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AppMakr Launch: The Craziest Week Ever + Paul Graham's Famous Graph

As many of you know, PointAbout launched AppMakr this past week.

And it has been the craziest launch I have ever participated in.

I don't have a lot of time to write now, since we're still working until 4am to handle the rush.  I'll write some updated blog posts later dissecting the launch and what we as a team have learned from it.

But suffice it to say that the amazing launch press we've gotten sums it up, including TechCrunch, Mashable, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Robert Scoble, Geoff Livingston, and many others.  Complete press list below.

These are the points I'll be delving into in more detail later:

As many of you know, PointAbout launched AppMakr this past week. And it has been the craziest launch I have ever participated in. I don't have a lot of time to write now, since we're still working until 4am to handle the rush.  I'll write some updated blog posts later dissecting the launch and what we as a team have learned from it. But suffice it to say that the amazing launch press we've gotten sums it up, including TechCrunch, Mashable, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Robert Scoble, Geoff Livingston, and many others.  Complete press list below. These are the points I'll be delving into in more detail later: Outsourcing finally pays off for small businesses, including the following ones, which saved us: - posterous - cotweet - zendesk More on the value of Twitter: - cotweet - speed of support Lessons on going with your gut How to be fast & efficient in your work, including: - taking screenshots - keyboard shortcuts - cinch - textexpander - quicksilver Press Mentions: TechCrunch: http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/06/appmakr-make-your-own-iphone-apps-for-just-two-bills/ Mashable: http://mashable.com/2010/01/04/appmakr/ MobileCrunch: http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/01/03/appmakr-transforms-app-store-landscape-enables-anyone-to-make-their-own-iphone-app/ Seth Godin: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/01/now-available-on-an-iphone-app.html Robert Scoble: http://scobleizer.com/2010/01/04/part-i-hot-startups-to-watch-in-2010-2/ Guy Kawasaki: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2010/01/how-to-make-an-iphone-app.html#axzz0bfyLOMYD Geoff Livingston: http://www.livingstonbuzz.com/2010/01/04/appmakr-makes-iphone-apps-accessible/ TechMeme: http://www.techmeme.com/100104/p72#a100104p72 (2/3 down the page) MediaPost: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=119935&nid=109352 KillerStartups.com: http://www.killerstartups.com/Mobile/appmakr-com-create-mobile-apps-without-being-a-pro AppModo: http://appmodo.com/9308/make-your-own-iphone-app-with-appmakr/ TECH Cocktail: http://techcocktail.com/home/2010/01/06/appmakr-launches-easy-mobile-app-creator/ The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/06/AR2010010603681.html Mobile Marketing Watch: http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/appmakr-aims-to-make-everyone-an-app-maker-4861/ BizReport: http://www.bizreport.com/2010/01/apps_for_everyone_with_pointabouts_appmakr.html Geek.com: http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/make-your-own-iphone-app-for-199-2010015/ iFun.de (German): http://www.iphone-ticker.de/2010/01/05/appmakr-verspricht-schnelle-iphone-apps-fur-jedermann/#more-9205 One last thought is the phase we're entering now, which was referred to by Paul Graham as the "Trough of Sorrow".  A business has a large initial spike in traffic, then it takes awhile to really work the kinks out and get traction.  Here's a screenshot of the graph he drew on a whiteboard, and our traffic below:

Windows RT 8: The apps which you need.

On TechWalkTheWorld..

Forget what you think you know about Windows RT, the media have been on a witch hunt and in the process misled the consumer about this Operating System and the hardware which runs it.While you can read more on why i think thiselsewhere on this blog. this post is about Windows RT Apps and what works.

While it may not have all the abilities of its sibling to install apps on the Desktop, this is still a Windows machine with the ability to connect to mapped drives and mount lots of external media. While you could do all this management from the desktop explorer RT is about the apps. What this app offers above many of the others is its simple layout which makes dragging and dropping files between mapped folders easier.

It's worth noting if you do want to see a nas drive as a mapped drive for example, you'll need to do the actual drive mapping (for now) in the Desktop explore app. However once done you can create links within this app to any sub folder.

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