Recent Podcast Episodes

#213: Almost an Onion Article

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Today we talk about WWDC and announcements that were made in the Keynote and State of the Union. Joe gives his impression of San Jose as a venue, and we talk about some of the key announcements that we think might affect our business.
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#212: Joe’s Therapy Session

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Today we talk about the current state of affairs of Joe’s different business ventures. Joe tells us about Bombing Brain’s plans to convert his bread-and-butter app to a subscription model, future plans for their up and coming app Setlists, and some planned features that are designed to encourage word of mouth sharing. Joe also shares some of the details of how he’s balancing his product work with his personal contract work, as well as some of the strategies that he’s using to grow his contract business and keep his client pipeline full.
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#211: Curtis Herbert (part 2)

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We’re joined again today by Curtis Herbert, the developer behind Slopes and one of our speakers at Release Notes 2017. We talk about freemium, the relative benefits of subscriptions over paid up front business models, and the importance of not surprising or confusing your customers with pricing.
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#210: Curtis Herbert (part 1)

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We’re joined today by Curtis Herbert, the developer behind Slopes and one of our speakers at Release Notes 2017. We talk about his pricing experiments with Slopes and his experience taking Slopes from a paid up-front model to an annual subscription model. We talk about selling benefits instead of features, the effect that churn has on the decision to use subscriptions, the somewhat unique payment mode (at least on iOS) used by Sketch, and the inevitability of the “race to the bottom” on iOS.
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#209: Jared Sinclair (part 2)

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We’re joined again today by Jared Sinclair who joins in a free-wheeling conversation about development in the iOS ecosystem. We talk about getting started as a developer today in iOS, side projects, our experience with analytics and ads, as well as a strategy for getting the customer attention our projects need.
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