The MicroISV Digest for the week ending March 16th, 2009.
(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word digest in the subject.)
News and Announcements
- Nico Westerdale, BitsDuJour, has redesigned and relaunched BDJ’s Software Marketing Resource. The site is a very useful combination of articles, features and forum for small software vendors. Check it out. (via email and BOS).
- Alex, Jitbit Software, is looking for beta testers of their new hosted helpdesk software. (via email)
- Steve McLeod, Poker Copilot, is gearing up for version 2 and is looking for some advice on making the jump. (via BOS)
- Betsy Tuma, Tumasoft, is looking for bloggers interested in reviewing Preset Viewer 2.0, a Photoshop brush, shape, pattern & style browser. (via email).
- Bart Park, Janitor programmer, has launched his first product, ImageMark, a Windows image watermarking program and would like some feedback on his site and product. (via BOS)
- EV, Eneset Technology, is looking for feedback and suggestions on his new web site for his product FLV Mate, a cross-platform application for uploading and hosting videos to Amazon S3.(via BOS)
- Show #18 of the Startup Success Podcast featured an interview with Patrick Lightbody, founder of BrowserMob, an web site/service load testing microISV. With BrowserMob, you can spin up actual FireFox browser instances running Selenium to pound your site – by the thousand, via Amazon Web Services.
Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles
- Over at Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen, there’s an interesting guest post: Free to Freemium: 5 lessons learned from YouSendIt.com.
- I did another post for Avangate, The most important startup decision you may forget to make.
Further (mostly relevant) Reading
- There’s a good post worth mulling over on OnStartups.com, Startup Lessons From The Underpants Gnomes: PROFIT! Funny, but with a very good point.