6 years later, developer still making 5 figures a month from app

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The odds of creating a successful app are long, but the rewards are great, as developer Carlos Ribas can attest.

Ribas’s app, HoursTracker, has been available in Apple’s App Store since 2009 but it’s still bringing in five figures a month. The income is more than Ribas says he can make from a full-time job and he works just 20 hours a week at his former gig, as a .Net developer.

As Ribas recounts in a Medium post, in early 2009, his former boss cajoled him into creating an iPhone app. The boss, who is unnamed in the post, had just read about Ethan Nicholas, another developer, who struck it rich by releasing a lite version of his game, iShoot Read more…

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