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Archive for March 2009

Show #20: UserTesting.com – disruptive usability testing.

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In show #20 Bob and Pat interview the founders of UserTesting.com, a crowd sourced user testing startup that pulls the price per tester down from hundreds of dollars to $19. We talk to Dave Garr and Darrell Benatar about their startup, what inexpensive usability testing means for startups in development, how it works and more.

Bob has a quick tip – join LinkedIn, Pat talks about the news out of Microsoft’s Mix 09 about Silverlight and has a recommended tool for startups who want to increase their sales.

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Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 26, 2009 at 5:30 am

Show #19: Lou Carbone, user experience expert.

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In show #19 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 makes people feel and what they experience interacting with you and your product.

This is hard stuff for developers to get their heads around, but it’s critical to understanding what affect your products will have on your customers. We had a good talk with Lou, so no startup tool this week.

Bob has a quick tip for you: kosmix.com. And Pat offers a tip – check out the announcements coming out of Mix ’09 this week.

Download Show #19 here: StartupSuccess019.mp3 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Please review it on iTunes: we want your feedback!

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

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March 17, 2009 at 5:55 am

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Show #18: Patrick Lightbody, browsermob.com

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In show #18 Bob and Pat talk to Patrick Lightbody, founder of browsermob.com, a cloud-based web site performance and load testing company. Need 2,500 actual browsers running Selenium test scripts to pound on your server but don’t want to buy 2,500 boxes for about $1 million? Patrick’s Amazon Web Services-based service can do the job for $500.

Bob has a tip for those ready to go the next step with social networks, Pat has some advice for startups looking at what Windows 7 will offer, and Bob recommends a low-cost way of getting at least your product’s starter logo.

As you might have noticed, our 8-day weeks finally caught up with us and there was no show last week. We’ll try to avoid that in the future.

Download Show #18 here: StartupSuccess018.mp3 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Please review it on iTunes we want your feedback.

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

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Show #17: Josh Holmes, Microsoft UX Architect Evangelist

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Show #17 is all about Microsoft Silverlight for startups with Josh Holmes, Microsoft UX Architect Evangelist. We cover what Silverlight offers startups, get a glimpse of what’s coming soon, discuss where Silverlight fits in with ASP.NET and more.

Since Bob and Pat talk with Josh for a while, we’re skipping for this week the other usual show segments.

We should also mention that Josh is certifiably crazy (jumped in freezing Michigan lake in winter), but in a good way (fundraising for the Michigan Special Olympics) you might want to support.

Download Show #17 here: StartupSuccess017.mp3 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Please review it on iTunes we want your feedback.

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

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