Mobile Orchard: Like Ruby Inside, but for iPhone Developers
A brief aside to mention my latest project (in collaboration with Dan Grigsby) - Mobile Orchard.
Mobile Orchard is a new iPhone developer news site, in a similar vein to Ruby Inside. We've already:
- filmed a 5 minute walkthrough of Android for iPhone developers
- shown 9 places you can go to promote your iPhone apps
- launched our podcast with a 30 minute interview with Hampton Catlin, well known in the Ruby and Rails scene (he invented Haml, for example) but who's also selling 1,000 copies a day of his iPhone application - we'll leave you to do the math at $1 per copy!
- and we're hoping to interview other Ruby and Rails developers using the iPhone platform! Could that be you? Get in touch!
There's a lot of money and a lot of excitement about the iPhone development community right now. Hampton Catlin says he's around the 48-50 mark in the "Top Paid iPhone App" list and he's selling 1,000 copies of his application each day, so if you can get into the top 10, you're going to be running a very serious business indeed.
Anyway, if you're an iPhone developer or are just interested in the platform, get over to Mobile Orchard and, ideally, subscribe to the feed or follow us on Twitter. If you don't want to do any of those things but want to wish us luck, you can do so in the comments here or save us on del.icio.us :)