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

Latest Episodes

35: ActionDash launch developer diary

This episode is a bit of an experiment in that there's no guest. Instead, it's a collection of voice diary recordings I made around the launch of my brand new app, ActionDash. Part 1 (00:49): The night before launch. Part 2 (19:38): Launch morning (she's *just* gone live - "Please don't crash!"). Part 3 (24:09): Launch evening (how busy was launch day?) Part 4 (32:02): Five days on from launch.

36 min2019 JAN 24
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35: ActionDash launch developer diary

34: Reflecting on 5 years of Action Launcher with Jesse Wilson

In December 2012, the first version of Action Launcher released. In this episode, long-time Action Launcher user Jesse Wilson hosts yours truly in a discussion about the ensuing five years. This is a wide ranging discussion, covering not just Action Launcher itself, buta number of topics including how app development has changed during that time, our evolved feelings device system updates, how to help surface features in an app and much more. But don't be fooled, there's plenty of Action Launcher chat here. Links: Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy Action Launcher on Google Play(please leave a review!) AdaptivePack on Google Play (please leave a review!) Flashback:Action Launcher v1's promo video ()

64 min2017 DEC 8
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34: Reflecting on 5 years of Action Launcher with Jesse Wilson

33: … of the year, 2016 with Jesse Wilson

EWarning: this episode contains coarse language. It's the fourth annual "… of the year" extravaganza, in which Jesse Wilson and I each bestow 20 highly coveted and equallymade up awards based on 2016'stechnology news. Some of the awards include classics like “moonwalk of the year” and “lipstick on a pig of the year”, as well as new entries like “you dropped the ball at the finish line of the year” and special one I felt obliged to add for myself titled “biggest personal egg on face moment of the year”. Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Links: … of the year, 2013. … of the year, 2014. … of the year, 2015. The Bill Simmons Podcast Episode 101: Charity: Water's Scott Harrison. Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere.

94 min2016 DEC 24
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33: … of the year, 2016 with Jesse Wilson

32: Action Launcher in 2016: the story so far with Jesse Wilson

Jesse Wilson returns to the show to chat all things Action Launcher with me. Topics include why there was more than 6 months between Action Launcher updates to start the year and what I learnt going so long between updates. I also discuss my pushing to release the Pixel Launcher inspired update so quickly after the leaks arrived, how the update was received by press and customers alike. Oh, and I both tease a major feature I withheld from a recent update andfind a (valid!) excuse to talk about hidden menu items at In-N-Out Burger. Follow Jesse on Twitter: @JesseWilson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy Links: Action Launcher on Google Play. Even if you've already bought Plus, I'd appreciate a review! Note: this episode was recorded after early September's Action Launcher 3.9's update but before late September's 3.10 update.

59 min2016 OCT 20
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32: Action Launcher in 2016: the story so far with Jesse Wilson

31: Google's 2016 hardware event with Phil Nickinson

So. Many. Hardware. Announcements. Phil andI break down the Pixel phones, Daydream View, Google WiFi, Google Home and Chromecast 4k announcements. We also discuss whether the event lived up the hypeGoogle set about creating, and chat about what we didn't see. Follow Phil on Twitter: @philnickinson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

55 min2016 OCT 5
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31: Google's 2016 hardware event with Phil Nickinson

30: iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and more with Ben Sandofsky

Ben Sandofsky and I break down all the announcements of Apple's September 2016 event. We of course discuss all the new hardware, as well as give our thoughts on: The loss of the headphone jack. The disparity between the cameras in the two iPhone modes. Apple's increasing trend of having features like AirPods, Portrait photo mode and Pencil miss launch windows. And of course I get my bitch on about a new Apple Watch model that doesn't have an always on display. Follow Ben on Twitter: @sandofsky. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

55 min2016 SEP 8
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30: iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and more with Ben Sandofsky

29: WWDC 2016 keynote with Francisco Franco

Hot off the wires,Francisco Franco and I dig intoWWDC 2016'swatchOS, tvOS, macOS and iOS announcements. What did we like and dislike?What didn't we see that we were hoping for? What did wemake of those crazy Music and iMessageannouncements? Follow Francisco on Google+: +FranciscoFranco1990. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Check out Francisco's app 5217 in the Play Store.

