• Flipboard Find of the week Here’s my Flipboard Find of the Week (something worthwhile Flipboard brought to my attention that would have otherwise been lost in the social media noise): Power Friending: Demystifying Social Media to Grow Your Business by Amber Mac. I grabbed the Kindle sample to my iPad, read that, just ordered the full book and am looking […] Bob Walsh One response July 25, 2010
  • Breakthroughs Everything is always the same – until it isn’t. This week, there’s been two new products – one slammed by demand, the other in alpha – that for all their faults change what at least I thought was possible for software to do. These are breakthroughs – these are things that until you see them, […] Bob Walsh One response July 23, 2010
  • How to be a successful iPhone developer I came across this YouTube video of Brian Greenstone from Pangea Software talking about how his company made $1.5 million on a two-week port of a Mac OS game over in the comments of my online friend Andy Brice’s blog. Andy’s post concerned the media reality distortion field cast over the iPhone, rightly pointing out […] Bob Walsh 6 responses July 20, 2010
  • MicroISV Digest 07/19/2010 Community News: Mike Stokes, HelpBurner, has released version 1 of this documentation/tutorial making tool. Have a look at this post about it, especially the comments. Sam Howley and his partner at OakFocus.net, have released CustomerCradle, a web based subscription service for small businesses to record and report on where their potential customers come from and how […] Bob Walsh No responses July 19, 2010
  • Now I know I’m in the wrong neighborhood… Just came across a tweet by Rapportive’s Martin Kleppmann about this cool Google Map. So what are the geeky – and therefore desirable – parts of your city? Bob Walsh No responses July 15, 2010
  • Why I keep doing what I do. Got this email (reprinted with permission) from Mike Stokes in New Zealand yesterday on my birthday (yes, I am now version 5.3): Hi Bob, As a fan of your writings for years (and especially your books, which I still refer to), you are the first person I wanted to run our new software past. And, […] Bob Walsh 27 responses July 14, 2010
  • Do you really mean that? As I was watching yesterday a 50-year-old interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace on my iPhone on YouTube while loading up a movie on my iPad from iTunes I realized new tools make for new habits, new ways of doing things. I’d always believed that one of the true evils in this world was […] Bob Walsh 7 responses July 12, 2010
  • Are iPhones/iPads worth it for microISVs? My good online friend Andy Brice posed this question today over at Joel on the Software Business of Software forum, and as much as my iPhone has become the Devil’s plaything of late, I see a strong, legitimate case for microISVs and bootstrapping startups to drink the mobile Kool-Aid. Here’s my experience: Continuous customer support […] Bob Walsh One response July 9, 2010
  • Stand Out Want to know what your customers think of your startup? Ask them. Now you already know that, but here’s an example from HootSuite that landed in my email box which demos how to ask them effectively: Email from the top. The From is “HootSuite — Ryan Holmes, CEO”. Those three initials still have a lot […] Bob Walsh 3 responses July 8, 2010
  • Visiting the Apple Temple in search of a cure. On weekends I try to relax, but this Sunday I must make a holy pilgrimage to my local Apple temple to beseech the acolytes there to heal my precious iPhone 3G of the cursed affliction known across the interwebs as iOS4. After communicating with the junior gods at 1 Infinite Way this morning I was overjoyed […] Bob Walsh 5 responses July 7, 2010