Archive for the ‘Startups’ Category

Off Canvas UI/UX Example [VIDEO]

July 6, 2012

Here is an app I wrote as part of a mobile strategy for  This began as an experiment with Titanium Mobile to create a unique user experience based on navigation. Although this app is a prototype, it is nearly complete and may become a key part of the company’s strategy going forward.



Google Search Snippet for List Pages

September 5, 2011

I just came across a search result page on Google and noticed this new snippet… (more…)

Heilmeier’s Catechism

March 23, 2011

Just a reminder to the startup community to think about Heilmeier’s catechism when creating products or solutions.

George H. Heilmeier is credited for asking a set of very basic questions that anyone proposing a research project or product development effort should be able to answer. (more…)

D + B School

March 22, 2011

“Design + Business” is a school of thought that hits at the heart of an identity crisis that I have personally struggled with: should I design or should I study finance/revenue and build a business. I find my self struggling to balance between the two as I work on startups, solve problems, build apps or productize ideas.  Form vs function is often conflicting in my mind… (more…)

At Fred’s Ranch

March 17, 2011

Panorama of the stables and corral. Fred is getting a lesson.

In late 2010 I had the pleasure of starting a company with a friend in California.  During my time there, I stayed at Fred’s ranch while we both worked on a new startup called Needly.  Fred’s ranch is a beautiful backdrop to the countless hours we invested in brainstorming, whiteboarding and problem solving.   (more…)

The Math on Evernote

February 7, 2010

logo.evernoteIt’s rare to get a glimpse at the financial numbers behind tech start-ups; especially, if they are VC-funded with a total $25m raised over the past few years.

Evernote’s CEO Phil Libin exchanged an email dialogue with Tod Sattersten, in a recent interview, which provides a peek at their math and subscriber base.