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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  • Episode 68: Episode 68: Architecting a New App

    May 3rd, 2018  |  35 mins 43 secs

    Dave Nott is planning his new app, and it’s time to think about functionality, data models, and set up. We discuss some of the technical challenges ahead, and some of the questions that a developer should consider when starting a green field iOS project

  • Episode 67: Episode 67: User Data

    April 26th, 2018  |  19 mins 43 secs

    With new legislation coming into force next month, we pause and discuss how we plan to adapt and how we feel about data collection in gen

  • Episode 66: Episode 66: Shut it down?

    April 19th, 2018  |  29 mins 9 secs

    A therapy session for Dave Nott as we discuss how he may shut up shop, calling it a day for Root Digital, and what his plans are for making a comeback!

  • Episode 65: Episode 65: Arm Macs

    April 12th, 2018  |  28 mins 29 secs

    With rumors of arm based macs coming as soon as 2020, we discuss what that means for the Mac platform, where Marzipan fits in and we start to think how an all new "macOS" could play a role.

  • Episode 64: Episode 64: The New iPad

    April 5th, 2018  |  33 mins 32 secs

    We discuss the new iPad with pencil support, where we see the iPad Pro in light of the announcment, and discuss Apple's approach to the educational market.

  • Episode 63: Episode 63: Lets meet in the middle (WWDC)

    March 29th, 2018  |  30 mins 37 secs

    We discuss past desktop machines, mac minis and cheese grater mac pros, before diving into WWDC and the experience of it.

  • Episode 62: Episode 62: Someone Else’s Problem

    March 22nd, 2018  |  43 mins 50 secs

    Developing apps independently can mean taking on a variety of responsibilities. We discuss services that you might want to hand off, and turn into "Someone Else's Problem(™)" !

  • Episode 61: Episode 61: 10 Years of the SDK

    March 15th, 2018  |  32 mins 22 secs

    It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. This week we reflect on what we were doing when the SDK was announced and how we initially got into the world of iOS development.

  • Episode 60: Episode 60: Mac OS 11?

    March 8th, 2018  |  43 mins 41 secs

    It's easy to think of Mac OS as a solved problem. We would disagree. This week we discuss what we think is lacking in Mac OS and what we'd like to see from a new, rethought OS, both as users, and developers.

  • Episode 59: Episode 59: Native Apps, Please

    March 1st, 2018  |  37 mins 37 secs

    Dave Nott plugs in a USB hard drive, Dave Wood goes for a 10k run and we get angry at the YouTube Apple TV App and Twitter for killing their Mac App. Business as usual!

  • Episode 58: Episode 58: The Mac Pro

    February 22nd, 2018  |  27 mins 17 secs

    What form will the new Mac Pro take? Will it really be as upgradable as we're all hoping? Is it the right machine for an indie developer in light of the recent iMac Pro? There is much to discuss!

  • Episode 57: Episode 57: Emojigate

    February 15th, 2018  |  36 mins 22 secs

    Apps getting rejected for using emoji, a catch up on our new apps and Dave Nott has an identity crisis!

  • Episode 56: Episode 56: ARKit 1.5

    February 8th, 2018  |  20 mins 48 secs

    We discuss the next iteration of AR Kit, how we see the technology evolving, and how Apple can help get it in the hands of more people.

  • Episode 55: Episode 55: How We Make The Show

    February 1st, 2018  |  49 mins 13 secs

    A year in, we give a glimpse at how we produce the show and discuss how we would like to see the show and its surrounging community evolve.

  • Episode 54: Episode 54: App Store Search

    January 25th, 2018  |  36 mins 24 secs

    A mini therapy session for Dave Nott as he has trouble being found via app store search.

  • Episode 53: Episode 53: Marzipan

    January 18th, 2018  |  27 mins

    A rumoured new way to develop universal apps for iOS and macOS.