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Jul 22, 2015

In the second and final part of my chat with Pushbullet CEO Ryan Oldenburg, we discuss how Pushbullet handles multi-platform development, how slower app review processes impact momentum and how the company deals with educating users who don't understand why some features don't work on other platforms.

Ryan also talks how much concern he has for Google potentially entering the space, as well as discussing the potential risk of adding confusion to Pushbullet with a focus on messaging, the app's usage of encryption and more.

Follow Ryan on Google+: +RyanOldenburg

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

 

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Jul 16, 2015

Pushbullet CEO Ryan Oldenburg joins me to discuss all things Pushbullet!

In the first of a two part conversation, Ryan details the origin of Pushbullet and his usage of Android, why he decided to start a company and we compare notes on how a typical launch day goes for each of us. Ryan also details how he spends his time now that he is CEO of a company with seven employees, and we discuss that old chestnut of dealing with user feedback and providing support.

Follow Ryan on G+: +RyanOldenburg

Follow me on Twitter: @chrismlacy

 

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Jul 9, 2015

The tables are turned, as I become the topic of conversation, leaving my guest Jesse Wilson to drive and pose the questions during in-depth discussion about the recently released Action Launcher 3.5 update.

We of course dig into the nitty-gritty of this update, where I discuss my motivations for developing Action Launcher 3's new Quickbar feature, how much of a struggle this update was for me to develop and why, how the launch has been received and more.

Jesse also asks me what motivated me to start writing Action Launcher in the first place, we discuss details on features from Action Launcher 2 that haven't made it to Action Launcher 3, and I offer my perspective on Google Now as a launcher feature, and discuss whether I feel such support will ever come to Action Launcher.

 

Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson

 

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