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Sasha, a user on the site, posted the following question (I'm re-posting here so it has its own thread):
Being in the mobile app space, I get this question often. For some background on posts I've written before about mobile, watch my MobileX keynote, my post on the evolving definition of the word "app", and my thoughts about whether or not apps are just a fad.
If you're interested in making an app, here's what to consider:
1) The very first thing to do is to really understand the mobile space, and analyze your goals. I see way too many people jump to the conclusion that they "want to make an app" without knowing what that really means, what it'll cost to do it, and why they are choosing an "app" as the vehicle to accomplish the goal. A poorly defined goal will invariably lead to a poor outcome.
Here's a creative way to use Formstack as a mobile form, and send it out as a Microtargeted push notification via Socialize's system, called SmartAlerts:
Here's a transcript of the video:
Daniel: Hey guys we’re here with sean in his kitchen. He’s been working days why he’s weirded out.
In an older blogpost http://danielodio.com/evolution-of-a-startup-lessons-learned (to which I didn't want to respond anymore after more than a year), you state that being in Silicon Valley / San Francisco is essential. Just having moved here for my next startup, I agree with that.
My question is about being RIGHT in Silicon Valley / San Francisco. I mean, being in the center of everything, where renting a startup house may easily kill anybody's budget nowadays. Would you consider moving an hour's drive outside the two hubs to save on cost, or do believe in location, location, location?
I would like to hear your take on that.
Daniel, you are a Sprint.ly user... and as a new member of the Sprint.ly team I'd like to learn more about what people like and don't like about our product. This blog seems like an exciting way to get very public feedback....
One of my colleagues at work just asked:
BUT there is an alternative -- a great hack that my wife (who used to be a mobile product manager) showed me awhile back.
The iPhone has a (very hidden) "shortcuts" menu. Here's how to find it:
Settings >> General >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts
My friend Manya Cherabuddi and I are recently graduated students from UVA's McIntire School, and have heard a great deal about you from our friend Nola Miller, as well as from having met your brother on a UVA trip to SF last year.
We have both strayed away from the funnel of banking and traditional consulting, and are much more interested in pursuing careers in product design, innovation, writing, and creative fields. We are incredibly interested in learning about how you started Socialize, how you built your blogging community, what the entrepreneurship scene is really like in San Francisco, and more about some of the thoughts you share on your blog. We are wondering if you would be willing to meet with us. We would love to grab lunch/dinner/drinks with you to pick your brain and learn about how you manage content, create content, and how you build communities online and offline.
We will be in San Francisco June 13-June 19. Would you be free at all those dates?
Thank you so much for your time,
We just launched a startup. It’s called Startup Sunrise and it connects startups with early adopters. Post your startup and its products and services for free at startupsunrise.com. It’s easy, and we’d love to hear from you about what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong (we’re still learning).
Good luck with your startup!
-The Startup Sunrise Team
Just another tool for online collaboration? No, Holy Grail of project management.
"Ha!" you can say. "Why do I need askcow, if there are many web based applications arranged for the same?"
"Ha!" we'll answer. "Try to employ them online at least for few months."
We've tried to do this for few years but all systems we worked in remained unfit – there always was a moment then web based project management tool begun to hamper our activity instead of making it easier.
Available online groupware were so insufficient that we were beginning our next project every time in a new set of tools of management. But anyway, attempts to ease our troubles were always idle – some online applications were so primitive that they couldn't meet the requirements of large amount of people working at a complicated task; some on the contrary were so tangled, that giving the using of these systems up was the only solution. We were suffering.
Over the course of the last 30 days or so TechCrunch has been promoting a new iOS app called Dots. It has been covered by multiple TC staff writers and all have given the app glowing accolades. This of course translates to the app being downloaded by millions of people with the ultimate goal I would suspect of the app getting acquired by a company like Zynga.
If you look at the social feedback from the articles you'll even see Michael Arrington boasting about his high score. Well, no surprise, Betaworks, the company that built the app, has investors and team tied to TechCrunch and AOL Ventures is an investor, (AOL of course owns TC).