Mobile Couch

Creating great apps for Apple’s mobile devices.

This podcast is no longer in production.

Design, development, and business; these guys do it all. Ben Trengrove and Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly are two iOS developers who work on everything from games to client projects, sharing techniques and best practices for creating stunning mobile applications.

98: File > New > Project…

Published 12 December 2016 • 1 hour, 6 minutes

It’s the final episode of Mobile Couch, so Jake MacMullin returns to the couch, and they discuss how they got started as developers, as well as how they feel about starting new projects.

97: Javascript Dishwashers

Published 28 November 2016 • 58 minutes, 1 second

Ben takes Jelly on a journey through his favourite points from the book Pragmatic Programming: From Journeyman to Master, which details points that you’ll want to learn if you want to be a better developer. Along the way they discuss everything from philosophy to buying dishwashers, and maybe even a little actual code here and there.

96: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

Published 14 November 2016 • 49 minutes, 38 seconds

Jelly recounts his experience with interviewing for a developer position within a big tech company. He and Ben reveal a little insight into what the process is like, what you should know going in, and what you can take from the process to apply to the interviews at your own company.

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Ben Trengrove

When it turned out that the life of an airline pilot wasn’t going to cut it, Ben turned to developing software. Originally from New Zealand, Ben now lives in Canberra, and works as part of Stripy Sock.

Ben has developed everything from educational games (such as Shiny Things’ Quick Math) to simple utilities for pilots. He has a head for algorithms, a penchant for toying with low-level code, and acts as the couch’s resident Android expert.

Sometimes he wishes he was flying instead.

Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly

The creator of GIFwrapped, as well as several open-source libraries, Jelly spends his days as an independent developer, moonlighting as a consultant on occasions where it suits his whims.

Having come from a design and illustration background, Jelly’s skill set lies in creating user interfaces, finding ways to interact with and delight the users of his apps, as well as coming up with truly awful names for his open-source libraries.

That, and his terrible jokes.