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151: WWDC Recap
In this episode, the guys return from hiatus to break down WWDC from a developers standpoint. No cheese graters were harmed or joked about in the making of this episode. Links: Alex Robinson's iOS Project Template: WWDC Videos:
June 13, 2019
150: 20/20 Finger Yoga
New hardware and new versions of iOS were released so its time for our annual N-1 WWDC recap.
September 21, 2018
149: Sell the Pitchforks to the Miners
The guys talk about the latest betas, production issues, and the Mac mini, and gambling apps.
August 24, 2018
148: Alex in trouble
August 13, 2018
147: Illegitimate Developer
The guys talk about the new Macbook Pros, the latest betas, and source control/pull request management. Then for fun, they discuss various coding conventions.
July 25, 2018
146: Eyes Wide Open
July 9, 2018
145: I Have A Noun That Can Verb This Thing
The guys discuss their San Jose experience and their thoughts on all the goodies and not so goodies we got at WWDC 2018.
June 18, 2018
143: Everyone Become an Adobe Flex Developer!
The guys talk about GDPR, interesting stats about non-native frameworks, and the latest Swift news among other things.
April 26, 2018
142: Insane_case
April 13, 2018
141: The Previous Four Years I Was Passed Over
The guys talked about WWDC 2018, a little about the Education Event, and Flutter.
March 29, 2018
140: Deja Vu News
March 16, 2018
139: Klingon Keyboard Cryptocurrency Profits
It wouldn't be SharedInstance if they didn't talk about emoji at all. There's not too much news, so Sam puts on his tinfoil hat, Argo comes up with a totally unoriginal get-rich-quick scheme, and Alex tells us about an intriguing App architecture book.
February 27, 2018
138 Emoji-Gate
February 17, 2018
137: The Legit People Who Do Animoji Karaoke
The guys catch up on iOS news and then talk about emoji rejections and the effects of getting featured in the app store.
February 8, 2018
136: Buy Sell Hold '18 Part B
January 25, 2018
135: Buy Sell Hold '18 Part A
January 20, 2018
134: Ginormous Size Class Here We Come
The guys talk about Project Marzipan and some other minor iOS related news and then dive into 2018 Resolutions.
January 12, 2018
133: Non Javascript-ey Cross Platform Solution
First, Alex and Sam convince Argo that Kotlin has more promise than he thought. After that the guys discuss the latest round of news on App Store templates and "Design Spam" rejections. Finally, everyone revisits their 2017 goals they set at the beginning of the year.
December 14, 2017
132: Buy us cool things episode
November 29, 2017
131: You Have to Know the Rules Before You Can Break Them
Argo complains about people conflating the App Store Review and Human Interface Guidelines, and then the whole gang discuss whether there is much ado about iOS app architecture. They also discuss some of the tradeoffs between emergent design and having a common architecture in different type of shops.
November 14, 2017
130: iPhone X Envy
November 9, 2017
129: It's All Bitcoin Now Anyways
The guys discuss iPhone X preparations, questionable investing advice, and Argo talks a little bit about a lecture he recently attended by Steve Wozniak.
November 3, 2017
128: Working with the Machine
October 28, 2017
127: A Few Bad Apples Spoil The Whole Bunch
The guys discuss Apple's recent spat with template apps of many different varieties. Sam's also discusses the app he just launched.
October 12, 2017
126: KopyPasteLin
Speaking of Android Development
October 6, 2017
125: Codable + JSON = Awesome
The guys talk about the new goodies they received from Apple and then discuss the Codable protocol and JSON Parsing in Swift 4.
September 28, 2017
124: Notchville
Fun talk about the preorders last week and what to do about that notch.
September 22, 2017
123: Maximum Dad Joke
The guys react to the Fall 2017 iPhone event and then discuss what you're going to have to do in order to update your apps for the iPhone X.
September 14, 2017
122: Basically Just Sticker Packs
The guys do their yearly WWDC N-1 episode to remind us all what APIs/technologies you can now use if you drop support for the now 2-yeard old OS.
September 7, 2017
120: Oreo Eclipses
All the news that's fit to talk about and some that isn't.
August 24, 2017
119: Fear of Small Holes
The guys discuss the latest news, speculate on how iOS 11 will handle / support the new iPhone screen size / function area, and talk about the upcoming US eclipse.
August 17, 2017
118: SharedInstance Memo
Conversations about the latest apple news and the infamous Google Memo.
August 10, 2017
117: Your Data Is Showing
The guys talk about the recent HomePod firmware leak and dig into whether your should use a hamburger menu in your app.
