The Mobile App Economy is in full swing, but does it mark a new chapter in our history? Or can we learn from history to make sure everyone in this new ecosystem —particularly the independent app developer —benefits and prospers? Mike Anderson draws startling comparisons between the current app frenzy and the California Gold Rush of 1848 to provide developers some solid business advice.
A lot of people like to say that there’s a ‘gold rush’ mood in the Apps industry at the moment. Hell, I’ve probably said it myself. It’s something of a cliché, and like most clichés, you use it unthinkingly. But I’ve been thinking about it, and I’ve come to realize that the description is far more apt than most people in the apps space realize. Indeed, exploring the comparisons tells us a lot about where our industry is headed.Read more »