Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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40: The Reformed App Developer

December 28, 2014 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 23 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Jared Sinclair of Bloglovin' confesses how much more happy he is now working for a company after leaving independent iOS app development, the hard lessons he learned and business mistakes he made with Unread, how he bought into the myth of App Store riches, and how he is taming the urge now to make an app on a whim on the side.

In addition, we discuss the misnomers of technological solutionism as it relates to apps and podcasts, why targeted advertising isn't evil, how tracking and algorithms can only help serve niche products better, and how important it is for any business to spend time learning what people want.

It concludes with Jared completing step eight by apologizing for being harsh on Twitter turning its backs on third party developers due to the natural reality of their business objectives.

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