Musings on software development and the wider technology industry
The Art of Writing Release Notes II: Timing
Our quest to write the perfect release note continues. This week, let's talk about timing and frequency.
The Art of Writing Release Notes I: Defining Your Audience
In our new blog series, we talk about how to write great software release notes with a simple, single goal: Get your customers actually reading and engaging with your updates.
3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a SaaS Changelog
Here's why using a Changelog for your SaaS business can set you above your competitors and gain you new customers.
3 Great Methods for Gathering Feedback
We talk about the methods we use in our business to keep an eye on exactly what new features and fixes our customers are most interested in.
5 Ways Micro-Blogging Can Help Your Business
Micro-blogging an offer you a new way to connect with your customers that's faster, easier and more genuine than traditional blogging.
5 Ways to Stay Motivated in Product Development
Create product release notes is only useful if you've got something to write those release notes about. Here's 5 ways to stay motivated
Twitter vs. Dedicated Changelog Software for Customer Updates
What tool is better for what situation, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media apps like Twitter over free changelog software?
How to Use Your Patch Notes to Market Your Game or App
No matter what type of game or app you're developing and what development practices you use, one thing is for certain: You're going to want to update it at some point.
In The Loop: The Importance of Audience Updates
We take a look at the methods for keeping customers and fans in the loop and keeping your online presence active and interesting.
Ideas For Your Very First Changelog Update
Struggling for ideas for that first update? Here's some excellent advice for creating a stunning first post.
7 Reasons to Create a Public Changelog
From encouraging trust with your customers, to providing your own personal motivation, there's a lot of good reasons to create a changelog! Here's seven of them.
3 Common Mistakes When Creating Product Release Notes
Learn the three most common pitfalls of taking your changelogs and release notes public, and how to avoid them.
New Feature: Changelog Email Notifications
We've made it even easier to notify your users when you make changes to your products with email subscriptions.
Changelog everything and improve your motivation, skills and products
It's time to stop thinking of changelogs as something limited to software development and more about the every day nature of growing a business
When is a changelog not a changelog?
What do your call your changelog? Perhaps their patch notes, or updates, or release notes? Whatever you call them matters, so we talk a little bit about the more popular options.
Changelogs and Tone: Marketing vs. Support
How do you strike the right balance in your changelog? We describe the two major ways you can write a changelog - with a marketing-first or a support-first attitude, and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Personality in changelogs drives engagement
Writing a dry matter of fact changelog may seem to be the quick thing to do, but it's missing out on an oppertunity to increase your brand's personality
Using a changelog is just good business.
Having a changelog isn't just for the techies to get a dose of what's happening, it's good business pratice that can increase your bottom line