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The non-award winning podcast from Chris Lacy, the guy who spends most of his days writing apps such as Action Launcher and seemingly needs yet another avenue to express his opinions & thoughts.
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Aug 28, 2015

Pitchforks at the ready, as Android developer and kernel tweaker Francisco Franco and I have a lengthy chat about the iPhone 6! We start off talking about how we came to spend time with the latest iPhone, and then dig into three main topics: the hardware, iOS and the platform's apps.

We discuss our experiences using an iPhone on a daily basis, the things we miss most coming from Android, areas where the iPhone is superior, Apple's restrictive APIs and more. Oh, and Francisco demonstrates that he may in fact have a future in politics when we discuss what phone we envisage our SIM card being plugged into on Christmas Day once this year's Nexus phones have shipped.

Follow Francisco on Google+: +FranciscoFranco1990

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

 

Aug 21, 2015

Guest JR Raphael and I discuss all the week's news. We break down M's official name, as well as discussing the potential implications for future Android version numbers and logos, and of course discuss this week's updated M Preview release itself.

I have my first podcast mini-rant about over-the-air updates of preview releases, and also speculate about a potential reason we have seen M's finalized APIs released earlier this year.

We also chat about on the possibility of multiple Nexus devices for this year, and dig into Google's newly announced OnHub device, including my irresponsible speculation as to why Nest didn't release this product. Finally, JR shares a few thoughts about OnePlus.

Follow JR on Twitter: @jrraphael.

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

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Aug 14, 2015

Guest Ron Amadeo and I discuss all the Alphabet related news of the week. We dig into why we think Google have made this move, discuss Sundar Pichai's continued rise, speculate idly on what companies Google might consider acquiring given their new structure and more.

Ron also provides some insight and impressions on the newly announced Galaxy Note 5, and we close things out discussing Stagefright and HTC's financial woes.

Follow Ron on Twitter: @ronamadeo.

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

Aug 12, 2015

Googler Kirill Grouchnikov joins me as we discuss the similarities and differences between small scale and billion user scale app development.

In the second and final part of our chat, Kirill and I discuss the time we aim for between app releases, how Kirill finds working outside of Mountain View, and adjusting to a post-Eclipse world. We also compare how we test our apps before releasing them, and of course we finally resolve the age old "Gif" vs "Jif" debate.

Follow Kirill on G+: +KirillGrouchnikov

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

 

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Aug 12, 2015

Googler Kirill Grouchnikov joins me as we discuss the similarities and differences between small scale and billion user scale app development.

In the first of a two part chat, we talk about how we measure success, assessing user feedback, the impact integrating material design into the Play Store app had on the product schedule and more. Kirill also presses me about how I approach app design, prioritizing features and more.

Follow Kirill on G+: +KirillGrouchnikov

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

 

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