Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Rails Rumble Finalist!

The Rails Rumble finalists have been announced.  These 22 applications have been selected by the Rails Rumble organizers and an expert panel from among 159 qualifying and will continue onto the public voting round.  Unfortunately, AffiliApp was not one of the finalist. But that does not mean the end for it.  This is just the beginning!  Read […]

AffiliaApp Screencast #3 – Revenue and Commissions

Showing revenue and commission tracking in When you set up your Spreedly API token in AffiliApp, transactions are automatically identified and applied to the referring affiliate. This works even with automated recurring transactions. If you do not use Spreedly, you can still track referrals and subscribers and they too will be associated with the […]

AffiliApp Screencast #2

Showing referrals and subscription tracking in

AffiliApp screencast

AffiliApp introduction video.

Rails Rumble

2009 Rails Rumble Reflections Note: if you are looking for the screen casts, you can find them here: That 48 hours went fast!  After producing last year and finishing a respectful #22 on the leaderboard, I aimed this year’s entry at web application developers with AffiliApp, the easiest way to add an affiliate program to […]

Ready to Rumble

The Kitchen Sink When you try to build this: photo credit: avidtile you too often end up with this: photo credit: DieselDemon when this would have been just great: photo credit: Mr. T in DC It should be as quick and simple as possible for judges to get to the core of your app. Stick […]

What’s the Big Idea?

I’m continuing the walk through Getting Real, the very unofficial guide to Rails Rumble development. The Rumble is a natural fit for the tenants of chapter 2, The Starting Line, and chapter 3, Stay Lean.  I will Build Less, Fund Myself, Fix Time and Budget while Flexing Scope, and Embrace Constraints.  The rules and structure of the Rumble […]