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Show #80 Josh Clark, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

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This week Bob and Pat talk with interface designer and author Josh Clark. Josh’s new book, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, is a truly excellent analysis and playbook for writing not just great iPhone apps, but great mobile apps.

Josh shares with us his insights, design framework and experience on the software frontier that is mobile app development. If a iPhone or mobile app is the heart of your startup, you do not want to miss this interview.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

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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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August 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

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Show #79 Facebook for Startups – Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive

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This week Bob interviews Victoria Ransom, co-founder of Wildfire Interactive. Wildfire is in the business of designing interactive Facebook promotions and contests for large companies, small firms and startups.

Victoria does an excellent job explaining what Facebook can do for your startup, what it’s going to take to get sales results out of social media interaction, the phases of interaction your startup will go through building its social network and lots more. If you want to a clear social media roadmap for your startup, listen to this interview. Three times.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #79 here: Show #79 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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, Senior Developer

August 12, 2010 at 9:23 am

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Show #78 Mike Beaty, CEO of RedCritter

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Mike Beaty, CEO of RedCritter. RedCritter turns Microsoft Outlook into a platform for Silverlight applications tapping web-based functionality: from YouTube and Google Docs to Basecamp to a company’s web app to whatever you want to add. RedCritter is free to Outlook users.

Mike, Patrick and Bob discuss the economics of building a platform, getting new software into the enterprise, addressing the system integrator market, providing IT enterprise with what they need and more.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #78 here: Show #78 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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August 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

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