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 MeetCarrot - Brian Mueller

MeetCarrot – Brian Mueller

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About the Episode

How does someone who wanted to be a screen writer go on to develop apps that have over half a million downloads? Well today’s guest talks about how he taught himself Objective-C and the success of his infamous Carrot To-Do app. Also, listen to how the app cleverly gamifies your to-do list by forcing you to unlock features as you use the app more.

Brian Mueller is the creator of Carrot To-Do.

About Carrot

CARROT is a hilariously twisted AI construct who wants nothing more than for you to get out of bed every morning. Her witty spoken dialogue, beautiful songs, and innovative wake-up system will have you starting each day with a smile on your face.

Unless, of course, you try to sleep in. Then you’ll make CARROT upset.

Rest in Peace
CARROT is the simplest alarm clock you’ll ever use. Just swipe up or down to choose your alarm time, then drag CARROT to the right or left to set your alarm. That’s it!

Wake Up in Style
CARROT will wake you up each morning with a mix of songs and witty spoken dialogue. She’ll bribe you with ice cream for breakfast or threaten to kill a kitten if you hit the snooze button again. Her songs include fully-orchestrated hits like “Chiptune Overload,” “Smile or Else,” and “Won’t You Be My Minion?”

Obey Your Mistress
In exchange for waking you up on time, all CARROT asks is that you complete a few of her hilariously bizarre chores each morning. Shake to clean out the lab monkey cages, pinch to grant sentience to a toaster, and flip to mix a deadly neurotoxin.

Claim Your Rewards
As you level up in CARROT’s twisted little game, she’ll unlock gifts like new songs, app upgrades, and even a collection of bedtime stories. Who doesn’t love a good bedtime story?

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