Juixe Techknow has posted a truly wonderful collection of programming quotes. Some of my personal favorites:
The software isn’t finished until the last user is dead.
Anonymous Support Group Member
The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time…The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time.
Why do we never have time to do it right, but always have time to do it over?
Anonymous Code Monkey
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Brian W. Kernighan
So the iTunes App Store has been out for a little over a month now and we are starting to see some initial sales numbers. The remarkable thing is that some of these numbers are rather, well, remarkable. Let’s look at a couple examples:
- Tap Tap Tap has posted their (Semi)Final Numbers for July with the juicy takeaway being that their two current iPhone applications brought in $75,177.38, leaving them with $52,815 after Apple’s cut. Simple math here shows that they would be on pace to make $633,780.00 during the next year for just these two applications provided they maintained this pace. Of course, they are already hard at work on their next two applications as detailed in their post here.
- Mac Rumors has posted that a smaller developer named MintApps is currently making a more modest but still impressive $158 a day from their nutrition application. The significant datapoint here is that this particular application is currently only ranking in around as the 800th most popular application on the App store
- NeoSeeker reports that overall App sales for Apple are currently raking in $1 million a day.
The really crazy thing is that we are only at the very beginning of the app store. As adoption grows, well you get the picture.