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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      270: Some French Guy Named Bezier


      Today we return to a topic that we’ve discussed before: Pricing. We talk about about pricing for the value you provide, the pro vs. prosumer vs. consumer markets, and why both Charles and Joe feel so strongly that Affinity Designer for iPad is way, way underpriced. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles […]


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      #269: Ken Wallace (part 2)


      Today we continue our discussion about masterminds, with Ken Wallace of Mastermind Jam, a service that helps people form mastermind groups. Today we talk to Ken about the natural lifespan of a mastermind group, strategies for starting or joining a mastermind, and the structure of a mastermind meeting. Mailing List Every month there are more […]


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      #268: Ken Wallace (part 1)


      Today we’re talking about masterminds, which are groups of like-minded entrepreneurs that periodically discuss the details of their business. It’s sort of like a business support group. To help us learn more about masterminds, we brought on Ken Wallace of Mastermind Jam, a service that helps people form mastermind groups. We talk to Ken a […]


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      #267: The Magic Spreadsheet


      If you’re anywhere near social media you may have recently seen lots of posts along the lines of, “By age 35 you should have X saved for retirement.” Today we take a look at that advice, and discuss what exactly we need to do to plan for retirement. We talk about the importance of saving […]


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      #266: Andrew Culver (part 2)


      Today we continue our conversation with Andrew Culver, founder of SaaS products like Bullet Train and Churnbuster. We talk to Andrew today about his new product Bullet Train – what it is, how it came to be, marketing, risks, and more. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business […]


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      #265: The Cupertino Mafia


      This week Charles talks to Joe about his time in San Jose at WWDC, and we chat about some of the changes that were announced. We talk about the event itself, some of the technology announcements that were made, and why we think some of the most important changes made last week were once that […]


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       2018-06-11  45m
       
       

      #264: Andrew Culver (part 1)


      We’re joined today by Andrew Culver, founder of SaaS products like Bullet Train and Churnbuster. We talk to Andrew today about how he got into entrepreneurship, his start at Borrowed and Blue, and how his experience at Borrowed and Blue led to his first SaaS product Churnbuster. Along the way we talk about combining consulting […]


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       2018-06-04  34m
       
       

      #263: Don’t Compete With Llamas


      Today we discuss different ways that we can help foster a sense of community within our development community and help make things better for those who come after us. We talk about Developers Union, mentoring, and the importance of meeting new people with different outlooks. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and […]


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       2018-05-28  27m
       
       

      #262: This Isn’t Middle School


      Today we’re talking about Twitter’s newly announced pricing structure for access to their API, and we use that as an excuse to to talk more generally about the risks and benefits of building your business on a “platform.” Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and […]


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       2018-05-21  41m
       
       

      #261: Hope Not to Break Things


      Today we talk about Charles’ adventures in implementing automated testing in his WordPress-based client portal. We talk about why Charles has resisted unit testing, his epiphany about feature testing/integration testing, how he implemented automated testing with Perl, and more. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac […]


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       2018-05-14  33m