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 … Continue reading The Rails Rumble Finalist!
Showing revenue and commission tracking in AffiliApp.com. 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 … Continue reading AffiliaApp Screencast #3 – Revenue and Commissions
Showing referrals and subscription tracking in AffiliApp.com. http://screenr.com/Content/assets/screenr_0817090731.swf
AffiliApp introduction video. http://screenr.com/Content/assets/screenr_0817090731.swf
2009 Rails Rumble Reflections Note: if you are looking for the screen casts, you can find them here: http://screenr.com/user/smeade That 48 hours went fast! After producing BidBuildBill.com 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 … Continue reading Rails 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 … Continue reading Ready to Rumble
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 … Continue reading What’s the Big Idea?
For this year's Rails Rumble I decided to give 37signals' Getting Real approach a try. It's a natural fit for the Rumble. After all, the first dozen essays include 'Build Less', 'Fix Time and Budget, Flex Scope', and 'Embrace Constraints'. What's Your Problem? One of those first essays is titled What's Your Problem?, subtitled 'Build software for … Continue reading My Rails Rumble App Idea Takes the Sleaze Off
With Rails Rumble 2009 coming up this weekend, I've been thinking about why I like the competition and why it's so rewarding and productive. In thinking through the attraction of the Rumble, I realized there is similarity to the recently wrapped Boulder TechStars session and other events in which smart developers participate (like Startup Weekend, … Continue reading What Rails Rumble and TechStars Have in Common (besides @andrewhyde)