The Three C’s of Developer Ecosystem

As a Product Manager who has worked on a few developer-focused products, I believe, there are 3C’s — Content, Console, and Community — that together form a robust developer platform. Let me explain each of these components in brief with action items, suggested tools and references. Read full post on Medium

Attention to detail

One trait that stands out amongst most loved products is the enormous amount of attention to detail their makers pay. I was reminded of this quality by one of Jason’s recent posts on Instagram: Z grill of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato. Unlike most grills, this grill is actually metal. The vast majority of metal-looking grills are actually chromed… Continue reading Attention to detail

Using Facebook Audience Insights for Market Research

As promised in my earlier blog post on the need for demand validation, in this post I want to share how you can use Facebook’s marketing tools such as Ads Manager and Audience Insights to validate your product’s value hypotheses while you’re building it. The sooner you establish the need for your product the better it is. Basics Facebook… Continue reading Using Facebook Audience Insights for Market Research

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Not everyone is as fortunate as Ray Kinsella from the movie Field of Dreams to hear a celestial voice that tells them, ‘If you build it, they will come.‘ One must be living in a field of dreams, literally, to believe that if he/she builds a product, users will flock in and start paying. Entrepreneurs, creators, builders tend to be… Continue reading If You Build It, Will They Come?

Apple, Please Fix The Bluetooth Experience on iOS.

One of the things I noticed while working on the UX and design of an iBeacon-enabled app is how cumbersome Apple’s permissions experience is. To give you some context on what the app does: it needs to find nearby beacons and trigger notifications on the basis of proximity, dwell time etc. The usual dance routine… Continue reading Apple, Please Fix The Bluetooth Experience on iOS.

Three tools that newbie Product Managers will find useful

Now that it’s been almost a year since I transitioned to be a Product Manager, I thought it might be worthwhile to share few tools with fellow PMs that have helped me stay productive. I’ve picked three services that I use almost everyday. BALSAMIQ A wireframe is your first step towards manifesting an idea –… Continue reading Three tools that newbie Product Managers will find useful

10 must-have wellbeing apps

Here are some of my favorite wellbeing apps on iPhone and Android. The list was originally published in June, 2013 issue of The Best You magazine. I hope you find the list of apps beneficial and start putting a few of them to use. Here’s to a healthy and happy lifestyle! 1. First Aid –… Continue reading 10 must-have wellbeing apps

Top 8 Lessons from ‘The START-UP of YOU’

‘The Start-Up of You’ is a book written by Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) and Ben Casnocha on managing your career like a start-up. The book is based on the notion that there is a strong correlation between the way successful start-ups and successful individuals operate. The authors suggest that people should be in charge… Continue reading Top 8 Lessons from ‘The START-UP of YOU’