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CastKit

An iOS Development Podcast

A semi-monthly podcast on iOS Development, Apple, and the tech industry. Releases on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Hosted by Calvin Chestnut, Bob Solorio, and Steve Ciauri, three iOS developers working in Boston.

The 8 Was The S Of The 7

Ep 18 (1:21:08)

June 27, 2019

Bob’s got dinosaurs on the brain; Calvin’s neck deep in betas; Steve’s bread is still nowhere to be seen.

Unicorns, Rainbows, and Avocado Toast

Ep 17 (1:37:00)

June 12, 2019

Steve returns from San Jose to talk with Bob and Calvin about the new releases from WWDC, what developer tools and APIs we’re most excited about, and SwiftUI tries to jump in at pretty much every point.

It’s A Hyundai

Ep 16 (1:39:00)

May 30, 2019

WWDC is fast approaching, so let’s get a few small topics out of the way. We go over some bread and vocabulary updates, plan our museum of old tech, gripe about how awesome working remotely is, and gush over the Playdate. Ok, all done? Good, beta time!

EarPods In Your Mouth

Ep 15 (1:22:57)

May 8, 2019

Bob graciously takes some time away from his freaking laser to go over some WWDC rumors, talk about Apple’s decisions to block consumer apps that require MDM, and grill Calvin on his new job.

Getting Weird With This

Ep 14 (1:13:49)

April 24, 2019

Steve and Calvin, minus Bob this time due to flight delays, talk about Gui Rambo’s week of scoops at 9to5Mac, a potential peek into the future of iPad multitasking called PanelKit, and discuss the struggles of staying focused on a side project long enough to ship it.

IB, or not IB?

Ep 13 (1:10:02)

April 10, 2019

We’ve been holding off on a big topic for a while now and the time has finally come to talk about one of the most contentious topics in iOS Development. Should you be writing your layout in code, or designing in Storyboards?

CastKit+

Ep 12 (1:25:44)

March 28, 2019

We catch up on the last two weeks of Apple announcements, Bob shares his iMac missed connection, and Steve gets excited about Swift 5.

Alligator Octothorp

Ep 11 (1:13:15)

March 13, 2019

While Steve is away with the flu, Calvin and Bob catch up and briefly discuss Captain Marvel (no spoilers), the gross reality of Smart TVs, Xcode file templates, and the rumored Marzipan rollout timeline.

Dolphin Wallpaper Virus

Ep 10 (1:20:15)

February 27, 2019

After criticizing the newly announced Android Foldable lineup and musing about what could fix the issues with the Enterprise Development Program, we talk about our testing habits and find the line between useful and pointless tests.

A Bit Of A Flex

Ep 9 (1:09:44)

February 13, 2019

We catch up a bit on the big news of Feburary; Apple, Facebook, and Google are all having a pretty rough month. FaceTime spy scandals competed with Facebook’s VPN malware for our attention, and Google mostly avoided attention while admitting to bad behavior. Main topic this week is the social side of the iOS community. Conferences, Meetups, and retreats, oh my!

I Believe In Core Data

Ep 8 (1:13:11)

January 23, 2019

We tackle more development topics in this episode. We manage to hit Apple TV Development, Side Projects and Open Source Development, as well as managing common code that you reuse in projects.

All Hardcore Bands Barf

Ep 7 (1:14:54)

January 16, 2019

We come back from the holidays in a new year, ready to talk new gear, yearly goals, and the value of an empty desk.

Whole Other Container Of Animals

Ep 6 (1:48:19)

December 14, 2018

FOMO train comes for us all. Follow up on iPad Pro discussion from last month, and then we get to our main topic on Vapor and Server Side Swift.

All Of My Hands Aren't Enough

Ep 5 (1:46:16)

November 12, 2018

Bob Solorio and Steve Ciauri join me again to talk new iPad Pros, why we did or didn’t buy them, and what we hope or fear for the future of this platform. Apologies for some bad audio, had some quicktime issues and had to use the emergency audio feed, which had some issues.

25% Downtime

Ep 4 (1:35:36)

September 16, 2018

Stephen Ciauri and Bob Solorio joined me to discuss the Apple September Event, and the significant amount of time we’ve spent with our iPhones semi-broken, and why we run betas at all.

Spend Different

Ep 3 (1:38:28)

August 14, 2018

This month I’m joined by my very good friend Austin Shoecraft to talk about Apple’s trillion dollar milestone and what we think they could be doing differently with their fortune.

Siri Shortcuts By Example

Ep 2 (25:33)

July 12, 2018

Looking into some of the context of the enhancements to Siri in iOS 12, and the implications of Shortcuts for user automation on iOS.

(Not) Live from WWDC '18

Ep 1 (49:43)

June 7, 2018

Calvin Chestnut, Steve Ciauri, César Castillo, and Andrew Sowers take some time from WWDC schedules to talk about the week, the continued lack of AirPower, and the desire for faster electric scooters.