Episode 123: Focus On Just One Thing

Daniel and Manton discuss 37signals becoming Basecamp, spreading one’s self too thinly, choosing a product lineup, time management, and App.net’s new Kickstarter-like system: Backer.

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  • Downton Abbey – The British period soap opera set in a very large house.
  • Two Big Announcements – 37signals announces its name change to Basecamp.
  • Basecamp.com – New site centered around, you guessed it, Basecamp.
  • Paper: Stories From Facebook – The new app from Facebook with a controversially generic name.
  • Black Ink – Daniel’s Mac-based crosswords app.
  • Gus Mueller – Our friend and the developer behind Flying Meat.
  • Flying Meat – Gus’s company, which recently changed its focus exclusively to Acorn .
  • VoodooPad – Gus’s former desktop wiki app, now a product of Plausible Labs .
  • Backer – New crowdfunding service from App.net directed at financing specific software features.
  • Kickstarter – The popular crowdfunding service geared more towards physical rewards.
  • My Nightmare App – Daniel’s 2006 critique of an overly-ambitious crowd-specified app design contest.

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February 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm.