Dann Berg is here to help you leave your novice-dom behind, helping you build the business and life you want. Each week, Dann interviews entrepreneurs, journalists, developers, and other interesting people, exploring how they accomplish their goals and their advice for others wishing to copy their success. Learn tactics for getting press and building products — without learning to code — to start building passive income streams that will help you fund the life you want. Before launching Novice No Longer, Dann was a staff writer at LAPTOP Magazine and worked as Reviews Editor at The Verge. His writing has also appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Mashable, and Gizmodo.
034 : The UX of time travel with SFCD Agency
It’s a seemingly simple problem — tell the user what time it is in different countries around the world — with an endless number of solutions. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before even touching pencil to paper: What’s the best way for humans to manipulate time? And really, what is time? SFCD […]
033 : Bestselling indie games with A Dark Room’s Amir Rajan
awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. So begins one of the most unique games to ever hit the App Store. What follows is an experience that takes the player through a dystopian world that starts with the simple gathering of wood and slowly grows in scope to places you’d never expect. Amir Rajan discovered the original web-based […]
032 : Building an app business not just a product with Dan Counsell
What is one of the biggest mistakes made by aspiring app entrepreneurs? Confusing a product with a business. If you build and release an app, you’re selling a product. What happens when sales dwindle? Do you have a plan for sustainable revenue? Dan Counsell is the founder of Realmac Software, creators of applications such as RapidWeaver, […]
031 : How to raise money to fund your app with Hunter Gray
In 2011, Hunter Gray turned his app idea into the capital needed in order to get the product built. In this episode of the podcast, he shares exactly how he pitched his idea for the original version of Klutch to investors, and how the venture capital world has changed in just a few short years. […]
030 : A carefully crafted app launch with Jeremy Olson
It’s easy to look at somebody like Jeremy Olson and think, “wow, this guy came out of nowhere and just dominated the app scene!” His created his first app, Grades, while still in college, and it won him Apple’s prestigious Design Award in 2011. From there, he founded Tapity, an app development company that just […]
029 : Novice No Longer goes back to apps
I was still working retail when I truly felt what it was like to be a novice. I was just starting the second chapter of a book on Objective-C (after two other books and a video course couldn’t help me) and the words were beginning to sound like gibberish. I just couldn’t make it any farther in my […]
One episode heard
The one episode I listened to concerned hiring a coder to build an app. The ideas may still be valid although from 2014. I wish this podcast had continued. It was enjoyable, sounded sensible and seems like a starting place to build on as I have a VR idea.
Great, Free, and Useful Advice
When I started learning mobile development, I wanted to learn more about the business side of apps. This was the perfect match. The podcast has really great guests along with true practical information on how to take your first steps for your goal, which are often the most difficult.
I actually ended up winning a ticket to a tech conference from Dann through his website. While the conference was awesome itself, it was really cool meeting Dann and hearing his story. I can honestly say he was a very genuine and knowledgeable guy.
P.S. I’m really stoked about the podcast pivoting to more application-specific content.
I first saw Dann on the verge youtube channel. He had a really unique attitude for presenting things. Then i searched him in the web (after his disappearance form the verge) and found his site and some articles.
Interesting views, attitude and podcast.
All the best for the next season.