A Post-Mortem: Thoughts on Roundtable Peer Reviews

By: January 12, 2017

Hit me, bro! As hard as you can! The mobile team at AWeber… We really like each other. That is what became quite evident during our annual face-to-face, peer-to-peer roundtable review process conducted in mid-November. As an organization, AWeber just finished “that” season: employee performance … <Read More>




Why (and How) I Used Slack as a Feedback Channel for User Experience Research

By: August 11, 2016

I love NPR. On Morning Edition every Friday, they air StoryCorps, which are person-to-person interviews designed to make your heart fall out on the floor and openly sob. The StoryCorps idea is so simple yet so powerful. Instead of having a show host ask prepared … <Read More>




Creating Effective iOS New User Experiences

By: May 19, 2016

While it is crucial that your iOS app is well designed, relying on a well-designed app is not enough to set your users up for success in using the app. So what exactly does set them up for success? A new user onboarding experience. An … <Read More>




Is That What You intended()?

By: May 12, 2016

In the wake of the launch of our new content curation app Curate, the AWeber mobile team has been spending some time turning the soil of our older codebases. The Android team in particular now has three app projects and a common library to maintain … <Read More>




The User Research Behind Curate: How We All Became Product Owners

By: May 5, 2016

In the fall of 2015, AWeber’s mobile team faced a huge challenge: building an entirely new app from the ground up that our 100,000+ customers would want to use. Though we had a path we wanted to go down, we didn’t have a clear idea … <Read More>




How our customers inspired and shaped AWeber’s new app

By: April 26, 2016

As of last fall, AWeber had two mobile apps: Atom and Stats. We knew we wanted to go into 2016 working to deliver a new mobile app to our customers. We believed it should be in the realm of an email composer, since that is … <Read More>




Three Problems You Can Solve With a Modified "Five Whys" Approach

By: March 31, 2016

The "Five Whys" approach is a technique that's generally used to determine the root cause of an incident. It's done by taking a symptom of the problem, and repeatedly asking “why?” until you get to the root cause. So why did I modify this classic approach? … <Read More>




AWeber Welcomes Senior Software Engineer, Brett Erpel

By: February 29, 2016

Every time the AWeber family gets a little bit bigger, we can’t help but brag about it. So without further ado, we’re pleased to announce Brett Erpel as our new Senior Software Engineer. Obviously Brett is a software engineering jedi, but we like to also … <Read More>




AWeber Welcomes Bryan Buschmann to the Engineering Team!

By: December 23, 2015

Bryan Buschmann joins the AWeber Engineering team as the newest Android Engineer. When he’s not tinkering with Android applications, you’ll likely find Bryan gaming at home on the couch or in his office. Other times, you’ll find him out in the real world playing Ingress, … <Read More>




AWeber Welcomes Dave Heebner to the Engineering Team

By: December 16, 2015

We’re excited to present Dave Heebner as the newest Senior Operations Engineer on the team! Although he’s here to help the operations team, his pastimes outside of the office are much more interesting. You’ll usually find him feeding or walking the dog (although it’s unclear as to … <Read More>