Understanding why products fail is often just as valuable as knowing why they succeed. To help us with that, we’re joined today by Justin Williams who recently shut down the Glassboard service which he owned. We conduct a postmortem on Glassboard and try to figure out what went wrong, why it went wrong, and what (if anything) could have been done to prevent the problems that plagued the service. Today we talk about the problem of free users, competing with other services backed by venture capital, scaling a one man operation, and more.
Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development than we have time to discuss on the show. If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter with the best of these links, as well as a summary of past episodes, be sure to sign up for our mailing list at http://releasenotes.tv/mailinglist.