If you follow my capers then you will remember that I changed to full-time on all my iPhone-releated activities at beginning of December. Now with the turn of the century I took on two chores that I was putting off for quite some time, even though I was fully aware that their completion would be benefitial to my immediate business development.
The first was to structure and formally open my Dr. Touch’s Parts Store where I am offering professional-grade software components to spruce up your own apps. The second I just finished, it’s a page which details all the contracted apps I made in the past so that you can see the whole spectrum of apps I made in the past year.
Yesterday I set up my Drobnik KG business stationary in Billings so that I don’t have to write my invoices with Microsoft Word any more. So as of today I am announcing the full availability of the entire spectrum of my professional offerings.
My mission is to be a grade A iPhone Development services provider. As such these are my offerings:
- Wholly Owned Applications – providing a steady basis for my cashflow
- Contract Applications – experience in serious app development
- Partnerships – exchanging knowledge and resources for part of the earnings, depending on the degree of my involvement between 20% and 50% of royalties
- Troubleshooting, Coaching and Development Training – either in person or via screen sharing
- Pre-Submission Inspection of your code – eliminate reasons why Apple might reject your app
- Dr. Touch Podcast – Concise News and Commentary relevant for iPhone Developers
- Dr. Touch’s Parts Store – Professional grade software components to spruce up your own apps
- Project Management and Staffing of outsourced projects – if I don’t have the capacity then I know where to get it.
“Nuts and Bolts”
Personally I am especially interested in developing solutions for tricky logical scenarios. If you need something done, that falls into this “interesting” category, then you have two options with me:
- I can develop it exclusively for you, with you bearing the fullest extent of my development costs. Then you are the only one who can use my code in your apps.
- If it is a component of broader interest then you can suggest development of a Dr. Touch Part. When I am selling this component you will be able to get the resulting Part at a fraction of the total cost because development is paid for by multiple customers.
About partnering … I have 3 apps in the app store where I am sharing profits with a partner, depending on my involvement:
- LuckyWheel – My Partner did the content and artwork, I the programming.
- Full Screen Browser, Frequency Annoyer – My Partner did full development, I am solely publishing.
Having just opened for business I still have to look primarily to get a positive bottom line for each month. Therefore I cannot afford to enter into any partnerships where I am asked to develop an app for multiple weeks to maybe get a payoff after the app might (or might not) become a big hit.
The partnership model that I am most likely to be considering is that my partner fronts the development costs and gets full (or a major portion of) royalties until he has recovered his costs. From that time onward we are sharing 50:50.
My blog has about 500 unique visitors per day, I have over 1100 iPhone-targeted followers on twitter, my podcast so far has about 100 subscribers on iTunes. Over 600 people have donated in support for my causes to keep iPhone piracy at bay and provide a mobile way to aggregrate your sales reports.
I like to communicate and help out where possible to help the iPhone community as a whole. So if you need to get the word out about something that might interest the whole iPhone world then don’t hesitate to contact me.