67 min2016 JUN 14
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29: WWDC 2016 keynote with Francisco Franco

28: Google I/O 2016 developer announcements with Jake Wharton

Jake Wharton and I conclude our post Google I/O 2016 chat bydigging intothe wealth of show's developer announcements includingAndroid Studio 2.2,Firebase, Android Instant Apps and more. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeWharton. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

48 min2016 JUN 11
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28: Google I/O 2016 developer announcements with Jake Wharton

27: The good & bad of attending Google I/O with Jake Wharton

What's it like to attend Google I/O? Was the venue switch away from San Francisco to an outdoor venue in Mountain View a good move? What quality level were the technical sessions this year? Why do Google keep making seemingly basic mistakes hosting I/O each year? Was the move to abandon the giveaways of previous years a good one? Jake Wharton and I discuss all this and more. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeWharton Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

40 min2016 MAY 31
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27: The good & bad of attending Google I/O with Jake Wharton

26: Google I/O 2016 keynote - another take with Karl Smith

Many feltI was too negative in the previous episode, where Koushand I broke down Google I/O 2016's keynote. Previous guest of the show Karl Smith was onesuch person, so he and Idecided to dig into some of the areas we disagreed with most in this impromptu follow up episode, and I also offer some further thoughts on what we saw given a few more days to process it. Follow Karl on Twitter: @punyweakling. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Links: Karl's blog: punyweakling.com. --- Note: the initial release of this episode had audio issues with voices at different levels. Fixed in thislatest version. Sorry about that.

39 min2016 MAY 23
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26: Google I/O 2016 keynote - another take with Karl Smith

Latest Episodes

35: ActionDash launch developer diary

This episode is a bit of an experiment in that there's no guest. Instead, it's a collection of voice diary recordings I made around the launch of my brand new app, ActionDash. Part 1 (00:49): The night before launch. Part 2 (19:38): Launch morning (she's *just* gone live - "Please don't crash!"). Part 3 (24:09): Launch evening (how busy was launch day?) Part 4 (32:02): Five days on from launch.

36 min2019 JAN 24
Comments
35: ActionDash launch developer diary

34: Reflecting on 5 years of Action Launcher with Jesse Wilson

In December 2012, the first version of Action Launcher released. In this episode, long-time Action Launcher user Jesse Wilson hosts yours truly in a discussion about the ensuing five years. This is a wide ranging discussion, covering not just Action Launcher itself, buta number of topics including how app development has changed during that time, our evolved feelings device system updates, how to help surface features in an app and much more. But don't be fooled, there's plenty of Action Launcher chat here. Links: Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy Action Launcher on Google Play(please leave a review!) AdaptivePack on Google Play (please leave a review!) Flashback:Action Launcher v1's promo video ()

64 min2017 DEC 8
Comments
34: Reflecting on 5 years of Action Launcher with Jesse Wilson

33: … of the year, 2016 with Jesse Wilson

EWarning: this episode contains coarse language. It's the fourth annual "… of the year" extravaganza, in which Jesse Wilson and I each bestow 20 highly coveted and equallymade up awards based on 2016'stechnology news. Some of the awards include classics like “moonwalk of the year” and “lipstick on a pig of the year”, as well as new entries like “you dropped the ball at the finish line of the year” and special one I felt obliged to add for myself titled “biggest personal egg on face moment of the year”. Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Links: … of the year, 2013. … of the year, 2014. … of the year, 2015. The Bill Simmons Podcast Episode 101: Charity: Water's Scott Harrison. Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere.

