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.
#394: Selling Products that Don’t Exist
Today Charles gives an update on the development of some new features that he’s hired a contractor to complete. In particular, we talk about a schedule that has slipped, a looming deadline, and the dangers of selling features that don’t yet exist. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the […]
#393: Small Fry
Today we discuss a change that many thought would never come. Apple is reducing its commission for small businesses on the App Store. We talk about what’s been announced, what is still unclear, and what this means for the thousands of small developers that will be affected by this policy change. Mailing List Every month […]
#392: Not Enough Outdoor Patio Heaters
Today we talk about hodgepodge of topics. Charles closes a sale after months of follow-up, Joe orders a new ARM powered MacBook Pro, and we both consider our workplace setups as we contemplate re-entering pandemic lockdown. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development […]
#391: A Spock Situation
Today we talk to Joe about a situation he ran into on his current contracting job. It’s the story of a crash-on-launch bug that got caught in QA, and how they fixed it while balancing competing priorities with limited resources. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of […]
#390: All You Have to Do is Pay Me
Today we talk about being flexible with clients. How willing should you be to accommodate client requests that are unreasonable, or maybe just beyond the scope of work? When should you take the short-term loss for the long-term gain? Where do you draw the line? Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and […]
#389: I Don’t Want to Say Solved
Today Charles and Joe share their recent woes, both revolving around slowness. Joe’s new RECaf beta had some problems being killed on launch by the watchdog, and Charles’ web server was brought to its knees by a bunch of 31773 haxors. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business […]
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Long time listener
I have been listening to this podcast for years now and only realized today that I hadn’t left a review. Keep it up guys, this is one of my favourites!
Informative and entertaining!
As an independent iOS doing contracting and creating my own apps I very much appreciate hearing Charles and Joe’s insights into the business side of developing apps and services. At the same time I find them very entertaining to listen to. I really appreciate the effort guys, thanks!
Great indie show
Not too long, not too short, interesting topics. Keep it up!