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Buzz Andersen on Funding iPhone Development

Buzz Andersen:

Funding has its place, but, realistically, how many application ideas that could actually be implemented with the iPhone SDK require the level of up-front investment that would make the tradeoffs of venture funding and the overhead of a large organization necessary? Not many people, in my estimation, are building anything for the iPhone that requires significant research and development, infrastructure, or engineering resources beyond a few capable coders with a good work ethic. By taking money from other people and assembling a whole team you always run the risk of compromising your vision, which, after all, is what working for yourself is all about.

I couldn’t agree more.

Thursday, 28 August 2008