. No M1 talk here at all!

  • 230: QA Testing M1 iOS Apps + 21% Raise for Frank!

    November 30th, 2020  |  38 mins 39 secs
    android, apple, ios, lightning talks, m1, qa testing, the queen's gambit, visual basic, xamarin

    It is time for lightning topics!!! We are here to break down 6 topics quick! We look at testing iOS apps on the M1 chip, Apple's new raise for all app developers, using C# 9 in Xamarin apps, top level programs, visual basic, and The Queen's Gambit!

  • 229: Selling iOS Apps on M1 Apple Silicon

    November 23rd, 2020  |  37 mins 44 secs
    apple silicon, ios, ipados, m1, macos, xamarin

    The time has come! We can finally start shipping and selling iOS apps on macOS devices powered by Apple M1 Silicon! We discuss all the pros and cons and things you probably didn't think you should be considering.

  • 228: .NET Conf 2020 & Apple M1 Event Recap

    November 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    apple, apple silicon, csharp 9, dotnet, dotnetconf, fsharp 5, m1, xamarin, xaml

    This last week was crazy! .NET Conf 2020, .NET 5, Visual Studio 16.8, XAML Hot Reload 2.0, Xbox Series S/X launch, Apple M1 Events, and so much more!

  • 227: Databases!

    November 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 54 secs
    android, desktop, ios, no-sql, server, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin

    Let's talk about databases! SQLite, No-SQL, LiteDB, CoreData, and so much more! All the options!