Ben Lachman (twitter blog) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)
01:30 – Ben Lachman Introduction
Acacia Tree Software Nice Mohawk SousChef Ita
03:12 – Prototyping and Mockup Tools
Adobe Photoshop Pen and Paper Forecast Interface Builder Balsamiq Mockingbird Keynote Kung-Fu Graffletopia: OmniGraffle Stencils Prototypes
15:25 – What makes a good prototype
18:04 – Building a good prototype
Make a prototype; not a concept Start with pen and paper
19:39 – Issues that prototyping helps you identify
Discoverability Features Visibility Features
20:11 – Solving issues and sharing prototypes with clients
Usability Testing Screenshots Briefs 2
27:52 – Laying out your application
32:43 – Prototyping for Clients
35:29 – Building Prototypes in HTML
37:34 – Using iPads/etc. instead of pen and paper
Paper SketchBook Pro
39:09 – Buttons
iPhone Stencil Kit (Ben) Play by Play: Neven Mrgan | PeepCode Screencasts (Ben) Skala Preview (Ben) Xscope (Ben) UI Stencils - iPhone Sketch Pad (Rod) Screen Time (Rod) iPhone Stamp for UI Sketching - The Russians Used a Pencil (Pete) POP - Prototyping on Paper (Pete) PocketCasts (Pete) Spaced (Pete) iOctocat (Chuck) ioctocat on GitHub (Chuck) Briefs 2 (Ben L) Coworking (Ben L) Paint Code (Ben L) Bow Truss (Ben L)
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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 8 of iPhreaks! This week on our panel, we have Pete Hodgson.
PETE: Hello! I’m so impressed with Charles Max Wood newest episode with or without any thinking, well done!
CHUCK: I looked it up beforehand.[Pete chuckles]
CHUCK: Rod Schimdt.
ROD: Hello from Salt Lake!
CHUCK: Ben Scheirman.
BEN: Hello from hot and humid Houston!
CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. And we have a special guest today, and that’s Ben, is it Lachman?
BEN L: Yes, it is! And hello from Athens, Ohio, which is also hot and humid! Probably not as hot as Houston..
CHUCK: So you want to introduce yourself really quickly?
BEN L: Yeah! I’ve been around the Mac and iOS dev world for about 10 or 12 years at this point; actually, I guess that would be before the iOS dev world really was around. And I write software for a couple of companies of my own. One is "Acacia Tree Software", and the other is newer and I started with a business partner in Cleveland, Ohio named Bob Cantoni and it’s called "Nice Mohawk".
So yeah, we write some iOS software, some Mac software, and we do contract work as well.
CHUCK: Awesome. I’m a little curious before we get into what we’re going to talk about, how much iOS and Mac stuff do you write as products that you sell versus client stuff that you do for other people?
BEN L: We’ve done a fairly good job, for like a two-man shop,