The MicroISV Digest for the week ending April 20th, 2009.
(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at email@example.com with the word digest in the subject.)
News and Announcements
- Darren Stokes, Concurrent Access Software, has released his first product, Reference Assistant. Reference Assistant is a VS Studio extension designed to help C# and VB.NET developers solve problems with missing project references, automatically setup for project reference paths, and visualize configuration files for Inversion of Control containers such as Spring.net, Windsor, and Unity.
- Mihaela Mihaljevic Jakic, SamContacts, is looking for feedback on his new product and web site. SamContacts is a contact manager with some interesting features like Tag Clouds and Google Maps (via BOS.)
- In Show #22 of the Startup Success Podcast Pat and I interview Matt Johnston, VP for Business and Community at uTest. uTest is crowdsourced, pay for performance, functional testing. Matt talks about how a community-based web service works, typical crowdsourcing costs and more.
Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles
- Kevin Kelley spotted these two interesting posts: So You Want to Start a Startup? 5 Places to Start and: Software Startup Lessons (Part 1): The Basics.
- Kevin also wrote in to point out an interview with Giacomo “Peldi” Guilizzoni, founder of Balsamiq Studio LLC. Peldi has been doing really well: As of April 12th, he had sold to 3,798 customers for a total of $469,048 in sales and sales had growing steadily with a record $35k week for the first week of April.