Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

A podcast recorded in the west of Ireland about App Development, Tech, Education and Life.


April 7, 2018 86 mins
A very special episode with guest Stephen Coyle. Stephen talks us through the development process of Tapt, WordFlash, Hyperbolizer and Déjà, and talks about his download numbers and revenue models for each app. What Apple could do to improve App Store economics. Different strategies for marketing your apps. Musical notation as a programming language. Hackintoshes. … Continue reading "051 ̵...
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Thomas cleans AirPods. Baz wants to talk Android. Messages annoyances. AR. Teaching the next generation. Dave makes a DAWG. Building for iPad and keeping track of your children view controllers. New games. Libraries. Bidding Audible farewell. Recommendations. YouTube and their schneaky Apple TV web view. The general disappointment of Apple TV. HomePod and its niche. … Continue reading "050 ...
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Opinions on notebooks. Resolutions. Quitting Facebook. Planting trees. Apple slowing down your old phone. What we might spend money on next year. Raising screen quality standards. Future of the iPad. YouTube shenanigans. Developing iPad apps. Programming ≠ essay writing. Developing Mac apps. Delphi nostalgia. Cross platform desktop UI toolkits. Losing an AirPod. Links Rocketbook Everlast … Continue reading Read more
The latest updates to the Amazon Echo platform. Alexa now knows where Ireland is. Lifx really wants you to have colour. The state of e-reader platforms in 2017. Dopamine hits and loot boxes. Being unimpressed with Star Wars (no spoilers). Amazon’s Apple TV App. Nobody cares that the HomePod is late. The iMac Pro is … Continue reading "048 – Technology to enable me to use less technology"...
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October 27, 2017 67 mins
Dave gets an Apple Watch. Can more technology make us depend less on technology? We talk iPad Pro productivity. We’re all on AirPods. We discuss the new Amazon echo Line-up. What’s making us Happy Thomas: Sleep Well Beast by The National Baz: The Canteen Kickstarter,  The Witness Dave: Star Trek Discovery and The Orville  
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September 14, 2017 40 mins
We review the latest Apple Event and talk about the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What’s making us happy Baz: Million Yen Women (Netflix), BoJack Horseman (Netflix) Thomas: Casio MQ24-7B Watch Dave: Devil’s Bargain
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August 29, 2017 66 mins
Baz reflects on the iPad Pro with iOS 11 and the decreased use of his Macbook Air. The iPad needs a home server for long running tasks, if only there was some kind of mini Mac we could use, we discuss Raspberry Pi and some potential money saving configurations. Pencils over Keyboards. We discuss our … Continue reading "045 – I’m drawing a blank"
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July 20, 2017 58 mins
It’s a beautiful sunny day and we’re live (not really) from the Wickham Tap in Limerick, a new pub from the Galway Bay Brewery. Dave is preparing a talk on Swift Enums and Thomas is half-heartedly Swifting on the server. After two and a half years Apple Pay has finally arrived at our bank and … Continue reading "044 – Live and Dangerous!"
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July 11, 2017 76 mins
We walk through a different kind of dongle hell, adding bluetooth to a car stereo and end up going all the way back to tapes, vinyl and digital distribution. iPhone 8 rumours abound as Qualcomm debuts their through-screen fingerprint scanner, we wonder how big and expensive it’ll be. Baz informs us that you can get … Continue reading "043 – Crank the Handle"
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June 30, 2017 83 mins
Baz got bored and installed the latest beta, we discuss some of the new features and talk about the perils of public betas. We discuss the Surface and discuss if Apple users are more elitist than users of other platforms, Dave really likes Macs. We love nine year old cars and now Baz has one … Continue reading "042 – So many gigaflops"
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June 23, 2017 43 mins
In a break from our usual format we try something new and record an episode about Apple’s new reality show, Planet of The Apps… but then we end up talking about the business of Apps and have a far too heated discussion about how podcasts should handle bonus episodes. This is not a bonus episode. … Continue reading "041 – Planet of The Apps"
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After a brief period of upheaval in real life we are back with our WWDC episode. WWDC took place this week in San Jose and watched the keynote live from the comfort of Thomas’s couch 8000km away in Ireland. We discuss the revelations in the keynote and the state of the platform. Apple recommits to the Pro … Continue reading "040 – The Boys Aren’t Back in Town"
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New Overcast watch app. Baz returns to Úll and almost escapes a room. This year’s new iPhones. AirPods. Live-buying an Apple Watch. Apple and the environment. Uber. Susan Fowler and Increment. Stripe. Spinal Tap. Links Canteen – where our Apple Pay Stickers ended up Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire – New York Times Increment Indie … Continue reading "039 – 2 Women Can’t Have 1 B...
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April 20, 2017 79 mins
We get a very accurate review. Fantastic iPads and when to buy them. We finally get Apple Pay, but we don’t. A new reason for rejection. Push notification fundamentalism. Mac Pros. Panic and my Uncle works for Nintendo. Links Baz lets AIB know what’s on his mind Apple Pay stickers Using Clips to make passive … Continue reading "038 – Nappies and Obviously Wine"
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Baz gets some feedback on WordSnap from listeners of the podcast, and Dave loses his top spot on the Endless Mode leaderboard. Thomas goes on a brief nerd holiday. Baz has a new toy. iPads. Force Touch. Dave shares screens. We go deep on Indie Games. Links Still looking for beta testers for WordSnap (email … Continue reading "037 – Harness your controversial states"
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March 17, 2017 48 mins
It’s our one year anniversary! Baz discovers he’s not alone in finding trouble finishing projects. Dave talks about being in demand and Thomas promises to ruin things by making them in Swift. Links Frog Fractions – Part 1 Frog Fractions – Part 2 Still looking for beta testers for WordSnap (email link) How to *never* … Continue reading "036 – It sure is, Ceelo"
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March 10, 2017 55 mins
Dave is Thomas’s Swift Spirit Animal. Firewatch reviewed. Baz asks for your help with WordSnap and we discuss what keeps us from finishing projects. Things go wrong, again. Links Firewatch The Stanley Parable Ask for a beta test of Wordsnap (email link) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative … Continue reading "035 – Resisters Anonymous"
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March 3, 2017 65 mins
Dave can hear clearly now. Baz edits a podcast. Optionals in Swift. Thomas finds out Swift 2 into 3 won’t go. New shiny stuff. We finally learn something new. Thomas threatens to write a blogging engine in server-side Swift. Hipster database engines. From Firebase to Firewatch: Thomas doesn’t do his homework. Nintendo Switch. Zelda. Making … Continue reading "034 – Dense in a Good Way"
Baz has a broken keychain. Thomas has a broken phone. New iPads. Dave disrupts some national stats. Finding Friends. Upgrading a Mac Mini. Hard drive reliability. Anecdata. Switching. Mistrusting Windows. Baby Duck syndrome. Urban design and JavaScript. Thomas gets hacked. Steam Reforming. Firewatch. A normal lost phone. Links Why would Apple release a 10.5″ iPad? … Continue reading "033...
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February 16, 2017 64 mins
LED whine. New things in iOS. Chasing ratings. Death to 32-bit. Wall Street Bets. Paying Apple every month. Renting movies. App nostalgia. Links iOS 10 and iOS 10.3 features and updates – TechRadar iOS 10.3 beta 32-bit alert suggests Apple may drop legacy app support in iOS 11 Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That … Continue reading "032 – I resemble that remark"
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