• MicroISV Digest 10/27/2010 Community News: Steven Cholerton, Arten Science, just keeps cranking away: not only has he a major new release of ContaxCRM 2.0, his cross platform CRM app, but he’s scored a big win by getting it and another of his products into Amazon. How did he pull this off? “I was approached by an agent in […] Bob Walsh No responses October 27, 2010
  • We don’t get lost anymore. Or do we? Pat and I were interviewing Jeff Haynie, founder of Appcelerator yesterday and something he said in passing stuck in my mind: “We don’t get lost anymore.” It’s true – between maps on our phones, GPS, everyone a cellphone call away, when’s the last time you relied on a published printed map to move spatially from point […] Bob Walsh One response October 26, 2010
  • Smartytask might be my new GTD love object Having written a GTD-centric app for Windows, interviewed David Allen more than a few times and being more than a little, well, obsessed, with productivity, I’m trying something new out this weekend, and it’s looking very, very good: http://www.smartytask.com. I’ve been using Things from Cultured Code on my Mac, iPad and iPhone for while, but […] Bob Walsh 4 responses October 25, 2010
  • Words can’t hurt you. Lack of words can. Louis Grey had a great post Thursday – Information Streams Accelerating the Attention Crisis – on something a growing number of people I respect are worrying about, like Tom Foremsky, and Hutch Carpenter. This isn’t the old run-of-the-mill “information overload” issue people have been whinging about since Gutenberg started printing books, or since big honking “mini-computers” started spewing reams of […] Bob Walsh 7 responses October 22, 2010
  • MicroISV Digest 10/20/2010 Community News: Paul Morey, founder of MiddleClick has just started releasing demos on the Tutorials Page of his Windows app launcher program – one per fortnight for two more months. Paul thereby demonstrates 3 things: How nice snappy videos can sell a good product, how to keep prospective customers coming back to your site and […] Bob Walsh No responses October 20, 2010
  • MicroISV Digest 10/11/2010 (Editor’s note: It’s high time I restarted the MicroISV Digest, so here goes. But this is only going to be interesting if you send me your microISV, startup, indie, whatever-you-call it, news. News like in you’ve launched, you’ve gotten your 1,000th customer, every microISV should read this post kind of news. Not I do PR, […] Bob Walsh One response October 11, 2010
  • Walking back what I said about Amazon AWS. In case you missed it, yesterday I was more than a bit pissed off at Amazon AWS S3. Actually, I hope you did miss it, because I was wrong and they were right, and I lashed out in frustration. Here’s what I though happened: Out of the blue, Amazon S3 changed something so and neither […] Bob Walsh 3 responses October 6, 2010
  • When Amazon Clouds rain B.S. I’m in the process this morning of learning a core truth about Cloud infrastructure, and the process is not a pleasant one. Pat Foley (who’s in Boston at the Business of Software Conference right now, the lucky dog) and I do a podcast each week, and for the last 18 months we’ve been hosting the […] Bob Walsh 5 responses October 5, 2010
  • And now for a bit of entertainment… If you love science fiction (and what dev doesn’t, we live it everyday), I strongly commend to you Nathan Lowell’s “A Trader’s Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper”, starting with Quarter Share. No aliens will suck on your brains, cities explode, computers come alive or Industrial Light and Magic- grade special effects. Just […] Bob Walsh No responses October 1, 2010
  • Little nuggets of startup wisdom… Can be found at Startup Quote (thanks Victor!). Also, I plan to reanimate the microISV Digest Monday, so if you’ve got some microISV news, please send it my way at bob.walsh@47hats.com. Bob Walsh No responses September 30, 2010