Mobile Couch

Creating great apps for Apple’s mobile devices.

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48: Reinventing the Wheel

Published 12 January 2015 • 1 hour, 4 minutes

The couch is back from holidays, so they take the opportunity to talk about things that they worked on over the short break, and what they like to do during downtime to keep themselves sharp.

47: Trepidation at Jumping Into Anything New

Published 22 December 2014 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

The couch answer a question about where they go to learn about new things, Jelly discusses his experiences so far with implementing extensions and Jake gets frustrated by the recent discussion of app rejections.

46: Flipping the Boolean

Published 8 December 2014 • 53 minutes, 53 seconds

Jelly’s done his homework, so the couch explores his solution to getting a scrollview to page with peeking content. They also weigh in on Watchkit, discussing the way it works and what the future implications might be.

45: Cynical About a Lot of Things

Published 24 November 2014 • 58 minutes, 17 seconds

Ben rejoins the couch from London, and Jake discusses his beacon woes, some tips and tricks he’s picked up while developing with Swift, and the recent open-sourcing of .Net frameworks by Microsoft.

43: I Made That Button, Mum

Published 27 October 2014 • 1 hour, 4 minutes

Jane Abernethy — part of the iOS development team at the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney — joins the couch to fill in for the globetrotting Ben, and to talk about her work, her team and IBDesignables. Also, follow up. Lots and lots of follow up.

42: It’ll Be Great… Next Year

Published 13 October 2014 • 1 hour, 24 minutes

Jelly is working on a big update for GIFwrapped, which prompts discussion with Ben and Jake about getting validation from shipping something cool, designing for single handed use, iOS8 extensions and rotation based on size classes.

41: The Pinnacle of Adulthood

Published 29 September 2014 • 1 hour, 6 minutes

Jake deliberates on purchasing an unwanted iPhone 6 plus from a friend, while Ben talks about his first impressions and the bugs in the recently released iOS8, and Jelly gets shirty about the whole watch thing.

40: Tapping on Their Wrists in Morse Code

Published 15 September 2014 • 1 hour, 24 minutes

Ben is back, and the couch dives into the September Apple event to try and determine what the future of development is going to be like with bigger screens, extensions that live on your wrist and the idea of connected devices.

39: Lines That I Can Paint Within

Published 1 September 2014 • 1 hour, 22 minutes

Jelly tries his hand at hardware mods, Jake buys a yellow Nokia to try out development for Windows Phone, and Ben gets married.