WPWeekly Episode 280 – Behind the Scenes of Tuniversity

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Kiko Doran and Travis Totz, Senior Web Strategist at Modern Tribe. Doran helped create Tuniversity, a revolutionary new way of learning music through a highly interactive iBook.

The project was so large, Doran outsourced some of the work to Modern Tribe, a web design and development firm. During the show, we learn the benefits of working with an agency you trust. Doran also explained what it was like to be a client as he’s normally fulfilling the agency role.

Two major takeaways from the Tuniversity project include:

  1. Work on things you’re passionate about with people who share the same passion.
  2. Approach problems with a positive mindset.

Near the end of the show, we discussed the news that WangGuard is officially closed.

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  1. I’m having trouble downloading the podcast on my iPhone? Am I the only one?

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      1. Sorry I didn’t reply, it was just a “download error” Glad you were able to figure it out. Got some catching up to do.

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    1. I have problems as well. In both Podcast and Stitcher apps. It just says ‘Download Failed’.

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  2. It just says ‘Download Failed’

    Me too. The only way I can listen to the show anymore is to watch the YouTube version.

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    1. I am struggling to figure out why this is. I can duplicate the issue in the Podcasts app on the iPhone but the MP3 link and audio plays fine in other browsers and apps. The issue starts with episode 271 up to the current episode.

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      1. Are you generating the MP3 file yourself? If so, perhaps there’s some glitch in the file which is preventing it from working in iOS and maybe using another method to generate the file will work around that problem.

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      2. I use a website to convert the YouTube video to an MP3 file. I’ve used this site for years to do this task. For episode 280, the most recent one, I had to use a different site to generate the MP3 file. Both don’t work in the Podcast app.

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