inessential by Brent Simmons

November 2012

Fantastical for iPhone

Cousin Michael and the cool cats at Flexibits just released Fantastical for iPhone.

I especially like the day ticker.

Identical Cousins 6

Michael and I continue our podcast — now at episode 6.

We talk about porting apps from OS X to iOS and about launching apps.

Renaissance Conference

I’ll be speaking at Renaissance in later January next year. The idea behind the conference:

The first Renaissance happened at the center of commerce and travel in Europe.

This Renaissance is happening at the crossroads of design, business, and technology.

My topic is The Enterprise is Everywhere. With Glassboard we set out to write software that helps people work together, without ever saying that it’s enterprise software, without doing all the traditional things enterprise software companies do. If it’s enterprise software, it’s part of a new breed.

Update 6:50 pm: There’s a discount code for $100 off the early registration price: brentsimmons. You can register on Eventbrite.

Kaleidoscope 2 Beta

Congratulations to my friends at Black Pixel for getting out the Kaleidoscope 2 beta.

And a spiffy new company website. Looks good.

(Kaleidoscope, you may recall, was formerly a Sofa app.)

Also: Matthew Panzarino interviews Daniel Pasco and Michael Jurewitz.


Matt Alexander interviewed me for his Real Life series. We talk about publishing.