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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#78: The Opposite of Instapaper

May 21, 2012 at 3:30pm • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Flattr, API versioning, web frameworks, and Marco's formerly secret App Store experiment: a brand new app that's nothing like Instapaper.


#77: I Had A Baby, You Launched An App

May 14, 2012 at 3:30pm • 1 hour 9 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the new 5by5 Radio app, why Apple may not want to add paid upgrades to the App Store, the infinite market for podcast clients and to-do apps, Instacast's in-app-purchase backlash, how and why to remove features from an app, the new 15" MacBook Pro rumors, Thunderbolt's likely overshadowing by USB 3, and near-future concerns for a Retina laptop.


#76: Trust Me, I Know C

May 7, 2012 at 1:45pm • 1 hour 14 minutes

Instacast 2.0's interesting pricing, RubyMotion, seemingly impossible requirements in job postings, undercutting competitors on price, and why 5by5 probably shouldn't do a parenting show.


#75: My Twitterrific Moment

April 30, 2012 at 1:15pm • 1 hour 57 minutes

Marco's new baby, working from home with kids, tightening car seats, speaking at conferences, baby monitors, the costs of hiring someone, the Instapaper website job description, Read It Later and Pocket, paying attention to competitors, the future direction of Instapaper, and what Apple should do about WWDC tickets.


#74: Ship or Get Off The Pot

April 27, 2012 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 12 minutes

With Marco on paternity leave this week, Dan is joined by Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software. They discuss the origins of Daniel's flagship product, MarsEdit, the long hours often required of independent developers, and more.


#73: One Cell Taller

April 16, 2012 at 3:15pm • 1 hour 28 minutes

Readability's failed payment system, why Instagram was worth so much to Facebook, advertisers outbidding customers, the rumored taller-screen iPhone and its effects on apps, WWDC, and Dan's bold feature decisions in the upcoming 5by5 Radio app.


#72: An Uncomfortable Night for Everybody

April 9, 2012 at 3:15pm • 1 hour 13 minutes

Upgrades in the App Store (or the lack thereof), gesture discoverability, iPad 3 renderInContext slowdowns, the inelegant transition periods of the Pentium Pro and A5X, and burning hamburgers.


#71: The Lottery Mindset

April 2, 2012 at 1:30pm • 1 hour 24 minutes

Draw Something, myths of overnight successes, the lottery mindset contributing to idea people and patent policy, how good colleges and computer science degrees affect your future career, a review of three leading iOS podcast apps, and follow-up on the BMW M5 (F10).


#70: 116 Degree Burns

March 26, 2012 at 3:00pm • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the "www" prefix, Eye-Fi with Aperture, using Kickstarter to fund large software projects, iPad Warmgate, being featured in the App Store, customer reactions to requiring iOS 5, instant coffee, and theoretical 3G-equipped MacBooks.


#69: Holiday Punishment Font

March 19, 2012 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 26 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Retina-screen design considerations, Retina graphics on the web, the benefits of requiring iOS 5, and the ethics of app analytics.