Author Topic: Indie Software Development?  (Read 438 times)


  • Stubble
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Indie Software Development?
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:31:48 AM »
Plenty of software is still written by independent software devolopers. If you have a guaranteed stream of income, it could be a fun project to take up, no? Has anybody done that? I used to code a LOT in high school (I ran a software company, although we made perhaps four sales, but I wrote for Compute! Magazine and stuff) and was wicked good at it. Iíve continued to take on a serious programming assignment every few years and am confident I could do this. Plus, Iím a designer which helps. If I get bored doing other things, it could be interesting to learn to code for iOS. Has anybody learned this? Any thoughts?

This could even be fun to do with my son if he wants to go into business together after college (has to finish middle school first).

The big key is I donít ever have to work again, so anything is possible now.


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Indie Software Development?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 11:40:12 AM »
I think its a great idea. I've done iOS and Android programming and even had an app out there on the app store for a bit, but it was hard to monetize, plus I was working. I took a version of this class in 2009 and it was great. You can learn a ton:


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Re: Indie Software Development?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 03:14:55 PM »
The problem with the app store (either) is that there are a TON of apps out there and it's tough to get noticed. The days of the fart app making someone rich are long gone.

It's still fun. I'm about to start a tablet app using kotlin.