Chapter     12

Evolving with the App Store

Here, Randal Higgins, the founder of Touchmint ( ), shares his story, highlighting, among many things, the importance of adaptability for an appreneur:

My path to developing started approximately a year after college. I graduated with degrees in computer information systems and computer network administration. During college I took a few programming classes, such as Java and Flash, but I was far from good at them. During school I always wanted to develop iPhone apps, but I did not have a Mac and could not justify the cost at the time. Not long after I graduated, I moved to Arizona, sold some electronics and online game items on Ebay and Craigslist, and, finally, bought a MacBook Pro. ...

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