50 episodes

A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

Core Intuition Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece

    • Technology

A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

    Episode 404: We’re Never Doing This Ever

    Episode 404: We’re Never Doing This Ever

    Manton and Daniel talk about the FBI's renewed demand that Apple provide iPhone-cracking services. They discuss when it would be acceptable, if ever, for Apple to provide such assistance, and the slippery slope of saying yes even once. Daniel follows up on his growing sureness that he will drop support for Blogger from MarsEdit, and Manton talks a little more about his upcoming book on Microblogging.

    • 38 min
    Episode 403: I Can’t Do This

    Episode 403: I Can’t Do This

    Daniel talks to Manton about his ongoing struggle to support Google's Blogger platform in MarsEdit, and his inclination to drop support for it. They talk about weighing the merits of supporting one platform or another, and the virtue in general of latching onto growing platforms instead dying platforms.

    • 41 min
    Episode 402: A Bespoke Failure

    Episode 402: A Bespoke Failure

    Manton catches Daniel up about his looming book deadline, taking stock of the effect of overworking oneself. Daniel talks about getting past his hangups that might be blocking business success. And in the spirit of the New Year, they revisit a list of Manton’s 2005-era ambitions, and Daniel's 1999 New Year's Resolutions.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 401: It’s Not A Bad Computer

    Episode 401: It’s Not A Bad Computer

    Daniel and Manton talk about the 2019 Mac Pro and the shocking price of high-end configurations. They debate whether the company who makes "the computer for the rest of us" should be selling $50K computers, or if it risks taking focus away on selling products for "everyday people." Finally, Manton takes stock of the challenge of meeting his Microblogging book deadline, and Daniel tries to convince himself to postpone the deadline.

    • 46 min
    Episode 400: With The Help Of Mark Zuckerberg

    Episode 400: With The Help Of Mark Zuckerberg

    Manton and Daniel celebrate episode 400 by inviting Oisín Prendiville to join them for a conversation ranging from Oisín's podcasting app Castro and the virtues of selling it to Tiny, to the state of the podcasting industry, to a story of bicycle theft and recovery.

    • 52 min
    Episode 399: It Could Be Brilliant

    Episode 399: It Could Be Brilliant

    Daniel celebrates the successful launch of Black Ink 2.0, while Manton acknowledges the two year anniversary of Micro.blog's public debut. They talk more about the virtues of setting deadlines, and about setting goals and meeting them as a way of meriting your own work more. Next they consider the difficulty of putting on a confident marketing persona, and the pleasure of being able to honestly claim superiority in some market niche. Finally, Manton gives us a progress report on his goal to finish his Microblogging book, and we compare several expressions that effectively mean "it is what it is."

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

Cowlibob ,

Like old friends

I love to hear what Manton and Daniel have been upto this week, and get their take on the latest industry news. I'm not a [professional] macOS or iOS dev, but the topics are pitched at just enough detail to appeal to developers and indie creators. Great work guys.

Adrian Hon ,

Excellent insight

Daniel and Manton have incredible experience and insight in indie Apple development, and more importantly, they're very self-aware and honest. A must listen, even if you sometimes despair at their marketing travails ;)

njr0 ,

Consistently excellent

I've been listening to Core Intuition for maybe 12-18 months now, and it is consistently excellent. Some of what makes it great is that Manton and Daniel, while agreeing on much, have really interesting areas of disagreement, and manage to debate things in a rather illuminating way. The show is also an interesting mix between technical topics and discussions of business issues relevant to small (pretty much 1-person) development shops. It's also a great blend because Daniel focuses mostly on Mac Development, whereas Manton is broader, with lots of iOS as well as Mac, and quite a lot of server development.

Highly recommended.

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