About the Podcast

Release Notes is a weekly podcast about building online businesses and financial freedom. We discuss inspiration, design, trends, and tools – everything but the code. The show is hosted by Charles Perry, owner of Metakite Software, and Joe Cieplinski, Creative Director of Bombing Brain Interactive.

Each week, we cover topics for the new or curious independent developer looking to launch or grow online business. Whether your business is SaaS, desktop software, mobile apps, consulting, or a productized service, here you’ll find tips for success as well as warnings about the pitfalls we’ve encountered along the way.

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Your Hosts

Charles Perry is the owner of Metakite Software which specializes in building apps that productivity geeks love, and RelaNet which provides online services for independent tax and accounting professionals. Charles began his career with a Fortune 100 automotive parts manufacturer, where he developed software, conducted training, and generally did a little bit of everything. After tiring of corporate life, Charles returned to school as a high school mathematics teacher where he strived to teach students that math is fun. When he’s not writing software, you’ll probably find Charles making a mess in the kitchen as he cooks, bakes, or brews. You can find Charles on Twitter as @DazeEnd.

Joe Cieplinski is Creative Director of Bombing Brain Interactive, makers of Teleprompt+ for iOS and OS X, as well as Setlists. He has two apps of his own, an aspect ratio calculator called x2y and a timer for live performers called Fin. Joe spent several years as one of the early presenters for Apple’s retail initiative, presenting classes such as Introduction to Mac, Garageband, iTunes, and several others at the Apple Store in Palo Alto. He has been designing iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications for many years in collaboration with two of his best friends. You can find Joe on Twitter as @jcieplinski.