85: The Hype Is Real


April 18th, 2019

33 mins 10 secs

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About this Episode

The hype about Tuple is real! Ben’s been busy adding a bunch of new customers. He’s selling and delivering the dream.

Derrick is back after mentally struggling in the midst of moving, which meant a week of zero productivity on Level. Now, he’s in a better place, mentally and literally.

Today’s Topics Include:

  • Ludicrous Mode: Full-resolution, uncompressed video stream option added to Tuple
  • Tuple’s lack of scaling challenges due to peer-to-peer connections
  • Tuple’s conversion rate for email list
  • Ben’s “I’m bad at sales” email message and demo video
  • Things to do and features to add in the future for Tuple
  • Tuple achieves semi-milestone of customer renewals
  • Ben’s fear of public availability to post Tuple’s pricing
  • Bandwidth forces AoP podcast back to one episode per week
  • Derrick ships fun and addictive emoji reactions feature in Level
  • Inviting more people to increase Level’s sample size and address skepticism

Links and resources:

Art of Product on Twitter

Derrick Reimer Website

Derrick Reimer on Twitter

Ben Orenstein Website

Ben Orenstein on Twitter



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Adam Wathan on Twitter

Ruby on Rails Action Cable Server

Technical Debt - Our Approach to Building Cool Tech Profitably

Steve Schoger - Refactoring UI: Tuple   


Soapbox from Wistia


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