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.

#98: It's Part of Me Now

October 8, 2012 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss non-U.S. universities on CVs, which old iOS devices to keep for testing, prototyping new ideas, why Marco's still not using storyboards, ARC, Core Data, or autolayout, and the boom of relevance and activity on since Netbot's release.

#97: Grapefruits Everywhere

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

Dan and Marco discuss Nests, Mac App Store review times, iOS 6 upgrades, non-Retina support, managing servers for app back-ends, and whether perpetual app maintenance is necessary.

#96: Sandwich With A Slot

September 24, 2012 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss initial impressions of the iPhone 5, rapid iOS 6 adoption and when it may be safe to require it, Feedburner's demise, B.S. in Computer Science degrees versus related degrees with lower math and theory requirements, and the economics of limited-edition apps.

#95: This Unicorn Doesn't Support NFC

September 20, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss iOS 6 for users and developers, adding iPhone 5 compatibility, the iPhone 5's name, unreasonable press reactions, Google's J2ObjC compiler, how embarrassingly easy it is to support VoiceOver (yet so many apps still mess it up), and why paid app-review priority upgrades would backfire.

#94: Everything Would Cut You

September 10, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Amazon's new Kindles, the differing goals of Apple and Amazon, why the tablet market is so different from the PC market and who stands to win and lose, the Enlight 7237, and the longevity of open APIs.

#93: One Donkey Walking In A Circle

September 3, 2012 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

In this episode of the longest-running 5by5 show, Dan and Marco discuss TextMate (of course), business developer account migrations and DUNS numbers, the immense value of Apple's retail stores, creating a brand before its apps, healthcare and taxes, and Instapaper browser extensions.

#92: The Risk Of Broken Promises

August 27, 2012 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss abandoned software, Twitter's 100,000-token limit in practice, how Twitter and Dropbox would need to change to become $40 billion companies, revealing development plans in advance, Instapaper's operating-cost breakdown, and home network wiring.

#91: Quadrants

August 20, 2012 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Twitter's controversial API-policy changes, why they want (and need) to enforce them, their incentives and motivations, why this is different from the App Store, decentralized solutions, and worms.

#90: This Person Isn't Really Here

August 13, 2012 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Sublime Text 2, TextMate 2's open-sourcing,'s funding and why Kickstarter-like campaigns can get a huge boost of funding at the end, the difficulty of having good presences on multiple social services and the effects of cross-posting, and allocating time for unpopular apps.

#89: Giant Mushy Boat

August 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan and Marco follow up on ergonomic keyboards and text editors, then discuss the appeal of the command line, AeroPress grind size, the Metro Style renaming, Hulu Plus, why Instapaper needs rate limiting and the challenge of finding an appropriate limit, and which apps give the best bang for the buck.