hal-bergman

This week we talk with Hal Bergman, a photographer who specializes in industrial and travel photography, has worked with┬ácompanies ranging from Apple to American Express, and creates stunning timelapse video art. He’s also responsible for the Magic Window app for Mac and iPad, which gives your devices timelapse desktop backgrounds and screen savers. Hal discusses how he got his start, why other freelancers are your coworkers, why you shouldn’t delete old photos, and how to organize your projects. He also covers when to ask for forgiveness instead of permission, how to set deadlines that work, and much more.

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sacha-greif

On this episode we talk with Sacha Greif, a designer and developer behind a myriad of projects. You might know Sacha from his book Discover Meteor, which provides a comprehensive introduction to building web and mobile apps with Meteor, a realtime JavaScript framework. Or you might know Sacha from his work on Telescope, a real-time, open source social news app. Still, you might know him from his work on Sidebar, Step By Step UI Design, Folyo, or other projects.

Sacha covers why it’s important to have side projects, how to transition from freelancing to building and selling products, how to stay motivated along the way, and much more.

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stefan-reitshamer

This week we talk with Stefan Reitshamer, founder of Haystack Software and creator of Arq, the backup app that uses the storage you already have — whether that’s Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, or otherwise. Stefan discusses how you can practically eliminate support, why he considers bundle sales a marketing effort, why you should dedicate time to go out of your comfort zone, and much more.

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guy-english

On this episode we talk with Guy English, founder of Aged & Distilled, the software shop behind the Mac annotation app Napkin. Guy discuses how he left the game development world for software development, why burnout isn’t worth the perceived productivity, and how he keeps Aged & Distilled sustainable. He also covers why where you place ads is just as important as what you put in them, how he handles pricing, his experience running the conference ├çingleton, and much more.

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This week we talk with Jonathan Deutsch, founder of Tumult, the software outfit behind Hype. If you’re not familiar with Hype, it’s a Mac app that helps users create stunning animated and interactive HTML5 content, and it’s used by both beginners and pros.

Jonathan covers how he got his start, the importance of a support network, how your product itself can drive marketing, why you should use a public support forum, and much more.

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gus-mueller

This episode we talk with Gus Mueller, founder of Flying Meat Software and creator of Acorn, the image editor for humans, built for Macs. Gus covers why you should still sell direct, his thoughts on sales, how he handles competition, why he wishes he’d focused on documentation earlier, and much more.

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