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.
July 20th, 2020 | 40 mins 35 secs
android, ios, release, xamarin
Fit & Finish! That is our topic this week and try to understand what is in Frank's way of shipping his app.
July 13th, 2020 | 38 mins 47 secs
android, beta summers, c# 9, cross-platform, dtk, ios, xamarin
Beta summers, favorite C# 9 features, best new cross-platform app frameworks, and USB-C on this week's lightning topics!
July 6th, 2020 | 47 mins 37 secs
covid, developer, work from home, xamarin
Work from home, work from office, work from coffee shop.... we discuss.
June 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
apple care, apple silicon, dtk, ios, macos 11, xamarin
Frank lost his phone, James bought an iPhone, and WWDC is over!
June 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
airpods, catalyst, ios, ios 14, macos, macos 11, tvos, watchos, wwdc, xamarin
We are off to WWDC 2020! Or... watching the keynote from our house in quarantine. We break down all of the latest apple announcements from WWDC including macOS 11, iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7!
June 15th, 2020 | 42 mins 1 sec
build status, holiday hack, iot, xamarin
Frank is off with another #holidayhack... in June with his BuildLight project!
June 8th, 2020 | 35 mins 14 secs
admob, ads, android, ios, monetization, xamarin
In episode 85 of running a business and building apps we discuss ads! Why your app and website should have them or maybe not and if so how to make money.
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.