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There’s been a lot of talk this week about the App Store and its role in the success (and failure) of indie app developers. Today we add our two cents to the conversation and share our view of today’s App Store. We reflect on how the App Store has changed the software business in Apple’s ecosystem, we consider what an independent software developer can safely count on the App Store to do for his or her business, and we discuss the idea of indie software developers as “starving artists.”
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Show Notes & Links
- WWDC 2015 Session 303: Getting the Most Out of App Analytics
- Google Tag Manager
- Love – the post from Brent Simmons that started the discussion
- Tough Love – by Curtis Herbert
- Sustainable Indie Apps – by Jason Brennan
- The Supply-side Blues – by Allen Pike
- My Delivery Truck – Charles’ response to Brent Simmons’ piece
- How I Raised $120,000 with Crowdfunding – by Dan Counsell