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Chapter 4: The Gold Rush > A Taste of Success

A Taste of Success

I know first-hand the extraordinary rush of creating a global hit on the App Store. I was one half of the two-person team that created Alice for the iPad. The book became so popular that it was a star guest on the Oprah Winfrey show in the week the iPad launched in the United States. Watching your app being shown off by Oprah is hard to do without screaming and clapping: the buzz was gut wrenching. It was a realization of the dream that every developer hopes for when they sign up to the App Store. Almost as soon as Alice hit the number one spot I was fielding calls from The New York Times, giving interviews to Japanese television stations, and advising major print publishers on how to make digital books. Alice was literally programmed in a bedroom — a phenomena that the App Store had made possible — and, for a brief moment I was the most famous Appillionaire on the planet.


  

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