Build and Analyze Retired

Build and Analyze

A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.

Hosted by Marco Arment and Dan Benjamin.


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#108: Succeeded

December 17, 2012 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Our series finale.


#107: The Eldest Programmer

December 10, 2012 at 7:15PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss testing and logging, formal programming, Core Data versus other datastore techniques, and developers knowing basic terminal operation and server administration.


#106: Outlasted The Daily

December 3, 2012 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the Mac Pro's relevance, the effects of RAM and FileVault on performance, the App Store Volume Purchase discount, how well Instapaper for Android is doing, why The Daily failed, deciding whether articles belong on blogs or in The Magazine, and how to collaborate with a designer when you don't agree with all of their choices.


#105: Service Plans for Cables

November 26, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

On this happy Cyber Monday, Dan and Marco discuss journalists mangling quotes, the decline of upgradeable hardware, how to tell if a price is negotiable, why many publications don't take full advantage of Newsstand, protecting assets inside app bundles, and deciding whether to burn an expedited review.


#104: Hammertime

November 19, 2012 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the upcoming end of the show, Scott Forstall and MC Hammer, Passbook apps and promotion, how to decide when to start a new project, PayPal's subscription problems, and the economics of one-time app payments.


#103: Denial Haircut

November 12, 2012 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss music under podcast ads, TextMate 2 activity, the costs of pagination in Instapaper and The Magazine, scientific support of "low-acid" coffee benefits, every cure for male hair loss and baldness, and affiliate-marketing spam.


#102: My Quotes Are Curly And My Dashes Are Solid

November 5, 2012 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss settings in the Settings app, full-screen modes, text adjustment options in Instapaper and The Magazine, choosing fonts for apps, building a custom CMS versus customizing an existing one, white-labeling The Magazine, and over-roasted coffee.


#101: Looting Siracusa County

November 2, 2012 at 3:30PM • 60 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss "Superstorm" Sandy aftermath, Scott Forstall's forced exit from Apple, the iPad Mini and iPad "4", the Microsoft Surface and Windows RT, Disney's plans for Lucasfilm, and hosting servers in natural-disaster-prone datacenters.


#100: The Hostage Star

October 22, 2012 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the Microsoft Surface commercial and its likely launch challenges, writing apps that align with Apple's incentives, The Magazine's naming and design decisions, and recognizing and fixing a poor design choice.


#99: The Podcast

October 15, 2012 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Marco's new app, The Magazine.