The Honeycomb release of Android has been out for a while now, but I still haven't figured out what to do about it. Most of the Android developers I know have decided to just hold off since the users aren't there yet, but I don't know if that's the right move. It's funny, though, out of all the users across my apps, I've had only one email reques...[continued...]
Tags: android, honeycomb
When I launch a new app, the initial period is interesting to observe. I consider the initial period the time from 0 to 10,000 downloads (This is for the free version. The free/paid dynamic is a completely different discussion.). A lot of apps never make it out of this initial period. Getting to 10,000 downloads is an important milestone for me ...[continued...]
Tags: howicode, customer development, lean startup
I get a few emails every day from customers asking me to add new features to an app. One of the things I used to find difficult was saying no to the customer, but sometimes it's the right move for the product.
When I first launch an app, it's usually just an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and essentially an experiment to see if there's a audience...[continued...]
Tags: howicode, customer development
[I get asked a lot of questions about what life is like as an indie app developer, so I've decided to write a series of posts on topics that frequently come up when having a beer or coffee with friends who wonder what it's like behind the scenes. Filed under openkimono.]
Tags: iphone, android, openkimono, startup, app idea
I have a lot of entrepreneurial friends and get together with them every few months over beer or coffee to talk about our latest projects or to brainstorm new ideas.
Often the conversation turns introspective as we notice patterns among ourselves. Many of us fall into entrepreneur archetypes that we call the Idea Person or the Execution Master....[continued...]
Tags: startup, entrepreneur