Category: Micro ISV

  • Tips for Independent Developers

    Nick Bradbury, creator of HomeSite, TopStyle, and FeedDemon recently started publishing a series of valuable tips for independent software developers. Good stuff from someone who as been through the process successfully — more than once. [link via]

  • Guy Kawasaki Video

    Guy Kawasaki speaks on The Art of Innovation in a video published by Microsoft’s Small Business Summit. This is the first time I’ve heard Guy speak and he definitely has a great style. Very inspirational, informative and funny. [via My Micro-ISV] He’s definitely sold me a copy of one of his books.

  • LicenseKeeper Release Recap

    Releasing a 1.0 product is an interesting, exciting, and exhausting experience for a software developer. I can’t remember a time where I worked as many hours in such a small time span and was not only willing to do it, but couldn’t wait to jump out of bed every morning to get started. The craziest…

  • Sales Data on First 75 days of Wii Transfer

    Manton Reece has shared with us his sales data for the first 75 days of selling Wii Transfer. His graph clearly shows spikes (and dips) related to specific marketing and version release events. An interesting side note is that his beautiful graph was created with Keynote.

  • Red Sweater Software Acquires Mars Edit

    Daniel Jalkut announced on his blog this morning that Red Sweater Software has acquired Mars Edit from NewsGator. Official Press Release Q&A with Brent Simmons and Daniel Jalkut I’m very much looking forward to where Daniel will take the already terrific blog authoring tool, MarsEdit.

  • The Road to 2.0 – Part 1: Upgrades and Pricing

    Lee Falin has started a series on taking his product, Screen Mimic, to version 2.0. In this first part he describes how he determined his pricing scheme for new purchases and upgrades. He also shares a bit about his struggles with adding audio to his product. Good Stuff.

  • Bullfrog Download Statistics

    Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. I promise this isn’t one of those “this is why I haven’t posted” posts. I hate those. Back on August 15 I promised an article showing the traffic and download numbers resulting from submitting Bullfrog to various shareware download sites. This sounded much easier…

  • Need a Company Name?

    Daniel Jalkut has the ultimate “Adjective Noun” company name generator. My favorites were: Marginal Technology Ugly Goblin Green Soup, Inc. Great entertainment, and useful too.

  • iPod Games

    iPod Games: now this is an interesting business opportunity. The Mac games market may be small, but the iPod market is huge. I wonder how open Apple will be to selling independent iPod games through iTunes. So, Apple where is that iPod Games SDK? Can I use Objective-C or do I need to use Java?…

  • DMG Image Design

    Roustem Karimov examines the approach of several companies to DMG Image Design. This is a great comparison of several top software products’ digital distribution package for the Mac. There are several reasons why this is so important for your product: First impressions count; especially for shareware products. Minimizing customer support issues. Directions on how to…