The MicroISV Digest for the week ending May 18th, 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
- Sharon Housley, NotePage, Inc, reminded me to remind you that this year’s Software Industry Conference is fast approaching, July 16-18 in Boston, MA. I found SIC to be an excellent experience and well worth going when I went a few years back. (via email)
- One of my clients, Manuel Onate, Momsoft, has just launched Brochures4Software, a custom brochure service for software companies. If you’re interested, entering coupon code FORTYSEVENHATS on the second screen of the purchase process between now and July 1st will save you $50 (via email)
- Dan Cooperstock, Cooperstock Software, has released HTML MessageBox. It’s an exact replacement for the standard Windows API MessageBox function, that lets you make your Windows application’s message boxes more readable and useable by allowing you to set a larger default font, then use simple HTML to add emphasis such as boldface, italics, underline and mixed fonts to the text of your messages. It includes interfaces for standard Windows API calling, a COM wrapper, and a .NET class wrapper. (via email)
- In show #25 of the Startup Success Podcast Bob and Pat talk with none other than Andy Brice, founder of the Oryx Digital Ltd and creator of PerfectTablePlan, about what it takes to run a successful microISV, key results of a visit to download to sale survey Andy recently did, and more.
Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles
- Ivana Juga, a51, reached out to share some lessons learned running their latest beta for activeCollab 2. A good, short, read.
Further (mostly relevant) Reading
- CNET News now reports that Stanford University’s free iPhone course has been downloaded over 1 million times. Even if you figure only 1 in 10 of the people who downloaded this multipart non-credit college course from iTunes featuring Apple engineers, that’s another 75,000 apps coming down the pike to join the first 25,000 apps amassed at the iPhone App store in all of nine months. What do you get when you cross a bandwagon and a runaway train?