Response to the iPhone, the iPod touch, and now the iPad has been nothing short of overwhelming. The App Store has captured the hobbyist’s imagination like no other platform in recent memory. Hobbyists have made—and will continue to make—money from their creations sold on the App Store. And we aren’t necessarily talking about high-minded technical innovations. The media has reported that apps that make your iPhone pass gas have made folks hundreds of thousands of dollars. Rival farting App developers have even gone so far as to sue one another over the App Store’s precious revenue. The iOS family of devices and the App Store are here to stay—and there’s still plenty of opportunity for you to create the next great app.

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