iOS Dev Tools

The greatest iOS development tools, including websites, desktop and mobile apps, and back-end services.
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Mobile Couch

A fortnightly podcast by Ben Trengrove, Daniel "Jelly" Farrelly and Jake MacMullin. Each episode, the hosts discuss their experiences working on everything from games, to indie apps to client projects, covering topics ranging from in-depth technical chat about frameworks and techniques to insight into releasing an app to the App Store. Occasionaly they are joined by well-known members of the mobile development community - past guests include Marc Edwards and Casey Liss.

Other Similar Tools

The iPhreaks Show

A weekly podcast about iOS development and related technology by development veterans. The iPhreaks Show started back in April 2013 and is now approaching 200 episodes. It uses a group discussion format with a handful of regular hosts and a special guest each week to discuss a relevant topic related to iOS, Apple, tools, practices, and code. Episodes are typically around 45 minutes long and have recently covered topics such as React Native, Swift 3 migrations, Xamarin, protocol oriented programming, and more.

Fatal Error

A biweekly podcasts hosted by Soroush Khanlou and Chris Dzombak. Fatal Error covers topics on the cutting edge of iOS development including software architecture, Swift, and best practices. The podcast is currently in its initial ten-episode season, with episodes between 30 and 50 minutes, and has covered topics such as coordinators, view models, reactive programming, why not to use singletons, and more.

Runtime

A weekly podcast from Sam Soffes and Caleb Davenport where they talk about Swift, iOS, and other things they like. Runtime episodes are typically less than 30 minutes and have covered Swift evolution, package managers, Interface Builder, and lots of other relevant and interesting iOS topics. There is also a Slack community for the show that is free to join, where you can chat with other listeners and the hosts and suggest topics for future episodes.

iOS Bytes

A weekly podcast released each Thursday covering all of your iOS development news. Unlike most podcasts, iOS Bytes is only 5 minutes long so will fit into anyone's schedule. It's great for iOS developers of all experience levels, covering a range of topics including tools, open source, conferences, design patterns and more. If any of the topics mentioned in the short podcast are of interest to you, all the links are available in the show notes or on the website.

Spec

A network of podcasts for designers and developers. Spec currently features two podcasts, Design Details and Developer Tea, but they are working to add new shows soon. As the names suggest, Design Details is aimed at designers whereas Developer Tea is for web and software developers. Developer Tea episodes are typically between 10 and 30 minutes long and cover a wide variety of topics from development techniques to the less technical such as staying productive and improving yourself.

Release Notes

A weekly podcast hosted by Charles Perry and Joe Cieplinski about the business of Mac and iOS indie software development, or as they say "everything but the code". Topics include tips and tricks, success stories and failures from the iOS and Mac ecosystem and interviews with notable independent iOS and Mac developers. Release Notes is a great listen if you are looking for a non-technical podcast about iOS or Mac development.

Build Phase

A weekly technical podcast from the guys at Thoughtbot. The hosts, iOS developers Mark Adams and Gordon Fontenot, discuss code, design, and creating great iOS apps. Previous topics have included best practices, iOS frameworks, conferences and their general experiences with the App Store.

CocoaRadio

A new weekly podcast from Justin Williams featuring well known people in the Mac and iOS community talking about the interesting things and projects they've been working on. Each week is an in-depth discussion of the techniques and technologies the guests have used and their experiences in being part of the Cocoa community in general. Episodes are typically shorter than 30 minutes, so it should be easy to fit CocoaRadio into your podcast schedule.

The iDeveloper Podcast

A magazine style a podcast for OS X and iOS developers hosted by Steve "Scotty" Scott and John Fox. Each episode looks at subjects including recent developer news, technical issues around cocoa and cocoa touch, the latest tools and utilities as well as examining the business side of being an indie Mac or iOS developer.

Developing Perspective

A podcast discussing news of note in iOS Development, Apple and the like, hosted by (Underscore) David Smith. Each episode is under 15 minutes long so Developing Perspective makes for a great bitesize podcast. David Smith is a prolific independent developer with countless apps on the App Store and so has lots of insight to give on making a living in the App Store.

The raywenderlich.com Podcast

A new podcast from the writers of raywenderlich.com that includes discussions on tools, tutorials, and tech talk relevant to app and game developers. They have only released a handful of episodes so far but it's definitely worth subscribing to.

Debug

An interview show about developing software and services for iOS and Mac hosted by Guy English and Rene Ritchie. Previous guests include greats such as Loren Brichter, Craig Hockenberry, Don Melton and Paul Haddad, who talk about their experiences with developing for iOS and Mac including their history, new and old projects, and general commentary on current development news.

Core Intuition

A fantastic weekly podcast about indie software development for Mac and iOS hosted by Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece. Each week they discuss the projects they've been working on, their experiences in indie development, and the latest Cocoa development news. Daniel and Manton's combined experience with iOS, Mac and web development is what makes Core Intuition so interesting though - every week there is something interesting to learn from their discussion.

NSBrief

An interview style podcast where host Saul Mora meets and chats with well-known members of the Cocoa community. Discussions cover indie developer stories and projects, Cocoa frameworks, the best Cocoa conferences, and more. NSBrief is also on Glassboard, where listeners can discuss episodes and make suggestions. Episodes are about an hour long (sometimes more) and are definitely worth your time.