Episode 324: Definitely A Business Mistake

Manton and Daniel talk about the public reaction to the Wavelength launch, and about Micro.blog’s new user onboarding experience, and the challenge in general of making product pages more inviting. They react to reports that HomePod sales have been disappointing, and about the ways in which it fails to exceed user expectations. Finally, they revisit their aesthetic preferences with semantic versioning, and talk about using the limited number of bug-fix version numbers as motivation to develop more features.

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  • Wavelength for Micro.blog – Manton’s announcement of the new micro-podcasting iOS app for Micro.blog.
  • Stumbling HomePod – Mark Gurman on the allegedly disappointing sales of Apple’s HomePod.
  • Airpods – An Apple product that exceeds most users’ expectations.
  • FastScripts 4.0.12 – Daniel’s unfortunately versioned bug fix update to his Mac script management utility.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac blog editor, which is due for a 4.1 feature update.
  • Dialog – An Android Micro.blog app currently under development.
April 18, 2018 at 10:52 am.