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.
September 13th, 2021 | 44 mins 50 secs
android, in-app purchase, ios, m1, marketing, mobile, monetize, phased release, xamarin
It has been a week since James did his "phased release" for his apps, how did it go, and would he recommend it. We also discuss how to actually monetize your app correctly when you have in-app purchases.
September 6th, 2021 | 47 mins 16 secs
android, dotnet maui, ios, m1, macbook, phased release, podcast, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin
Frank is on the road, but we answer your questions in this week's podcast featuring lightning topics! We take a look at the latest enhancements to SQLite-net from Frank, how to get your libraries .NET MAUI and .NET 6 ready, and what is the proper way to do phased rollouts on iOS and Android.
August 30th, 2021 | 42 mins 24 secs
Frank explores the crazy world of app advertising across Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. We break down how exactly not to do this!
August 23rd, 2021 | 46 mins 47 secs
auth0, device auth, mdm, okta, security, xamarin
We are joined by Tanvir Ahmed from Okta to talk about why authentication can seem so hard, but really shouldn't be. We chat about how our devices that we carry around with us every day really should be the key to unlock and remove passwords.
August 16th, 2021 | 31 mins 53 secs
frank is at it again with a new and awesome bluetooth application, this time for the apple watch that displays his onewheel information in realtime! he breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!
Frank is at it again with a new and awesome Bluetooth application, this time for the Apple Watch that displays his Onewheel information in real time! He breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!
August 9th, 2021 | 52 mins 9 secs
android, database, ios, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin, xamarin.forms
James had an awesome feature request for his app, but it required storing thousands of rows of data. Instead of relying on decades old best practices he decided to roll his own serialization... was that the best? SQLite-net creator Frank lets him have it.
July 26th, 2021 | 45 mins 31 secs
.net maui, android, dotnet maui, foss, funds, ios, maui, oss, xamarin
Open source software funds from Microsoft exist and Ooui was nominated! We talk about the process and how that evolved into contributing to .NET MAUI!
July 19th, 2021 | 41 mins 34 secs
build, computer, desktop, linux, mobile, windows, xamarin
Frank and I decided to build and upgrade our computers. How did we decide what to build and what are we building them for?
July 12th, 2021 | 44 mins 27 secs
GitHub Copilot is here, and Frank goes hands on with the new service that provides code recommendations directly in VS Code.
July 5th, 2021 | 49 mins 32 secs
android, ios, windows, windows 11, xamarin
Windows 11 event ✅, Windows 11 developer event ✅, Windows 11 installed ✅
June 28th, 2021 | 40 mins 13 secs
android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin
We take your questions directly on another lighting topic episode of Merge Conflict
June 21st, 2021 | 42 mins 30 secs
drones, ios, ios 15, photogrammetry, wwdc, xamarin
We dive deep into the latest APIs for mapping the physical world with macOS into 3D models.
June 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
June 7th, 2021 | 32 mins 23 secs
android, ios, m1, m1racles, mac, security, xamarin
We discuss M1RACLES (CVE-2021-30747) and new Xcode requirements.
May 31st, 2021 | 57 mins 19 secs
.net maui, blazor, build, build 2021, dotnet maui, gpt-3, microsoft, xamarin
This year's Microsoft Build was all about developer velocity! There was something for everyone from no code, low code, medium code, all the code, you name it, you had it! From .NET 6, to Power Platform, to all things Azure, we have you covered.
May 24th, 2021 | 44 mins 42 secs
anker, camera, end-to-end, eufy, homekit, security
256-bit super duty encryption is what is sold now adays, but what good is it if it isn't end-to-end. In light of the most recent security camera bug via Anker's eufy line we talk about what encryption should be and what these companies can do to make it better.