To Snap Or To Medium (the lost episode) – This Mobile Life (S2E4)

To Snap Or To Medium - This Mobile Life - S2E4
This episode has a focus on social media apps, in particular the rise of Snapchat, Instagram and Medium. We chat with Francis McCarthy (Unikrn) based in Seattle and Jamie Andrei (Flying Machine Films) in Sydney. We discuss:

1. How Medium is changing the blogging game.
2. Snapchat vs Instagram (recorded before the launch of Instagram Stories).
3. The perils of publishing on LinkedIn.

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How the agile method improves product management

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Daily stand up meeting. Photo by Klean Denmark, CC BY-SA 2.0

Highlights of interview with Alwin Chin – This Mobile Life (S01 E09)

Hey everyone, Matt here! I promised over at my episode 9 podcast that I will post highlights on “Agile Toolkit For Product Teams”.

I interviewed Alwin Chin, and he shared some background about Agile and how he uses it to work with his development teams. Alwin has many years of experience in web tech and eCommerce app development. He is the founder of Stampii (a universal rewards card program). He has also worked at Macquarie Bank, NBN and Transport NSW.

Alwin emphasises that we can choose whatever development management tools & practices we want as long as it helps ship the best product to customers as soon as possible, at the lowest cost possible. For him, Agile has been the most effective tool that has helped him and his teams, and maybe it will be for you too. Read on how he does it.

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Shipping faster with a pattern library – This Mobile Life (S2E3)

Shipping Faster With Pattern Libraries S2E3I chat to my good friend Anthony Cole. Anthony is a product developer with a background in wordpress and frontend development. Originally hailing from Silicon Valley and via NZ, Anthony works in Melbourne for startup Lexer.io. He shares insights on why you should use a pattern library.

A pattern library is a set of components that you can reuse for common design problems. It also defines the interactions of components. By using a pattern library, it allows teams to focus on the bigger customer problems. Ultimately, it helps you ship products faster.

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Mobile video audiences shift to social networks

Mobile video shifts to social networks
We chat with Jamie Andrei from Flying Machine Films in our season 2 opener! We discuss how mobile video and web video audiences are changing. 60% of YouTube’s audience is on mobile. Audiences & brands are starting to shift to Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram video. We chat about the comeback of portrait on mobile video. We rant about how news websites needs to change. There’s also plenty of opportunities for 360 degree video.

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Nerding out on Pokemon Go – This Mobile Life Podcast S1E12

Nerding out on Pokemon Go

This is the final episode of This Mobile Life for Season 1! ‪I was chatting to my brother Raymond Ho about Pokemon Go over dinner. So I decided to pause the conversation, finish dinner and record our conversation as a podcast. Its titled “Nerding Out On Pokemon Go” which was the sentence uttered by my brother after we finished recording! We recorded a 35 min in-depth chat about how the game has evolved after 1 week. He’s been playing Pokemon since the Gameboy & Nintendo DS days.

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