Instapaper is a little app that started out as a side project. Now it’s a thriving one-man business. We talk to Marco Arment, Instapaper’s founder and sole employee, about the app economy.
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Bottle Rocket Apps: How to Win Over the Toughest Crowd with Calvin Carter — you’ve ever read the reviews in the Apple apps store, you know that users love to criticize.
So how does a company build dozens of apps that make it to Apple’s top 100 apps list in such a tough environment?
Joining me is Calvin Carter, founder of Bottle Rocket Apps, which builds custom iPhone, iPad and Android apps for companies serious about mobile.
The market for smartphone apps is growing quickly. Last month, Apple hit a milestone of 500,000 apps. And Google has more than 200,000 in the Android marketplace. Ben Keighran, CEO of Chomp, runs down his favorite new apps, from payments (Square) to car services (Getaround).