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  • #90 – Butov Plus Plus

    In this episode we discuss Butov’s new addition to the family, experimenting with frameworks & languages, family vacations, old phones, & more. Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off. Discuss this episode in our forums...

  • #89 – It’s The Open Desert That Got Me

    In this episode we talk about Ian & NPS, Butov’s attempts to hire millennials, and paying people to watch video games. Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off. Discuss this episode on our forums

  • #88 – Charles Perry (Part 2) – Founder of Metakite

    Part two of Andrey & Ian’s conversation with Charles Perry (founder of Metakite) about what it’s like to start a new subscription-based mobile app, plus a lot more. Links: Metakite Follow Charles Perry on Twitter Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episo...

  • #87 – Charles Perry (Part 1) – Founder of Metakite

    Part one of Andrey & Ian’s conversation with Charles Perry (founder of Metakite) about what it’s like to start a new subscription-based mobile app, plus a lot more. Links: Metakite Release Notes Follow Charles Perry on Twitter Thanks to Linode for sponsor...

  • #86: Garrett Dimon (Part 2) – Founder of Sifter, Currently at Wildbit

    Part 2 of Andrey and Ian’s conversation with Garret Dimon. Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off.

  • #85: Garrett Dimon (Part 1) – Founder of Sifter, Currently at Wildbit

    Part 1 of Andrey and Ian’s conversation with Garrett Dimon. Garrett’s Website Sifter Wildbit Starting & Sustaining Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off. Discuss this episode in the forums  

  • #84: You’re on an Air, Butov – an Air!

    Butov needs a laptop upgrade, Ian wants simpler basketball video games, and they both talk about virtual reality. Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off.

  • #83: Brian Casel (Part 2) – Founder of Audience Ops

    Part two of our talk with Brian Casel about Audience Ops, the new Audience Ops Calendar, and more. Audience Ops Audience Ops Calendar Brian Casel on Twitter Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off.

  • #82: Brian Casel (Part 1) – Founder of Audience Ops

    Part one of our talk with Brian Casel about Audience Ops, the new Audience Ops Calendar, and more. Audience Ops Audience Ops Calendar Brian Casel on Twitter Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off.  

  • #81: Brandon Kelly (Part 2) – Founder and CEO of Craft CMS

    Part two of our talk with Brandon Kelly about Craft CMS, pricing, support, and Pixel and Tonic. Brandon on Twitter Craft CMS Pixel & Tonic Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off. Discuss on the Bootstrapped.fm forums

  • #80: Brandon Kelly (Part 1) – Founder and CEO of Craft CMS

    Part one of our talk with Brandon Kelly about Craft CMS, politics, domains, and Pixel and Tonic. Brandon on Twitter Craft CMS Pixel & Tonic Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign up today and get $20 off. Discuss on the Bootstrapped.fm forums...

  • #79: (Part 2) Patrick Pohler on Starting an API Based Real Estate SaaS

    Part two of our talk with Patrick Pohler about his startup Rets Rabbit and his consulting company Anecka. This episodes topics include hiring, consulting, side money vs big money, VR, buying an affiliate website, Farm to Bunker Survival Kits. Rets Rabbit...

  • #78: Patrick Pohler (Part 1) on Starting an API Based Real Estate SaaS

    Part one of our talk with Patrick Pohler about his startup Rets Rabbit and his consulting company Anecka. We go deep on MLS real estate data, api’s, competitive risks, SaaS, and more. Rets Rabbit Anecka Thanks to Linode for sponsoring this episode. Sign u...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 77, “… is somebody being bombed?”

    Our guest in this episode is JD Graffam, owner of two agencies, Clear Function and Simple Focus, and several SaaS products, including Sifter, Pulse, and Ballpark. JD Graffam Clear Function Simple Focus Sifter Pulse Ballpark Thanks to Linode for sponsoring...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 76, “Cleo”

    We discuss the passing of Andrey’s dog Cleo, moving company business models, standing desks, where you can find real news, founder vacation time needs, Ian’s new ebook, Ian’s hackentosh, autonomous cars. Unpakt Autonomous.ai standing desks Ian’s ebook, Se...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 75, “Don’t you worry about Dave. You worry about Butov!”

