Waiting for Review

Two iOS developers from opposite corners of the globe, attempting to make sense of life, technology and everything else in between.

About the show

A weekly discussion between two iOS developers and special guests from the community.

We talk about the Apple ecosystem, our lives, our projects, and usually get far too excited about the release of Apple products.

Waiting for Review is hosted by Dave Nott, in the UK, and David Wood, in New Zealand.

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  • 167: Motivationally speaking

    May 7th, 2020  |  25 mins 46 secs

    Dave Nott faces a sudden lack of motivation to work on iOS side projects. We discuss how the current climate may be having an impact, and what can be done to rebuild motivation when it vanishes.

  • 166: A Bumpy Landing

    April 30th, 2020  |  27 mins 22 secs

    After a bumpy start, Dave Nott has his new iPad. One problem, he doesn't really know what to do with it...

  • 165: Avoiding Time Sinks

    April 23rd, 2020  |  33 mins 14 secs
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    How we identify and avoid getting sucked into time sinks and rabbit holes. A timely episode as this week, Dave Nott has managed to (almost) dodge one while designing his new iOS app.

  • 164: Why Do I Even Make Apps?

    April 16th, 2020  |  37 mins 46 secs

    Dave Nott has taken an iOS dev hiatus these last few weeks. He's had time to consider his motivations for making apps at all and wonders what will become of his next iOS app once it's complete. Set up an indie-ios-shop again, or keep it as a portfolio piece?

  • 163: Prime Time

    April 9th, 2020  |  28 mins 21 secs

    We’ve started diving deeper into our on demand tv services. We discuss our respective experiences of Apple TV and the news of tighter integration of Amazon’s Prime video to the platform.

  • 162: Lockdown

    April 2nd, 2020  |  30 mins 20 secs

    With both of us in lockdown on our respective sides of the globe, we discuss how we're adjusting, keeping up with our development projects and think about what lasting good could potentially come from this terribly sad situation.

  • 161: Happy Thoughts

    March 26th, 2020  |  34 mins 51 secs

    We hope you're all staying safe and well. With everything going on right now, we decided to take some comfort in the shiney new Apple toys that landed recently, and to indulge ourselves in the details of it all.

  • 160: I Bumped My Head

    March 19th, 2020  |  25 mins 17 secs

    Dave Wood returns to the show after taking some time out to recover from a bump to head. We catch up with how Dave is recovering.

  • 159: Charlie Chapman

    March 12th, 2020  |  44 mins 43 secs

    With Dave Wood still recovering from a concussion, Charlie Chapman is here to fill in. We chat about gaming, managing side projects around being a parent, how WWDC might turn out and of course, we discuss his fantastic new podcast, Launched.

  • 158: Baxter Saves the Day

    March 5th, 2020  |  58 mins 42 secs

    In a suprise turn of events, (Daryl) Baxter joins Dave Nott for an impromptu episode as Dave Wood recovers from a concussion. They discuss the state of the iPad ten years in, whether WWDC will go ahead and how Dave Nott has jerry-rigged a gaming setup out of his 16" MacBook Pro.

  • 157: Navigating Personal Identity

    February 27th, 2020  |  17 mins 13 secs

    It's easy to hold on to a personal identity for longer than you should. After a hard nudge from the universe, Dave Wood considers if his has changed since moving to New Zealand and ponders his next app development move.

  • 156: An Untapped Seam

    February 20th, 2020  |  32 mins 16 secs

    Dave Wood gets an unexpected upgrade to a Series 5 Apples Watch, which sparks a new Apple Watch app idea. Dave Nott wins a battle with SwiftUI, but was it the right battle to have picked?

  • 155: Go Back to UIKit?

    February 13th, 2020  |  42 mins 11 secs

    After another week of frustration, Dave Nott begins to doubt the merits of continuing development with SwiftUI. Would it be easier to down tools and move back to the safety of UIKit to get the job finished?

  • 154: Is it broken?

    February 6th, 2020  |  26 mins 15 secs

    Dave Wood is in week 3 of moving his app from paid to freemium, and is beginning to have some regret. He's discovered some confounding factors, and maybe the opportunity is not what he thought it was.

  • 153: SwiftUI - I Have Feelings...

    January 30th, 2020  |  32 mins 12 secs

    Both Daves have spent the last week working with SwiftUI. Is it the right technology to choose when starting a new app? Or will we regret jumping in on the new shiny?

  • 152: Hitting a legal wall, and going Freemium

    January 23rd, 2020  |  36 mins 56 secs

    Dave Nott discovers some upcoming legislation that could have a big impact on an app he's making. Meanwhile Dave Wood catches up with his app's performance since making it free, and where the app is heading next.