Manton Reece talks about successfully releasing Tweet Library and reaching the Top 10 Lists on the App Store:
Refuse to compete on price. I felt so strongly about this that I was willing to launch and fail.
Market the app as something new first and yet another Twitter app second. I believe the key to selling Tweet Library is to focus the marketing around what makes it special: archiving tweets, curating tweets, filtering tweets.
Inspiring statement by Manton Reece on whether exhibiting at Macworld 2010 was worth it or not:
I booked my flight the day I realized that the only reason not to go was because I could fail.
I’ve been following a relatively new blog about marketing indie Mac software, written by Dan Wood of Karelia Software (Sandvox). If you’re a software developer, you should definitely check it out. It’s filled with all kinds of experience backed advice.
Dan’s latest post is an interview with a good friend of mine, Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software (MarsEdit, Black Ink).
Daniel has long been a mentor to me since I met him three years ago through Boston Cocoaheads. He’s often filled my head with all kinds of great advice over after-meeting-beers. While I’ve tried to absorb his teachings, I fear much of what he’s told me was lost by the time I woke up the next morning.
Lucky for us, Daniel has shared much of his experience and great advice in this informative interview.
I consider marketing to be a very soft art and try to market my products and business on as many fronts as possible, but in a fairly casual way…
“Always Be Marketing” sounds like a pretty good catch-phrase for the kind of attitude I try to keep in mind as I’m developing the relationship between me, my company, and the rest of the world.
Update: Daniel follows up the interview with some further thoughts on his blog.