tech, simplified.

"A Maximum Viable Product is a product that is as good as the market will bear."
Allen Pike, Steamclock Software

What everyone should aim to build: the very best stuff they can.

If you're tired of the App Store being dominated by freemium junk games and ad-ridden knockoffs, this should be your new manifesto.

Now, if only Apple would get wholeheartedly behind helping others make work they're proud of, instead of focusing on promoting free apps and hampering building sustainable businesses on the App Store. But then, Panic and others are proof that the App Store can work for Maximum Viable Products as well, so perhaps it's just a problem of developer and consumer perspective.

Either way, here's to the next generation of Maximum Viable Products. Go build them. We can't wait to use them.

Continue reading at http://www.allenpike.com/2013/maximum-viable-products/

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