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.
May 17th, 2021 | 41 mins 10 secs
airtag, android, apple, eddystone, ibeacon, ios, xamarin
Apple AirTags are here, and Frank is ready to do some programming with them... but can he? What are Apple's mysterious APIs that should work with this wonderful device do?
May 10th, 2021 | 34 mins 55 secs
android, ios, ooui, web, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Frank discusses the Object Oriented UI Library, Ooui! He talks about where it came from and where it is going.
May 3rd, 2021 | 30 mins 50 secs
android, gui, ios, linux, maui, windows, wsl, xamarin
WSL is amazing.... but WSLg now enables you to run Linux GUI apps directly from your Windows machine!?!?! We discuss the possibilities.
April 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
airtag, apple event, imac, ios, ipad pro, m1, purple iphone, xamarin
No upgraded MacBook devices for us just yet, but the M1 is in full force on the new iMac and iPad Pro! We break down the entire apple event.
April 19th, 2021 | 48 mins 40 secs
android, flutter, ios, mac book, react native, windows, wwdc, xamarin
We celebrate our 250th episode by answering as many questions as we can from YOU, our listeners!
April 12th, 2021 | 33 mins 45 secs
andorid, apple, ar, google glass, ios, mr, vr, wwdc, xamarin
WWDC 21 is officially happening and we sit down to speculate on what we think will be announced and reflect on some of our favorite tech devices we have been able to program on.
April 5th, 2021 | 48 mins 2 secs
android, ios, winform, wpf, xamarin
Yes, this is the most boring title ever, but this podcast episode isn't!
March 29th, 2021 | 54 mins 52 secs
code generation, gpt-3, xamarin, xaml
Frank goes hands on with GPT-3 for the first time and basically puts himself out of a job as he has it create his entire app for him. We discuss.
March 22nd, 2021 | 39 mins 7 secs
app store, apple, ios, m1, mac book, macos, store, uwp, xamarin
Putting apps into the app store is amazing, but the frameworks limit your ability as an app developer to do certain things on the desktop. We discuss how to keep long running processing going and breaking out of that sandbox with some great APIs.
March 15th, 2021 | 40 mins 50 secs
.net maui, android, dotnet maui, ios, maui, xamarin, xamarin.forms
.NET MAUI may be on the way, but Xamarin.Forms 5 is here today! We discuss the journey and what is next.
March 8th, 2021 | 41 mins 47 secs
azure, compose, docker, microservices, mobile, xamarin
We are ready to enter the world of Docker and Microservices.... but first what is a microservice? What is a container? An image? Why is all of this important? We discuss.
March 1st, 2021 | 41 mins 40 secs
android, asp.net, fuget, ios, nuget, open source, packages, xamarin
It has been nearly 3 years since Frank launched FuGet.org the pro NuGet package browsing website. A lot has happened and he reflects on the last 3 years and talks about lessons he learned and what he would change.
February 22nd, 2021 | 49 mins 4 secs
android, backup, ios, macos, multi-window, promotion, scenedelegate, xamarin
No topic is off limits this week as we talk about testing IAP on mac with mac backups, awesome store promotions coming Frank's way and how to build awesome multi-window apps for macOS and iOS and the new SceneDelegate.
February 15th, 2021 | 50 mins 15 secs
android, dtk, ioa, m1, mac, macos, xamarin
Apple finally lets us return our DTK units with a nice surprise and both Frank and James double down on bringing their apps to macOS!
February 8th, 2021 | 38 mins 20 secs
android, gamestop, ios, lomo, robots, stock market, stonks, xamarin
Wow! What do we even talk about this episode?!?! Who knows, but it is super fun as we have lightning-fast lightning topics talking about what the heck is happening on the stock market, Frank's next robot, and listener questions!
February 1st, 2021 | 46 mins 15 secs
android, app release, app store, icircuit, ios, island tracker, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is not Franks' turn to get his next app into the app store. We take a look back at what went into it's creation, his choices for monetization, and thoughts on what needs to happen leading up to the main release.