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When I started iOS development 12 years ago it was the rise of the Indie Developer, we had many around because it was so easy to deploy an application and receive fast traction because the idea was likely new to the App Store.
The competition was small but the number of users on the App Store was huge, so it was very easy to hit those download numbers and make a few bucks 💰
However, in 2018 I noticed a huge drop off in the number of Indie Developers because at this point the sheer size of the apps available was huge and many companies were adopting the iOS platform which meant the quality of the apps being shipped was even higher. I was worried for the Indie Developer community.
In 2022, Indie Developers have bounced back, bigger and better than I have ever seen happening since those early days. It's amazing to see and I hope Apple keep on supporting this community, with smaller commissions and better publicity on the App Store, I think they have some way to go yet but I have noticed a huge improvement since those days.
Josh Holtz has a weekly Indie Developer Newsletter that I would highly recommend to get visibility of this incredible community.
On this note, Apple just released the 2022 App Design Award finalists good luck to all of you.
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Looks like a great Twitter space coming up for WWDC