Friday, October 09, 2009

Steve Demeter talks about what it's like to be an 'App Store Millionaire'

In case you're wondering, "Who the hell is Steve Demeter?"--he's the openly gay developer of Trism, one of the first success stories to come from Apple's App Store. (I profiled him in an article that appeared on The Advocate's website earlier this year, and Newsweek recently published an article about him too.)

Actually, the Newsweek article seemingly prompted Demeter to update his blog a few days ago, and I have to say the post in question ("One Year and Counting") provides an interesting and intriguing look into the life of this "App Store Millionaire."

"It's hard to get approached by an Apple rep and be told 'Why haven't you put out anything new?' To be honest, I've had game ideas that have been upwards of 75% complete," he writes, "but I've canned them because I felt they weren't a worthy followup to Trism."

Later, Demeter says he's working on a number of apps and games that are "based around ideas people have never seen before, because frankly that's really the only kind of thing I'm interested in doing with my life at this point. The cultivation of these ideas take time, and I feel like I'm in the unique position of being able to take my time and do things right."

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