Release Notes

Release Notes is a weekly podcast about the business of Mac and iOS indie software development. We discuss inspiration, design, trends, and tools — everything but the code. Each week, we cover topics for the new or curious independent developer looking to make his or her way in the iOS and Mac ecosystem. Tips and tricks, success stories as well as failures. The show is hosted by Charles Perry, owner of Metakite Software, and Joe Cieplinski, Creative Director of Bombing Brain Interactive.

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      #235: Might Want to Pep That Up a Bit


      Today we start wrapping up the year by talking to Joe about how he’s done this year. We talk about his his goals for the year, what progress he made on them, and his plans for the future.

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      #234: Tapdancing Lessons


      One of the nice things of being indie, is that it affords you the opportunity to travel without having to worry about vacation time or other concerns that employed folks have. So today we’re talking about the role that travel plays in our lives and some of the tips we’ve discovered over the years to make travel more enjoyable and productive.

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      #233: Maybe They’re Talking Behind Our Backs


      Today we’re sharing a recording of part of our Release Notes 2017 conference post-mortem. We talk about what went well, what could have gone better, and why we made some of the compromises that we made.

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      #232: Man, These People Really Need Help


      A few weeks ago, Charles announced that he was shutting down MetaTax, his reference product for tax preparers. Today we talk about why he made that decision and the mechanics of shutting down a product.

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      #231: Pike’s Peak, or Wherever


      In today’s episode we discuss some of the recent security problems that have come to light with High Sierra and it’s interaction with the new APFS filesystem. We talk about the bug itself, but also why Charles hasn’t upgraded to High Sierra yet, and the unique needs of businesses with regards to stability and risk tolerance.

      Release Notes 2017

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       2017-10-16

      #230: Apple Got its AWS Bill


      Today we tackle a variety of topics including the removal of some Games sub-categories in the App Store, some follow-up on the recent change to the App Store Review Guidelines that prohibit white label apps, and an apparent crackdown on apps that use web-based apps without an in-app purchase equivalent.

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       2017-10-09

      #229: You’re Still Going to be Broke


      A few episodes back, we mentioned in passing a change to the App Store Review Guidelines that seemed to outlaw white label apps. Turns out we aren’t the only ones that noticed this. The events industry relies on white label apps, and this change has caused quite a panic among event organizers. So today we talk about this change to the guidelines, the events industry’s response, and how we can identify and avoid similar risks that might affect our businesses.

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       2017-10-02

      #228: Is That What We’re Calling Them Now? Ears?


      Today we talk about the recent Apple Keynote. We talk about the new Apple Watch, new 4k AppleTV, and of course the new iPhones, including the new iPhone X. We talk about the hardware announcements, of course, but we also reflect on how we think those announcements will affect our businesses.

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       2017-09-25

      #227: Dave Rodenbaugh (part 2)


      Today we have part two of our conversation with Dave Rodenbaugh, a self-funded entrepreneur who has been selling WordPress plugins since 2009. He’s also one half of the Rogue Startups podcast. Today we talk about his experience with the WordPress plugin repository – the WordPress equivalent of the App Store, content marketing, Automattic as the gatekeeper for WordPress plugins, and Sherlocking in the WordPress ecosystem.

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       2017-09-18

      #226: Dave Rodenbaugh (part 1)


      We’re joined today by Dave Rodenbaugh, a self-funded entrepreneur who has been selling WordPress plugins since 2009. He’s also one half of the Rogue Startups podcast. Dave talks to us today about how he got his start in entrepreneurship, a few hard won lessons in pricing, and some of the challenges of building a business on software that’s licensed under the GPL and can therefore be freely redistributed.

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       2017-09-11