Podcasting has been a way of digital communication for quite some time now, and actually is slowly making its way towards a more mainstream thing to do, and no doubt it’s one of the best ways of learning about the latest in a particular industry.
In this case, the industry we’re talking about is heavily realated to Apple; and their two products – the mobile operating system iOS, and the very popular operating system for desktop / laptop computers known as the Mac.
I’m always looking forward to my favorite podcasts, and I think one of the reasons that I do, is the fact that podcasts make information consumption more personal, more appealing. As far as I know, a good podcast is going to feature some guests among other interesting events, but mostly guests.
This particular post is meant to introduce you to my top five, all time, favorite podcasters on the web that discuss all matters iOS and Mac, but not necessarily both at the same time, I just couldn’t round up enough podcasts for each category, and ended up merging them in one.
NSBrief: Podcast for Cocoa Developers
Follow along as host Saul Mora travels the world to meet and chat with dedicated members of the Cocoa community. Discussions revolved around a wide range of topics every indie developer cares about. You get plenty of smart and intellectual guests, and you can catch up on all podcasts from within the archives.
NSBrief has been going on for several years now, it’s the best podcast out there for those who’re interested in working with the Cocoa framework (and who isn’t, right?), and all of the discussions will be heavily tailored towards that approach.
Core Intuition: Indie Software Development for Mac and iOS
The two hosts; Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece – take you on a journey within each podcast, to look at the world of Mac, indie development, latest Apple news and plenty more to keep your juices flowing for all things Apple.
I’m listening to this podcast whenever there is something being discussed about the latest apps that are entering the market, or stuff that is related to learning new things about iOS development.
The average length of each podcast is around 40 minutes, which is not at all that much and be listened to during a workout or something, I prefer to listen a couple of hours before sleep.
Debug: Service & Software Development for Apple Developers
Hosted by Guy English and Rene Ritchie, it’s all the great talk you get at the bar after the conference, wrapped up in convenient podcast form. It’s all about Apple software, and a little bit of gaming for these guys.
You get to listen to plenty of experienced developers joining as guests to these podcasts, and each session is going to give you at least a few insights on how other people tack their every day problems.
Ray Wenderlich: Tutorials for iOS Developers and Gamers
At the moment, this podcast is heavily focused on iOS development, but Ray has said that there is going to be changes made as the podcast begins to grow and expand. I’ve only watched one episode so far (sorry, Ray), but it’s been great and I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out in the future.
It launched in late 2013, but there have been monthly updates as of then and the quality from what I could tell – is great!
Developing Perspective: Podcast on iOS Development & Apple
Developing Perspective is a podcast discussing the news of note in iOS Development, Apple and the like. Hosted by David Smith, an independent iOS developer. Never longer than 15 minutes.
This podcast is maintained by David Smith, and he mostly discusses all things Apple and iOS development in his podcasts, they’re very short and concise – and that is what I love about this podcast, you can always skim through the archives and look for stuff you might want to learn more about.
David is keen on including links and advice in all the podcasts he publishes, and with that – we’re also wrapping up our list of great iOS / Mac podcasts.
Great iOS & Mac Podcasts
I hope this list will prove to be useful to you in the long run, I always enjoy finding new information like this, especially when I’ve been previously unaware of it, why? It gives me the ability to look back on the development process, and it also enables me to learn more about stuff, at my own pace.