August 1, 2017
116: You Don't Know What a Squircle Is?
The guys discuss some of Sam's hardware woes, how the iOS 11 release is slowly creeping up on us, and talk about some other stuff too.
July 27, 2017
115: Stackview the World (Fixed Audio)
Sorry, a machine failure made this a challenging episode to get out. Audio has been fixed as well.
July 18, 2017
114: Geckos vs Chameleons and Slim Apps
This week we talked about the epidemic of obesity sweeping across the App Store and how to combat it.
June 30, 2017
113: WWDC Was About the Details
The guys talk about some new hardware, including the new iPad Pros, and wander through a bunch of other topics.
June 22, 2017
112: WWDC Reflections
June 15, 2017
111: WWDC '17: Because Sierra Got High
Early podcast this week with a hot take on all the new WWDC goodies for developers.
June 6, 2017
110: Hardware of WWDC
Could this be the year that the number of hardware announcements outweigh the software announcements?
June 1, 2017
109: So Jealous of Android People
The guys react to Google I/O '17 news, Argo rambles for a while on Mobile VR, and they continue on with some more WWDC Wishlist/Predictions.
May 25, 2017
108: Can't Wait For More Buttony Buttons
WWDC Predictions part one. We had a lot to talk about and will get to the rest next week.
May 18, 2017
107: Taylor Swift Isn't Even In The Top 6
The guys chat a bit about the timing to making apps in relation to WWDC, how to Google for programming languages, and some other news of note.
May 11, 2017
106: May the 4th Be With You
Happy Star Wars day! Here's an episode that doesn't say anything about it.
May 4, 2017
105: New and Improved Review Terrorists
The discuss some news, talk about some newly invigorated review terrorists, and then remind you all of things that you are forgetting to test in your mobile apps.
April 27, 2017
103: Analytics half full or half empty
News and Notes plus we tackle the next topic on our app dev checklist: Analytics
April 13, 2017
102: Localizing Carbonated Sugar Water
The guys discuss the latest news and do a deep dive on localization. Sam mentions something he is jealous of Android for.
April 4, 2017
101: Accessibility
The guys discuss some news and then talk about accessibility.
March 21, 2017
100: Snowflake Retrospective
It's our 100th episode and we reflect back on our tenure and debate how much further we should take the show.
March 16, 2017
99: Attack of the Chaos Monkey
The guys discuss their Nintendo Switches, the S3 outage as it related to many apps, and started their "Production App Checklist" by talking about crash logging with a rather ironic finish.
March 9, 2017
98: Lord of the Realm Mobile Platform
Ok maybe he isn't a lord yet but he is our special guest. Eric Maxwell from Realm gives us the low down on Realm and a new offering called Realm Mobile Platform.
March 2, 2017
97: Spaceship Bash Would Be Pretty Cool
The guys respond to the WWDC news and a few other things.
February 23, 2017
96: Being a Jerk Towards VIPER
What does your GitHub account say about you?
February 16, 2017
95: An Arm Full of Band-Aids
The guys talk about the news and discuss React Native after Artsy posted a few retrospective pieces on using it for their iOS app.
February 9, 2017
94: New Goodies in iOS 10.3
And Argo has an expedited review.
February 2, 2017
93: iOS App Architecture - The Tip of Iceberg
The guys discuss Chris Lattner's awesome interview on, talk about Google acquiring Fabric from Twitter, and talk about some common iOS view-level architectures.
January 26, 2017
92: Buy Sell Hold '17
In this episode we sit down and chat about the mobile technology that we think is emerging and the tech that is submerging.
January 23, 2017
91: Don't Shake Your Cat By The Toilet
The guys talk about the latest news, and discuss their new years tech resolutions.
January 12, 2017
90: 2016 Followup
We had a great time revisiting our first episode of the year in which we predicted what awaited us in 2016. Sometimes we were accurate other times not so much.
December 22, 2016
89: My Watch Called 911 Not Me
The guys talk about the the latest OS updates, dealing with dependencies old and new, and automated functional testing, and iOS project templates. Also, Sam accidentally calls 911.
December 16, 2016
88: The late edition
Sorry for the late release. It's been crazy hectic this week.
December 10, 2016
87: The Brexit of Utilities
The guys discuss Apple taking a step away from certain things (automation, displays, routers), the latest developer news, and try to figure how to cut the cord with a good cable replacement service.
December 1, 2016
86: Happy Thanksgiving, Time to Buy Stuff
It's the annual Christmas Wish List episode where we talk about the stuff we wish Santa would bring but probably won't.
