228: Ask For Money
Oct 14, 2021, 11:15 AM
Getting over shyness to ask your app's users for money in more prominent and direct ways.
227: Adopting High-Profile iOS Features
Sep 29, 2021, 9:30 AM
How we decide whether, when, and to what degree we should adopt the headlining features of each iOS release.
226: A Quiet Fall
Sep 17, 2021, 11:00 AM
We were given a reprieve with a lack of new developer-facing features in the iPhone 13 line and Apple Watch Series 7, but with the continuation of the Series 3, we all lose.
225: The Fragmented Future
Sep 1, 2021, 3:15 PM
The effects of legal settlements and regulations on independent iOS developers, and how we can ensure that we still have a place in the scary potential futures that may come.
224: Mr. Day One
Aug 18, 2021, 10:15 AM
Needing to offer different features and experiences to different parts of your userbase due to hardware limitations and OS differences.
Aug 4, 2021, 11:15 AM
The power of default settings and choices, and the impact of changing your app's default behavior.
222: Fingers in the Dam
Jul 21, 2021, 11:00 AM
When fixing a simple visual bug unexpectedly becomes a much larger problem.
221: Optional Fun
Jul 7, 2021, 4:30 AM
How we're spending our summers so far.
220: The Danger Zone
Jun 23, 2021, 11:30 AM
Approaching a change with very, very high stakes.
219: WWDC 2021
Jun 9, 2021, 9:30 AM
The second digital-only WWDC, how iOS 15 and watchOS 8 impact our apps, and what we'll be tackling first this summer.
218: Making the Most of a Virtual WWDC
May 26, 2021, 3:45 PM
What to expect from WWDC, how to prepare for the virtual event, and how to follow the material.
217: Feature Regrets
May 12, 2021, 10:30 AM
Dealing with features we wish we'd never added.
216: Shark Battle
Apr 29, 2021, 5:00 AM
When big-company maneuvers hit the little fish like us.
215: Group Therapy Session
Apr 14, 2021, 3:15 PM
Forgiving ourselves for a year of greatly reduced productivity.
214: From Subscribe to Follow
Apr 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
WWDC 2021's announcement, and whether Overcast should adopt a terminology change along with Apple and Spotify.
213: A Server Disaster
Mar 17, 2021, 3:30 PM
You should totally run your own servers. It'll be fine! Well, most of the time.
212: A Watchsmith Adventure
Mar 3, 2021, 3:15 PM
A _DavidSmith Story Half-Hour on the surprising journey to build a simple photo complication for Apple Watch. How hard could it be?
Feb 18, 2021, 3:45 AM
Deforestation, timber production, and wood preparation. [taps earpiece] What?… Oh, sorry. Scratch that. Writing lines of text to files for diagnostic purposes.
210: Thinking Like A Business
Feb 3, 2021, 2:00 PM
Trying to remove emotion and assumptions from indie business decision-making.
209: Binary Stars
Jan 20, 2021, 10:45 AM
Copying someone else's work as a learning exercise, and the tricky balance between copying and inspiration.
208: The Road Ahead
Jan 6, 2021, 11:00 AM
The kind of year we expect 2021 to be for Apple-platform developers, and an update on Overcast's SwiftUI progress.
207: Privacy Labels and Analytics
Dec 22, 2020, 4:00 AM
Apple's new privacy labels in the App Store, and how we've designed our custom analytics frameworks for minimal data collection.
206: Pivoting Your App
Dec 9, 2020, 12:00 PM
The tricky balance of making big changes to your app to better serve your current market without upsetting your initial customers.
205: We Got a Raise
Nov 25, 2020, 2:15 PM
How the M1 Macs are game-changers for developers, and our thoughts on the lower fees from the App Store Small Business Program.
204: Adopting SwiftUI
Nov 9, 2020, 10:45 AM
The continued challenges of modernizing Overcast with Swift and SwiftUI, and deciding whether to rewrite Objective-C components in Swift.
203: Modernizing Overcast
Oct 28, 2020, 11:45 AM
Refactoring and rewriting the foundations of a 6-year-old Objective-C codebase using Swift and modern APIs.
202: The Calm After The Storm
Oct 14, 2020, 12:15 PM
Settling into a baseline, leaving no room to be undercut, and where Widgetsmith goes from here.
Sep 29, 2020, 10:30 AM
Dave's app is number one in the App Store! We explore the mind-bending scale and perspective of such a defining moment in an indie developer's career.
200: Time Flies
Sep 16, 2020, 3:15 PM
What Apple's event and iOS 14's timing means for us.
199: Spending Dan Riccio’s 2020 Battery Surplus
Sep 2, 2020, 4:45 PM
Our second-annual wishlist for how we hope this fall's Apple hardware spends the efficiency gains from another year of technological progress.
198: Store Wars
Aug 19, 2020, 8:15 PM
How Epic vs. Apple might affect developers like us.
197: iOS 14 Privacy Disclosures
Aug 6, 2020, 2:00 PM
The new App Store privacy disclosures and tracking-permission prompt in iOS 14.