📱 App Developers Vs Business Owner

📱 App Developers Vs Business Owner


Hi, this is a Minute of Overpass, my name is Eric and I make apps. Now, this week I want to talk about the huge difference between somebody who makes money from releasing apps, or a business owner and being a software developer. Okay, so I’ve been a software developer for a long time. So, before producing apps for myself and before making money from apps I would contract, or I would be a permanent employee for other companies. I’d produce software for some of the largest investment banks in London, for the BBC, for major publishers. So I know what it’s like to be a software developer. However, over the last few years it’s kind of changed from being somebody who makes money by writing software to somebody who makes money by releasing software, and it’s a completely different mentality. I put apps out and try to make money from them, so either through advertising or in-app purchases or what have you. Now, I was talking with a friend of mine a few months ago and he’s a software developer, too, same background, etc. We worked together for quite a long time, and he said “Hey guess what Eric, I’m making an app, too”, right? And I said, “That’s fantastic, what is it, where can I download it?” And he said “Well, I’m still working on it. I’ve been working on it over the last six months and I’ve got, like, another six months, probably six months to go, but it’s going to be fantastic” You know, he was telling me architecturally how the code was structured and how robust it was and everything like that, and it kind of reminded me of the fact that, of my software developer mentality. Now, as a software developer, if you’ve ever hired me as a software developer, you’ll know that I never have time for anything, right? I want the code to be perfect, right? It needs to be well tested, and the reason there’s any problems with it is because I didn’t have enough time because we were rushed, right? However, or as a business developer, as a business owner, somebody who makes money from released products, my goal is to get the minimum viable product released as quickly as possible. So, the MVP, or Minimum Viable Product. It’s not so much putting out software that’s perfect, although you know, if you could, you know, go ahead. It’s to put out something as quickly and as inexpensively as possible because you really start to learn about your clients, or the app, or how people are going to receive that app, once they start downloading it and giving you feedback

8 thoughts on “📱 App Developers Vs Business Owner

  • Hello Eric,
    I just came across your videos and for a newcomer to the app world, even though my boyfriend is a developer, I am finding them very helpful. Okay, I'm returning to my Overpass marathon. anne

  • I am noob and I want to get into software development- Should I start by learning app or should i learn the basic of web development. I feel that apps are taking over web development but not in the near future

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  • If only i had thought in terms of mvp with my first app. Instead, i thought about it like writing a novel, where every word needed to be perfectly placed. My app is in version 9 and almost nothing is left from version 1!

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