Indie Development

The Indie Hustle

Posted on June 4, 2015

I was reminded recently of episode #216: The Hustle of David Smith's excellent Developing Perspective podcast. "Reminded" isn't really the right word, though. It's more that it's stuck with me since I originally listened to it in April. In that episode, David talks (among other things) about the importance of hustle for an indie developer. And he's right. Hustle is an essential part of indie life. As an indie, you have to always be on the ...

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Succeeding in a Mature App Store

Posted on December 16, 2014

In episode 206 of his podcast Developing Perspective, David Smith talks about the idea of the App Store being "full." He makes the argument that with almost 1.5 million apps in the App Store, there are now enough apps to choose from and that all the good ideas have been taken; that for any basic type of app that you're likely to think of, an app already exists to fill that need. I agree in large part with David's observation that the App Store ...

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The iPhone Developer Community

Posted on July 4, 2010

Being an independent iPhone developer is Learned great, but it comes with some limitations that larger software shops aren’t as constrained by. In particular, time is a resource that is always in short supply. I’m the developer, designer, and support line for Daze End Software, and unfortunately, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get done everything that I’d like to do. So it’s nice that there’s a ...

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