November 18, 2016
85: Language Smells
The guys avoid talking about the latest election results by discussing the latest in Apple developer news and migrating to Swift 3.
November 10, 2016
84: Touchbars for Touch Typists
A quick round up of the latest news developments and discussion of the new MacBook Pro and how to program for the Touchbar.
November 3, 2016
82: It worked. You're welcome.
We did it! We spoke about the lack of a hardware announcement and Apple came through!
October 20, 2016
81: It's Still Not Jarvis
The guys talk about search ads, Google's Pixel Event, voice assistants and the controversy over Dash being removed from the app store.
October 13, 2016
79: Give Us Access to All of Their Allos
Down one man, the guys talk about the latest developer things, Google's Allo/privacy, and the rumored Twitter Acquisition.
September 29, 2016
78: How Do I Get the Lasers?
It's our annual what's new in the n-1 release of iOS episode.
September 23, 2016
77: The Double Tool Look
The guys talk about the recent Apple event and discuss the latest shift in Overcast podcast player business model along with general discussion on ads and in-app subscriptions.
September 15, 2016
76: Stackviews All the Way Down
Brought to you early this week so that you can listen to something while waiting for the next iPhone announcement.
September 7, 2016
75: Not Getting Another Beta
Sam gives a recap of his time at 360 iDev.
September 1, 2016
74: We Don't Even Have Rename - FIXED Audio
Sam is missing this week so the Alexs discuss the weeks news, unique identifiers for your app, and R.swift
August 26, 2016
73: There's Probably a Wrong Way To Do It
This week the guys talk about the "monorepo", planning and estimating, and churn a little more about "The Churn".
August 18, 2016
72: One Big Firehose of Pain
The guys talk about the happenings in the iOS world and Sam laments having to uglify some code in the name of analytics.
August 12, 2016
71: No Longer Writing Legacy Code... As We Write It
In this episode, the guys talk about Swift 3 wrapping up, what's coming in Swift 4, and beyond.
August 4, 2016
70: Take 2
Last week's episode had some technical difficulties but we managed to stop playing Pokemon Go long enough to record this episode for your listening pleasure.
July 29, 2016
69: Listener Feedback Episode
We discuss various feedback topics including the continuing Spotify saga plus how we do various project management tasks and lastly Alex is going rogue.
July 14, 2016
68: If You Wanna Play in the iOS Playground...
The guys discuss the recent Spotify complaints about Apple and some other news items.
July 7, 2016
67: Our "Number One Request" for Xcode
The guys talk about Xcode Source Editor Extensions, mourn the loss of Alfred, and talk about other things Apple has 'Sherlocked'.
June 30, 2016
66: WWDC Recap, Yes You Can Rick Roll Someone With That
The 3 of us recap our experiences of WWDC week.
June 23, 2016
65: How Can I Rickroll Someone With This New Technology?
The guys talk a bit more about the upcoming WWDC and some other small news items and finished recording right before Apple decided to drop some Phil Schiller news bombs
June 9, 2016
64: Inessential Swift?
To be dynamic or to be static. Swift, you're not the life blood of the party. You need to be more dynamic like you're brother Obj-C
June 2, 2016
63: Hitting the YOLO Button
The guys talk about Google IO and related topics, what did/didn't make it into Swift 3, awesome new app review times, and dealing with work/life balance.
May 26, 2016
62: Robots like Ice Cream
Natasha the Robot tells us about being a digital nomad and her September conference try! Swift in New York City.
May 19, 2016
61: I Really Do Dislike That Picker Control
This week the guys talk about their hardware/software wishlist for WWDC in the calm before the storm.
May 12, 2016
60: To die on Mars
The gang pontificates on the AppleTV and AppleWatch 6 months and 1 year in.
May 5, 2016
59: Any Sleazier Than It Has To Be
The guys talk about going to WWDC and the lottery. They also hit on some of the latest news, include Apple Watch future requirements and paid search.
April 28, 2016
58: Objective-C Gang Sign [Fixed Audio]
Apple opened up the lottery for WWDC and Facebook held their annual developer conference F8
April 22, 2016
57: Waiting for the Dust to Settle
The guys talk about Reactive vs Traditional programming and also discuss the latest in Apple developer-ish news.
April 14, 2016
56: RxSwift is Job Security
Continuing the new format with news and a main topic. This week RxSwift. Don't forget the survey.
April 7, 2016
55: Dependency Manager as a Dependency
The guys switch things up a little bit and talk a bit about the latest news and then dig into a discussion on dependencies.
