inessential by Brent Simmons

Things That Are New

The last time I was an indie developer was 2002-2005. It’s interesting (to me, at least) to note what’s new since then. A partial list:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • App Stores
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • git, Mercurial; GitHub, Bitbucket
  • Stack Overflow
  • The podcast renaissance
  • Dropbox

It’s not like I was asleep the whole time, but I do feel a bit like a Rip Van Winkle. (I also feel like a Pappy Van Winkle.)

There’s never been a better time to be an indie developer.