Steamclock: A Series

Some lessons and moments from building Steamclock.


The Teams You Worked on May Have Sucked

On who we compare ourselves to. • June 2021 • 2 min read

Remote Hiring at Steamclock

April 2021 • 1 min read

Being More than Nice

Being nice proves insufficient. • July 2019 • 4 min read

Making a List, Bolding It Twice

One weird trick for writing readable lists. • April 2019 • 4 min read

Information Needed

App Review just has a few questions for you. • March 2019 • 8 min read

Navigation Should Be Boring

Apps should be interesting, but not like that. • January 2019 • 4 min read

Leadership Mode Activate

On taking the controls of a powerful team. • November 2018 • 4 min read

The Big Deal

The danger of a client you can't afford to lose. • August 2018 • 4 min read

The Great Bug Hunt

A crashing Xbox proves hard to debug. • May 2018 • 5 min read

Caravan to Xcoders

A Meetup competitor lives and dies. • May 2018 • 7 min read

Top Banana

A general plan for generalists. • October 2017 • 5 min read

What Your Career Wants to Be

We learn Bluetooth, and it works. • June 2017 • 4 min read

People You Want to Work With

We assemble a team. • May 2017 • 4 min read

The Principle of Least Surprise

An iceberg looms, and we take evasive action. • March 2017 • 5 min read

Feedback Mountain

I get religion about 1:1s. • February 2017 • 5 min read

Assassinating for Fun and Profit

A new game appears. • January 2017 • 6 min read

Rules to Get Paid By

We get paid the nice way. • November 2016 • 5 min read

The Disclosure Indicator

Idea Guy wants an NDA signed. • October 2016 • 6 min read

Creative Destruction

Good apps die young. • August 2016 • 3 min read

Organizational Size Classes

I come to terms with growth. • June 2016 • 4 min read

Diagrammatically Correct

Prototypers hack, architects diagram. • March 2016 • 8 min read

Cofounding Variables

Finding a co-founder gets weird. • February 2016 • 4 min read

The Worst App

Stephanie isn't the only one upset about an app. • November 2015 • 9 min read

Being Less Wrong

Estimation is hard. • October 2015 • 6 min read

Working Title

A junior developer wants to rule the world. • September 2015 • 7 min read

Moving Swiftly

Steamclock bets big on Swift. • August 2015 • 6 min read

Can't Stop the Music

Apple Music throws a wrench in the gears. • July 2015 • 8 min read

Feeding the Baby

Running a startup turns out to be weird. • May 2014 • 3 min read

Maximum Viable Products

We try to make the best products we can. • July 2013 • 4 min read

Making a funky app video

December 2012 • 6 min read

Shipping Party Monster

November 2012 • 5 min read

Announcing WeddingDJ

September 2010 • 2 min read

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