"Iron Man 3."
Cameron sits down with Matt Mullenweg, best known for developing WordPress. Matt discusses the history of WordPress, working remotely, distributed offices, and the importance of customer service. Automattic is hiring! Check out their listings on Authentic Jobs and more on their site.
Today we talk about gaming the App Store, and where exactly the fine line is that separates ethical from unethical behavior. Should developers feel uncomfortable in steering only their happy customers towards leaving a review? Is it unethical to incentivize customers to download a free app in the hopes of it climbing the charts? Listen as Charles and Joe struggle with tough questions and make it clear that they should have taken a philosophy class or two while in college.
Show Notes & Links
Marc Edwards on Ember – Be sure to read the replies, and notice the lack of consensus
Dungeon Keeper Android’s rating system filters out "1-4 star" reviews – EuroGamer on Dungeon Keeper
The Effective Way to Ask for an App Review – Supertop shares results from asking for reviews in release notes
The Rate Friday Initiative – MacStories on Rate Friday
How One Scammer Manipulated Apple’s Top Charts To Earn Tens Of Thousands Daily Using A $10 GameSalad Template – TechCrunch on recent App Store scams
Apple cracks down on iPhone firms using appayola marketing services – The Guardian on payola in the App Store
Apple Reportedly Rejecting Apps With Pay-Per-Install Campaigns – GigaOm on pay-per-install in the App Store
Casey Liss of the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) tries to sell Guy on the advantages of Microsoft’s C# programming language and the .NET frameworks.
Marco Arment joins Dave and Jaimee to discuss weighty TV dramas, podcasting, and human behavior.
Joe Hewitt talks to Guy and Rene about 100% time at AOL, building Facebook for iPhone, the freedom of the web, and soil-based startups.
Marco Arment swings by Systematic to help Brett get started on his new life as an independent developer.
David Sparks joins Gabe and Erik to talk about why he switched from writing paper books to writing iBooks. Along the way they touch on
ideas, tools, inspiration, collaboration, and Star Wars.
David Sparks guests to talk about his new field guide e-book, "Email."
Justin Williams joins Brett to talk about their top hardware and software picks.
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