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.
March 13th, 2017 | 41 mins 2 secs
android, ios, market share, platform share, platform support, xamarin, xamarin.forms
When and how should you drop support for a specific device or operating system? We talk about the market today and how we handle it in our own apps.
March 6th, 2017 | 40 mins 59 secs
android, ios, mobile, obfuscation, security, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It's time to talk code security when developing applications to try to stop people from stealing our precious code and apps.
February 27th, 2017 | 56 mins 51 secs
desktop, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time to tackle the other desktop and brush up on our struts and springs as when investigate the ins and outs of macOS.
February 20th, 2017 | 42 mins 14 secs
backup, backup services, data, data recovery, machine backup, nas, sync services
Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should care about backing up your data and how to easily get started.
February 13th, 2017 | 40 mins 25 secs
computer building, computers, gaming, streaming, technology
Everyone should build their own computer! This week we cover the ins and outs of building your own "Super" computer from scratch.
February 6th, 2017 | 46 mins 23 secs
android, cross-platform ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Cross-platform native user interface? Pipe dream or reality? Frank and James debate the Pros and Cons of Xamarin.Forms.
January 30th, 2017 | 39 mins 20 secs
adversting, big data, lightning talks, mobile, search ads, shaders, tensorflow, xamarin
It's lightning talks week here on Merge Conflict. We cover six topics in under thirty minutes! iMessage Apps, GPU Programming, Tensorflow, and so much more.
January 23rd, 2017 | 37 mins 11 secs
debugging, linker, linux, macos, xamarin
What better way to start 2017 than a crash course in fun new things for developers to start playing around with. We pick out our favorite topics that developers ought to know to try out in 2017.
January 16th, 2017 | 52 mins 21 secs
iap, in app purchase, mobile, xamarin
What does it take to enable and test In-App Purchases in your application? We cover the ins and outs.
January 9th, 2017 | 43 mins 43 secs
coding, travel, xamarin
Frank is off traveling the world, but that hasn't stopped him from coding on the road. This week we take a look at being productive while away from home.
January 2nd, 2017 | 37 mins 46 secs
Even though we love our world of C# sometimes we have to adventure into the great unknown to get things done.
December 26th, 2016 | 37 mins 59 secs
arduboy, holiday, holiday hacks, iot, xamarin
The holidays are here and it is time to do some holiday hacking on things we wish we could have done this year.
December 19th, 2016 | 44 mins 26 secs
extensions, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin sudio
We love our IDEs and live in them most of the day, but it sure is nice to reach into their extensible frameworks and add even more productivity.
December 12th, 2016 | 54 mins 24 secs
database, nosql, orm, sql, sqlite, xamarin
Object-relational mappings, you can't live with them and can't live without them so you have probably written your own by now. When you need a database an ORM is a must and we decipher the need and implementations.
December 5th, 2016 | 38 mins 8 secs
android, app, design, ios, material design, mobile apps, xamarin
This week we take a look at how we design mobile applications. We discuss designing for multiple platforms including the choice to design for the platform or use a custom app design.
November 28th, 2016 | 40 mins 1 sec
best practices, development, memory, performance, profiling, xamarin
We seem to be addicted to refactoring code, but what about checking in on CPU and Memory performance and usage with profiling?