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Happy Birthday, Loopy (Thanks, Apple)

loopy-2months.pngLoopy is 2 months old!

More interestingly, it’s just passed the $4000 AUD ($2640 USD, or $2050 EUR – stupid Australian dollar!) earnings point, which works out at about $500 a week. For essentially a niche app, I’m pretty damn happy.

I can’t think of any other marketplace in history where almost anyone can jump in with an idea and a little ability, and come out with something resembling a salary almost immediately. I can’t imagine the indie lifestyle has ever been more attainable.

Apple have done something amazing here, in creating a marketplace fully equipped with their mature infrastructure, their brand, and most importantly, their enormous user base. They’re basically giving developers the fruits of all the work they’ve done over the past decades in building Apple’s brand and customer base (in return for 30% of sales, of course!).

Now that’s some profitable symbiosis. Apple – thank you.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted February 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Yes, that is amazing. Congratulations. Any plans on what to do with the extra cash?

    By the way, that is some inflation.

    • Posted February 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! Oh, it’ll fund our decadent European lifestyle, I’d say. By June, maybe the Aussie dollar will have recovered to the point where $500/week will buy us half a teabag or so to live on.

  2. Posted March 11, 2009 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    "Little ability"? "Little ability"?? Man, you're a freaking genius, don't be too humble ahah ;)

  3. Posted January 4, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    How’s it going these days? Surely the exchange rate would be helping you out more now.

    • Posted January 4, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

      Absolutely – every time we see the GBP-AUD exchange rate, there’s much glee =)