    In this episode we talk about Ian’s trip to Laracon, politics, working on multiple projects simultaneously, working on web apps vs other types of products, The Hive, changes at Userscape, dogs, naps,  contractors, Twitch, board games, and kids growing up....

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 74, “Nobody ever got fired for hiring Vector Media Group” with special guest Matt Weinberg

    We’re joined by our friend Matt Weinberg to chat about growing a large consultancy, software, hiring, and more. A lot of great insights in this one, don’t miss it! Vector Media Group Questions for Matt from the forums Cartthrob Thanks to Linode for sponso...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 73, ”If you can find an agreeable parrot, …”

    In this week’s episode, Ian and Andrey talk about going to the gym, living on Long Island, Andrey’s car buying adventures, Richard Stallman’s speaking requirements, new iOS APIs, Twitter, Facebook, VR, game development,  customizing products for individua...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 72, “It’s all going to $0, but in the meantime, we can make some money”

    We discuss naps and meditation, new HelpSpot pricing, business ideas, is Andrey an introvert?, BaconBiz conf, Butov goes to Buffalo, new product work and ideas, and car leasing. HelpSpot free help desk software New HelpSpot pricing Remember the Milk Rache...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 71,”Jane Portman from UI Breakfast”

    In this episode, Ian and Andrey talk to Jane Portman about her company, UI Breakfast, her new book for SaaS founders, building a business, and UI/UX for SaaS web applications. The UI Audit – Jane’s new book UI Breakfast – Jane’s company Thanks to Linode f...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 70, “I made a lot of money off Twitter”

    Working on the HelpSpot website, renaming your company, hiring consultants you can trust, Stripe is screwing Butov, search advertising, sales update on Quintu and Scribbleton, HelpSpot Vault, getting PR as a bootstrapper, discussing a possible survey tool...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 69, “You always pay for sticking to your principles.”

    Hating snow blowers, BaconBiz, going to the gym, driving to places you should be flying to, Rocket League, Quintu, Scribbleton, profit-generating companies and VC backing, seeing the path of a company as an outsider, favorite songs. BaconBiz UserScape’s o...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 68, “Butov’s Brooklyn”

    Andrey has never seen Breaking Bad, SaaStr review, Butov does PR and advertising, adventures in email, Ian drops an idea for a product you should steal but probably won’t,  Butov’s Brooklyn, A Chef’s Life. The Masseuse Yummy SanFran bread HelpSpot Partner...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 67

    In this episode, we talk about Mr. Rogers, releasing How Are Sales Today, writing desktop apps in C++, Parse closing and Uberdeck, Scribbleton, Userscape’s new office, Userscape’s partner program. How Are Sales Today Eric Barnes’ Blog Abstractions Confere...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 66, “I’m Done Doing”

    We discuss conferences, sleazy game industry, Andrey goes deep on his passion for coding, saying no to work, going to the psychologist, meditation, meetups, vacations, Disney love. Pax East TM Meditation HVTech Meetup Thanks to Linode for sponsoring! Sign...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 65, “Star Wars is the ‘Dora the Explorer’ of science fiction.”

    In this episode, we talk about Star Wars, how much Ian loves it and how much Andrey hates it, synchronizing hardware between home and office, code signing and certificate confirmation, international currencies and writing currency exchange code for How Ar...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 64, “A Carl Sagan Joint”

    This week Andrey doesn’t tell me I’m on the wrong mic until half way through and we also cover acronyms, Jessica Jones, babysitter acquisition strategies, How Are Sales Today update, HelpSpot update, we go through Andrey Butov’s favorite movies and TV sho...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 63, “How Are Sales Today?”

