Apparently Bandcamp is continuing to innovate with the new release of their service Bandcamp for Fans, which now boasts some very neat features: Today we’re giving fans the ability to showcase their Bandcamp music collections, follow their favorite artists, explore the music of like-minded fans, add items to a wishlist, and more. In developing these features, we’ve been guided by one overriding objective: grow revenue for artists while keeping the core Bandcamp experience as simple and clean as possible. Toni Schneider, the CEO of Automattic, apparently has his own growing collection.
We are always on the lookout for creative implementations of WordPress that are a little more “outside the box” especially as people begin to think more critically about frameworks and WordPress as an application. Occasionally we also stumble neat and unique representations of design, UI and UX as well as creative use-cases in not-so-often-thought-of niches and markets. One example of this is Train.rs, a management solution for personal fitness trainers for their clients. Pretty neat, right? They are currently looking for active Beta testers and we got a first-hand look at it recently. To start, the premise is quite simple: […]
It’s always difficult to write a blog title and use the word “must have” since many people consider that link-bait (the tactic of creating a crazy-stupid title for the purpose of click-throughs) but after reviewing this app I am finding it hard to justify not using it for any WordCamp, especially if you’re an organizer. What is Gather App? Quite simple: It’s a text-based alert system for your WordCamp conference (or any conference / gathering for that matter) that’s simple, intuitive, and cost-effective. And Gather lets you do all of this by letting you text your guests as a group (or […]
Lorelle VanFossen, prolific WordPress blogger-extraordinaire, has started a new initiative to get you (and everyone else you know) in terrific shape – at least related to your blog. She’s calling it “Blog Exercise” and she’s gunning to get you back on track: Blog Exercises are designed to strengthen your blogging abilities… consider this Yoga for your blog. So what will this look like in the days to come? Simple – she’ll be releasing blogging exercises five times a week. Some of them wil be rather simple that most bloggers will be able to engage with quickly and directly while others she […]
We are always fascinated (and at times concerned) with the growth of the theme marketplace at large – it seems that everyone and their brother is coming up with not just one theme but multiple themes and then throwing them into an existing marketplace or starting their own. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it makes sense for many authors to do that which helps streamline their business process and can save them an incredible amount of time and energy, but what I’m saying is that the level of creativity and innovation that surrounds theme marketplaces is a bit stale. […]