At 6:57PM on Saturday, November 8, 2008 my first app was approved by Apple. It was called PerDiem FY09. If I’m honest, I had no idea what I was getting in to.
My experience with iOS (then iPhone OS) had begun the preceding March when Apple had released the first SDK for the nascent iPhone platform. At the time I didn’t have an iPhone. I had no experience with developing for Apple platforms. I was a Ruby-on-Rails/Flash developer for the Rosetta Stone. I don’t recall exactly where I heard about the SDK, but I do remember immediately having the feeling that this would be something big.
Interesting look back on the last five years by David Smith as he has shipped nearly 80 unique app concepts to the App Store over the past five years.