Sunday, November 18, 2012

As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living - NYTimes.com

An app market reality check
"Despite the rumors of hordes of hip programmers starting million-dollar businesses from their kitchen tables, only a small minority of developers actually make a living by creating their own apps, according to surveys and experts. The Grimeses began their venture with high hopes, but their apps, most of them for toddlers, did not come quickly enough or sell fast enough.
And programming is not a skill that just anyone can learn. While people already employed in tech jobs have added app writing to their résumés, the profession offers few options to most unemployed, underemployed and discouraged workers."
As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living - NYTimes.com
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