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« on: August 05, 2014, 09:00:18 am »

Why Apple should pay more attention to indie developers in the App Store

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Over the past week or so, the Apple community has been abuzz with a series of blog posts on the realities of trying to make a living on the App Store.</p><p>
“Indie developers”—those who derive most of their income from selling software as a one-person shop—are nothing new. Many of the most venerable Mac and iOS apps around, from RSS reader NetNewsWire to popular read-it-later app Instapaper, have been developed and launched by independent entrepreneurs working on their own time and dime. </p><h2>A tale of code, toil, and woe</h2>
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This doesn’t mean that going at it alone is all rainbows and ponies, however: As the various App Stores have become more saturated, the bar to publishing a successful app has inevitably gotten higher and higher. After all, more apps means more competition, and established brands can generally only be unseated by either significantly better features or significantly bigger marketing budgets—both of which are hard for a lone developer to invest in.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2459976/why-apple-should-pay-more-attention-to-indie-developers-in-the-app-store.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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