Best 18 Quotes & Tweets on Apps

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1

When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

2

If your consumer app isn’t being used while someone sits on the toilet, it’s probably not going to work.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

3

Worrying about “scaling” when building a new web app is like worrying about how you’d invest a billion dollars when you’re broke. Scalability doesn’t get you users. First have users, then worry about scalability. The order matters.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

4

They’re called push notifications, but really they’re *pull* notifications. Pulling you in, not pushing you away.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

5

The best productivity tips are the simple ones: - Eliminate distractions - Create a routine and stick to it - Make a checklist at the start of the day - Break big tasks down into small parts - Set firm deadlines Fancy apps are a distraction. Nail the basics first.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

6

Lambda is a very poor substitute for EC2. But it still has a place. Instead of thinking of Lambda as a host for your applications, think of it as an extension for other AWS services.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

7

The argument isn't that web-based apps are "better", it's that they enable small teams to actually "Write Once", like Java promised 😄

DHH

DHH

@dhh

8

Note-taking apps aren’t valuable because they help you save ideas. They’re valuable because they help you find ideas you forgot you saved in the first place.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

9

“Push Notifications” are a lie. They’re “Pull Notifications”. They don’t push you away, they pull you in.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

10

If building a business is scary, build an app. If building an app is scary, build a toy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Frames were the original single-page applications. Complete with sorta broken back buttons and poor URL mapping.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

Substack has singlehandedly made newsletters the new blogs.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

13

Businesses I'd start if I had the time: 1) A writing app that actually helps people write. Right now, the top writing apps sell because they're simple. But I want to make one that's helpful. 2) A marketplace for writers to meet intelligent editors who double as writing coaches.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

Products that should exist: 1) A spaced-repetition learning platform that’s fun to use. 2) Writing software to decrease confusion, increase interestingness, and 10x writing speed. 3) Wearable health tracker with fast feedback loops to provide preventative care for everybody.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

Thinking about scaling your team is not dissimilar from scaling a web application. Stay with me 👇🏽 An app starts out with a single read-and-write database, and zero caching. The code is simple, and there's a single source of truth...

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

16

Unpopular opinion: I like paying for digital apps. If you’re gonna do anything ambitious, you’re going to need customer support. Good customer service saves you tons of time. The value of time saved far exceeds the cost of the app. When in doubt, pay for the app.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

Idea: Show notes for conversations. The app listens to your conversations, and curates a list of links mentioned, people referenced, and books recommended. Monetize with advertising or subscription revenue. Free version for consumers. Paid version for businesses.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

The next wave of social products will literally be in your ears.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah