Our Thoughts and Stories

It's hard to write when we're always so busy creating for our amazing clients! However, we do find time sometimes to share our thoughts on crafting Rails, iOS and Mac apps out of Knoxville, TN.

Matt

Dad, husband, and Founder of Lotus Apps providing Rails and RubyMotion development out of Knoxville TN. Creator of http://www.gemprospector.com for #ruby devs.
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Recent Posts

What it really means for you to make the jump and freelance full time

Dec 05, 2018 | By Matt |

Entrepreneurship

Lately I've received a few questions from new acquaintances, simply asking for some advice on how ...
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Looking Back at 10 Years as a Software Developer

Nov 14, 2018 | By Matt |

Entrepreneurship, Business

Wow, 10 years! It hit me recently that I've been working full time as a professional software ...
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Big News: We're Hiring for a Rails Developer!

Oct 12, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

We believe in offering the upmost quality, attention, advice and support to all of our customers ...
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Utilizing the Power of ElasticSearch and PostgreSQL with ZomboDB

Oct 10, 2018 | By Matt |

Development, Programming

Looking to add enhanced search capabilities to your Postgres backed project and unsure of where to ...
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Remembering Matthew Shepard: 20 Years Later

Oct 05, 2018 | By Matt |
We're taking a break from our normal technical and small business oriented content today to look ...
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A Year Working with Croozen to Launch a New Cloud Platform

Oct 04, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

This announcement is a long time in the making, mainly because we've been so busy and it's hard to ...
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Why Ads are Frustrating on the Apple App Store

Oct 01, 2018 | By Matt |

Marketing

Recently we noticed that searching for an app by name seemed to reliably show us an ad at the top ...
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Stripe Raises Another $245M and Can Work for Your Small Business

Sep 27, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

Stripe, the payments processing startup offering streamlined integration services for business ...
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3 Tips to Craft More Effective Email Subjects

Sep 18, 2018 | By Matt |

Business, Entrepreneurship

An email subject is your first impression and opportunity to grab a prospect's attention and ...
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3 Tips for Quickly Prioritizing Your Product Backlog

Sep 13, 2018 | By Matt |

Business, Entrepreneurship

Having a healthy product backlog is an important task for any team to tackle to help ensure the ...
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The Hidden Cost of a Cheaper Hourly Rate

Sep 11, 2018 | By Matt |

Entrepreneurship

Everyone expects to get more when paying more, but what do you give up when paying less? There are ...
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Behind the Scenes: Hourly Rate

Sep 07, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

As software craftspeople, we hear it quite often; how did we determine our hourly rate, or why ...
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Announcing OnTrac Point of Sale

Sep 05, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

We're stupid excited to share our latest product launch with our partners at KARM Thrift Stores and ...
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What You're not Asking your Development Partner

Choosing a partner to help build your startup or small business product can be a daunting task and ...
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Our Collaboration with MathStar

Aug 16, 2018 | By Matt |

Business

We enjoyed collaborating with Carol at MathStar and the mobile development team at TouchTap earlier ...
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