We are so lucky in the Mac and iOS developer community that there are a number of ways to be successful. The most common:
- Work for someone else at their company.
- Work for yourself as an indie developer.
- Work for clients as a contractor or consultant.
- Any mix of the above or all 3.
There’s no right answer. What works for one developer might be a poor choice for someone else. And throughout our careers, we may move between any of these different paths depending on what life and family require.
Today, Brent Simmons announced that he’s making one of those moves. He’s starting at Omni, and he’ll continue to work on Vesper as well:
"I love that I get to work on both Vesper and on Omni apps. Omni is one of the great Cocoa development companies, and they’ve grown slowly and steadily over many years. They write lovable productivity apps — not just great iOS apps but also great Mac apps."
Also today, Jon Hays announced that his 6-month-old company SilverPine is doing great, and they’ve finished a bunch of client projects:
"To say that some days my hair feels like it’s on fire is an understatement. That being said, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The work we do is creative, challenging, cutting edge and very rewarding."
Congrats to both! Change is exciting. It’s great to see friends happy doing what they love.