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MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT · HUGH KIMURA · JULY 2013

5 Mobile App Podcasts That Help iOS Developers Create Better Apps

These iOS developer podcasts can help you get new app ideas, market your app and inspire you when things are not going so well.

Podcasts can be a great way to get ideas, find inspiration and learn a few things while you are driving home or at the gym. Here are 5 of the top podcasts that we found. Each one has its own unique voice, so hopefully you will be able to find one that suits you.

1. iDeveloper

This podcast is more technically inclined, covering topics such as Helios, Oxygene and Objective-C. It is for both OS X and iOS indie developers, so you may want to skip some episodes that are related to OS X, but with a 4.5/5 star average rating on iTunes, you will probably learn something useful when it comes to iOS development.

You can check out their website or go directly to their iTunes page.

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2. Mobile App Chat

Mobile App Chat covers an interesting range of topics that are not so technical, but focused more on getting ideas for a new app or marketing your existing app. You can check out their podcast on mobileappchat.com or on iTunes.

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3. iOhYes

This podcast is hosted by Adam Axe, Jason Kozemczak and John Sextro. It strictly covers iOS development and a nice mix of technical tips, news and commentary. You can find their iTunes feed here.

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4. Coding Together: Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad (Winter 2013)

Although this is not technically a podcast, it is a complete course available through iTunes U and is valuable resource for anyone who wants to get started in iOS development. It is provided by Stanford's School of Engineering and has 43 episodes.

The course has been updated for iOS6 and requires a background knowledge in C programming. Stanford has been offering this course through iTunes U for a few years now, and it is a great way to get a very high level of education for free.

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5. Core Intuition

Hosted by Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece, this podcast discusses both OS X and iOS development. Daniel runs Red Sweater, the software company that makes MarsEdit, one of the most highly regarded OS X blogging software programs available today.

Since they talk about both Mac and iOS development, you will have to pick and chose your episodes. But they do have an average 5 star rating on iTunes, so it is worth checking out.

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Honorable Mention

Build and Analyze

Unfortunately, they are no longer making new episodes for this podcast, but they have some great back episodes that you can listen to. It was hosted by Marco Arment and Dan Benjamin, and has an average 5 star iTunes rating. Of course, Marco Arment is the co-founder of Tumblr and creator of Instapaper.

There are 108 total episodes and even though they have stopped creating new ones, you can probably still learn a thing or two from this podcast. They focus on iOS and mobile web development.

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Cocoanetics

These guys don't publish too often, but when they do, they cover a wide range of topics within iPhone and iPad development. Since their episodes are iOS-centric, it is probably easier to find something that it useful, compared to the other podcasts that talk about both iOS and OSX development.

Their website also highlights the apps that they have created and has a Parts Store that allows you to purchase reusable code for your app. The Cocoanetics podcast has an average rating of four and a half out of five stars on iTunes.

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Individual Podcast Episodes

Here are some other podcast episodes that talk about mobile app development, even though the podcast itself is not about mobile app development.

Conclusion

These podcasts cover a wide range of topics within iOS development and we hope that you can find a podcast that is useful to you. It can be so much easier to listen to a podcast while you workout or run errands, than reading something on your phone or tablet. You spend so much time on your computer, that it can be nice to be able to get away, while still learning a thing or two about development.

What are your favorite podcasts? Is there a podcast about mobile app development that you would like to see, but does not exist yet? Let us know in the comments below.


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Hugh Kimura

Written by: Hugh Kimura, Head of Content

Date: July 2013

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