If a prospective customer downloads your software onto Mac OS X 10.8 and it hasn’t been signed, they will see a scary warning: Not good. To run unsigned software they need to go into Mac OS X Preferences>Security & Privacy>General and change Allow applications downloaded from Mac App store and identified developers to Anywhere: Or [...]
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Huge Opportunities In Software And Information!
Today’s guest, Rob Walling of Software By Rob, Startups For The Rest Of Us, Hittail.com and much more, joins us to talk about building and selling software.
The surprising part is his belief that there is a lot of opportunity still in information products. Most software developers only talk software and believe that information wants to be free.
In this episode, we learn about buying software. I’m not talking about software for your computer, but software as your flagship product in your business. Rob has done this multiple times and has two successful software products he talks about in depth.
I even share some troubles I’m having with getting some programming done and why. I don’t share this story to show just how dumb I can be, but to help you avoid making the same mistakes as me.
Then I hit him with a question I get all the time, “Can anyone succeed in creating and selling software?”
His answer might surprise you.
Listen in and see if the software business is right for you.
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This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference.
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In show #150 Bob and Pat interview one of the foremost authorities on understanding and shaping user experience, Lou Carbone. Why do people love Apple and hate cable companies, smile and recommend your startup to strangers or not go for your application although everything works? It’s all about the way your software and your company [...] Continue reading
This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran [...] Continue reading
Join Mikey Trafton, CEO of Fire Ant Software to hear why culture matters in business and some great tips for ensuring the people you hire will support the culture you want to create and sustain. Got questions about Mikey’s blog on hiring for cultural fit and what culture means for your business? Got some interview tips you [...] Continue reading