Show #043 – Photo Book Flip – Justin Lee

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Justin LeeToday’s guest is Justin Lee, a listener of the show! After dabbling in iOS with some friends, Justin eventually set his mind to design and develop his first production app completely by himself.

As you might guess, there were some serious challenges along the way, but Justin was focused, determined and he pushed through the difficult parts.  Today his app, Photo Book Flip, is live on the App Store and Justin survived to tell us all about it.

 

 

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Justin’s Analysis of Photo Book Flip (Design, Development and Marketing) – PDF

 

 

Other resources from Justin:

  1. Site sponsorships and ad network I used.
  2. Resources that “really” helped me learn iOS development (for beginners)
  3. Resources that later helped me have a better understanding and provided me with more stuff needed to ship an app
  4. Resource on promoting the app (think you mentioned it on your show before)
  5. Naming Photo Book Flip – blog post

 

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Show #042 – PicCollage – Joanne Chang

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Joanne ChangToday’s guest is Joanne Chang, co-founder and designer of the photo collaging app PicCollage. Last year PicCollage secured $2.3 million in seed round funding and was part of 500 Startups. PicCollage has tens of millions of users and continues to grow.

Today Joanne tells us the back story of PicCollage and how she transitioned herself from an operations role to being a designer. We discuss a range of topics related to the product’s development, including the design process, user analytics and testing, community building and marketing. It’s been an exciting ride for their team, and I think you’ll be fascinated and encouraged to hear this story!

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Show #041 – Building a Better Inbox – Dave Baggett

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Dave BaggettToday’s guest is Dave Baggett, CEO of Inky, an app for all your email.

Dave has been coding since he was 7, and always wanted to make games. He was the first employee at Naughty Dog doing game development on the original Crash Bandicoot, one of my favorite games in the early days of the PlayStation.

Dave also co-founded ITA Software, a travel search platform that was acquired by Google for $700 million.

Rather than retire, Dave wanted to try to tackle a really huge problem that affects everyone around the world. So he set out to fix the user experience of email as we know it. That explains where Inky comes in. Find out on today’s show how hard it can be to tame your inbox.

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Show #040 – Building Award-Winning Apps – Jeremy Olson

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Jeremy OlsonToday’s guest is Jeremy Olson, founder and designer at Tapity. Jeremy has been involved in some notable app projects such as Grades, which won him an Apple Design Award, and Languages which was selected by the App Store as one of the “Best Apps of 2012″.  Recently he also co-authored The App Design Handbook with Nathan Barry.

Today Jeremy tells us his own appventure, including the ups and downs that he has experienced in this fun but challenging space.  To see the latest and greatest from Jeremy, check out his forthcoming app “Hours“!

Apps can be divided into categories by profit per user and number of downloads. - Jeremy Olson

Apps can be divided into categories by profit per user and number of downloads. – Jeremy Olson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Show #039 – Finding a Profitable Niche – Trevor McKendrick

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Trevor McKendrick

Today’s guest is Trevor McKendrick, founder of Salem Software. Trevor has a fantastic blog and today he shares his success story with La Biblia, a Spanish audio Bible app.

Find out how Trevor found a profitable niche in the app store and managed to earn more than $100k net revenue in his second year of sales.  It’s a great story!

 

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Show #038 – Novice No Longer – Dann Berg

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Dann Berg

Today’s guest is Dann Berg from Novice No Longer, a blog/podcast dedicated to helping non-technical people turn their app ideas into realities in their free time.

Today Dann is going to share his story, as well as some tips for how to pitch your app to the press.  He’s well equipped for this task given the fact that he was a staff writer for LAPTOP Magazine and a reviews editor for The Verge.  Enjoy!

Remember, feel free to email your questions to Dann (dann@novicenolonger.com) or Scotty (scott@bravebit.com), we’ll do our best to help out.

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Show #037 – Developing Apps on the Road – Technomadia

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TechnomadiaToday’s special guests are Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard from Technomadia.  They are technology nomads who live and work full time on the open road.  Both are software developers, and they have developed several niche apps for the RVing community.

Find out how they manage their business from a converted vintage bus and how their most recent app US Public Lands has performed on the iTunes App Store vs. the Google Play Store.

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Show #036 – Pitching the Press – Steve P. Young

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Steve P. Young

Today’s special guest is Steve P. Young, the host of the Mobile App Chat podcast and founder of App Masters.  Steve comes from a marketing background and today he will share some valuable tips on how to pitch your app to the press, particularly via email.

Steve is also offering an exclusive giveaway for My Appventure podcast listeners.  He has developed a series of email scripts that you can use to help you craft your message. The scripts can be downloaded for free at www.mobileappchat.com/scotty.

Thanks Steve!

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Show #035 – QA Testing Tips – Aaron Kaump

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Aaron KaumpToday’s guest is Aaron Kaump, QA Tester at Quicken Loans and BrokeYourApp.com.  QA Testing is all about finding those annoying bugs within your app, and today Aaron shares many of his tips for finding those tricky little bugs that commonly occur but can evade the attention of developers.

 

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Show #034 – Rolling Out a Beta & Dealing with a Patent Dispute

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Scotty RuthOn today’s show I share a few updates on my forthcoming app Quotely.  The news of note is that we have a new developer joining the team as a partner, yay!  Also, we’re getting close to rolling out the beta of Quotely, so today I explain the schedule and methodology we’ll be using to structure 3 rounds of beta testing.

Also, listen in to find out how I reacted when I was confronted with a patent dispute for one of my apps.  I’ve never encountered this before, so it was an interesting experience to say the least.

Finally, it would help me a lot to know what you’d like to hear in future episodes of this show.  Please answer the following question:

What would you like to hear more of on the podcast?

A.  App design topics
B.  App development topics
C.  App marketing topics
D.  App business development topics
E.  All of the above (keep the show mixed)

You can answer via Twitter, the comments section below,  or email me at scott [at] bravebit.com.

Thanks!


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