March 31, 2016
54: iPhone Killing Robots
Apple had it's Spring event and John Connor is happy
March 24, 2016
iPad Mini Mega Micro Max
The crew talks the latest in named function parameters in Swift, the state of the Mac/iOS App Stores, and speculate about the upcoming March Apple event.
March 17, 2016
What the FRP!?
Lots of fun news this week.
March 10, 2016
They Could Have Had a Little Better Domain Name
The guys give an update on their usage of tvOS and discuss the current state of the OS. They also touch on Microsoft acquiring Xamarin, stumble through some react native stuff, and talk about IBM and their swift contributions.
March 3, 2016
February 25, 2016
Is There Any Way I Can Just Give You Money?
The gang talks a little more about Parse and some newish continuous integration tools, and how to get your apps out to users to test. We'll be back next week after our apps are all done 'processing'.
February 18, 2016
It's Reasonably OK
It's our 1 year anniversary 1 week late. Lot's of good topics in this episode ranging from RxSwift vs ReactiveCocoa to the new JSON parsing library from Big Nerd Ranch
February 11, 2016
It's Like Y2K Except for Mobile Apps
All of the guys were/will be at least briefly affected by the looming Parse shutdown. They discuss the shutdown itself, and what to do in the future for apps that need a backend / apps that need to be migrated off of Parse.
February 4, 2016
Swift Kitchen Sink Manager
This week package managers and test runners
January 26, 2016
Parsing... SOAP in Swift?
The guys discuss all the recent news around iAd and iOS 9.3 and then interview special guest Josh Brown of Roadfire Software about his new book 'Parsing JSON in Swift'
January 21, 2016
Come Chat with Us
Announcing the new SharedInstance Slack. Alex makes an iOS conference list and more.
January 14, 2016
Reactive Cocoa is the New Struts
The guys discuss some of the news and tips and tricks that happened over their break, and discuss their tech resolutions for 2016. They also play a game of Buy/Sell/Hold with Apple developer tech.
January 7, 2016
Merry Swiftmas
The guys talk some more about recent Swift news and put a bow on the podcast for this year.
December 17, 2015
1-Star Reviews & Swift on that Penguin Platform
Something got released as open source on Linux this week. Not sure what it could be...
December 10, 2015
Hey Siri, Roll the Dice *FIXED AUDIO*
In this episode, the guys chat about all the development tools that are indispensable to them. FIXED_AUDIO
December 2, 2015
All I want for Christmas is a ... Cow?
It's the end of the year, a time of giving. The guys talk about what's on their list of things they would like some gadgety and some not so gadgety including a cow for Sam, sort of.
November 26, 2015
The Elephant in the Room
The guys talk about the elephant(s) in the room: including odd Apple product launches, the iPad Pro, MASpocalype, and also some updates to iTunes Connect.
November 19, 2015
We Just Need No One to Buy Any More Android Phones
The guys discuss some App Store review guidelines and many aspects of the new AppleTV including input, on demand resources, and some apps that left impressions.
November 6, 2015
Don't they know they can use it for free?
Twitter buys an open source project? Nobody must have told them that they could use it for free.
October 29, 2015
To Vendor or Not to Vendor
The guys talk about their experience building an app over the weekend and some of the technical decisions/challenges that they had to face.
October 22, 2015
Not a T-Rex
Sorry for the tardiness in getting this one out the door. It's been a hard week.
October 16, 2015
Free Yourself from the Chains of the Podcasts App
In a slow news week, the guys talk AppleTV NDAs, USB Type C cables, Amazon/AppleTV, and the El Capitan's consequences, and lament the state of Apple's audio-based apps (Podcasts/Audiobooks/Music)
October 8, 2015
Don't Force Touch That
It's a round up of the latest and greatest in the Apple iOS world
October 1, 2015
As (Not Yet) Seen On TV
The guys discuss AppleTV dev kits, content blocking, and Sam and Alex get reprimanded for not sharing crash reports with developers.
September 24, 2015
What's with the Taco emoji
Continuing our discussion from last week we delve a little deeper into the AppleTV
September 17, 2015
You Can Only Paint With Your Fingers So Much
The guys delve into the latest Apple mega-event where they updated everything based on iOS and what it means to them.
September 11, 2015
Adaptive UIView Agenda
It's like June 2014 & we're talking about all of the new cool stuff from WWDC'14 except that now you can actually use it.
September 3, 2015
Letter Vs. Spirit of the Law
The guys chat about 360iDev and conferences in general. They also hit on a few topics related to releasing apps including App Store Review, automating your submissions, and even prototyping apps at the beginning.
August 25, 2015
Spammers Gotta Ruin Everything
This week we discuss news of note and crazy software license fiascos.
