Episode 11: Feedback!

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My first build of AirSynth has been through the TestFlight approval process. I’ve now had the first feedback on the app from testers recruited from Twitter.

It’s been a worthwhile process to have user feedback for the app, and that feedback has called out some show stopping bugs. These are pieces of friction that I need to fix ahead of releasing the app to the App Store.

Full steam ahead!


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 10: Setting up for TestFlight

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I’m just about to send the first build out for TestFlight testing, and I cannot get into my developer account!

During development, Apple changed their process for developer authentication to require two factor authentication (2FA). HoweverI need to wait for a couple of days to regain access to my developer account to enable 2FA.

As I’ve recruited a small team of beta-testers from Twitter, and this means I cannot send builds out, this is somewhat frustrating. Chalk it up as a lesson learnt!


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 9: On to the next 90%

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A couple of weeks on since the last episode, and I’ve spent a bit of time whilst on vacation leave on my theremin project “AirSynth”. 

With a deep breath, the app is on the last major push of development.

I’m nearly ready for beta-testers, but the app needs to be pretty close to release before I’m happy to put it through TestFlight.

Note: this episode was originally recorded mid-February. I’ve started this microcast with a backlog of episodes, as we begin to catch up to ‘real time’ with these microcast episodes.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 8: Architecture and coordinators

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A few more days into the development of AirSynth. It’s all about the architecture, code generation and setting up coordinator objects within the app.

I’m using MVP, coordinators, and a code generation tool called Generamba. This is an approach that gives me a flexible pattern for development, testability, and helps keep the locality of code sensible within the app.

Generamba can be found at: https://github.com/rambler-ios/Generamba


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 7: Development starts!

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With design completed, tasks planned out, I’m in a position to start development on my first small app project. This is my theremin app, codenamed “AirSynth”, that will enable people to play music just by waving their hands above the device.

I’m laying down the groundwork of the app, app architecture, building for dynamic text. Starting as I mean to go on.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.




Episode 6: Assessing time

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A couple of weeks into my part-time development regime of 2019, and I’m beginning to get a grip of how much (little!) free time I really have. Knowing this should help inform how I plan development tasks going forwards out of my design phase.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 4: Requirements

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In this micro-cast I talk about going into that next stage of requirement, beyond the initial app design.

For those keeping score at home, this episode was recorded against a back-drop of me returning back to work in mid-January. I talk a little about how I’m approaching balancing side project development alongside a full time job and my family.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 3: Design and task management

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I’m putting my first app through the design process. This means I’m discovering all the hidden flows and facets of the app that are easy to ignore or gloss over when you’re just prototyping.

Along with initial designs, I’ve settled on a task management system, and keeping it simple is the aim of the game.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.



Episode 2: Planning and listing

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Looking ahead at my plans for 2019, it’s time to start planning. So how should I go about this?

With too many small app ideas, and a limited amount of spare time it’s time for Trello, shortlists and a process of whittling things down.


Iterate is a microcast from David Gary Wood.

With short episodes, this provides a place to chronicle David’s journey as he builds applications and products as a side business.