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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Show #033 – Jeff Hunter – AnyList (Part 2)

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Jeff HunterToday’s show is the conclusion of my two-part interview with Jeff Hunter, co-founder of AnyList.  Last week you heard how Jeff and his partner Jason both left their dream jobs as Apple engineers to start their own company. With the help of Y Combinator they were able to bring AnyList to market.  Now listen in as I explore AnyList’s approach to building a sustainable app business.

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We’ll discuss some difficult challenges, such as data sync, subscription pricing, how to get featured by Apple, and one thing Jeff would have done differently if he could start all over again.


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Show #032 – Jeff Hunter – AnyList (Part 1)

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Jeff HunterOn today’s show I interview Jeff Hunter, co-founder of AnyList, a Grocery Shopping List app that my wife and I really love.

Jeff has an awesome story to tell in this first part, including how he met his co-founder Jason at college, how they both got their dream jobs working at a large fruit company, and how AnyList grew out of their involvement with Y Combinator.

AnyList LogoStay tuned for PART 2 next week when Jeff and I discuss their data syncing, business strategy, and pricing model in more detail!


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Show #031 – The Inner Workings of an iOS App – Jeff Kelley

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Today’s guest is Jeff Kelley from Detroit Labs to tell us what an iOS app is really made of and what makes it tick.  This episode is a bit more technical than most. If you’re not a programmer you may find many of the terms to be new, but I encourage you to hang in there and learn some of these basics!

Jeff is author of a book called ‘Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS‘ and makes the speaking rounds at CocoaConf and CocoaHeads.  He really knows his stuff!

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Show #030 – App Icon Design – Gedeon Maheux from The Iconfactory

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Today’s guest is Gedeon Maheux from The Iconfactory and we’ll be talking about APP ICONS, what else?!  Ged has been designing icons ever since the web’s infancy, so you wont want to miss some of his tips and tricks for designing your own app icon.  If you’re still not feeling up to the task, you can always consider hiring The Iconfactory to design a world-class icon for you.

The Iconfactory has a great reputation in this space for building amazing software as well, including Twitterific, xScope and AppViz to name just a couple. You’ll definitely want to catch the back-story behind this company’s illustrious success.

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Show #029 – Alex Argo – Making a Living on Card Games

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Today’s guest is Alex Argo, co-founder of A-Star Software, makers of the most downloaded iOS apps for playing Euchre, Spades and Hearts.

Do you ever wonder if it’s still possible for a couple of guys to make a living on their apps? If so, then Alex is proof that you can!  But the job is far from easy… watch out for the tragic low point in the story when Alex’s ad platform goes bankrupt and fails to pay out a year’s salary worth of ad revenue. There’s more than one moral to that story.

We also take a detour while I give some tips about finding and working with app designers.

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Show #028 – Dustin Bruzenak at AppViz

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AppViz 3Today’s guest is Dustin Bruzenak, CEO of IdeaSwarm, makers of AppViz 3! AppViz is the best way to track your downloads, sales and rankings from the app store.  It also helps you track your pricing adjustments and revenue splits with partners.

The third incarnation of the Mac app has been completely redesigned and redeveloped in partnership with The Iconfactory, so you know it’s gotta be good!

 

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PS – Please rate the podcast on iTunes to help others discover the show.  Thanks!

 

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Show #027 – Finding Your Audience, Building a Landing Page, and Designing Screenshots

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On today’s show I give a round of updates about how Quotely is going, including…

  • Finding our audience on Instagram VS Twitter/Facebook.
  • Setting launch dates.
  • Planning the beta rollout. 

I’ll also answer a few questions from a listener named Amy who asks about how to setup a website for your app, as well as what you should consider when designing the app store screenshots and launch image.

If you agree with Amy that I should talk about more design topics on the show then please let me know!

PS – Here’s where I’m at so far with the app icon, launch image and screenshots for Quotely… (would love to hear your thoughts) :)

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Show #026 – Stephen Johnson – Part 2 – Topo Maps +

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Today’s show is part 2 with Stephen Johnson, and this time we’re talking about his personal side project Topo Maps+.   Fraught with technical challenges this app barely made it off the ground, but now it is really maturing.  Stephen talks about his unique subscription pricing model, what metrics he looks at, and how he built a map server. This episode runs a bit long,  but there’s something for everyone to love!

 

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