Gold, Gold!

Jason Fried posted:

Congrats to  for selling over 350,000 copies of Clear in 9 days:…

There’s been lots of reports like this coming through the wire lately in the app development world. It’s definitely cool to see. But I can’t help thinking that there will be a ton more apps coming in the marketplace with most probably not all that great. What was it they said about the 1800s gold rush? It wasn’t the miners who got rich, but the ones supplying them. I guess that would be the cynical view. The exciting story for me is small dev shops being able to make a living at building apps they love without taking investment dollars and having to grow to hundred million dollar valuations or praying to get acquired as an exit. Here’s to the miners.