Build half a product

Regardless if you believe in the whole Lean Startup idea or not, I think it’s just great business advice for understanding that you should always build upon a solid foundation. You want to be really leery of falling into the trap of building “everything but the kitchen sink” type of approaches. Building upon a solid[…]

You are not Superman!

For those that aren’t completely familiar, Superman is a fictional character. He’s a humanoid alien that has amazing abilities and powers while he isn’t near pieces of his home planet (that was destroyed). I mention this because Superman was indeed just that, super. He didn’t need a team. There wasn’t a need for someone to[…]

Designing great UX via Appcelerator Titanium @ CodeStrong 2011

Slidedeck: http://www.slideshare.net/vince.baskerville/uxd-codestrong Above is the video of my presentation and slidedeck for the Appcelerator CodeStrong event this year. This presentation will give an overview of some of the many accepted methods of creating a great User Experience on mobile devices. While developing an application for a mobile device, we recognize many of the ‘physical’ differences,[…]

Designing our mobile experience

[ Posted originally @ TripLingo.com/blog ] Application development is no small task. To do it well, companies typically start with a long and meticulous planning process for its development. Even using an “agile & lean” approach, a successful launch often follows a trajectory of build, test, have a beta release so you can conduct usability[…]

Do you have filthy, disgusting hands?

I do. Absolutely disgusting & filthy hands. As an entrepreneur we need to have cat-like reflexes, being able to pivot and make quick decisions with the most minute information if any at all; We need to know everything — marketing, sales, design, development concepts, business finance…. everything. Sure, you could take out $$$,$$$,$$$.$$ in loans[…]

TripLingo: Language learning with style

So, over the last couple months I have been overwhelmingly busy (as if that’s anything new) working on a new product that we just launched on May 5th! The app/company is called TripLingo, and the main purpose is to help people learn a particular, albeit customized, phrase list of a foreign language. One of the[…]

The Million Dollar Sketch

People who know me personally frequently joke about a few of my habits, most of them good; however one is my obsession with wireframing. I find that this process is severely overlooked by many people. While some are claiming not to have any artistic talent to maximize the process, and many others flat-out skip this step and immediately begin jumping[…]

How to pick a co-founder

Whether or not you think you may want VC (venture capital) financing for your start-up or not, you should subscribe to VentureHacks feeds. They’re consistently supplying insightful and in-depth information for the all encompassing entrepreneur. This particular Audio slide is a free taste of their audio interview/discussion amongst themselves regarding many suggestions many start-up founders[…]