Debug 2: Paul Haddad of Tapbots

Guy and Rene talk to Paul Haddad of Tapbots about coding on NeXT, deploying Tweetbot and Netbot on multiple platforms, for multiple services, pricing for scarcity, in-app purchases, push notifications, iCloud sync, and his beef with AppKit. This is Debug.

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Debug 2: Paul Haddad of Tapbots

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Love the podcast. As an iOS developer myself, I love that you guys have decided to do something like this. I only have one request that I would like you to consider. I would like to see more questions about how your guests handle the economics of being an app developer.

What is their philosophy on pricing?
What do they do to get recognized on the App Store?
How much time and resources do they spend on marketing/advertising and getting the word out?
How do they use social media to drive their company and products forward?

From my perspective, this is an area that isn't covered much at all online. Like myself, most developers are small and somewhat isolated from all other developers. There is a great community for the sharing of source code but now much in the way of information on how to make it from a business stance.

Again, love the show. Keep them coming.

In both shows everybody talked about WebObjects, but clearly nobody has had any contact with it in recent years. Dudes, there is a vivid community outside Apple using it, and there's Project Wonder around it that only uses WebObjects at it's core. There's a lot of companies doing WebObjects projects independently of Apple, around the world, a yearly conference in Montreal and the project is quite active. And yes, it's all Java.
http://wiki.wocommunity.org/display/documentation/Home

Wow he worked at NeXT? No wonder they have the whole user experience and UI design thing locked down.. He's basically an Apple employee..

Found this via iOS Dev Weekly and wanted to subscribe via Downcast (iOS app). I tried adding the feed manually and it said that it was successful, but then there's no actual podcasts to download/play. Then, I used Downcast's search feature, found your podcast and tried to subscribe. Still no podcasts available. Wondering if anyone else is having issues with trying to subscribe to the podcast. =\