Author Archives: anguruso

Google Eye Program Rejection

Hubert and I didn’t make it through to the third round of the Google EYE program. This is really annoying for a few reasons:

1. We have amazing traction and growth.
2. Phoney Messenger is totally unique.
3. We can actually deliver
4. We spent at least one hundred hours on our application and our presentation.
5. They didn’t give us any feedback.

In direct response I don’t want to do any more of this stuff. No more pitching contests, no more accelerator programs. I just want to work on the product, get people using it and get more sales. Fuck everything else.

Google EYE stands for Empowering Young Entrepreneurs, but I don’t feel empowered, the program made me feel like shit.


Live Streaming Programming

Hubert and I have been writing blog posts over at, but they haven’t really taken off. We don’t get too many views on them and that’s a bit annoying. We’re not going to stop our weekly blog posts, but I thought maybe live streaming us programming could help us build more of a following.

So I have been live streaming my refactor of Get Rich or Die Gaming on Here’s one of the videos I put up recently.

We haven’t had too many views, but a friend of mine noticed a bug in some of the code I wrote. That code is used in all of my games. So thanks Andrew!