94 min2016 DEC 24
Comments
33: … of the year, 2016 with Jesse Wilson

32: Action Launcher in 2016: the story so far with Jesse Wilson

Jesse Wilson returns to the show to chat all things Action Launcher with me. Topics include why there was more than 6 months between Action Launcher updates to start the year and what I learnt going so long between updates. I also discuss my pushing to release the Pixel Launcher inspired update so quickly after the leaks arrived, how the update was received by press and customers alike. Oh, and I both tease a major feature I withheld from a recent update andfind a (valid!) excuse to talk about hidden menu items at In-N-Out Burger. Follow Jesse on Twitter: @JesseWilson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy Links: Action Launcher on Google Play. Even if you've already bought Plus, I'd appreciate a review! Note: this episode was recorded after early September's Action Launcher 3.9's update but before late September's 3.10 update.

59 min2016 OCT 20
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32: Action Launcher in 2016: the story so far with Jesse Wilson

31: Google's 2016 hardware event with Phil Nickinson

So. Many. Hardware. Announcements. Phil andI break down the Pixel phones, Daydream View, Google WiFi, Google Home and Chromecast 4k announcements. We also discuss whether the event lived up the hypeGoogle set about creating, and chat about what we didn't see. Follow Phil on Twitter: @philnickinson. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

55 min2016 OCT 5
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31: Google's 2016 hardware event with Phil Nickinson

30: iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and more with Ben Sandofsky

Ben Sandofsky and I break down all the announcements of Apple's September 2016 event. We of course discuss all the new hardware, as well as give our thoughts on: The loss of the headphone jack. The disparity between the cameras in the two iPhone modes. Apple's increasing trend of having features like AirPods, Portrait photo mode and Pencil miss launch windows. And of course I get my bitch on about a new Apple Watch model that doesn't have an always on display. Follow Ben on Twitter: @sandofsky. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

55 min2016 SEP 8
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30: iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and more with Ben Sandofsky

29: WWDC 2016 keynote with Francisco Franco

Hot off the wires,Francisco Franco and I dig intoWWDC 2016'swatchOS, tvOS, macOS and iOS announcements. What did we like and dislike?What didn't we see that we were hoping for? What did wemake of those crazy Music and iMessageannouncements? Follow Francisco on Google+: +FranciscoFranco1990. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Check out Francisco's app 5217 in the Play Store.

67 min2016 JUN 14
Comments
29: WWDC 2016 keynote with Francisco Franco

28: Google I/O 2016 developer announcements with Jake Wharton

Jake Wharton and I conclude our post Google I/O 2016 chat bydigging intothe wealth of show's developer announcements includingAndroid Studio 2.2,Firebase, Android Instant Apps and more. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeWharton. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy.

48 min2016 JUN 11
Comments
28: Google I/O 2016 developer announcements with Jake Wharton

27: The good & bad of attending Google I/O with Jake Wharton

What's it like to attend Google I/O? Was the venue switch away from San Francisco to an outdoor venue in Mountain View a good move? What quality level were the technical sessions this year? Why do Google keep making seemingly basic mistakes hosting I/O each year? Was the move to abandon the giveaways of previous years a good one? Jake Wharton and I discuss all this and more. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeWharton Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

40 min2016 MAY 31
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27: The good & bad of attending Google I/O with Jake Wharton

26: Google I/O 2016 keynote - another take with Karl Smith

Many feltI was too negative in the previous episode, where Koushand I broke down Google I/O 2016's keynote. Previous guest of the show Karl Smith was onesuch person, so he and Idecided to dig into some of the areas we disagreed with most in this impromptu follow up episode, and I also offer some further thoughts on what we saw given a few more days to process it. Follow Karl on Twitter: @punyweakling. Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy. Links: Karl's blog: punyweakling.com. --- Note: the initial release of this episode had audio issues with voices at different levels. Fixed in thislatest version. Sorry about that.

39 min2016 MAY 23
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26: Google I/O 2016 keynote - another take with Karl Smith
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