Dan Florio - polyGeek - had a crazy idea. He thought it would be cool to build a website that told people the best times to run and pee during a movie. He didn't think it would amount to much but it would be fun to build. Fortunately enough people around the world thought it was useful enough to spend a few bucks on the iPhone app version. Now Dan watches a lot of movies - to get the peetimes for every movie - and spends the rest of his time working on new project ideas and living off the income from the website/iPhone app.
Everyone has ideas for new websites, games or applications. This presentation is primarily aimed at encouraging other developers and designers to find ways to build their ideas and find some monetary success from it. I will briefly cover the history of RunPee.com such as where the idea came from, process of building the app, then launching the website and finally what happened when the site was picked up by the mainstream media. Then I'll talk about general ways to help you figure out what sort of potential your idea might have. Finally I'll cover some of the things that I learned from the success of RunPee ranging from technical/coding issues to marketing the site.
Topic: Monitizing Your Flex App
Date: Thursday May 6th, 2010
Location: Smart Soft offices at
18006 Sky Park Circle
Irvine, CA 92614