What Now? Episode 22 – “11 inchers are awesome”

What Now? Episode 22 – “11 inchers are awesome”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about Gavin getting back to work, a million downloads for Duckers, naming software after Sci-Fi characters, the new MacBook Air and the benefits of small, light laptops, naming your computers, trying to purchase a laptop that matches your specs, working with a magic trackpad, a little bit about Antair Notes, the Daydream theme as a live wallpaper for Android, making a crapload from crapware, Temple Run and success breeding success, baby stuff, nerds and sports, Uberdeck and pricing, updating Sneezies, trying to stay ‘whitehat’, Android compression issues, hacks as the proper way of getting things done, calling something an SDK, and optimizing for quality of life.

What Now? Episode 21 – “An Ocean of Startup Porn”

What Now? Episode 21 – “An Ocean of Startup Porn”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about babies all over the place (Ethan and Preston), a bit of an intermission, Gavin’s immune system, Duckers, life after Duckers, curling up with Unity, Colin Walsh and Drifter, Indie Game the Movie, Fez, Nightstand OpenGL, Nightstand as a game dev sandbox, Uberdeck, keeping quiet or telling the world about what you’re working on, how soon is too soon to announce your new product, whether Duckers on Android is a good idea, whether anything on Android is a good idea, Quintu on KickStarter, telling the public about Uberdeck, direct correlation between effort, polish, and sales, Gavin making some new game prototypes, the Muppets and people singing in movies, Pianomania.

What Now? Episode 20 – “We’re not only screwed, we’re screwed for generations.”

What Now? Episode 20 – “We’re not only screwed, we’re screwed for generations.”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about DoubleTake as Amazon’s free app of the day and its sales in the aftermath, Amazon’s Android market not being only for Kindle Fire owners, Retro Dreamer’s new game, f’in customer support, crunch mode, the failure of generations, swinging from direct sales to app store revenue, hit vs. portfolio economics, Freezetag Games case study, and Andrey’s financial sleuthing.

What Now? Episode 19 – “Did you ask for permission?”

What Now? Episode 19 – “Did you ask for permission?”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about baby stuff, OpenGL processing, DoubleTake on Amazon’s Free App of the Day, numbers and reviews, Android and permissions, Gavin on Tumblr, benefits of DoubleTake’s feature, waiting for payments, Retro Dreamer’s new game, ad terms and revenue, analytics for updates and game improvements, deciding what to update, and Andrey’s love for Valve (pdf).

What Now? Episode 18 – “All the cool kids charge more than a dollar.”

What Now? Episode 18 – “All the cool kids charge more than a dollar.”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about wrapping up client work, in-app-payments on the Kindle Fire, Amazon’s free app of the day, Resident Evil, Jeff Vogel, Cliff Harris, OpenGL, Retro Dreamer’s next game, hardware lust, checkvist.com, and what our children will think of us.

What Now? Episode 17 – “An Encouragement Tax”

What Now? Episode 17 – “An Encouragement Tax”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about the spreading sickness in the What Now? booth, wrapping up client work, porting Nightstand to OpenGL, Android fragmentation, new apps for Retro Dreamer, experiments with Happy Poo, washing dishes, new releases on Android, PlayBook sales, Retro Dreamer’s sales trends, Adobe’s flash “tax”, a merchant account story, pleasant support requests, the indie game dev salary survey, and the coming months.

What Now? Episode 16 – “Just a bit more polish.”

What Now? Episode 16 – “Just a bit more polish.”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about Andrey’s client work, getting over the bug, health issues, what Andrey likes about Android development, getting Antair back to product development, retina support for pixel art, updating DoubleTake to a higher resolution, how much polish to add to your games, low level OpenGL, deciphering game engines, programming language popularity, Java vs. NDK for Android OpenGL, debugging the NDK, Retro Dreamer on the PlayBook, word of mouth, Mass Effect, and patience.

What Now? Episode 15 – “Suddenly … optimism.”

What Now? Episode 15 – “Suddenly … optimism.”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about the GDC plague, Antair apps on the NOOK, pricing for Nightstand on iOS, NOOK fixes and porting, Retro Dreamer on PlayBook, the value of porting, performance of a single app across multiple platforms, support differences between markets, drowning in devices, Antair Services, finding contract work on Craigslist, telecommuting no go, NDAs, the good and bad of client work, counting down to baby time, Retro Dreamer’s new game, networking woes, the new iPad, the problems with paid apps on Android, a rare Retro Dreamer blog post, and taxes.

What Now? Episode 14 – “This app is amazing, but $1.99 is WAAAAAY too much.”

What Now? Episode 14 – “This app is amazing, but $1.99 is WAAAAAY too much.”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about Happy Poo taking the Amazon App Store by storm, Nightstand launching on Android and the Kindle Fire market, build issues across multiple app stores, analytics, reading app reviews, not paying enough for apps, how pricing relates to sales and revenue, the submission process, choosing app ideas, the devolution of Andrey’s title, Antair services, free and paid apps on the Amazon App Store, and the woes of writing blog posts.

What Now? Episode 13 – “One long sigh on the Titanic”

What Now? Episode 13 – “One long sigh on the Titanic”

Download this episode, in which Gavin and Andrey talk about signing up as a NOOK developer, the BlackBerry Boxee Remote app, paid apps vs. ads, an update on Nightstand for the iPad, in-app-payments and good deals, updates and sales increases, anti-IAP reviews, app store scams, Andrey’s service offerings, interviews, Android on PlayBook, Sneezies on Android, the Android market as a viable platform, Quintu on Android, Happy Poo, the appeal of contract work, Retro Dreamer‘s new games, iPad 3, iOSBizWeekly, and pricing above $0.99.