Today may be rough for everyone’s finances in some respects – don’t check your 401(k) unless you want to be depressed – but another developer success story has popped up to serve as inspiration. The developer of two Android apps explained that they’ve made him quite a lot of money.
Arron La released Advanced Task Manager in February of 2009. Since then, it’s made him about $50,000, which is quite a nice sum, and even better considering that he holds a fulltime day job at IBM.
What’s more, La released an ad-supported version called Free Advanced Task Manager in November of 2009, and it’s netted him another $29,000 to date.
So there you have it: $80,000 earned in someone’s spare time over the course of a year and a half. Plus, La believes he could have raked in a lot more cash if he’d bothered to charge more than $0.99 for the original app.
That should be encouraging for Android developers to hear, and perhaps inspire developers who haven’t paid much attention to Android to change their minds.