Coffee & Coding: the App Developer's Handbook

Coffee & Coding: the App Developer's Handbook

Interesting conversations with professionals on all topics related to mobile app development.Whether you're a veteran developer or just getting started - listen weekly as I go in depth with professionals on topics ranging from Flutter, Cyber Security, Freelancing, Android, iOS & much much more!

Episodes

January 20, 2021 15 min

In this episode I discuss:

  • My top tips & advice when interviewing
  • How to deal with bad interviewers
  • How to stand out during the interview process
  • Why I don't advocate for technical tests
  • and more!
  • 🤙🏽 Get in touch
    You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
    You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.

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    In this episode I discuss:

  • How to get your CV ready to make the switch
  • How to get your LinkedIn noticed by recruiters
  • My favorite hack for leveraging recruiters
  • My top tips for crushing at interviews
  • and more!
  • 🤙🏽 Get in touch
    You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
    You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.

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    Today's guest is Timirah James - Software Engineer, iOS Developer, Tech Evangelist, Musician & Founder of Technigal

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How she went from musical child star to software engineer
  • Her thoughts on higher education in tech
  • Why she started Technigal
  • Her thoughts on Freelancing vs Employment
  • Why she transitioned to freelancing during Covid
  • and much much more!
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    You can find Timirah on T...

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    Today's guest is Tracy Lee - Serial Entrepreneur & founder of Coding Consultancy This Dot Labs

    In this episode we discuss:

  • Starting businesses
  • Being a serial entrepeneur
  • What startup life in the Bay Area is actually like
  • ThisDot
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Tracy Lee
    You can find Tracy on Twitter @ladyleet & you find This Dot Labs @thisdot.co

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    You can find Mitch on Youtube @ y...

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    Today's guest is app development studio founder, Adedayo Omosanya.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he started his app development studio
  • Finding his first clients
  • His hiring process & finding the right developers
  • How he communicates with clients
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Adedayo
    You can find Adedayo on LinkedIn & you can find his app studio @ ingenious-app-studios.co.uk


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    Today's guest is Veteran turned Cyber Security Expert - Jon Helmus.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he got into Cyber Security
  • The difference between Government Cyber vs Commercial
  • What his day to day looks like
  • What is Red Teaming
  • Vulnerabilities of third party developer tools like Firebase
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Jon
    You can find Jon on Twitter @Moos1e_Moose, on LinkedIn & on his website.

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    November 5, 2020 42 min

    Today's episode is a rebroadcast of my recent appearance on the Code Story podcast, hosted by Noah Labhart (guest on episode 10 of this show).  The interview is focused on one of my most popular apps, ReadItToMe, and my journey through building that app in 2011 as a newbie android developer to where it's at today.


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    You can find Noah on LinkedIn & on his website @ noahlabhart.com.

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    Today's guest is João Dias - developer behind legendary Android automation app Tasker.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • Why he started developing apps
  • Quitting his job to earn a living as a full time independent developer
  • App monetization models
  • Deciding which features to build
  • The mess that is the Android permissions system
  • Working around OS restrictions
  • Dealing with negative reviews
  • Advice to aspiring developers on marketing their apps
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    Today's guest is Benedict Seyer - co-founder of IAP price optimization tool Mage

    In this episode we discuss:

  • What the most popular apps on the store have in common
  • What part app reviews play in store ranking
  • What is dynamic pricing
  • How Mage works
  • How you might be losing out on 20% more revenue by sticking with static pricing
  • Launching on Product Hunt
  • and much much more!
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    Today's guest is Simon Lightfoot - Flutter Developer & CTO of Dev Angels London

    In this episode we discuss:

  • His software engineering journey to Flutter
  • What Flutter is
  • How it works under the hood
  • Why it's better than Native apps
  • The ONE drawback it has
  • The future of Flutter Development
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Simon
    You can find Simon on Twitter @devangelslondon & you find his development agency at devan...

