Revenue and Affiliate Disclosure
From time to time, we refer students to other providers of courses, learning materials or resources. When we do that, we sometimes earn a commission if you enroll or make a purchase (that’s mainly how we keep the lights on around here; you notice, no advertising?)
A couple of important points:
We review all affiliate providers before we recommend. We can’t necessarily test every single solution, but we have a pretty thorough review process that especially emphasizes user reviews. If other users dump on it, we don’t recommend it.
We only recommend providers who offer trustworthy money-back guarantees.
We dump providers if we get wind of more than 2 student complaints.
We’ll always be careful to identify affiliate links (usually with something profound like the comment [affiliate link].)
Why We Use External Products
Dispersal. Knowledge is now distributed all over the environment. Things simply move too fast for anybody to claim exclusive purview or expertise. We believe you benefit by having access to the widest possible variety of experts and their best stuff.
Leverage. We work hard to find the best resources for the least cost to you. Frankly, if we had to bring course developers and instructors in-house to create programs, we couldn’t possibly offer the quality – not to mention speed to market – that good, reliable independent developers do.
Range. There is an incredible diversity of options and opportunity in mobile app development products. One of the problems with having an in-house staff, even a really good one, is that you limit yourself to their level of knowledge and pace of updating.
The Cloud. If you’ve looked around a bit, you’ve probably already noticed that we make a lot of referrals to external providers (both paid and unpaid). That’s because it’s simply more efficient for us to refer and/or partner with others who are better at areas we’re not, and who offer things we can’t.
(Opinion: Learning and education are among the last areas in our economy with really awful cases of the “not invented here” virus. That slows them down to the point that, well, to the point that they can’t capably put together programs for fast moving activities like app development. We feel like it’s crucial for us to be faster than your local college or education center. To do that, we shift models to create a network of providers instead of trying to do everything ourselves.)
If you have questions or want to catch up with us about a partner provider, please contact us.