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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#28: Circling Birds

June 7, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 4 minutes

Marco Arment joins Dan Benjamin for a special episode, live from WWDC, to discuss Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud, iMessage, Reading List, Instapaper, and more.


#27: Android Internet Explorer

May 31, 2011 at 5:00pm • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan and Marco share WWDC tips and discuss Xcode 4, an App-Store-only default, Google's API shutdowns, Twitter photo-hosting, and whether iOS development consultants need to expand to Android.


#26: The Mouth of Brooklyn

May 25, 2011 at 12:00pm • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan and Marco follow up on Lodsys and software patents, then discuss Twitter's OAuth change, Twitter buying TweetDeck, and why you can't buy a good midrange appliance.


#25: Feed the Patent Troll

May 16, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss why PHP really is bad, Safari's Reading List competing with Instapaper, the Lodsys patent, the rules of the Apple ecosystem, and getting decent coffee at work.


#24: PHP's Not A "Bad Language"

May 9, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 8 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss "good" and "bad" programming languages (related to Hypercritical's episode #15), code-writing styles, intellectual-property infringement, and third-party RAM in Macs.


#23: Shorter Than 90 Minutes

May 2, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss work-life balance and time management for self-employed people, APIs and sync-services for apps, long-term economics of one-time purchases with ongoing costs, and choosing a new Mac for production work.


#22: Too Many App Stores

April 25, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 38 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Interface Builder vs. coding views manually, CORS and extreme iframe geekery, the impact of Apple or strong competition entering your market, the oversupply of App Stores, and whether competing tablets are too late to have a chance in the market.


#21: Desks and Balls

April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm • 1 hour 39 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the rumors of Apple making a TV, the role of recruiters in job searches, standing desks, and ergonomics.


#20: Dev and Taxes

April 11, 2011 at 3:00pm • 1 hour 20 minutes

Dan and Marco talk about version control, keeping track of business finances, knowing when to hire help, and more.


#19: Too Old to Drive a WRX

April 4, 2011 at 4:00pm • 1 hour 46 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Kona coffee, the physics of Joulies, venture-capital-based startups versus traditional businesses, Android's marketshare, and our accidental static-file blogging competition.