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Seattle Before the iPhone #7 - John Chaffee


This episode was recorded 16 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle. (Check out the OmniFocus 2 public beta!)You can download the m4a file or subscribe in iTunes. (Or subscribe to the podcast feed.)John Chaffee is a co-founder of BusyMac which makes the awesome BusyCal. John talks about being a Mac developer in the ’90s, what it was like at Now Software, and how he got tired of mobile and came back to the Mac.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Easily create beautiful websites via drag-and-drop. Get help any time from their 24/7 technical support. Create responsive websites — ready for phones and tablets — without any extra effort: Squarespace’s designers have already handled it for you. Get 10% off by going to http://squarespace.com/therecord. And, if you want to get under the hood, check out their APIs at developers.squarespace.com.This episode is also sponsored by Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. Mobile Services is a great way to provide backend services — syncing and other things — for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps. If you’ve been to the website already, you’ve seen the tutorials where you input code into a browser window. And that’s an easy way to get started. But don’t be fooled: Mobile Services is deep. You can write in JavaScript in your favorite text editor and deploy via Git. Good stuff.Things we mention, in order of appearance (roughly):

  • BusyMac
  • BusyCal
  • Now Software
  • Extensis
  • Farallon
  • SplashData
  • PhoneNet connectors
  • AppleTalk
  • Berkeley Mac Users Group (BMUG)
  • Berkeley, CA
  • QA
  • A/UX
  • Desktop publishing
  • Mac iici
  • SCSI
  • Santa Barbara
  • Mac Store
  • Pagemaker
  • Mac 512
  • VIP Technologies
  • Atari ST
  • Apple IIgs
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • Taxes
  • Mac SE/30
  • Portland
  • Bay Area
  • San Jose
  • System 7
  • 1991
  • Now Utilities
  • Dave Riggle
  • Claris
  • MacWrite
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Bento
  • 1990
  • Macworld Expo
  • Floppy disks
  • iCal
  • Now Up-to-Date
  • Macworld Expo Boston
  • Compuserve
  • Windows
  • Altura Mac2Win
  • Qualcomm
  • Osborne Effect
  • Dotcom Bubble
  • Aldus Fetch
  • Quark
  • MacMall
  • OnOne Software
  • 1999
  • Adobe InDesign
  • OpenDoc
  • Mac OS X
  • Carbon
  • AppKit
  • NetNewsWire
  • Office Space
  • Getty Images
  • PhotoDisx
  • 2001
  • Palm PDA
  • Handspring Visor
  • PalmGear
  • Handango
  • SplashPhoto
  • SplashMoney
  • SplashID
  • SplashShopper
  • SplashWallet
  • Windows Mobile
  • Symbian
  • Android
  • SplashBlog
  • Instagram
  • 2006
  • SixApart
  • Movable Type
  • 2007
  • Mac App Store
  • BusyCal, LLC
  • Google
  • WWDC
  • RSS
  • Safari/RSS
  • Google (Partly) Shuts Down CalDAV
  • MobileMe
  • SyncServices
  • iCloud
  • Sandboxing
  • JCPenney’s
  • Apple Pulls out of Macworld
  • Twitter
  • AirPlay
  • Apple TV
  • Type A Personality
  • Domain Name System
  • BusySync
  • HotSync
  • iCloud Core Data Syncing
  • iCloud Key/Value Storage
  • ActiveSync
  • ExchangeWebService
  • Blackberry


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