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.
June 1st, 2020 | 55 mins 17 secs
android, apple, business, freemium, ios, xamarin
When the app store first started paid apps were the standard, but now it is all about freemium and subscriptions. James walks through his latest dilemma with his Animal Crossing app and how he tried to figure out if he could profit from a freemium model.
May 25th, 2020 | 41 mins 20 secs
android, ios, oss, xamarin
Sometimes life gets in the way and it takes a bit too long to update that OSS project. A few lessons learned from Frank on SQLite-net and some insight from James on his plethora of projects.
May 18th, 2020 | 47 mins 45 secs
android, apple, business, corporation, ios, llc, xamarin
So you want to develop apps.... or sell something... or do anything... you should looking starting an LLC or some sort of business. James and Frank walk you through their journey and James' recent battle with Apple.
May 11th, 2020 | 53 mins 48 secs
android, animal crossing, app release, ios, xamarin
James struggles to release his app and walks through all of his fears while Frank tries to talk him into just clicking the button!
May 4th, 2020 | 45 mins 50 secs
200, merge conflict, one wheel, podcast, xamarin
200 Episodes and still going! Thanks to all of our amazing listeners that have been with us from the beginning and the ones that are joining for the first pod!
April 27th, 2020 | 38 mins 44 secs
android, business, ios, macos, port, rewrite, update, uwp, windows 8, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Frank is having a debate on whether he should update iCircuit to the latest bits or rewrite the apps with Xamarin.Forms. We discuss his options and James throws a bunch of crazy ideas his way.
April 20th, 2020 | 36 mins 54 secs
android, auth, friend system, ios, login, mobile, social network, xamarin
Have you ever thought of creating your own social network? How about just having a friend system in your app? How would you implement it? How would you handle authentication? How would it all work? We discuss as James tries to implement it in his latest app.
April 13th, 2020 | 39 mins 40 secs
android, app, ios, marketing, promotion, website, xamarin
Launching an app, you need a website, but you are an app developer. What to do?
April 6th, 2020 | 53 mins 20 secs
android, corona virus, covid-19, ios, teams, work from home, xamarin, zoom
Frank's family enters the world of video conferencing, and so do we! We break down all the options and spiral into random topics because that is our lives now.
March 30th, 2020 | 46 mins 55 secs
android, azure, cognitive services, ios, machine leaning, ml, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We dive back into machine learning with more automagical ML. James tries to pull off some sentiment analysis for his app and we discuss a few options.
March 23rd, 2020 | 37 mins 53 secs
apple, ios, ipad, ipad pro, surface, tablet, xamarin
It has finally happened! The iPad now has a trackpad and a mouse cursor!!! We discuss for fun!
March 16th, 2020 | 41 mins 10 secs
android, animations, architecture, data binding, ios, mvc, mvu, mvvm, uwp, xamarin
Architecture, Data Binding, MVVM, MVC, MVU, Animations, ALL THE THINGS! It is all messy!
March 9th, 2020 | 41 mins 51 secs
live stream, twitch, xamarin
Frank has entered the world of live streaming code!
March 2nd, 2020 | 42 mins 47 secs
androidx, blazor, dot-net 5, git gui, xamarin, yaml
It is lightning rounds this week on Merge Conflict!!! YAML, Git GUI, Blazor, AndroidX, .NET 5, and more!
February 24th, 2020 | 46 mins 15 secs
android, app store, appstat, f#, ios, mac, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Frank decided to do his holiday hack in mid-February and build an entire app in a weekend. What is it? What was his inspiration? How did he build it? How is he distributing and promoting it? We discuss on this weeks pod.
February 17th, 2020 | 43 mins 32 secs
android, duo, ios, neo, surface, uwp, windows, windows 10x, xamarin
It is all things dual-screen with Windows 10x, Surface Neo, and Surface Duo. We take a look at some of the awesome announcements from the last week and what it means for Xamarin developers.