We love to teach and we want to do more of it so we have decided to create a 2-day workshop called App Making. The workshop is crafted to turbo-charge your app design and marketing skills in one weekend.
The first workshop will be held in Charlotte, NC on Feb 22-23 and we are super pumped about it.
So the inevitable question is, how do you get Crunched? Pretty simple:
Do great work – work that goes above and beyond.
Embed yourself in the community – engage other app makers and journalists on Twitter and at conferences, not with a pitch but with stuff that adds value to them, not you. Be patient, this stuff takes time.
Provide thoughtful answers: this sounds like common sense but sometimes when you talk to a journalist you get so excited that you end up just sending generic, common-knowledge, or unquotable answers. When being interviewed, think about what would help make an interesting story.
Unrelated, a quick update on Grades. We were planning to launch this week but we’ve been having some issues with the app approval process and iTunes Connect downtime, forcing us to launch next week. Whether next weeks September 10th buzz will drown it out or carry it, I don’t know but I guess we will find out!
Wow, my last article was quite a wild ride. It went something like this:
I was quite happy to see it being linked up by lots of nice sites… then it hit #5 on Hacker News, went viral, and absolutely obliterated my servers for 3 hours. My Host Gator Baby plan wasn’t prepared for 30,000 people rushing to the site in a short period of time. I’ve got that on my to-do list.
(Oh and I’m pretty sure the only reason my last article went viral was because of this… Thus, the use of another GIF here. I’m sorry.)
It also made me realize I should probably post a little more to the blog.
So without further ado, I thought I would post a talk I gave at MMConf in Krakow, Poland. I hadn’t seen too many people talking about what exactly makes up a great app idea so I thought I would tackle that in this talk.
The key? You Duh Interface Money Vacuum. To decode that sentence, you’ll need to watch the video. Enjoy!
If you enjoyed the video, please feel free to share it… but even more, make sure to get on our mailing list because pretty soon I’ll be announcing some full-blown online courses where you’ll hear not only from me but the best app makers in the industry about how to build successful apps.