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AppStories, Episode 6 – Interview: The Making of the CARROT Apps with Brian Mueller

On this week's episode of AppStories, we interviewed Brian Mueller, the creator of the CARROT series of apps, about how he got started, the origins of CARROT, a corgi with a top hat and monocle, and his new CARROT game, Artificial Superintelligence.

You can listen to the episode below.

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AppStories, Episode 5: App Subscriptions

On this week's episode of AppStories, John and I covered how app subscriptions work, the pros and cons for consumers and developers, and examples of apps using creative subscription models. After some research, we discovered more indie apps that have added subscriptions over the past year than we initially imagined.

You can listen to the episode below, or jump directly to the app examples (and download them from the show notes) using this Overcast link.

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AppStories, Episode 4: App Discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program with AfterPad’s Kevin MacLeod

On this week's episode of AppStories, we talked about the iTunes Affiliate Program and its importance for app discovery and independent curation with Kevin MacLeod of AfterPad. The episode was recorded before Apple’s clarification of changes to the program.

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You can listen to the episode below.

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AppStories, Episode 3: App Camp for Girls with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten

On this week's episode of AppStories, we invited Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten, co-founders of App Camp for Girls, to talk about their organization and the goals of the program. App Camp for Girls, now at its fifth year, helps middle-school age girls get started with app development, and, for the first time, there will be a Camp in Chicago later this year.

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You can listen to the episode below.

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Introducing AppStories

In February 2010, nearly a year after I started MacStories, I registered a domain for a project I knew I wanted to launch in the future: AppStories.net.

Seven years later, AppStories finally joins the MacStories family. AppStories is the first MacStories podcast, hosted by yours truly and John Voorhees, and it's all about the world of apps. Every week, John and I will cover our favorite apps, the human stories behind the apps we love, as well as the impact of apps on our economy, culture, and personal lives. And we'll always do so in about 30 minutes.

You can check out AppStories' website here, or, even better, subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Alternatively, you can just hit Play on our embedded episode card below to start listening to the first episode of AppStories.

AppStories is an important milestone for the MacStories team, as well as an idea I've been pondering for several years. Just like MacStories, we're committed to AppStories and we'll keep doing this for a long time. Despite its long gestation, this is just the beginning for AppStories, which will become an essential complement to MacStories going forward. I am extremely excited about AppStories and the plans we've outlined so far.

If you're not interested in the backstory, I'd love for you to check out the first episode and subscribe. But if you want to learn more and understand what our goals for AppStories are, allow me to start from the beginning.

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