Friday, November 1, 2013

Episode 21: Will is Free 2 Play

will_bio_picWill Luton joins Ben and Alan to discuss all the science happening behind the scenes of successful free-to-play games. Not surprisingly, there’s not much luck involved in all these success stories.

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Will Luton interview

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Episode 20: Jodon can’t get his hands out of the Coding Jar

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Jodon Karlik – one half of the Coding Jar creators of a hit Windows Phone and Windows Store game called Fling Theory.

Jodon talks about how the game was born, its path from the initial idea to the final product, AppCampus program and marketing and monetization experiments after the release.

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Jodon Karlik interview

Under-the-radar app

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Episode 19: Jeff SquarePants

JMW14_1600x1600Jeff Wilcox joins Ben and Alan to talk about his top-rated app 4th & Mayor, working with third party APIs, using technical writing as a marketing tool and more.

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Jeff Wilcox interview

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Episode 18: Bernardo Works on Both Sides

bernardo_zamoraBernardo Zamora is a prolific Windows Phone and Windows 8 developer and he also works on the Windows Phone Store team. So he has a unique experience from both sides of Windows Phone app publishing. He joins Ben and Alan to share what he has learned over the years.

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Bernardo Zamora interview

Under-the-radar app

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Episode 17: Patrick Educates Pirates

gdt-logo-wide-180-400x193Patrick Klug from Greenheart Games joins Bent & Alan to talk about the widely publicized stunt they made with Game Dev Tycoon to teach pirates a lesson.

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Patrick Klug interview

Under-the-radar app

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Episode 16: Pitch Perfect with Daniel

dan rubino tm13This week we don’t talk about Ben's new Surface Pro, but Alan does some howling about how to make your app stand out from the crowd.

We turn the tables on Daniel Rubino, editor-in-chief of WP Central and interview him on the topic of how to pitch an app to a news site.

We then surf the web with WebApps in the under the radar section.

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Daniel Rubino interview

Under-the-radar app

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Episode 15: James Owns Golf

James Vertisan Headshot 2013James Vertisan joins Ben and Alan to talk about his success building and promoting his number one golf app on Windows Phone called Shotly (previously known as Executive Caddie).

Also we talk about what it means to be a professional indie developer.

We take a snapshot view at Piktr an already great Instagram app on Windows 8 in the Under the Radar section.

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James Vertisan interview

Under-the-radar app

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Episode 14: René Did It All

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Microsoft Windows Phone MVP, Nokia Developer Champion and community hero René Schulte joins Ben and Alan to share his experience building popular apps.

René Schulte is an internationally recognized, independent expert and was honored for his community work with the Microsoft MVP Award and as Nokia Developer Champion. He blogs about many topics of Windows Phone, .NET and Windows development in general and writes articles. Sometimes he can also be found at various events as a speaker including the Microsoft and Nokia Windows Phone launch events and he takes part as a judge for Mobile Development Contests (Microsoft Imagine Cup, AppCampus, Core77).

René Schulte is a Windows Phone developer since day one and develops highly acclaimed apps such as Pictures Lab, Funny Faces, Face Lens, Helium Voice, Cloud Recorder and more. He combines the advanced algorithms of computer graphics, image processing and computer vision with a great user experience. René Schulte also created and maintains several popular open source libraries for WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and WinRT, such as WriteableBitmapEx or the Augmented Reality library SLARToolKit.

René Schulte also works for IdentityMine, an outstanding interactive design, software development, and user experience (UX) company.

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René Schulte interview

Under-the-radar app

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Episode 13: Jeff Turns Memories into Collages

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Jeffrey Harmon the creator of Memorylage – one of the first apps featured in our Under-the-radar segment (Episode 6) joins Ben & Alan to talk about how he went from releasing his first app ever just few months ago to getting major features in Windows 8 and Windows Phone stores.

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Show notes

Jeffrey Harmon Interview

Under-the-radar app

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Episode 12: Marios Builds Monsters Up

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Marios Karagiannis from Karios Games joins Ben and Alan on the show to talk about his Monster Up and other games, MonoGame, Unity, Amiga, PhD and more.

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Show notes

Marios Karagiannis interview

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Rod Galanga for feedback and Nikolay Petrov for liking us on Facebook. Congratulations!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Episode 11: Flurry with Jarah

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This week we go deep about price changes and how to be profitable with in-app purchase.

We also interview Jarah Euston - Director of Analytics from Flurry. And she surprises us with some good news about how Windows Phone is doing.

We put some coins in the Slot Machine and come up a winner in the Under the Radar section

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Banter

News

Interview with Jarah Euston

Under-the-radar app – Slot Machine

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Episode 10: MarkedUp Aaron

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Aaron Stannard talks to the guys about his analytics startup MarkedUp, metrics and app stores in general.

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Banter

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News

Aaron Stannard Interview

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode 9: Joakim Knows His Metrics

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Joakim Achrén was instrumental in the success of the recent superstar iOS game company called Supercell. He shares his experience implementing analytics to measure the success (or lack of) of your games and apps.

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News

Interview

Under-the-radar app: The Next Line

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