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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#68: The Returning Dessert Problem

March 12, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

More on the effects of competition, apps as entertainment risks and the dynamics of low app pricing, why forced app trials would be bad, health insurance for single-person businesses, and why Marco hates iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom.


#67: Competing With Free

March 5, 2012 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Instapaper's new competitor, Readability, the effects of competing with a free product, trying to be original while implementing similar features, and the difficulties of choosing fonts for reading body text on screens.


#66: Car Haters and Idea Guys

February 27, 2012 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss fun cars and car economics, idea guys, the value of ideas, the value of products launched by "famous" people, and why responding to email is hopelessly impossible.


#65: An Accountant Knows Where To Put It

February 20, 2012 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the value of accountants, taxing, 1099s, Japanese withholding on App Store sales, Internet Explorer's recent improvements and browser testing, and why this show often isn't about programming and APIs.


#64: Mountain Kitten

February 16, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the Ivy Bridge delay, k56flex, Windows branding, and, oh yeah, the announcement and preview of OS X Mountain Lion.


#63: Underwear Drawer

February 10, 2012 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss apps versus the web, iOS address-book access and data privacy, and Honeywell suing Nest for patent infringement.


#62: Frustrated by the Invisible Person

February 2, 2012 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Dan and Marco successfully avoid development topics for an entire show, instead discussing USB outlets and the Nest thermostat.


#61: Up and Down All Night Long

January 26, 2012 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss server monitoring, iCloud replacing web apps, NSZombie, and the complex world of salaries.


#60: Mostly Empty Notebooks

January 16, 2012 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss mute switches, the cost of settings, bad broadband, deciding which features to implement, design and prototyping processes, and why the Nintendo 64 and first Xbox deserve a lot of credit.


#59: Premium Products

January 10, 2012 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss CES, Second Crack, localization, code comments, serving custom data to UIWebView requests, discounts and sales devaluing your app, premium products, and blog comments.