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.
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.
February 10th, 2020 | 34 mins 43 secs
circuits, electricity, iot, smart home, switches
When we aren't programming we pretend to be electricians.
February 3rd, 2020 | 33 mins 40 secs
android, dot-net, ios, jupyter notebook, python, vs code, xamarin
Frank goes deep on Jupyter Notebooks and James is oh so confused, but hey he got to fly some drones.
January 27th, 2020 | 35 mins 40 secs
android, flutter, hot reload, hot restart, hot ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Everything is HOT! XAML Hot Reload, Hot Restart, Hot UI, Hot Hot, and the Hottest of the Hot and we discuss it all!
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.