This week start the FU with Jean Louis Gassée’s Monday Note on the Mac Endgame. Following that we discuss the scam apps present on the Mac App Store. We discuss Matthew Yglesias’ post on Apple having outgrown it’s own corporate structure. We also discuss Chris Eidoff’s post on the over-reliance on Protocol-Oriented Programming. We discuss Amazon’s image recognition services. We touch on the Mac Calendar spam bug. Picks: AIToolbox, mucicForProgramming and Spark For Mac.
This week we continue the discussion on App marketing. We discuss developer burn-out. April Fools marketing. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s post on Visual Tests on Playgrounds. That leads Aaron to ask Tim, why build game apps when they are likely to get buried on the App Store. Tim describes his imaginary web friends. The phenomenal success of the Pi Day Countdown app. (Phenomenal to us!) We talk about our favorite April Fools posts. We examine Periscope as Tim live reviews it, while broadcasting to Periscope. We discuss the Apple TV SDK and the HBO deal with Apple.
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