Guy with great ideas need hungry programmers!

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Re: Guy with great ideas need hungry programmers!

Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

Without wanting to get tarred with the negativity brush, I think you might need to do some research before you boldly proclaim your ideas. It's important to note that even the industry nabobs think the app market is dangerously speculative and could suffer a collapse. The market has recently been likened to both Tin Pan Alley and an olden days gold rush. Here's some sobering quotes:

"The barriers to entry are definitely increasing [...] People don't realize how much marketing it takes to get in front of people" - Amos Marvel, co-founder of Hidden Variable Studios, who developed a No.1 app around a year ago and are yet to recover their costs.

"We estimate that up to two-thirds of the apps in leading consumer app store catalogues receive fewer than 1,000 downloads in their first year, and a significant proportion of those get none at all" - Tim Shepherd, Senior Analyst, Canalys

"The closest thing Iíve seen to a Ďbusiness modelí for marketing iPhone apps is to advertise like crazy until you get into the top 50 [...] Once youíre there, the top 50 list will start generating its own buzz...But thatís not a business model, thatís like rolling the dice at a casino" - David Barnaby, AppCubby
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Re: Guy with great ideas need hungry programmers!

Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:56 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 07 March 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 07 March 2013 - 10:26 PM, said:

what exactly are you bringing to the table?

optimism


This. So much this. And extensive feedback. And in every other way I can (Unspecified..) Heard of the term, 'Im the goo that keeps everything together' ? Team coordinator maybe.
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