Uber’s virtuous cycle. Geographic density, hyperlocal marketplaces, and why drivers are key at andrewchen
Uber’s virtuous cycle Back in 2014, David Sacks (ex-Paypal, Yammer, Zenefits) tweeted the above diagram to explain why Uber’s geographic density is the new network effect. It’s an insightful diagram that’s been built upon by Bill Gurley (Benchmark Capital and on Uber’s board) in his essay How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s …
Why Decentralized Identity Matters: Github’s Identity Innovation and Shortcoming
There is a lot we can learn from github and its identity model about the role of individual identity in the future of firms, networks and markets. When Linus Torvalds released git in 2005 he made a...
New data shows losing 80% of mobile users is normal, and why the best apps do better at andrewchen
Exclusive data on retention curves for mobile apps In a recent essay covering the Next Feature Fallacy, I explained why shipping “just one more feature” doesn’t fix your product. The root cause is that the average app has pretty bad retention metrics. Today, I’m excited to share some real numbers on mobile retention. I’ve worked with mobile …
What Twitter Can Be. - LOWERCASE capital
Disclaimers: 1) This is a very long read. Thinking about a company and using its product obsessively for nine years straight will do that to you. 2) My funds and I own a lot of Twitter stock. 3) I do not … Continue reading →
Growth is not a hack — so can we please stop saying Growth Hacker?
When I hear about “growth hacks” and the self-proclaimed hackers who do this hacking, I am confused. The process of getting more consumers is studied, analyzed and documented. Successful strategies…
731 Slack Users Reveal Why It's So Addictive
I had this idea of “open research” where a group of volunteers and I would coordinate doing research on a company and publicly share everything we learn
The Ultimate Guide to Unlocking Mobile Growth
You’ve decided you want to take a stab at building the next successful mobile app business. First off, spend some time and think about whether you’re ready for this. I’d liken the process to running…
Wireframe-Kit-Full-Preview.jpg by Wei Liu
Kitchenware is a wireframe kit provides every elements you need for creating professional and elegant iOS wireframes. Nearly 40 totally different screens covers most common iOS patterns and UI elements.
Mobile UI Design Patterns. Free E-book By UXPin
A deeper look at the hottest apps today. 46 carefully picked UI design patterns illustrated and explained. Concise, pragmatic and free.