Mobile Couch

A fortnightly podcast about creating great apps for mobile
devices, hosted by Ben Trengrove and Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly.

83: Hackity Hack, Don’t Look Back

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What is good code, and how does one achieve it? Ben and Jelly spend some time working through a small project while considering the flaws, edge cases and potential shortcuts, in an effort to come up with ways to weed out bad code, while also improving the end result.

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82: Puts Me in Work Mode

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Both Ben and Jelly have worked from home for many years, so they explore the benefits and disadvantages of remote working. Together, they discuss the things you need to do to ensure stuff actually gets done, what your team can do to help you succeed, and why you’d even consider this in the first place.

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We'd love it if you got in touch! We are @_mobilecouch on Twitter and you can even email us at hello@mobilecouch.co, if you're so inclined!

81: Just Makin’ It Rain

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Jelly walks Ben through the ins and outs of implementing In-App Purchases in your “freemium” or “paymium” apps. IAPs are deceptively annoying to get right, but Jelly covers everything, including you need to do in iTunes Connect, how the StoreKit framework works, and finally, how you validate the receipt to prevent piracy.

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We'd love it if you got in touch! We are @_mobilecouch on Twitter and you can even email us at hello@mobilecouch.co, if you're so inclined!

80: Just Like Everything in Programming

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Many developers work with things like views and view controllers, but might not have any idea about how these things all fit together. Ben introduces Jelly to the Model-View-Controller pattern, and explains what each part of this concept is and how they come together to make an app work.

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We'd love it if you got in touch! We are @_mobilecouch on Twitter and you can even email us at hello@mobilecouch.co, if you're so inclined!

79: The Rubber Duck Hat

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In any given project, you’ll find that there are a number of different “hats” that you have to wear, such as making the hard decisions, being a user, writing code, or designing assets. Ben and Jelly take look at some of them, discussing not only how they come into play, but also how some of the common misconceptions about them.

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We'd love it if you got in touch! We are @_mobilecouch on Twitter and you can even email us at hello@mobilecouch.co, if you're so inclined!