    In this episode, we talk about the new app from Quantic Insights, opening up a business bank account, meditation, mellowing out with age, new Userscape office, and Fallout 4.   Deploy PHP – Servers for Hackers How Are Sales Today? (or QiBar) – the new app...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 62, “I have the flu”

    Ian and Andrey talk about podcasting, marketing, blogging, free will vs determinism (whoa), adwords, Twitter and HelpSpot history, selling internet plumbing libraries, HelpSpot pricing for SaaS and on-premise, healthcare in the US, moving to Canada. Ian’s...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 61

    In this episode, Ian and Andrey talk about new hardware, Star Wars, HelpSpot Cloud, back-end systems, Quantic Insights, virtual insurance for virtual crap, and fantasy football. Mike Jones (labs.log) HelpSpot Cloud Quantic Insights Japanese Pachinko machi...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 60, “Pump the hotness”

    We discuss how we don’t hold to our topic, home contractors, physical servers, internet secure, desktop software development, rewriting software from scratch, online banking, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars vs Star Trek (again). Thanks to Linode for spon...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 59

    In this episode we talk about photography, Userscape’s new employee, health insurance, Finsumi, building everything yourself, outsourcing, Quantic Insights, C++, customer support, working from home, audiobooks, and video games. Graciously sponsored by: Re...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 58

    In this episode, we discuss Andrey’s PhillyPopecation, Release Notes Conference, how we do sales at UserScape, why you should never offer unlimited/site licenses, Jet Brains pricing, SaaS pricing for on-premise products, Ian’s Last Of Us update, video gam...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 57

    In this episode, we discuss returning for another season, first day of school, finishing up consulting work and returning to product work, co-founding a new company, HelpSpot 4, having a full-time sales person, Snappy, Quantic Insights, programmers and ma...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 56, “Rated R”

    Andrey swears a lot, we talk about nearly everything except bootstrapping! Stay until the end to hear us discuss Star Wars, 2001, Contact, Guardians of the Galaxy (classic!), Superman vs Batman. Dave Hicking Superhero Video of how Ian’s wife thinks Ian an...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 55, “It’s all part of the game.”

    In this episode, we discuss Snappy shutting down, selling Snappy, resurrecting a failed product, Andrey’s trip to PAX, Peers conference, client work, Slack room atmosphere, games we’re playing, and games we can’t play.   Why we’re closing Snappy – Ian’s b...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 54, “This is worse than Seinfeld”

    Some product updates, yada yada yada, this is embarrassing. HelpSpot Help Desk Software 4 Release Notes Conference Peers Conf Bacon Biz Conf Hyperplan The IOU of iOS The Shape of the App Store Soderbergh 2001 cut Us talking about Gone Home   Discuss this...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 53, “$1000 join”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss names, getting punished for good deeds, fast-food burgers, Authorize.NET, HelpSpot mobile apps, making money from mobile games in the app store,  a decade of running HelpSpot and Antair, life checkbox...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 52, “Dead Man’s Switch”

    Download this episode where we discuss Ian’s health update, how Scribbbleton handles synchronization, moving, coworking and working from home, real estate business, discussing revenues, vote for us on iTunes! Convergence Insufficiency – headaches? reading...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 51, “Special Guest: Matt Stauffer”

    Download this episode, in which we’re joined by special guest, Matt Stauffer, to talk about bootstrapping a SaaS while running a consultancy full-time, happiness, Laravel, structuring your day, hiring developers, work & family, gritty TV shows, and Star T...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 50, “50”

    Download this episode. This week we fail to discuss that it’s our 50th episode, family impact on development, Andrey might be hiring a helper so contact him, crazy contract work, Servers for Hackers, UTF–8, Bootstrapped app we don’t have time for, Markdow...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 49, “A new product from scratch.”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about antisocial haircuts, Joan Rivers, consulting, Scribbleton on Lifehacker, relaxing, doing a product from start to finish on the show, a Userscape update, Postgres, Nightstand, the Oculus Rift, Minec...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 48, “Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo”

    We chat with special guest Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo. We cover the full gamut from bootstrapping, VC, competing against Google, Perl, privacy, advertising, remote work, finding customers, biz dev and Gabriel’s new book Traction. Gabriel Weinberg Duck...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 47, “Anchor Celebrities”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss anchor celebrities, parenting, Larajobs, fake snow, product hunt, donationware, Uberdeck, consulting retainers,  the costs of opening up an office.   Dave Hicking Bootstrapping a job board to $5,000 i...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 46, “Jeffrey Way of Laracasts”

