215: From Side Project to Full Time via Watch Faces with David Whittaker and Ross Manges


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In this episode, Donn talks to David and Ross from Squeaky Dog Studios about building a business out of a side project.

David and Ross are long-time serial side project developers with experience that dates back to the Palm era. They’ve built games, apps, and now Watch Faces.

We dive deep into how they went from building their watch faces for Android as a side project and how they turned it into a full-time business in which one of the co-founders works full-time. We talk about building the app, pricing, support, which features to build, paid vs free, trial conversions, supporting your app and much much more.

If you’ve ever wanted to build a side project into a business, and it’s app-based… this one is for you.

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