The MicroISV Digest for the week(s) ending December 31st, 2009.
(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at with the word digest in the subject.)

News and Announcements

  • Brian Swanson, Purple Ant, is looking to kick off 2010 with a robust public beta of their new application, TotalRM. See the TotalRM Blog for more info. (via email)
  • Tim Haughton, The Agile MicroISV Blog, is looking for feedback on a product idea, and while I normally don’t cover idea feedback requests, Tim has helped a lot of people at Business of Software over the years and deserves your feedback and support. (via BOS).
  • 47hats goes mobile! If you go to on your iPhone, Android phone or internet-enabled phone, you’ll see the nifty new mobile interface that took me about 5 minutes to set up with the awesome WPTouch WordPress plugin by the guys at BraveNewCode. Notice the “message” button in the menubar? Yep – a Growl message will appear on my iPhone. A mobile-friendly interface makes a huge difference to how you experience a web site on a phone – something I will bet you will see more and more of in 2010.
  • In Show #49, of the Startup Success Podcast I interview Eric Ries, the creator of the Lean Startups methodology. If you’ve felt there must be a better way to run your startup than conventional wisdom dictates, you’re right in spades. Have a listen to this provocative interview. You’ll find The Startup Success Podcast at iTunes.

Relevant Blog Posts, Podcasts, Videos and Articles

  • Okay, I admit it: I’m ready to stand in line 14 hours in a few months for the Apple iSlate. Why? If you thought the iPhone and the Apple App Store’s 100,000 apps rewrote the rules, you have not seen anything yet. Seriously. So, if I sound all in on this one, I am, with bells on. Here’s the latest rumor roundup –


  • Happy New Year to one and all: may this be your best year yet! The MicroISV Digest will return next year, on Wednesdays, with a somewhat new format. ‘Til then, thanks for reading!

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