    This week we have special guest Jeffrey Way. We talk about how he’s bootstrapped Laracasts, how he got started in Laravel, the philosophy behind Laracasts, pricing, hiring, building a personal brand, supporting open source, how to make a great screencast,...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 45, “Adventures in Hacker News”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss taking a vacation while bootstrapping,  the craziness of Hacker News, LaraJobs, Scribbleton, installing desktop software, mods, git, pity purchases, Linux desktop apps, Walmart, the new square BlackBe...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 44, “I’m Recording Now”

    Ian’s (non-life threatening) health issues, delaying the Bootstrapped Conference, quarters as a service, app translation, LaraJobs, what we’d do if we had to work someplace else, Scribbleton update, twitter as protocol. Level Up Conference MacDowell Colon...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 43, “The Userscape Developers”

    In this episode, we sit down with the developers of Userscape; Eric Barnes, Chris Fidao, and Taylor Otwell, to talk about weird dreams, Eric’s, Chris’ and Taylor’s backgrounds and how they got started at Userscape, supporting open source, Forge, newslette...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 42, “Let’s get Wil Wheaton”

    This week we talk about Scribbleton, Sponsor us!, Rails apps, The Bootstrapped.fm Conference, semi-obscure Seinfeld references, Apple WWDC, Beats and Jimmy Ionvine, and much much much more! Scribbleton Apple WWDC Keynote Sponsor Bootstrapped.fm! Bootstrap...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 41, “90% good looks. 10% ideas.”

    In this episode, we talk about Laracon, holding a conference in New York, Snappy Concierge, experimental coding, Scribbleton, the Mac app store, the Bootstrapped.fm conference, managing product websites, and disruptive businesses. The Bootstrapped.fm Conf...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 40, “Andrey Butov’s Fizzilization”

    In this episode we discuss talking at conferences, Star Wars, and sci-fi, video games, Ludum Dare and game dev competitions, the current Antair project list, user interfaces for kids’ apps, Scribbleton, multi-platform development, Snappy, domain registrar...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 39, “Take them to Hooters”

    This week we discuss profanity, Microconf, Peersconf, business evolution, Andrey Do-gooder, product trials, Notch and motivation beyond money, Minecraft, multiple saas apps, acquiring products and building vs buying, coder vs marketer, Andrey should do an...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 39, “After Dark”

    Another few minutes on this weeks podcast where we discuss things to do in New York City.

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 38, “Special guest: Eric Miller”

    In this episode, we sit down with Eric Miller, of Eric Miller Design, to talk about Eric’s design studio, his products, UX Kits, bootstrapping physical products, working with your spouse, Dribbble, Facebook and Twitter ads, OpenSSL, Brooklyn, Long Island,...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 37, “Hush! The grown-ups are talking.”

    In this episode, we discuss tax credits, branding and positioning, JitBit, John Carmack, Oculus, Zuckerberg, young people running companies, VR, box.com, Snappy, marketing tracking software, naming projects, and growth hackers vs. bootstrappers. Rob Walli...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 36, “White hat growth hacker”

    We discuss more growth hacking scum, the podcasts 1 year birthday, building a business for more than money, SaaS vs download, SaaS thriving off dead accounts, code builds, game console emulators, open source doc and design quality, open source vs open sou...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 35, “Hate the SaaS!”

