300 episodes

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.

Release Notes Charles Perry and Joe Cieplinski

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 69 Ratings

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.

    #368: Curtis Herbert (part 2)

    #368: Curtis Herbert (part 2)

    Today we continue our conversation with Curtis Herbert about his iOS app Slopes and his work to bring it to Android. Curtis talks to us today about his experience hiring a developer for the first time, his attitude towards managing risk in his business, and why he doesn’t think learning Android development and writing the […]

    • 30 min
    #367: Curtis Herbert

    #367: Curtis Herbert

    Today we talk to Curtis Herbert about his iOS app Slopes and his work to bring it to Android. Curtis shares the story of hiring and firing an Android developer and the effect that this year’s weather and pandemic had on revenue. Then we dig into the risks of continuing development on the Android version, […]

    • 29 min
    #366: Your Customers Can Add

    #366: Your Customers Can Add

    Today we talk to Charles about the new features that RelaNet will soon be offering, and how he plans to incorporate them into his pricing. We talk about his plans to offer a more expensive team plan, what that plan might look like, and his deliberations on how to charge and how much to charge […]

    • 33 min
    #365: The Transitive Property of Programming

    #365: The Transitive Property of Programming

    Release Notes Happy Hour on May 14! See show notes for details. So, it turns out that Joe is Android-curious. Today we talk to him about his interest in learning Android development, the current market for Android developers, and whether diving into Android might make sense for his contracting business. Release Notes Happy Hour This […]

    • 35 min
    #364: A Full-Fledged Fork

    #364: A Full-Fledged Fork

    Today Charles talks more about the e-signature solution that he settled on, and how he is using the product’s vendor as a pseudo-low-cost contractor to get the custom changes he needs in the short-term and the training he needs to maintain the product himself over the long-term. Mailing List Every month there are more great […]

    • 30 min
    #363: A Couple of Boo Boos

    #363: A Couple of Boo Boos

    Today Charles shares the story of how he crashed a server and survived a self-inflicted DDOS, all in one week. We talk about the backstory, the recovery, and lessons learned. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development than we have time to discuss […]

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Kevin VanderLugt ,

Charles and Joe are a wealth of info

This show has so many great nuggets of information. Their recent section on landing page and homepage design was 🔥.
You should definitely get this podcast today if you want advice on growing your startup business.

rooster818 ,

Two guys carving out their path in the indie developer thicket

The hosts are great. Haven't had the pleasure of meeting them in real life yet, but they're open and honest in both their successes and failures, and you get to feel like you know them. It's been wonderful accompanying them through podcast as they cronicle the challenges they face.

A great show for all of us out there who are fighting to make our independent ambitions into a reality.

Keep up the great work, guys.

christopherandersson ,

These guys are the best

As an independent designer and developer, this podcast features topics that resonate with me, inspire me and entertain me. I love that there is a community of like minded folks out there toiling away from their home offices and garages, and these guys deliver the stories week after week.

Highly recommend!

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