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Today we use the recent Flappy Bird saga as a jumping off point for discussing criticism and how we as developers can deal with it. We talk about the dangers of taking negative comments too personally, extracting a little bit of good from even the negative reviews, and keeping a healthy sense of perspective when dealing with the negativity that’s rampant on the App Store. We close the show by considering our own role as critic. How can we provide useful and sometimes critical advice to other developers in a way that’s not too painful? Are different responses appropriate in different circumstances? We consider these questions and more.
Show Notes & Links
- Radar 16041842: Need End-of-Year Financial Report to Reconcile 1099-K – Radar requesting end of year financial report from Apple. This would help developers reconcile 1099-K forms to received payments.
- 28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of ‘Flappy Bird’ – by Christina Warren on Mashable
- Celebrities Read Mean Tweets – The Jimmy Kimmel sketch that Joe mentioned