Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Busy in July… preparing for an Eventful August

July was indeed a busy month. Preparing for an ecommerce conference, pitching to several potential investors, all the while providing customers support and making progress with new developments.
August will be even more eventful…

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MongoDB or Mysql? NoSQL or Rational SQL? which is better for me?

MongoDB or Mysql? NoSQL or Rational SQL? which is better for me?
In this post I will quickly present each database type, and tell you how you should decide which database to implement on your next project.

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Long time no (see) write

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. There are 2 reasons for that: one, I didn’t have much time, and had lots on my mind. And two, which is the main cause, I had many changes in my personal life.

In the last couple of months, I moved to a new apartment and my son was born. These 2 events have kept my hands (and head) full: getting familiarize with parenting, as well as house holding.

But, I am getting back on the horse, which also means, getting back to writing on the Digital Product Critic blog.

As always, I will keep sharing new and wonderful apps, sites and gadgets as they are launched. So you will be one of the first to hear and experience them.

I will also write a weekly (hope to keep it weekly) review on a specific site/service/gadget, from my point of view (as the Digital Product Critic): user experience, design, usability and more.

Hope to keep you informed, knowledgeable and entertained (sometimes) with all the reviews and news I have to share in the digital realm.

Yours, RonB


Google continues with Glass 2 – Early Prototypes in the hands of Developers

As the public already knows this, Google’s Glass project has gone away for the time being. But, as it seems, Google is still heading strong on continuing with Glass further study and development. Only this time, away from the public eye.

Google is working with developers on the next version, Google Glass 2 (as reported from 9to5Google). Prototypes of the new Glass might already be in the hands of developers (at Work partners) who have received “very early versions” of the next iteration of Google Glass. With these trusted developers, Google will give consumers a reason to get excited about its wearable in the coming months.

Oculus Rift and Gear VR have taken the place of Glass as the most discussed headsets on the market. The upcoming HoloLens, by Microsoft, is also competing for the public attention and love, and is expected to give a very good fight. And so, Google will have to find a way to compete in a field that has changed significantly since the first Glass models began shipping.


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Get Out Of The Building

Albert Einstein said:

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Staying in the office or lab, and researching and trying to figure out the best approach for the best product – is a waste of time. Instead you need to bring your ideas to the real world, get feedback, iterate and continue develop.

To “get out of the building” means exactly that; Having a brief brainstorming in the office, quickly developing a basic prototype, and bringing it to the public, the target audience in short time. The sooner you get out of the building, the better. You then have valuable feedback, to continue iterating your product development and process building.

By staying “in the office” you have your thoughts only, which are not new, and are not the market’s opinion and thoughts of your solution and product.

Steve Blank mentioned this concept of “getting out of the building”, early on and many times since. Getting out of the building helps you understand and build the Minimal Viable Product (MVP).

Click here to read more about Getting out of the Building by Steve Blank.  Another good resource is the dedicated blog in here

The MAKERS Movement and Your Place In It

Lately the MAKERS Movement has been talked about in many places and occasions. Being a Maker means to have a set of diverse capabilities, in both the digital and the physical worlds. But Makers existed for many years, so why is this term, The MAKERS Movement, only now comes to life and what makes today’s Maker different from the “old” Maker?

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The Main Skill of Venture Capital is Saying NO

Startups and Entrepreneurs seeking for financing are rejected, about 99% of them. This reality is harsh to acknowledge, especially if you are on the side being rejected. Angels and Venture Capital companies are not your enemy, rather they can be your valuable friend.

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Customer Developer vs. Design Thinking

According to Steve Blank, and as we all now by know, Startups are not mini-version of big companies, and Big Companies are not the large-version of Startups.

While they both emphasize getting out of the building and taking to customers, they’re not the same. In his latest post, Steve explains why and what is the Customer Discovery Processes

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How to Approach Tech Bloggers

Tech bloggers, as are other news bloggers, don’t have time to waste, especially not on reading every single email they are getting from every single source.
Of course, your story is much more important than others, but still, there are others…
In this quick guide, I will review some important factors to remember and recommendations to follow, when approaching tech bloggers.
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Build Better Mailing List for Your Business or Startup

Build a Better Mailing List For Your Business Or Startup with these 5 Quick And Easy Steps. Use this easy and proven technique to improve and increase your mailing list subscribers.

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