Campfire: Compass Calendar

Campfire: Compass Calendar

An indie software developer attempts to turn his calendar app into a successful business. No ads, no BS. Just candid updates.You'll love this show if you’re a product builder or ever wondered what it’s like to build an app or an internet business from scratch.

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April 28, 2022 6 min

Damn. Turning this app into a company is harder than I thought it'd be. Here's why:

  • High expectations for calendars
  • My inconvenient emotions
  • Listen along to hear what I mean.

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    Campfire audio by Dynamicell


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    Tim Duncan wasn't very flashy or exceptionally athletic for an NBA player. But his commitment to the fundamentals made him one of the best players of all-time. I explain my attempt to be more like Tim  by focusing on time and money management as I build V1 of my calendar app.


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    March 1, 2022 4 min

    An update about building Compass Calendar, and the challenge of seeing yourself differently.

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    February 28, 2022 42 sec

    Each month I give an update on what aspect of the app and business I’ve been working on, and what I learned along the way.

    No ads, no BS. Just a short, candid update about what things are like behind the scenes.

    You'll love this show if you’re a product builder or ever wondered what it’s like to build an app or an internet business from scratch.


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    September 24, 2021 51 min

    Buzzsprout is the #1 paid podcast host. 

    THEME: Keeping things simple

    BIG IDEA: It's easy for podcast hosting to get complicated: RSS feeds, analytics, ads, marketing, device compatibility, scaling -- the list of things a podcast host accounts for is enormous. Despite this complexity, Buzzsprout has managed to make the experience of hosting a podcast extremely simple. The result: podcasters feel confident trusting their show and ...

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    July 5, 2021 49 min

    Cloakist puts your pages from platforms like Notion & AirTable at your domain with your branding. Guest Louis Barclay is the Founder.

    THEME: Own Your Digital Footprint

    BIG IDEA:

    Controlling your digital footprint affords credibility, brand consistency, and more control over your audience. Instead of sending people to your public page on BigTechPlatform.com/LongUglyURL18393xyz, send them to YourWebsite.com/signup and customize that...

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    June 7, 2021 54 min

    Trezor creates cryptocurrency hardware wallets. Guest Matej Zak is the Head of Product.

    THEME: Crypto Field Guide

    BIG IDEA:
    Participating in the cryptocurrency landscape is still inaccessible for many. Trezor helps newcomers get involved by acting as their de facto guide. Instead of simply delivering a hardware wallet (which helps crypo holders secure their assets), Trezor does all it can to help the crypto ecosystem thrive. For examp...

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    May 3, 2021 51 min

    Dot Dot Fire makes fun educational games for kids and schools in STEM and financial literacy topics. Guest Hilary Lok is the Founder and Chief Designer.

    THEME:
    The Fine Line of Ethical Design

    BIG IDEA:
    For-profit video game designers have to carefully operate between traditional extremes; the traditional tactics of freemium games are too exploitative, yet making boring and free games isn't sustainable. One way DDF has done so is ...

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    April 5, 2021 56 min

    EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Guest Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director.

    THEME:
    The Past & Future of Digital Liberties

    BIG IDEA:
    We don't have to settle. Some of our basic digital protections were once in jeopardy, like having access to encryption or preventing the authorities from looking through our phones during searches. In both those examples, EFF fought hard ...

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    March 14, 2021 51 min

    Niagara Launcher is modern Android home screen optimized for one-✋ access and staying focused. Peter Huber is Niagara's creator & developer. 

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    February 28, 2021 29 min

    Ty summarizes Jobs To Be Done Theory, a useful framework for every entrepreneur & innovator.

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    February 14, 2021 52 min

    News Feed Eradicator is a browser plugin that blocks the news feed on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

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    Bonfire audio from jgrzinich

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    January 31, 2021 65 min

    Siempo is a mindful home app for Android.

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    January 17, 2021 61 min

    Future Ethics is a book by Cennydd Bowles that challenges technologists to stand up for change, and teaches methods for building a fairer future.

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    January 3, 2021 56 min

    Tortuga creates carry-on-sized travel backpacks.

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    November 10, 2020 2 min

    The show is returning with a new  name & look! Instead of showcasing awesome people, episodes will highlight products & builders that are making a positive impact. If you're a product builder or entrepreneur, this show is for you.

    Show notes & extra goodies available with the complimentary newsletter. Signup at: https://switchback.tech/podcast

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    December 17, 2019 56 min

    Dr. Kirsten Fliegler is a Clinical Psychologist in New York City who specializes in mindbody disorders. She worked closely with the late Dr. John E. Sarno, who popularized modern mindbody treatment and coined the term Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) to describe certain psychogenic conditions.

    She gives an overview of TMS and its treatment, examines how personality and environment can affect one’s likelihood of developing chronic pa...

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    December 16, 2019 30 min

    Jake Beech is a director for AJ Tutoring, a Silicon Valley tutoring company. He developed a repetitive strain injury (RSI) that threatened his emotional and professional life. After reading Dr. John Sarno’s Mindbody Prescription, however, he made a full recovery. He discusses the specifics of how he developed and cured his condition, along with how this profound experience changed his perspective.

    This interview was conducted as par...

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    December 15, 2019 54 min

    Dr. Hanscom is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and the Founder of the non-profit Puget Sound Spine Society. He’s treated chronic pain patients, but he also went through 13 years of intense chronic pain himself. He then made a full recovery and developed a self-directed program that helps those in chronic pain minimize or even eliminate their chronic pain

    We discuss the specifics of that program, along with how writing, story-telling, an...

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    December 14, 2019 50 min

    In the final installment of the series, Ty shares his journey of becoming consumed with and eventually overcoming his chronic pain. His story is analyzed in light of previous topics (bias, victimhood, personality, fear). Finally, guests share takeaways from their experience with chronic pain. 

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