tap tap tap: “The reality is the gold rush days of the App Store are long over â€“ thatâ€™s not to say there isnâ€™t loads of gold still locked up in the hills, itâ€™s just all the easy gold deposits have been scoured and panned for and found. The market has matured, and App Store customersâ€™ tastes and demands have grown more sophisticated. Success stories these days tend to be of hard earned fortunes and corporate bought victories instead of the parade of indie lottery-winner stories we heard again and again during the App Storeâ€™s early days.”
Back when Jay and I were working on RxCalc I was hoping to make a few hundred dollars a month. The reality of it was all together something else. A few dollars a month. On a good day we sell five copies. I haven’t given up on the idea of making a living on iOS or OS X, but it’s not going to be easy.