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.

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#29: Luc Vandal

Today we talk to Luc Vandal of Edovia Software about his experience developing for iOS. Luc shares the story of how a feature from Apple helped launch his first app, what he’s learned by killing off underperforming products,


 2013-12-02  38m

#28: What’s in a Name?

Charles and Joe catch up after a few weeks off. Joe talks about his trip to the Devoxx conference in Belgium and the presentation that he gave while there. Charles talks about his legal troubles, trademark disputes, changing his company’s name,


 2013-11-25  36m

#27: Going Off Into A Meadow Somewhere

Today we’re talking about inspiration and how we conceive of and evaluate app ideas. We start by discussing how we each get ideas for new apps, the value of intentionally seeking out new ideas, and the role of a product roadmap in determining which ide...


 2013-11-18  37m

#26: Jonathan Rhyne

Today we’re joined by Jonathan Rhyne, a lawyer who specializes in representing independent mobile software developers. We talk to Jonathan about all things related to law, but especially about a lawyer’s role in helping an indie build his software busi...


 2013-11-11  37m

#25: Put It in a Sentence

Today we’re talking about Joe’s new app, Fin, and the challenges he faced as a fairly new developer. Joe shares his experience implementing VoiceOver for the first time, as well as some of the difficulties he had to overcome in making the gesture-based...


 2013-11-04  35m

#24: Location, Location, Location

In today’s episode, we discuss how the location we live affects our businesses. We compare our experiences on the coasts with those in the Midwest of the U.S. and consider the different cultures and resources that those locations can offer an indie bus...


 2013-10-28  36m

#23: Jiva DeVoe

Today we’re joined by Jiva DeVoe of Random Ideas Software, who shares his thoughts on running and building an App Store business. Jiva shares his thoughts on returning to business fundamentals and why today’s indies could learn a thing or two from Mac ...


 2013-10-21  36m

#22: I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday (part 2)

Today we conclude our discussion on app pricing that began in the last episode. We discuss charging for app updates, and try to learn from the experience of companies like Realmac Software (maker of Clear) and The Omni Group (maker of OmniFocus) who ha...


 2013-10-14  31m

#21: I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday (part 1)

In this episode, we add our two cents to the ongoing conversation about app pricing. We start by asking if paid apps are really dead, or if there’s still a place for paid apps in the App Store. Next, we discuss the future of premium priced apps,


 2013-10-07  32m

#20: Greg Pierce

Today we’re joined by Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise who makes such fine apps as Drafts and Terminology. Greg shares with us his experience in the App Store, what he was thinking about as he updated Drafts for iOS 7,


 2013-09-30  34m