As an app developer, would you prefer a 'simple life' or to make $50,000 per day?

Take your pick

  • A simple life please

    Votes: 9 13.0%
  • $50,000 per day please

    Votes: 60 87.0%

  • Total voters
    69

thermal

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 3, 2009
222
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Vancouver, Canada
If you were an iPhone app developer, would you prefer your app give you a 'simple life', or for it to make you $50,000 per day plus the accompanying frustrations?
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,086
2,055
Oregon
$50k a day can hire a handful of people who can deal with a majority of the frustrations(while introducing a few of their own).
 

Smartass

macrumors 65816
Dec 18, 2012
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1,055
i'd pay 50k to some people so they go and beat the flappy birds creator for being such a "i dont need attention and money" fool:cool:
 

Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
4,987
192
If u have to ask that question, you are a lazy bum who can't be bothered to work hard todsy to build a better future.

However, don't kid yourself kid, for every angry bird success, there are 10,000 developers who are still struggling to pay off that top-of-the-line home office invested in before even a single dime came in.
 
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Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Oct 31, 2009
9,199
722
Near Dallas, Texas, USA
I'm the kind of person who values education and having a mental well being above wealth. I get satisfaction from learning something new everyday and feel good whenever I reach a goal whether it be finishing a project, or just being productive all day.

If I were to release an app/game, my only hope is that the people who download it like it as much as I do. And that's pretty much it.

I already have everything I want. I have a roof above my head, I have food, I have a nice few gadgets and a computer, and that's pretty much all I need. I wouldn't know what to do with all that money except invest it, and make even more money that I don't need. I don't even consider charity donations in excess of $50.
 

zioxide

macrumors 603
Dec 11, 2006
5,725
3,711
If I was making $50,000 a day in revenue, I'd incorporate, hire people to work for me to deal with all the ********, then sit back and rake in the money. :D
 

Zombie Acorn

macrumors 65816
Feb 2, 2009
1,301
9,062
Toronto, Ontario
It depends how much money I had in the bank. At a certain point money wouldn't be able to buy me the things I want anyways and I would just be collecting extra paper.
 

bigjnyc

macrumors 603
Apr 10, 2008
6,274
3,341
I would definitely take the 50K/day. First I would hire some go-getter, hungry college grad with a PR degree looking for a job to handle the media, and social media. And I would be working on ways to improve the game, add new levels, make second iterations etc.... But then again I currently work in an investment bank trading so I'm used to the fast paced pressure. Its not for everyone.
 

rhett7660

macrumors G5
Jan 9, 2008
12,223
2,248
Sunny, Southern California
I would definitely take the 50K/day. First I would hire some go-getter, hungry college grad with a PR degree looking for a job to handle the media, and social media. And I would be working on ways to improve the game, add new levels, make second iterations etc.... But then again I currently work in an investment bank trading so I'm used to the fast paced pressure. Its not for everyone.
When I develop my app, I know who I am going to contact! :D

50K a day for me. All day long.
 

powerstrokin

macrumors 6502a
May 18, 2013
696
1
Why does life have to be all about the money with people?

Yes, obviously, we need some money to live in today's world comfortably. If a person chooses to live comfortably and doesn't wish to rake in the big bucks, then who are you people to judge them for it?

Mind your own damn business.
 

sdilley14

macrumors 65816
Feb 8, 2007
1,232
190
Mesa, AZ
Why doesn't somebody just take this Flappy Bird game, basically copy it, change a few features/visuals, call it Floppy Bird or Flappy Duck or something, and just pick up where this developer left off??
 

BenTrovato

macrumors 68030
Jun 29, 2012
2,849
1,869
Canada
The story doesn't make sense. Something must have happened.. he may have been getting threats asking for money etc. It's probably true, something happened that turned his life into a nightmare but don't for a second think he just packed up without some reason why that he isn't willing or able to share.
 

roadbloc

macrumors G3
Aug 24, 2009
8,779
211
UK
I'm not an app developer. But I'm self employed and I prefer the simple life. As long as I have enough money to pay rent, tax and food; I'm all good.

I'm not really a fan of money. Or at least having a lot of it.
 

iMacFarlane

macrumors 65816
Apr 5, 2012
1,123
23
Adrift in a sea of possibilities
Bring on the funds. Money isn't everything, but if you have enough of it, you lack for nothing, and can ensure your comfort and the comfort and security of loved ones. Isn't this why we all get out of bed every morning, or am I doing it wrong?

Why doesn't somebody just take this Flappy Bird game, basically copy it, change a few features/visuals, call it Floppy Bird or Flappy Duck or something, and just pick up where this developer left off??
I'm sure there are over two dozen being furiously pounded out in Xcode as we speak . . .
 

sdilley14

macrumors 65816
Feb 8, 2007
1,232
190
Mesa, AZ
I'm sure there are over two dozen being furiously pounded out in Xcode as we speak . . .
I have to imagine there are. I can't believe there isn't a "clone" of this game out already. I know nothing about creating apps/games, and I never played this game, but just by looking at it and hearing about it, it looks/sounds like a pretty simple concept. The money is there to be had, nothing about it (other than the obvious Nintendo visuals) seems proprietary, the original creator obviously doesn't care if the game does or doesn't exist...
 

NT1440

macrumors G5
May 18, 2008
12,141
13,987
Is everyone in the world just money hungry these days?

I'd want enough to live comfortably and have a shop out back to tinker and build with. I have no desire to be a face in the media, which is all that has happened to this developer.

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to be a friggin rockstar. :rolleyes:

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I'm not an app developer. But I'm self employed and I prefer the simple life. As long as I have enough money to pay rent, tax and food; I'm all good.

I'm not really a fan of money. Or at least having a lot of it.
This guy gets it.