    In this episode, we discuss screaming squirrels, being busy, clients, project estimates, VC backed companies, why we hate SaaS, mobile app ickiness, and the value of ideas. “Is 5X the new 2X in SaaS?” “Give me $300 or the website gets it!” The icky mobile...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 34, “Don’t Shake the SaaS Tree”

    We discuss confusion over our voices, taxes, vacation, Disney tracking your meat, off topic, doppelgängers, SPF records, Al Bundy/Married With Children, Evernote, pruning your twitter account, Groupon marketing genius, Flappy Bird and the mobile cesspool,...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 33, “This is what happens to growth hackers.”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about Florida, children, stupid teenagers, growing up, stories that go nowhere, growth hackers, hiring a content engineer, unit testing, John Carmack, spending $13,000 on marketing automation software, m...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 32, “The Full Stallman”

    Download this episode. Andrey talks about Gone Home and the impact it’s had on his life, but won’t give details!  Voiceovers, Antair is 9 years old, UserScape is almost 9 though Ian considers it 10, the good old days of bootstrapping, the constant re-inve...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 31, “We are Joel, together.”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about growing to a point where you have no idea where stuff is in your own company, building mobile clients for Snappy and Quintu, Minecraft, live coding streams, games, client work, system administratio...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 30, “Special Guest: Gavin Bowman”

    Special guest Gavin Bowman of RetroDreamer talks about bootstrapping a mobile gaming company. The business of software forums come up… again, expanding a gaming shop and how creativity factors into that, Ian asks too many questions about gaming and such,...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 29, “There’s always one more year”

    Download episode 29, in which we talk about school lunches, fast food, Ludum Dare, game development, Minecraft, Userscape’s new employee, taking a vacation, 2013 year in review, amount of revenue to have before hiring full-time, the first two years of run...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 28, Special Guest Ruben Gamez

    This is one of our best episodes yet. If you’re interested in content marketing be prepared to take notes. We also discuss the SaaS release cycle and lifestyle, working hours, business coaching and Andrey abducting Ruben. Ruben’s client proposal software...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 27, “Everybody Gotta Hustle”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about kids’ toys, Uberdeck, making sense of Adwords, Snappy, content marketing, finding a regular job after years of running a bootstrapped software company, selling physical products, Userscape’s new hi...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 26, “Party All the Time”

    Download this podcast where Andrey sings Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy, booze, big UberDeck update, marketing, Snappy mobile app, mobile app reviews, VM’s,16 terminals tiled (huh?), everything is noodles (huh?), coworking, healthcare plans, more mark...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 25, “Devil’s Advocate”

    Download this episode, in which we talk about dollar stores, dogs and babies, the new Helpspot release, support contracts, requiring a credit card at signup, pricing and recurring billing, info-products, SaaS being unsatisfying, digging new holes, the poi...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 24, “Batman Voice”

    Download this episode, in which we talk about Batman, Software going to $0, Pricing again, Saas sucking, High school/depression, Business of Software Conference, A/B testing, Insurance, Andrey and me opening a coffee shop comic book store, Batman Arkham O...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 23, “Clichély doing the cliché thing.”

    Download this episode, in which we talk about Andrey finally leaving the house, street cred, Quintu, the work that goes into a typical SaaS app, implementing push in Uberdeck, OS X 10.8 update woes, git and distributed source code control,   supporting de...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 22, “Meh”

    Download this episode, in which we give away an amazing social mobile podcast product idea, Blackberry (sorry), App stores, Andrey’s gripes with Laravel 4 and other techy things, asset management in front end web development, Vi, Breaking Bad finale!!!, L...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 21, “Special Guest: Andy Brice”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest, Andy Brice, to discuss Perfect Table Plan, software marketing, creating desktop software vs. SaaS web apps, software pricing, cross-platform development with QT, analytics, measur...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 20, “Hard Stop”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss their appearances on other podcasts, depression caused by taking consulting work, how Andrey will structure his day, Apple keynote and how new hardware relates to mobile development, releasing softwar...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 19, “No Red Candy!”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Laracon EU, Snappy, web app activity tracking and analytics, Uberdeck, marketing as your primary daily activity, Andrey’s next app, native clients vs. mobile web apps vs. responsive design for a SaaS...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 18, “Special Guest: Chase Clemons on Bootstrapped Support”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest Chase Clemons of SupportOps to discuss customer service for bootstrappers. We also get an Uberdeck update on leaving beta and pricing strategy. This episode is being cross released...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 17, “Special Guest: Rachel Andrew”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest Rachel Andrew from EdgeOfMySeat.com, to discuss Perch, the really little CMS, the new Bootstrapped.fm forums, marketing, customer support, product dependencies, how important perso...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 16, “Meat and Attitude”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Andrey’s new mobile apps, doing press releases in unique cases, HARO, bringing on a partner, Valentino movie, Breaking Bad, Andrey on being abducted, dress code in fancy steak joints, optimal steak re...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 15, “Patrick McKenzie (patio11) on Selling Software”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest, Patrick McKenzie (patio11), to discuss the “early” days of the Business of Software forums, Patrick’s journey and daily routine, Helpdesk systems and support, Appointment Reminder...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 14, “Now you have to do stuff”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest Scott Watermasysk. We get the back story on KickoffLabs Scott’s company, Andrey laments about having to do “stuff”, we don’t get Quora, we go deep on Uberdeck pricing strategy, how...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 13, “Boiler Room”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss getting ready to deploy Uberdeck, Snappy progress, what’s next for Snappy marketing, stories of first job interviews, the benefits, if any, of a college education, selling into the consumer space, the...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 12, “The Analogy”

