I’m leaving Tubes later this year and looking for the next great gig. I’m doing some consulting work in the meantime and taking a long hard look at holes in the market. I’m very keen on your thoughts as to what types of solutions are missing or lagging in the Mac market.
For instance, my wife signed me up to DJ an event (for free, ugh!) and so I’ve been trying to learn the world of DJ software on the Mac (I never did this before and love to learn new things.) And I’ve found, much to my dismay, that even though the Mac is the leading platform for media creation, I can’t seem to find really good DJ software on the Mac that’s on par with Windows. Am I not looking in the right places? I found VirtualDJ but the Mac version is still in beta and Traxtor doesn’t seem as powerful. Any others that I’m missing?
Also, some small startups I’m looking at have lagged their Mac offerings behind Windows, making it hard to excite the early adopters (mainly Mac users) required to ignite early word of mouth crucial for these small companies to break out. This is the same issue we had at Tubes which is still lacking a Mac version (one of my reasons for leaving, BTW.)
And with all my free time I figured I’d play a game or two. I used to love the flight simulators on the Mac (anyone remember Hellcats over the Pacific or A10 Attack? – I still have them for Mac OS 8!) but I can’t seem to find a decent one any longer on Mac (other than X-Plane but that doesn’t feel like a game) And I can’t bring myself to use Microsoft Flight Simulator (it pre-dates the Mac!) on a Windows PC.
I’d love to hear from the readers of this blog: what areas does the Mac lag behind or is non-existent? I’m thinking your answers may just help me decide where to focus my search for my next job. And speaking of job, feel free to contact me if you need a Viral Marketing, Web 2.0, or Social Web consultant to help you out with your marketing. I’m available for rent at steve@MarketingApple.com or my iPhone at 603.930.2490