Category ‘Web apps’

The Death of Thankbee

May 20, 2013 |  1 response  

According to what I’ve investigated, the worst-case scenario has become a reality for ThankBee. I have ThankBee configured to send me a copy of every “thank you” or “please come back” email that it sends for my app buyers. I noticed a few days ago that even though purchases were still coming in, I wasn’t…     Read more »

Everything you’ve ever heard about selling software is true

March 23, 2013 |  1 response  

Everything you’ve ever heard about selling software is true. In this post I’ll outline my experience with two things I’ve always heard about selling software and have been experiencing lately. Your worst case scenario isn’t that your software won’t work or won’t scale, it’s that no one will care I performed a small launch (or…     Read more »

Thankbee needs You!

March 8, 2013 |  No responses yet  

The past two weeks have been really fun and productive for Thankbee (and of course for me). Last week I was on vacation, visiting my sister near San Francisco, California. This meant that I wasn’t able to be online much and work on Thankbee coding. However it wasn’t totally a wasted week: I was able…     Read more »

Other web app challenges

January 12, 2013 |  8 responses  

I recently got an email from a developer who has also started his own web app challenge this year. It appears that many people have decided to take on Nathan Barry’s challenge. This is a great opportunity to learn from other aspiring entrepreneurs doing almost exactly the same thing, so I’ve decided to list the…     Read more »

ThankBee update, 001

January 10, 2013 |  No responses yet  

Following my plan to write smaller, more frequent posts, I’m making this a very quick update. What I’ve been doing Getting the word out The last days besides actually programming, I made two attempts to discretely get the word out to two online communities and try to get feedback and validation for the idea. The…     Read more »

Web app challenge… accepted

January 7, 2013 |  1 response  

Being the avid Hacker News reader that I am, I came across this post describing Nathan Barry’s web app challenge. His challenge is to create a web app and grow it to $5k/month income in 6 months, and of course blog about his progress.┬áThis sounds like a good idea for me to do as well…     Read more »

The Google Checkout scare, and the birth of Ruppix

July 23, 2012 |  4 responses  

About a month ago I decided to buy another Galaxy Nexus, so I went to Google Play and purchased it as anybody else would. The only difference from previous purchases I had done in Play was that I decided to use a debit card I had never used before, so I had to enter my…     Read more »