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Today Charles talks about his plan to change his pricing tiers for RelaNet. We talk about RelaNet’s current pricing tiers, the problems he’s found with this current pricing, the changes he has in mind, and how to best present information about these new pricing tiers. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the busi…
 
Today we continue our conversation with Dermot Daly, founder of Tapadoo, one of the premier iOS client services outfits in Dublin, Ireland. In this episode, we talk about how the pandemic has affected Tapadoo’s customer pipeline, changes he’s noticed in potential contracting clients over the years, the role of indie iOS development in today’s overa…
 
Today we talk to Dermot Daly, founder of Tapadoo, one of the premier iOS client services outfits in Dublin, Ireland. We wanted to talk to Dermot today about how his past year has gone. Dermot shares how the pandemic has affected his business and employees, how Tapadoo has adjusted to going fully remote overnight, and how the pandemic has affected h…
 
In today’s episode, we talk about creating product roadmaps, each from our own perspective. Charles discusses prioritizing what comes next in the context of a one-man operation, and Joe tackles the issue from the perspective of someone working with a team. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac …
 
Today we talk about the imminent demise of the iOS Identifier for Advertisers (or “IDFA”), and how we expect to be affected by this change scheduled to be introduced in iOS 14.5. Joe shares how the project he’s contracting to is adapting to the change, and Charles talks about how this change is affecting his advertising plans in 2021. Mailing List …
 
Today Charles and Joe catch up on what’s been going on. We talk about a variety of topics, including office and desk setups, paying back technical debt, the pain of third-party dependencies, and some progress Charles is making on his 2021 goals. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS dev…
 
Today we continue our conversation about a refresh of the RelaNet website that Charles recently completed. In this episode we talk about favicons, updating website content, comparing RelaNet to competitors, and why Charles finally broke down and added a blog. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of M…
 
Today we talk about a refresh of the RelaNet website that Charles recently completed. Some of the things we discuss include website templates, changes to marketing language, making the website faster, and the start of an SEO effort for RelaNet. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS deve…
 
Today we talk about how we’re maintaining our network after almost a year of pandemic restrictions. We talk about what’s helped us keep up with colleagues, how we’ve sometimes failed, and what we expect to see on this front over the next year or two. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iO…
 
Today we talk to Joe about a new role that he’s taken in the contracting team he’s been working with: sole iOS developer. We talk to Joe about how this came about, how his responsibilities are changing, and how this new role has required a new way of thinking about the work he’s doing. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and cont…
 
Charles has reached an inflection point where he either needs to purchase several licenses to the e-signature solution he’s using, or he needs to purchase the entire product outright. Today Joe helps Charles think through the pros and cons of this potential business opportunity. (This episode was recorded on December 30, 2020.) Mailing List Every […
 
Today Charles gives an update on the development of some new features that he’s hired a contractor to complete. In particular, we talk about a schedule that has slipped, a looming deadline, and the dangers of selling features that don’t yet exist. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the […]…
 
Today we talk about hodgepodge of topics. Charles closes a sale after months of follow-up, Joe orders a new ARM powered MacBook Pro, and we both consider our workplace setups as we contemplate re-entering pandemic lockdown. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development […]…
 
Today we talk about a hodge-podge of topics. We talk about the wisdom of tweeting about customers (even in a non-identifying way), Charles’ first attempt at advertising in a newsletter, and Joe’s experience syncing data between iPhone and Apple Watch with iCloud and Core Data. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and […]…
 
Today we catch up with Charles about what’s going on with RelaNet, and his quest to incorporate knowledge-based authentication into RelaNet’s e-signature solution. We talk about third-party API providers, the requirement that Charles acquire a commercially zoned street address for his business, and a few strategies for monetizing this new feature o…
 
Today we discuss our reaction to a few Tweets that we saw about Apple features, marketing, and alternate channels for indies with little or no marketing budget. We talk about different the different perspectives that developers bring to their craft; how “app businesses” and “app hobbies” might approach marketing differently; and why developers with…
 
Today we talk about “product-user fit” as a concept distinct from “product-market fit.” We discuss what exactly product-user fit is, how venture capitalists look at it, and why product-user fit (rather than the product-market fit that VCs usually seek) might be enough for self-funded bootstrappers. Mailing List Every month there are more great arti…
 
Today we tackle a hodgepodge of topics: Joe got a new fancy monitor, Charles complains about customers that want ugly websites, Charles considers future advertising opportunities, and we talk about how the pandemic has affected business. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development…
 
Today we weigh in on Basecamp and their app’s recent rejection from the App Store. We talk about what should have been foreseen by Basecamp, Apple’s relationship with its developer community, and daydream about how Apple might “fix” this problem for the future. Release Notes Happy Hour – June 24 To help people together during […]…
 
Release Notes Happy Hour on May 14! See show notes for details. So, it turns out that Joe is Android-curious. Today we talk to him about his interest in learning Android development, the current market for Android developers, and whether diving into Android might make sense for his contracting business. Release Notes Happy Hour This […]…
 
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