Being a millionaire is easy. At the age of 17, I had deduced it to a science. One simply need knock on one million doors and ask for a single dollar. This was the premise of the 2008 App Store gold rush.
When it first opened its doors to developers in 2008, the App Store had beckoned vast quantities of prospectors to migrate to this new wild west and establish humble towns centered around simple software. It marked a unique opportunity where one need only develop the software and upload it to the Apple gods—from there, app listings propagated effortlessly to millions of doors around the world.