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    Today's guest is Olivier Bloch - Principal Program Manager for Microsoft Azure.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • His journey from embedded software to iOT
  • What IOT actually is
  • What it can be used for
  • Interesting products using it today
  • How the cloud factors into IOT products
  • Small ML (Machine Learning)
  • The future of IOT
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Olivier
    You can find Olivier on Twitter @OBloch & you find the IOT show he...

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    In this episode me & my co host for the day, the all powerful Mitch Tabian (episode 11), speak with Android developer Frederyk Linhares.  We talk about:

  • App development in Brazil
  • His journey into mobile development
  • Building embedded tablet apps for tractors
  • How he rebuilt & revived a legacy app with millions of downloads
  • Backend to Frontend architecture
  • and much much more!
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    You can find Frederyk on Tw...

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    Today's episode is ALL about Freelancing.  Having been a freelance app developer since 2012 I answer your questions about freelancing & cover topics including:

  • What is Freelancing?
  • The Pro's & Con's of Freelancing
  • The differences in Freelancer vs Employee
  • Risk vs Security
  • Do Freelancer's earn more money?
  • What experience do you need to be a Freelancer?
  • Why I ONLY freelance
  • How I got started with ZERO experience (and ...
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    Today's guest is Jonathan Cutrell - Director of Engineering at PBS & host of the Developer Tea podcast.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How and why he started Developer Tea
  • The why behind things we do as developers
  • What drives the actions we take
  • The psychology of remote working
  • Hierarchies of developer roles
  • and much much more!
  • 🌎 Connect with Jonathan
    You can find Jonathan on Twitter @JCutrell & on his website.

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    Today's guest is Andrew McAvinchey - Sales & Marketing Guru and CEO of MountArbor.io.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he got into sales & marketing
  • Why sales & marketing are not the same thing
  • How to approach sales/marketing in 2020
  • Small budget vs big budget marketing
  • The pros and cons of taking investments as a startup
  • Organic vs paid reach
  • Why you shouldn't do everything yourself
  • The journey from startup to viable bus...
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    Today's guest is Vasiliy Zukanov - Freelance Android Veteran, Course Creator, Youtuber & Tech Blogger.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he became a freelancer
  • Finding & pricing projects
  • Self discipline
  • Creating courses
  • Tech blogging
  • His new membership programme
  • React Native vs Flutter
  • How the Oracle vs Google lawsuit could spell the end for Android
  • and much more!
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    Today's guest is Brian Plummer - veteran mobile developer, speaker & developer at the New York Times, Nike, TouchLab & currently OKCupid.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he got started in development
  • What mobile development was like in 2010
  • His experience working at the New York Times
  • How he got into public speaking
  • His philosophy on code reviews
  • His thoughts on GraphQL
  • Fakes vs Mocks when it comes to testing
  • And more!
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    Today's guest is Mitch Tabian - mobile developer, course creator, successful Youtuber & podcast host.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he got started in development
  • His journey to becoming a successful Youtuber & course creator
  • His creation process
  • Why he doesn't host his courses on Udemy
  • His thoughts on Flutter vs Native
  • Why he prefers course creation over freelance work
  • And much much more!
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    Today's guest is Noah Labhart.  Software engineer, Founder of mobile development agency Touch Tap, Co-Founder and CTO of startup Veryable, and Creator & Host of the awesome podcast Code Story.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How he got started in software engineering
  • How he founded his own a Mobile Development Studio
  • Co-founding a successful startup
  • The role networking has played in his success
  • What makes a good technical test
  • How to ...
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    Today's guest is the developer behind the number 1 top paid social app on the Play Store* (Talon), Owner of app studio Klinker Apps and long time independent developer - Luke Klinker.

    In this episode we discuss:

  • Klinker Apps rise to success as an independent app studio
  • The Story Behind Pulse + Talon
  • The Pro's of Freemium vs Paid apps
  • Open Sourcing his most popular apps
  • Supporting 100's of 1000's of users by himself
  • The...
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