August 13, 2015
Sacked the Town and Salted the Earth
The guys talk about the current landscape with dependency management on iOS and delve into a few other topics.
August 6, 2015
Swiftly Flattening a Map
Swift 2.0 library changes
July 31, 2015
Don't Leave Your Kid In The Car
This week the SharedInstance gang laments the lack of news, talks about upcoming conferences, and talks UICollectionView reordering.
July 23, 2015
App Previews for fun and ... and profit
This week the SharedInstance gang talks about app preview videos and how they can improve the sale of your apps.
July 17, 2015
The big [Swift] 2 0
Big news this week for the SharedInstance Podcast.
July 10, 2015
Open Letter from Taylor Swift About Accessibility
The guys discuss the latest (Taylor) Swift news, non-retina devices, bitcode and chat a bit about iOS Accessibility.
June 25, 2015
Dealing With The Firehose Of Knowledge
WWDC is over and the guys have had a chance to dig into a bunch of the sessions and discuss their impressions.
June 20, 2015
Eddie Cue Button Your Shirt
Recorded after the first day of WWDC we discuss the things we loved and didn't love so much including Eddie Cue's shirt.
June 12, 2015
WWDC Predictions - Its Like Nerd Christmas Time
The guys get together and nerd out on what they want/think will be announced at WWDC '15.
June 3, 2015
WWDC Survival Guide
The crew talks about their tips for surviving WWDC in San Francisco. They also include some potentially mediocre tourism advice for San Francisco.
May 28, 2015
The Much Alluded to Continuous Integration Episode
The gang finally gets around to discussing Continuous Integration and their experiences with it.
May 21, 2015
Reactive Swift Native on Windows 10
This week is a jam packed episode full of the happenings from the past week from  watches to Windows 10 to the new ReactiveCocoa 3.0 that is currently in beta.
May 14, 2015
Ghetto Style Swift
The guys are joined by Josh Brown of Roadfire Software to talk about all things Swift, including whats new in 1.2 and how to introduce Swift to your codebase.
May 6, 2015
This is not Release Notes
Today we're joined by Charles Perry of the Release Notes Podcast and Metakite Software. We had a great time talking to Charles about his new upcoming conference also called Release Notes.
April 30, 2015
Just a Snowflake in a Blue Apple Watch Snowstorm
The guys complain/talk some more about CoreData, talk about a few lotteries(WWDC/Special Blue Developer Watch Shipping, WatchKit and Image Editors useful for Mobile
April 24, 2015
100% More Gordon Hughes
After a small break we're back to our normal schedule. This week we have an interview with the illustrious Gordon Hughes talking about his experience at the Ull conference in Ireland plus more.
April 17, 2015
React Native Improv
The SharedInstance gang discusses recent announcements from Facebook's F8, mainly focusing on two of Facebook's open source libraries: React Native and ComponentKit
April 2, 2015
Local Storage Shootout, AKA We Hate Core Data
Hate might be strong word but we have all been feeling the pain lately that is Core Data. This week we discussed several viable alternatives.
March 25, 2015
Two Different Types of Hacking
This weeks episode was about hacking. Not the black hat cyber hacking stuff but about hackathons and hackintoshes.
March 17, 2015
Apple Watch Edition
This week we hit the high points of Apple's "Spring Forward" event including talk of USB3 Type C connector, new hardware, and ResearchKit... and maybe a little bit of talk about some new watch.
March 10, 2015
Never Gonna Give You Up
This week we hit on a number of topics ranging from the Spring Event to Swift on other platforms to a lengthy discussion on our pics of the week. Plus there's a cool Easter egg hidden in one of our links today.
March 4, 2015
Everybody could use a little bit of Clippy in their Lives.
Up this week we talk about the imminent release of the Apple Watch. Then we speculate on the Apple Car and what it might be like if Microsoft had made one. Lastly, thoughts from the diaspora of various beta distribution and crash reporting left by the demise of
February 26, 2015
Almost as long as it takes to start the Android Emulator
This week we touch on Sam's experiences at RWDevcon. Discuss our feelings about Swift, its 1.2 beta release and speculate on the nature of UXKit.
February 15, 2015
Hopefully Better than Star Wars Episode 1
In this episode we’re down one Alex but Sam & Alex Argo manage to discuss various topics trending in the iOS and mobile world from the past week. React Native from Facebook was first up followed by a discussion about life & revenue on the App Store. They then discuss their opinions on the new iOS Beta 5 and WatchKit. Finally a discussion around an interesting tool to help identify all of the Copy Pasta in a larger app evolved out of a couple edited awkward moments.
February 4, 2015