Saturday, March 2, 2013

Finish - an iOS developed App by two teenager that hits Jackpot

Perhaps the 'ordinary' think that apps for smartphones are developed by teams of highly trained software geeks and engineers.

Well partly true, but last month, two 16-year-teens Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen developed an anti-procrastination iOS app called Finish, which was downloaded 16,500 times just a little over month.

The app Finish has been designed basically to help with a problem most kids deal with: procrastination.
“I came up with the idea during finals week of 10th grade, a little over a year ago,” said Ryan Orbuch, who developed Finish with his buddy, Michael Hansen. “I had seen myself and so many of my friends struggling, getting really stressed over finals and getting really stressed over school in general.”

And you know what - it must have fetched them $ 16,00 a month @ 99 cents a pop since the lauch of the app on January 16, 2013.

How significant is the recognition? There are more than 1 million apps in the Apple App Store, and research firm Canalys estimates that two-thirds receive fewer than 1,000 downloads in the first year. So if the Finish has been downloaded 16,500 by 20th February, it is a big achievement.

The app is certainly an encouragement for those shy-away developers who think they cannot hit the market.

Read more about it at: Devoner Post


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