Frank is an independent mobile developer living in Seattle, WA. He started work as an embedded systems engineer, moved on to be a web developer, and eventually found happiness as an iOS developer. He has written iCircuit - an interactive electronic circuit simulator that runs on all the great platforms; Calca - the text editor that is also a powerful calculator; and Continuous - a fun and powerful .NET IDE for the iPad. All the while, Frank has enjoyed releasing open source projects and contributing as much as he can to the software development community. His programming interests include computer graphics, simulation, programming languages, and artificial intelligence. When he's not at his computer, you can usually find him hiking around some mountain or sleeping in a tent by a river.
January 20th, 2020 | 37 mins 22 secs
android, dark mode, design, ios, themes, xamarin
We are back talking about designing beautiful applications that span both light and dark modes. While maybe he doesn't hate dark mode, he has great tips and tricks that we discuss to make your app pop.
January 13th, 2020 | 45 mins 51 secs
android, audio, drones, ios, podcasting, scenekit, spritekit, xamarin
2D, 3D, VR, MR, all the things with SceneKit! Frank talks about his adventures into creating a full 3D application that IS NOT A GAME with SceneKit!
January 6th, 2020 | 44 mins 52 secs
android, drone, drones, equipment, ios, new year, podcast, production, xamarin
What started off as a conversation about flying around drones turned into a full podcast about how we make this very podcast production you are listening to.
December 30th, 2019 | 50 mins 19 secs
android, electrical engineering, esp32, ios, iot, meadow, raspberry pi, xamarin
To close out 2019 we go back to the basics with a little introduction to IoT, which means an introduction to electrical engineering. James is guided through the journey of understanding out all of this cool fun tech works by Frank, the electrical engineer himself.
December 23rd, 2019 | 44 mins 32 secs
ai, android, ios, iot, kotlin, ml, swift, xamarin
It is time for some holiday hacks! Tune in to see what Frank & James are hacking on through the holidays.
December 16th, 2019 | 39 mins 35 secs
android, devops, dual screen, gpu, ios, xamarin
We are back for our 18th installment of lightning topics! We cover several topics each covered in 5 minutes. This week we cover more DevOps, large PRs to Xamarin, System.Threading.Channels, GPUs, and what the next thing in tech is.
December 9th, 2019 | 54 mins 34 secs
analytics, android, app center, app insights, data, ios, ios 9, telemetry, xamarin
After a year of gathering data in his apps, Frank finally sat down to analyze it all. Did it answer his questions? Did he make changes to the app? Did he rip the telemetry out completely? Tune in.
November 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
ado, android, appcenter, azure devops, bitrise, continuous delivery, continuous integration, devops, ios, testflight, xamarin
It is all things DevOps for mobile apps this week. We try to get Frank inline with figuring out continuous delivery with several different products including App Center, Azure DevOps, Bitrise, and more.
November 18th, 2019 | 57 mins 52 secs
16-inch, apple, development, ios, macbook, macbook pro, machine, xamarin
Apple has finally put the Pro back in MacBook Pro with the new 16-inch. We discuss if this is finally the ultimate developer machine, what we would pick, why we would pick it, and if you really need to spend this month money :)
November 11th, 2019 | 45 mins 27 secs
android, c# 8, csharp, ios, nullable, nullable reference types, xamarin
The time is now! Turn on C# 8 in all of your projects and enable Nullable Reference Types! James is a convert and he explains why in this week's pod.
November 4th, 2019 | 49 mins 31 secs
.net core, android, c# 8, csharp, dot-net, ios, uwp, xamarin
The time has come for C# 8 and all of the glorious features it brings! Go time!
October 28th, 2019 | 43 mins 56 secs
android, architecture, arm, cpu, intel, ios, macos, risc, touchbar, x86, xamarin
Devices are a changing! ARM is slowly taking over the world, now fully running the new Surface Pro X and the touchbar on macOS. What is next for CPU architecture and what does it mean for developers?
October 21st, 2019 | 43 mins 14 secs
accessibility, android, dark mode, design, ios, themes, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Now that the betas are over and the .1 releases are out, it is finally time to actually integrate new features into our app. No better place to start than dark mode! So many considerations when attempting to implement this. Implicit, explicit, system themes? Where to start? We discuss.
October 14th, 2019 | 45 mins 14 secs
The beta summers are over and it is time for the beta hangovers where we have to somehow deal with all of the craziness now that new operating systems are out.
October 7th, 2019 | 41 mins 28 secs
accessibility, android, duo, f#, ios, neo, silly, staying positive, surface, xamarin
Hold on to your seats, because it is time for lighting topics! Surface announcements, state of F#, election update, accessibility, Google silliness, and how to stay positive.
September 30th, 2019 | 50 mins 35 secs
android, conference, f#, ios, mac, updates, visual studio, visual studio 2019, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Frank is headed off to the Open F# conference where he will be giving a talk entitled "Why I wish I wrote my app in F#" and he gives us a sneak peek at what everyone is in store for.