Brenden Mulligan

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Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur and co-founder at Cluster Labs, an online platform that enables users to share content with friends and family privately. Mulligan also created Onesheet,  a place for entertainment professionals to display their work; TipList, a simple way for people to share travel tips with friends; and several Instagram-based projects, including Webbygram, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. He previously founded ArtistData, which was acquired by Sonicbids in 2010.

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Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell

We take a bazillion photos with our phones and digital cameras. The digital images mostly just sit, clogging up our hard drive(s). This has been a problem for as long as digital photography has existe

How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied Facebook’s model. As a re

The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions

Cluster is the first native mobile app I’ve designed, and the experience has taught me a lot about things to consider that aren’t necessarily a concern on the web. When creating a web app, you’r

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 3: The Debrief

We've focused on getting the tests setup, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, when and where to conduct the user study and what type of users to study. We then covered actually runnin

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about getting user tests set up, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, deciding when and where to conduct the user study, deciding what type of users t

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup

At Cluster, we’re big fans of iteration and experimentation. Since we launched publicly in February 2013, we have rapidly iterated the product on both iOS and Android. In the first eight weeks of be

MySpace Squandered the Only Thing It Had Left

<b>Editor's Note:</b><em> Brenden Mulligan created Onesheet, a tool that enables musicians to create beautiful web presences in two minutes.</em> MySpace. Or is it Myspace. Or is it My______. Truth

Avoiding Unnecessary Charges While Traveling Internationally With An iPhone

<b>Editor’s Note:</b><em> <a target="_blank" href="">Brenden Mulligan</a> is an avid traveler and entrepreneur who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, Morn

CoCoon, The Newest Home For Startups In Hong Kong

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong><em><strong> </strong><a target="_blank" href="">Brenden Mulligan</a> is an entrepreneur who created Onesheet, TipList, ArtistData, Mornin

How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream

<em><strong>Editor’s Note:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="">Brenden Mulligan</a> is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, Artis

Path’s Consistency Of Tone

Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups. If a company gets a lot of attention before they do anything significant, I'm less likely to try their product and when I do, less likely

Munchery Is Trying to Reinvent The Personal Chef, And Early Signs Are Promising

There are plenty of people who can make great home cooked meals (ex: homemakers) and plenty of people who would probably pay a reasonable price for someone to cook for them (ex: young professionals /

Dirty Pillows: The Unsolved Problems Of Sharing Services

When my wife and I travel, we rarely stay in hotels. We usually either stay in hostels or apartments. The apartments are usually found and booked on <a target="_blank" href="">Airbn

Why Highlight Wasn’t A Breakout Success At SXSW

<a target="_blank" href="">Highlight</a> is one of the most talked about apps out there. It was touted to be the breakout app at this year’s SXSW. But it wasn’t. In fact, almost

The Foundations Of A Startup Community

For the past few months, my wife and I have been traveling and meeting startups around the world. We've met entrepreneurs in Tokyo, Thailand, India, Israel, and Istanbul. In the next week we'll be mee

Reduce Friction, Increase Happiness

There has been a reoccurring theme on my mind recently as I've advised startups on areas of focus. It revolves around the goal of reducing friction. Reduced friction in a product leads to less user

Startup Japan: A Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Visits Onlab, A Young Japanese Incubator

<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> This is a guest post by Brenden Mulligan, entrepreneur and creator of <a target="_blank" href="">Onesheet</a>, who is currently traveling around