The Indie Dev Diaries


📢 Marketing

📰 Contacting the press

🎨 Design

💻 Development


...the list goes on. As indies, we do it all. These posts are all about how to manage all of those things. From retrospectives of my own apps to tips and tricks, this is a one stop shop for indie life.

  • A Best-in-Class iOS App: Free Preview in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Check out a sample from my book. This one covers one of the five main topics, Accessibility.

  • The Best-in-Class Book Beta Launch in The Indie Dev Diaries

    My first digital launch is in the books. How did the decision to go early access go?

  • My next big project is ready for beta launch. One, gigantic book covering everything I know about iOS.

  • How to Be Okay When You're Not in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Tough times are no fun, but like anything else they provide a unique learning experience. Here's what I've recently picked up from mine.

  • Introducing The Daily iOS in The Indie Dev Diaries

    A tour of different technologies contributed to my newest mini project, The Daily iOS.

  • Things I Made That Sucked in The Indie Dev Diaries

    We don't all hit homeruns on the first go around. Today, I celebrate the misses.

  • The popular CSS framework came to my rescue when redesigning my site. Here's how it went.

  • A New Home for Spend Stack in The Indie Dev Diaries

    A chapter of my professional life comes to an end. Spend Stack has been acquired and will get the full team it deserves!

  • Happy When? in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Indie development is about having a strong mental game as much as it is strong development skills.

  • Spend Stack: Year One in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Spend Stack has been out one year! Today, I take a second to reflect on all that has happened since it released.

  • The Big Update in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Spend Stack just recently wrapped up its first big update. Turns out, they are critical to paid up front apps.

  • How a Feature Ships in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Creating a feature is a process that should be as scrutinized as much as it is celebrated. Here's how I go about it in my own indie apps.

  • It's Okay to Do Nothing in The Indie Dev Diaries

    COVID-19 and your productivity. There are inexorably linked, so let's talk about it.

  • Creating a Retail Demo for Apple in The Indie Dev Diaries

    Spend Stack was selected by Apple to be included as a retail demo on iPhones & iPads across the globe. Here's what the process was like.

  • A Best In Class App: Spend Stack Checkup in The Indie Dev Diaries

    I've often written about what it takes to be considered a best in class app on iOS. So, how am I doing personally according to my own definition?

  • On Forming Habits in The Indie Dev Diaries

    What indie dev isn't short on time, wants to ship a new app or write that book? It only happens with realistic goals which beget good habits - here's how I work to create, and foster, good ones.

  • Can You Learn Design? in The Indie Dev Diaries

    There's a lot of discussion in our industry about whether or not designers should learn to code. But, what about the other direction?

  • On Launching Your Indie App in The Indie Dev Diaries

    The art of launching is a mystical, debated art. Yet, in many ways it's the cornerstone of our initial success.

  • Introducing Spend Stack in The Indie Dev Diaries

    If I write about indie development, I suppose it's time to reveal my indie project. Many years in the making, here's Spend Stack.

  • I Made Some Pancakes in The Indie Dev Diaries

    What can fluffy butter cakes teach me about indie development? Apparently, just what I needed to learn.

  • A Best-in-Class iOS App in The Indie Dev Diaries

    What is a best in class iOS app? How are they built, and can we quantify what makes them great?

  • The Chart That Lies in The Indie Dev Diaries

    On being realistic about the things we make, and the relationship that time has with them.