Release Notes

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


#358: Hyper Not-Wanting-to-be-Smarmy

Today Charles talks about how the recent postponement of the U.S. income tax filing date is affecting his business. We talk about seizing an unexpected advertising opportunity, a sudden new deadline that hits tomorrow 😱, and walking the fine line between being helpful in the face of a natural disaster and the appearance of profiteering.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Roundwall Software, maker of Formatter. Formatter is the Mac app you need if you work with JSON. It allows you to drag-and-drop to quickly reformat JSON files, includes an Xcode extension to do it from inside Xcode, and has a Quick Look plugin so you can see formatted previews of files on your computer. Basically, it’s a Swiss Army knife for JSON. Formatter is available on the Mac App Store, or you can learn more about Formatter on its website at


 2020-03-23  35m