Of all the many, many things I’ve learned in the past nine years, it’s that the best part isn’t money or winning awards or the small fame that comes with a successful app, it’s when people write to say they love the software.
Personal Magazines at Flipboard are really quite cool – BUT – what is truly interesting is how they are absolutely rejecting the idea of any web presence – or even EMail push …. you gotta to go get their app to experience.
So – two thoughts
1) They havent yet got round to thinking about the web – or never will because that is not where they see the future … or
2) The have no intention of doing that – because they have some deep nefarious reason for keeping you in their walled garden.
This abundance leads to two races.
The race to the bottom is the Internet-fueled challenge to lower prices, find cheaper labor, and deliver more for less.
The other race is the race to the top: the opportunity to be the one they can’t live without, to be the linchpin we would miss if he didn’t show up.
The race to the top focuses on delivering more for more. It embraces the weird passions of those with the resources to make choices, and it rewards originality, remarkability, and art.
I absolutely love this site – spiffing – absolutely spiffing. It’s ‘Bertie Wooster’ meets Social – great style – but also great content. Flagging now in my new journal (thanks again Draftin) … so that I can come back later with a more detailed report. Onwards and Upwards.
We are not making blogging tools. We are making software for creative people — writers, designers and programmers. Inevitably that means it will connect to blogging systems, because blogs are fixtures in the world of 2013 and beyond.
Have less customers, reduce your support, make more money – all you have to do is double your product price. I have been thinking about software pricing for a variety of reasons recently – and just came across this. … have a read, and then let’s discuss. I think there is more to be thought through and more to discuss – but a FLYING start.