Sold my business today

Feels good, man

Cliffs: wrote an iPhone App, pretty popular for what it did. Highly ranked, awesome reviews, lots of downloads.

Contacted by a fortune company (for the second time) back in April, they were interested in talking again. Guy was from their mergers and acquisitions department, so he can make decisions.

On and off (slowly) for three months, we agree on a price and paperwork moves forward. Pretty simple contract really.

The amusing part was they wanted to know my profit strategy for the App since it was free… to get bought out bros.

Happy with the price, but of course would have been happy with more. I want to buy myself a present, but there is just nothing on earth I want

Anyway, probably going to take two months off work to build another App. This time it will be another free App, but it has a server component that will run $20,000/server – already have people wanting it, I already have the proof of concept done.

THANKS STEVE JOBS FOR CREATING THE IPHONE AND MAKING ME DOLLA BILLS

congrats. can you give out any details on the app?

I’ll pm details to those that ask, but because how OT is I wont post them in public

Congratulations. I’m working with someone on creating an app right now so I can know how the process works, and evolve it with time and see what happens. App’s is where the world is moving. I wish I knew how to program them myself – but im the creative type who takes charge and direction. I let the experts do the work where it’s needed.

You’ve been talking about your iPhone app for as long as I can remember, then quickly covering yourself without telling anyone what it is.

Time to give up the details. So annoying reading ohumad-like threads.

fuck it I’ll bite.

The RX app that reminds people when to take their meds?

fuck it I’ll bite.

The RX app that reminds people when to take their meds?

yes

Awesome. Congrats dude. Planning on making more apps and repeating the process?

You’ve been talking about your iPhone app for as long as I can remember, then quickly covering yourself without telling anyone what it is.

Time to give up the details. So annoying reading ohumad-like threads.

Sorry, but I am not going to post what it is and who bought it, simply because I don’t trust OT.

Plenty of people on OT know what it is, I don’t care if/what you believe

I worked on it for three years, so obviously it has been discussed a bit.

I am happy to discuss developing iOS/Android Apps, marketing, etc with anyone, because I know a bit about it.

Writing an enterprise App next. Won’t have full control, but a lot of equity in the company. Marketing to Fortune 100 companies and DoD.

I’ve shown the proof of concept and everyone asks "When will it be finished"

I NEED MORE TIME BROS

Sorry, but I am not going to post what it is and who bought it, simply because I don’t trust OT.

Plenty of people on OT know what it is, I don’t care if/what you believe

I worked on it for three years, so obviously it has been discussed a bit.

I am happy to discuss developing iOS/Android Apps, marketing, etc with anyone, because I know a bit about it.

I can’t blame you, it is no one’s business what company bought it anyways, I am just curious on the $$

but congrats bro, good luck on the new one

I don’t care about the details. I just want to know what the fuck you made.

The best insight I have to writing Apps is, it isn’t that hard to do well.

You simply have to write something that is POLISHED and works as described.

It *has* to look sexy as hell

So who bought it? Or at least what sector?

Don’t need details to say congratulations!

Nice job

PM me if I’m part of TWL crew enough to be privvy

Awesome job congrats.

Always nice when you can have a large company buy you out. The profit strategy part is funny. Standard question but still funny they asked it about a free product.

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Just curious about what it did / ballpark value

in, I’m really curious. no interest in pursuing this, just want to see what you made

hsmith has exceeded their stored private messages quota and can not accept further messages until they clear some space.

Just curious about what it did / ballpark value

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I’ll say this: not enough to retire on

but enough to take plenty of time off of work if i wanted

which i won’t do

Awesome job congrats.

Always nice when you can have a large company buy you out. The profit strategy part is funny. Standard question but still funny they asked it about a free product.

And the best part is they are going to give it away for free too lol

More than you can afford pal, Apple

COngrats dude, i was just asking about this in another thread. Good to hear you finally closed the deal.

More like 6

yo gimme some money bro

ill pay you back

$1000.01 6 digits like a BOSS

Invest it in my next business. I want to buy a present but there is absolutely nothing I want

Being thing to do really. Bank rolling that shit ftw.

go on a 30 day cruise

thanks

I’ve spent a grand total of $600

can’t find anything to treat myself

make an app teaching people how to make and sell apps.

then send me half your profit for coming up with the idea

Nice.

How long ago did you first begin this project?

How long was development until you put it on the app store?

How long was it on the app store until it was sold?

How many hours would you guess you put in this project?

Curious, since it was a free app, what were you doing to generate revenue in the mean time? Did/do you have a day job?

this this thisssssssss

I have a ballin ass day job, which has sort of changed since then – in a good way.

now a cofounder of a startup, have VC throwing cash at us rofl

mobile is the future guys. figure out how to get in on it big time.

nothing, i had an exit planned from the get go. idea was to give it away and be acquired. made much more doing that compared to selling it for $0.99 (well even much more than that lol)

Hell yeah. Congrats, man.

Can’t remember, but did you ever have ads on it?

(also haven’t been on OT in a while.)

woah hsmith is back, welcome back homey

I’m so tired of flakey foreign developers, I need to find someone more solid

nah just checking PMs every once in awhile

hssmith made an HIV testing kit for the iphone.

what language did you code the app in?
did you do all of it yourself? outsource any work?

congrats though on your hard work!

where you been bro? AM crew needs you

oh?