Umano - Ian Mendiola

Umano – Ian Mendiola

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About the Episode

Coming up, are you looking to raise venture money for your app? See how today’s guest overcame skepticism from potential investors. Also having trouble getting your first few thousand downloads? Then you’ll definitely want to listen the story of how today’s guest promoted his app to commuters on a public train.

Ian Mendiola is the CEO and co-founder of Umano.

About Umano

From iTunes: 

Umano is a 5-star rated app and was featured as #1 New and Noteworthy on the iTunes App Store.

With Umano you will hear real people with amazing voices read interesting articles to you.

Here are some things you can do with Umano:

► Browse the most interesting articles from top news sources
► Make a playlist with articles that interest you
► Download articles to listen to offline
► Personalize your listening experience
► Search & Explore from a large library of content
► See what your friends are listening to

Show Mentions:

– Umano (iTunes | Google Play)

– Cartunes

– Yahoo! Weather

– Favorite app: Google Maps: (iTunes | Google Play)

Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app PR agency,, where we’ve helped clients get featured by Apple, hit the #2 paid app overall, and get coverage on Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web,, and on my blog