Mobile Couch

Creating great apps for Apple’s mobile devices.

This podcast is no longer in production.

58: A Lot of Clicking Around

Published 1 June 2015 • 1 hour, 14 minutes

With Ben off attending Google I/O, Jake and Jelly talk art exhibitions, storyboards, Jelly’s struggle with sync, and prepping for WWDC.

57: What Has Happened Before Will Happen Again

Published 18 May 2015 • 46 minutes, 49 seconds

With the videos from the final NSConference out to watch for free, the couch discuss some favourites, as well as conferences in general. Plus, a brief look at presenting alternate view controllers, such as onboarding screens and login dialogs.

56: Special Opportunity

Published 4 May 2015 • 53 minutes, 30 seconds

Jake has his watch in hand, so after going back over some unit testing follow-up, and with a single weekend’s experience, the couch looks at first impressions, the various delays that people are struggling with, and handling multiple asynchronous tasks with dispatch groups.

55: Confessing Your Naivety

Published 20 April 2015 • 1 hour, 57 seconds

Leading with follow-up, Jake touches on his experiences with developing a WatchKit after having talked to David, how he’s fetching the content for his glance, and how the Swings analogy made him rethink the way he was trying to lay out his views (and thus making his efforts more successful).

53: Too Much Syntax

Published 23 March 2015 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

While Ben is at NSConference, Jake and Jelly compensate by talking about the new Macbook, Jake’s recent experience with converting a Swift 1.0 project to 1.2, and a couple of Haneke-related tricks they’ve learned recently.

52: It’s a Dubbit

Published 9 March 2015 • 1 hour, 11 minutes

Jelly’s had some wine, and a long day to boot, so after a failed first attempt at recording the episode, the couch talks developing for Android, goes into more detail about the value types discussion from the last episode, discusses the Blue and Black/White and Gold dress dilemma, and makes predictions for the “Spring Forward” event.

51: You Can’t Copy Dogs

Published 23 February 2015 • 51 minutes, 33 seconds

Tonight! Ben uses a Word template, Jelly iterates a build number, and Jake watches half of a video.

50: In My Heart I’m Ready

Published 9 February 2015 • 54 minutes, 45 seconds

Jelly has wanted to talk about Testflight for a while, and he finally gets his chance, comparing Apple’s beta distribution tool with the previous methods, like Ad Hoc and Enterprise distribution.

49: That Language is Evil

Published 26 January 2015 • 1 hour, 17 minutes

Russell Ivanovic (@rustyshelf) joins the couch to discuss back-end services for mobile apps, the differences between software-as-a-service and building your own web service, and go into why you might choose one over the other.