In episode 3 of the RFC Podcast, John and Chris discuss the recent release and retraction of F.lux for iOS. They talk about the F.lux project, why it’s important, and the short lived ‘Sideload‘ installer released by the team.

This case brought an important discussion to light about being a developer and using documented and approved APIs for devices and services. John and Chris talk about the pros and cons of these types of APIs and what it means for your project.

Along with the main topic, the duo talks about what they’ve been up to and what they’re reading:

What we’re working on:


  • EDD 2.5
  • Post Promoter Pro 2.3
  • Looking at Nylas N1 email client


  • Reaper
  • Courses
  • Stars Wars Battlefront and the new PS4


What the F.lux

  • What is F.lux
  • Why F.lux
  • Why not iOS
  • Sideloading
  • The takedown
  • Using undocumented/unapproved APIs and endpoints
    • Risks
    • Rewards
    • Our thoughts
      • Chris & PPP


What are we reading:

Chris – Nothing, I suck (Picking up Marketing for Developers by Justin Jackson)

John – Get Change by Chris Moore (

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2 comments on “Episode 3 – What the F.lux

  1. Wow! Thanks for mentioning Marketing for Developers! Let me know what you think. 😉

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