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We’ve made 3 major changes to ribl and we think you’ll like them

Building a great product is a really hard job. It takes a strong vision, a deep understanding of and empathy for our users, and the ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to glean insights. It’s a process that involves all of...
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The early signs of a great company culture at ribl

Company culture is one of the most nebulous and difficult-to-define business concepts, but it may be one of the most important. In today’s tech world, many equate culture to perks. Ping pong tables, free meals, and complimentary massages are great...
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Map clustering with Swift – how we implemented it into the ribl iOS app

As we’ve been developing the iPhone version of ribl, we’ve learned a lot about how different iOS and Android are. In addition to different user interface guidelines and test processes, one of the major variations we found was how Google Maps and Apple...
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Our iPhone beta test is live! Here’s what we learned building our iOS app.

We’ve released the private beta version of our iOS app! It’s great to get our iPhone app out to a bunch of test users after a few weeks of hard work. iOS and Android are the top two mobile operating systems and companies really need a presence...
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The 5 little things we do every day to make progress on our startup

Our “overnight success” took 1,000 days. -Brian Chesky, Airbnb With so much media coverage about startups from popular tech publications like TechCrunch to TV shows like HBO’s Silicon Valley, it may seem like running a startup is all...
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How we got our first 100 users, and how we’ll get to 1000 and beyond

Ribl surpassed the 100-download mark on Google Play last week! While this clearly isn’t a huge number, everyone has to start somewhere. And a company’s first 100 users are extremely important, as these will be the early adopters from which...
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Ribl at SXSW – Launching Our App, Wearing a Frog Suit, and More

Wow, what a blur! I attended SXSW Interactive to promote the launch of ribl. It was a crazy, tiring, exciting, stressful and productive week full of lots of work and play all rolled into one. Here’s a recap of what happened in Austin. Preparation...
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ribl is now live on Google Play! Here’s what we learned from our users so far.

Ribl is now live on Google Play! If you have an Android phone, click the button above to download the public beta version of the app and help us continue to improve! If you’ve been participating in our alpha and private beta tests (thanks!), you...
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Ribl is heading to SXSW next week – what we’re going to do there and how we’re preparing

Ribl will be at South by Southwest Interactive next week! I’ve never been to the conference before, nor have I ever promoted my own startup at an event like this, so I’m both really excited and extremely nervous. Here’s a quick rundown...
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