Brent is one-third of Q Branch where he writes Vesper. Blog:

Michael is a founder of Flexibits where he works on Fantastical. Twitter: @macguitar.

April 2013

Identical Cousins 15: I Got Nothin’

Recorded 19 April 2013.

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Brent and Michael talk about feedback from testers, Siri and privacy, using open source code, Summly, and iSteve.

This episode is sponsored by Windows Azure Mobile Services. Learn how easy it is to get started by watching the videos (at the link above). Set up a database, send push notifications, write scripts that run periodically, authenticate users via Twitter and Facebook, and plenty more. All without being locked into Visual Studio or some crazy thing — instead, you interact with the system in your browser. Write your code in JavaScript in any text editor.

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Identical Cousins 14: Partners in Crime

Identical Cousins 13: Bespoken Word

Recorded 29 March 2013.

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We talk about Google Reader, iCloud, Microsoft, Dave Morin, and Summly.

This episode is sponsored by Windows Azure Mobile Services, a high-level component of Azure that makes it easy to write back-end services for iOS apps. Write code in JavaScript — it runs Node.js. Access the system via your web browser. Leave the server maintenance to other people, while you concentrate on what makes your app awesome.

Some things we mention:

Tune in next week when we have our first guest — Nick Bradbury, one of the all-time great indie developers. He’s written three hits on his own: HomeSite, TopStyle, and FeedDemon. These days he works at Sepia Labs on the Android version of Glassboard.