#14: Chief Cook and Bottle Washer


Lots of indie developers depend on revenue from multiple apps to keep their ship afloat. But when you have several apps, all in need of your attention, how do you decide what to do next? How do you keep all the balls in the air? In this episode we compare notes on preparing (or not) product road maps, factoring in user feedback when deciding upon new features, and the panic mode that many developers find themselves in now that the release of iOS 7 is in sight. We consider when it makes sense to hire help to develop multiple products in parallel, and how to manage (and avoid) rapid-fire context switches between different products. Finally, we discuss when it makes sense to retire a product, and optimizing your product portfolio to create synergy among your products.

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This episode is sponsored by CocoaConf and their Fall tour of conferences for iOS and Mac developers. CocoaConf Portland is already over, but you can check out the rest of CocoaConf’s Fall events in Columbus, OH (Sep 27-28); Boston, Ma (Oct 25-26); and Atlanta, GA (Nov 15-16). Register now for any of these events and use the discount code ReleaseNotes to receive 20% off the cost of your ticket.

You also may be interested in CocoaSlopes, a collaboration between CocoaConf and MobileSlopes. CocoaSlopes is a two track, single day conference held in Ogden, Utah on October 12. Register now for your Early Bird ticket while they are still available.