Richard Felix

Maker of fine internet products

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Hi! I'm Richard. I've been making things on the web for fun and profit for a long time. Here's what I've worked on.

2017 - Present

Thankable helps you get to know your Stripe customers better, and to thank/reward them automatically.

Retained tells you who's going to cancel before they do, so you can proactively reach out and retain customers for your SaaS app.

2014 - Present

2014 - Present

Customer Retention Academy is a newsletter that shares what I've learned about customer retention from my years of building successful SaaS apps.

2013

LocationList was an iOS grocery list that learned the order that things are added to your shopping cart. It also reordered itself based on the store where you were shopping.

2013

Briefly was a weeklyish newsletter of the best articles I read each week that related to online business.

2012 - Present

Stunning, for Stripe stops SaaS app churn by preventing failed payments, and that's just the start.

Dispatch was relaunched as the best email parser for sales leads.

2012 - Present

2012

Flickd was a smart movie list for iOS that kept track of what you wanted to see and alerted you when it was on disc or Netflix Instant. It could also add movies to your Netflix queue for you when they became available, and allowed you to keep track of your favorite actors/directors as well.

Dropp was an iOS app that let you leave notes for people anywhere on the Earth.

2011

2011

Hngry was relaunched as an iOS app that let you keep track of your favorite restaurants, dishes, hours of operation, and more.

Dispatch was launched as a customer support app, with some automation features that were ahead of its time.

2010

2010

Slickrframe turned iPads into Flickr photo frames, based on popular photos and user-selected tags.

What's the Weather was a full-screen website mashup that showed the current weather conditions using images tagged with the corresponding weather conditions in Flickr.

BalanceBar shows your current PayPal balance in your Mac's menu bar.

2010

2010

Are My Sites Up White Label enabled agencies to resell website monitoring to their clients.

2010

Protips aggregated the #protip hash tage on Twitter. It was killed when Twitter closed their public API.

Are My Sites Up (built with Chris Coyier) is simple website monitoring, for everyone.

2009 - Present

2009

LyricSift was an app that allowed anyone to submit lyric snippets from their favorite songs, and it rotated between them when you shook your iPhone. You could also play a song preview if it was on the iTunes Store. Some record company decided that they didn't like it and murdered it.

Status (built with Chris Coyier) was basically Twitter for business. It let people see what everyone else in the company was working on. Yammer killed it.

2008

What's the Weather (built with Chris Coyier) showed you the weather for your zip code, with a full-page background image that matched your weather conditions, pulled from Flickr.

2008

2008

Waitable let you add things that you wanted to a list and get alerts when their prices dropped. I mostly built it because I wanted good deals on videogames, which always drop to $20 within a few months of release.

Hngry let you keep track of your favorite restaurants, foods, and see what other people in your area were eating. It was basically killed by Urbanspoon and Yelp.

2006

Companies

Shiftedfrequency, founded in 1998

Sense Labs, founded with David Link in 2010