Third-Party APIs with Christian Selig

In this episode, Leo chats with Christian Selig creator of Apollo about his process and the challenges with developing an app based around a third-party API like Reddit... also we talk about 🥫 spaghetti sauce🍝 and new Coke🥤


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How building around Reddit works?

  • Why Reddit is easier than Twitter?
  • How the variety in apps helps the experience?
  • Simplicity and Native Features
  • Dealing with Walled Gardens like Reddit Chat

How Apollo works?

  • How Server-Side Push Notifications
  • Dealing with Imgur
  • Whether to use third-party library
  • Finding great beta users
  • Testing Accessibility 
  • UI Design notes
  • Building Widgets with SwiftUI
  • Finding a user community
  • Designing great gestures

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Christian Selig
Christian Selig
iOS developer, creator of @ApolloReddit, @PixelPalsApp, and @AmplosionApp. Previously at . Oreos are my weakness. he/him. i love aminals. 🌱

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