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Talking with Apples

Talking with Apples

By Peter-John Welcome
The talking with Apples podcast is all about mobile development and inviting community members to come and chat about cool things happening in the mobile space. We will be covering Android, iOS, Machine Learning for Mobile and evening backend technologies used to power mobile apps. The show is hosted my Peter-John Welcome.
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Talking Compose in Production with Jossi Wolf
In this episode of talking with Apples I spoke to Jossi Wolf who has been working with Jetpack Compose in Production since the Alpha version. We spoke about hes experiences with this new UI framework, whats great about it, what struggles he faced and state of Jetpack Compose now that is 1.0. We also spoke about the compatibility of all the existing libraries that we all use on a daily and how Compose fits into existing apps.
September 10, 2021
Talking App Distribution with Keegan Rush
In this episode of Talking with Apples, I spoke to Keegan Rush about Apple App Distribution. We spoke about what app distribution is, what the process is of distributing your app to the Apple AppStore, what provisioning profiles and certificates are and most importantly how to automate this whole process either using your own scripts or using Fastlane. Happy Listening
August 10, 2021
Talking SwiftUI with Majid Jabrayilov
In this episode of Talking with Apples I speak to Majid who is an Indie iOS Engineer and builds most of he's apps with SwiftUI these days. We spoke about what SwiftUI is and how it differs from UIKit. The took a deep dive into what is like to develop apps in a declarative and reactive way with SwiftUI and Combine. We also spoke about how easy SwiftUI has made developing apps with architectures such as MVVM and made it easier to test UI. Lastly we covered how there are still components that SwiftUI does not have and the what the future holds for iOS development with SwiftUI.  Majid Twitter: Majid's Blog : SwiftUI Weekly: Apples getting started with SwiftUI:  PJ Twitter:
May 31, 2021
Talking Mobile Development with Robert Clegg
In this episode, I chatted to Robert Clegg an Engineering Lead about the state of Mobile development. We discuss what the state of Native development is with new frameworks and tools like Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI that are changing the way developers think about app development. We also discussed Cross platform frameworks like Flutter, React Native and PWA's and if they are approaches business's should be taking. We also spoke a little about Kotlin Multiplatform and where it falls into the equation and if it might be the platform that takes over mobile.  PJ Twitter: Robert Twitter:
March 19, 2021
Talking Architecture Components with Florina Muntenescu
In this episode of talking with Apples, we spoke to Florina Muntenescu about Architecture components and other Jetpack libraries that Google develops. We took a deep dive into each different component and what its purpose is. We covered ViewModel, Room, Paging, LiveData, DataStore, Hilt and Work Manager. We also spoke around what Alpha, Beta and Stable means to the Android team and much more.  Twitter PJ: Twitter Florina: Issue Tracker: Architecture Components Docs: Codelabs :
March 9, 2021
Talking AWS Amplify with Kilo Loco
In this episode of Talking with Apples we chat to Kilo Loco( Kyle) about AWS Amplify. We deep dive into the tool suite and what it can offer mobile developers. This included API's Databases, Storage and more.  PJ Twitter: Twitter for Kilo: Amplify Site: Amplify Sandbox : AmplifyDocs: Kilos Youtube Channel:
February 15, 2021
Talking Google Assistant with Eliza Camber
In this episode of Talking with Apples, I spoke to Google Assistant GDE Eliza Camber about the developing for the Google Assistant and the new Assistant SDK. We discussed Dialogflow, and the migration to the new Actions Builder. We also covered how the Assistant integrates with your Android apps with custom Intents and lots of resources on how developers can get started. PJ: Eliza Camber: Google Assistant: Assistant Codelabs: Youtube Playlist Conversational Actions:
January 5, 2021
Talking Mobile DevOps With Nicola Corti
In this episode of Talking with Apples, we take a deep dive into DevOps, in particular Mobile DevOps. We talk about the DevOps like cycle, the culture you need to have within your organization in order for DevOps to be beneficial, tools you can use to get started and different CI/CD providers you can use to help your increase in quality and automation.  Twitter Nicola: Mobile DevOps Talk: Detekt: Github Actions : Bitrise: DevOps for your app Article: Twitter PJ:
December 14, 2020
Talking Freelancing with Mark Alison
In this episode of Talking with Apples, we talk to Mark Alison, an experienced Freelance Engineer about being a mobile freelance engineer, if its feasible, how community contributions help with finding work, some pro's and cons about freelancing and how freelancing can make you a little more money than being a permanent employee.  Freelancing blog post: Twitter Mark Alison: Styling Android:  Twitter PJ:
December 8, 2020
Talking AR with Julien Salvi
In this episode of talking with Apples, I chatted to Julien Salvi who us an Android Engineer in Paris France about AR. We took a deep dive into ARCore and all its features especially the new ones like depth API and light estimation and we spoke about alternative platforms such as Unity and Vuforia. We also touched on 3D objects and how you can integrate these objects into your Android app. PJ: Julien: ARCore: AR Unity: Vuforia: Googles AR model Library - Poly:
September 30, 2020
Talking Jetpack Compose in Alpha with Sean McQuillan
In this episode of Talking with Apples I speak to Sean who is a Developer Advocate on the Android team about Jetpack Compose being in Alpha. We dive into what it is, how it came about, the different components and even architectures that work well with Compose. In the end Sean answers an important question about  if Compose is production ready. PJ: Sean: Compose : Compose pathway: Compose codelabs: Compose Samples:
September 9, 2020
Talking Firebase with Peter Friese
In this episode of Talking with Apples, we talk to Peter Friese who is a Developer Advocate on the Firebase Team. We chatted about what Firebase is, its many products it offers for to mobile developers and a little about Firebase and Modern iOS development with SwiftUI and Combine.  We then ended with chatting about open source a little and contributions external developers have made to Firebase. PJ : Peter Friese: Firebase: Firebase iOS SDK: Firestore for Swift:
September 2, 2020
Talking Machine Learning with Hoi Lam
In this episode of talking with Apples, I chat to Hoi Lam who is a developer advocate for machine learning at Google about machine learning on Mobile. We spoke about the MLKit and Firebase offering and also go through Tensorflow and what it has to offer. We finally finished off with talking about UX for Machine learning. PJ: Hoi Lam Twitter: ML Model Binding: MLKit compatiable tflite models: Firebase Machine Learning: MLKit : Tensorflow Hub: AI + People Guidebook :
August 18, 2020
Talking Fastlane with Josh Holtz
In this episode of Talking with Apples, we export the Fastlane tool with Josh Holtz who is the lead maintainer for this open source project. We spoke about what Fastlane is, the different tools it provides for iOS and Android developers to automate many tasks and how he maintains this projects as an open source contributor.  Fastlane Docs: Twitter : Josh Holtz Twitter :
July 25, 2020
Talking Material Design with Nick Rout
In this episode, I spoke to Nick Rout who is a Developer Advocate on the Material Design team. We spoke about he's journey to becoming a developer advocate, a lot about material design on Android, especially how it fits into the new jetpack compose world and a little bit about open source. Twitter: Nick's Twitter: Material Design Documentation: Material Design Github :
July 9, 2020