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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#58: The Cake is Blue [Fixed Audio]

January 3, 2012 at 7:45pm • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss app refunds, managing work and family time at home, workaholism culture in startups, the costs of doing business, and how Instapaper stores images offline.


#57: Next to the Bathroom

December 27, 2011 at 5:00pm • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss listening to music while coding and making the most of open office layouts.


#56: The Worst Kind of Frustration

December 19, 2011 at 6:00pm • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss TextMate 2, designing (or having someone else design) icons for your apps, typing on Kindles, and why Marco uses queues in Instapaper.


#55: Scaling Enabled

December 13, 2011 at 5:30pm • 1 hour 21 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the TextMate 2 alpha (it's real!), demand for iOS games, cloud hosting and the scaling challenges it won't solve, and the Top Brewer coffee faucet.


#54: Snob Blend

December 5, 2011 at 7:00pm • 1 hour 7 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss inverted Aeropresses, what Marco would do if he were in charge of Starbucks, app marketing responses and being featured in the App Store, avoiding creepy mobile analytics, and static blogging engines.


#53: Blows Enough For Me

November 30, 2011 at 8:00am • 1 hour 6 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Andy Ihnatko's defense of the Kindle Fire, cheap versus bad, consumer priorities, what happens when your product gets canned before it ships, preparing for a Retina iPad, how to market your app, and every indie developer being a millionaire.


#52: Me and My Bias

November 21, 2011 at 8:00am • 1 hour 28 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the Kindle Fire, Apple's profit off mobile apps, the recall of the 1st generation iPod Nano, Ice Cream Sandwich, career stages of a programmer and Plants vs Zombies.


#51: Plattsburgh

November 14, 2011 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 4 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the end of mobile Flash, the potential end of desktop Flash and Silverlight, reservations about the Kindle Fire's sales potential, career advice to programmers, and the difficult practicalities and economics of RSS sync platforms.


#50: Container of Worms

November 7, 2011 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 9 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the difficult design decisions in Instapaper 4, managing customer expectations and habits when changing features, the iOS 5.0.1 fix and how to argue effectively with Apple, the Steve Jobs biography, and Keurig coffee minivans.


#49: I Just Boil It

October 31, 2011 at 4:15pm • 1 hour 15 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the developer implications of apps on TVs, more Apple TV analysis, shovelware, Codify for iPad, Dan's new AeroPress, and whether Marco's upcoming baby will require a minivan.