    Download this episode, in which Andrey and Ian discuss mistakes with Snappy’s initial website, building multiple products vs focusing on a single product, fixing the app store, recommendations on going into the mobile space, and Derek Sivers new company a...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 11, “Bootstrapping a Software Consulting Company”

    Download this episode, in which Andrey and Ian sit down with Carl Diesing from DNL OmniMedia, and Chris Hawkins from Cogeian Systems, to talk about bootstrapping a successful software consulting company. Chris Hawkins on Twitter, and his website with lots...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 10, “Gymboree”

    Download this episode, in which we go over the launch of Snappy, the Laravel 4 release, taking care of kids and kid gym options, Bootstrap conferences, app metrics and Infoproducts! Snappy goes live Eric Sink on pricing Laravel 4 – THE PHP framework Larav...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 9, “Uberdeck”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Uberdeck, system administration, pricing strategies, news coverage for startups, Jeff Atwood, Trello, and Snappy. Uberdeck – Andrey’s latest project Alwin Hoogerdijk (collectorz.com) – on email market...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 8, “Bizarro Week”

    Download this episode, where Ian and Andrey discuss sweet games, SaaS downtime, UserScape Bizarro Week, Brooklyn, Microconf and more. Bioshock Infinite – Andrey says this is one of the great games of all times with perhaps the best ending of all time Heav...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 7, “Just wasting my time!”

    Download this episode, where Ian and Andrey discuss the Apple app store release process, making video games for a living, people and companies that “get it”, fonts for web development, trademarks and names, Helvetica – Documentary about the typeface (and...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 6, “Authorize This”

    Download this episode, where Ian and Andrey discuss screen real estate, hiring a part time developer, Apple II parts, a segment which went way too long on Authorize.net, funding open source projects and code naming. See Andrey’s setup Divvy – Mac windows...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 5, “Let’s all go to the movies!”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about a gauntlet of client work, consulting, competitors, talking about your product early, stock options and bonuses, a little bit on wall street programming, hiring, contributing to open source, life a...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 4, “The customer is seldom right”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey cover a host of issues, including an apology of sorts to Patrick McKenzie, a discussion on if in fact the customer is always right, how you support .99 cent apps, non-mistakes from Ian’s past, VC funding and...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 3, “Pivoting all over the place”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about not being able to remember anything that happened before today, Ian’s rules for the practical entrepreneur, having so many products that you can’t list them all, entering a fragmented market, prefe...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 2, “Lollipop Sticks”

    Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about software version numbers, SaaS apps, hiring, modern web application development, server hosting, what to do with old servers, monitors and hard drives, doing what it takes to fund your business, An...

  • Bootstrapped, Episode 1, “Bootstrapped and Profitable”

    Two software companies, Userscape, founded in 2004, and Antair, founded in 2005. Both companies, bootstrapped and profitable. Join Ian and Andrey, the founders, as they share their experiences in running their companies. Download this episode, in which Ia...