This Tuesday morning all our team was busy listening to the latest episode of Build & Analyze, a popular podcast by Dan Benjamin and Marco Arment. Both are Flattr users but this was the first time they discussed various aspects of our service.
After the initial buzz we realized that quite a few issues they brought up are myths, misconceptions or just resulting from the fact that we’re not always very good explaining how we work, what features we have etc. Instead of a long winded blog post I jumped on a plane to record a video response, more fun that way.
Dan’s the man behind 5by5.tv which is “an internet broadcasting network for geeks, developers, designers and entrepreneurs”. There are over 20 different shows (yes, all flattrable), something for everyone. Marco is a well-known iOS developer, creator of Instapaper, a simple tool to save web pages for reading later. If you missed it in the video then Marco’s Flattr profile is: flattr.com/profile/instapaper
Linus claims that he knows this video stuff but getting two iPhone video streams and a separate audio stream to sync up proved to be a bit of a challenge so we’re posting this a day late. Meanwhile there have been other… disappointing developments, namely Apple rejecting a popular podcatcher application Instacast over its Flattr integration. I’ll be posting about this issue shortly.
Apple kicked Flattr out of popular podcatcher Instacast. Blog post coming later, disappointed but continuing dialog with Apple.
— Flattr.com (@Flattr) May 23, 2012