Escape From Cubicle Nation Podcast

Behind the scenes with a successful app developer: Patrick Thompson



I had the good fortune to meet Patrick Thompson at my Portland Escape from Cubicle Nation workshop in 2009. At the time, he had left his corporate job as a software development manager and was working on a speed-reading app called QuickReader. Patrick said that at 46 years old, he realized that it was the right time to try and see if he could replace his corporate income with his own business developing mobile device applications. Fast forward 18 months and he has leveraged the code from the original application to create a string of new products, including MegaReader, which has had lots of press coverage, and great sales. In this interview, Patrick talks about how he built his software app business from idea to fully thriving endeavor. Find Patrick on Twitter @pthompson.