Privacy and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs)

Here’s an analysis I wrote on iOS UDIDs for the excellent PRIVACY Forum mailing list, which I’ve posted here for reference: Last year we started building WasteNot, our free environmental iOS app, and we needed a way to uniquely identify our customers so they could access their accounts.  We spent a lot of time discussing [...]

How we built a powerful, world-changing, polished iPhone app and company for under $70K

Starting a successful company is incredibly complex and expensive. There are basically two ways to accomplish this: find outside investment funds, or fund it yourself (aka “bootstrap”).  We decided to prioritize the good we can do for the world above maximizing our potential income. This goes against most investors’ goals of maximizing the return on [...]