Why is Apple Building “Yahoo Directories for Mobile”?

In the early days of the App Store, search wasn’t really that important. With relatively few apps (and very few good apps), the directory/browse experience was ideal. For those of you who were around/pubescent during dotcom #1, that might remind you of a nimble upstart at the time– Yahoo. They… 

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How to Evaluate a (paid) iPhone App Idea

As I mentioned in my first post in this series, we dove into the App Store with a ($2.99) Productivity App called TouchBase Calender.  It was a part-time effort as we were wrapping up other commitments, with the goal of learning about the App Store, getting up to speed on… 

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Mobile is What’s Next (for me)

Photo by John O’Nolan In the nearly 1.5 years since leaving RescueTime (still growing and profitable– woot!), it could reasonably be said that I’ve flailed about with my career.  I’ve done a few gigs at existing startups, ranging from discreet projects to try-before-you-buy gigs that could’ve led to leadership positions. … 

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App Store Learnings (post 1 of 4)

(We’re two web software geeks who decided to make a move to mobile. Our first app– built mostly on a part-time basis while we were wrapping up other commitments– is TouchBase Calendar, an iPhone Calendar app (iTunes link). It’s #5 or so in Paid Productivity as I write this. This… 

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