New to this series? Checkout the first report for background info on Postcard Panda. Overall Stats Expenses Breakdown USA App Store Stats UK App Store Stats Cohort Analysis As I mentioned last month, of the 30 users who originally signed up and ordered a postcard in March of 2016, 13 of them also ordered a […]

New to this series? Checkout the first report for background info on Postcard Panda. Overall Stats You’ll see details below, but the profit didn’t grow linearly with revenue because I’m taking left over profits and experimenting with different growth strategies. That means the metric I’m looking to increase the most is revenue, with the caveat […]

Today I finished up The Mythical Man Month by Frederick Brooks, which is a surprisingly relevant collection of essays about software engineering, despite being written 42 years ago. Some of the essays I found quite boring, but those were usually essays that also detailed systems specific to the 70s. Most of the book tends to […]

I am captivated by bootstrapping instead of raising VC money, and following the journeys of people who do so. To me, it represents a return to a sensible business ideal, sustainable operations, that often isn’t present in venture capital funded companies. I also relish control, which is fundamentally gone as soon as you take money […]

Yesterday was my last day at Curious, where I’ve been employed as an iOS and Ruby engineer since September of 2014. Before that, I contracted with them to create the very first native iOS app they put to market, in October of 2013. To say that I’ve met great people there, learned a ton, and […]

We have been taught to dread death, as if it were the end of the show. It won’t happen anymore. And therefore to be afraid of all the things that might bring about death; pain, sickness, suffering. And if you don’t know you see, if you are not vividly aware of the fact that you […]

March 18, 2016 marked the release of version 4.0.0 of Postcard Panda! I wrote of my renewed interest in the app a few months ago, and this release¬†has a ton of new features in it: User accounts Saving of credit cards for future orders Ability to view previously sent postcards Receipts automatically sent upon order […]