Support our Sponsors:
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2012, 07:32 AM
pinkandpurple pinkandpurple is offline
Banned
iPhone 4, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 220
Default Run company

Can you run a small company with a game and userbase line OMGPOP with just 4 people?

A single programmer, artist, sound person and a marketer?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-15-2012, 08:35 AM
PikPok's Avatar
PikPok PikPok is offline
Senior Member
iPhone 4, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wellington
Posts: 644
Default

Instagram has 13 people total and 40m users.

Nimblebit who made Tiny Tower has 2 staff and over 1m DAU.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2012, 04:56 AM
Seong Mi-na Seong Mi-na is offline
Banned
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PikPok View Post
Instagram has 13 people total and 40m users.

Nimblebit who made Tiny Tower has 2 staff and over 1m DAU.
The best answer, EVER! ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2012, 06:08 AM
pinkandpurple pinkandpurple is offline
Banned
iPhone 4, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 220
Default Servers

How many servers do they need?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Blackharon's Avatar
Blackharon Blackharon is offline
Developer
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 797
Default

Entirely dependent on your code.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Seong Mi-na Seong Mi-na is offline
Banned
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackharon View Post
Entirely dependent on your code.
I'm not pretty sure of it, it's more about what they intend to do, not only the code, the code cannot handle 40 millions users without a server care..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Blackharon's Avatar
Blackharon Blackharon is offline
Developer
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 797
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seong Mi-na View Post
I'm not pretty sure of it, it's more about what they intend to do, not only the code, the code cannot handle 40 millions users without a server care..
Of course, I could have gone more into depth but the gave a generic response to the generic question.

It depends on your server, it's RAM and CPU, how clean your code is, how 'chatty' your game/app is plus 101 other important things.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Seong Mi-na Seong Mi-na is offline
Banned
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackharon View Post
Of course, I could have gone more into depth but the gave a generic response to the generic question.

It depends on your server, it's RAM and CPU, how clean your code is, how 'chatty' your game/app is plus 101 other important things.
BTW, because we're talking about server stuff, I would like to ask also about the Cloud option.

Which Cloud service that we often use while producing game on iOS?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-18-2012, 04:43 AM
pinkandpurple pinkandpurple is offline
Banned
iPhone 4, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 220
Default

Is it better to have your own hardware servers or hire online servers?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 AM
PixelEnvision's Avatar
PixelEnvision PixelEnvision is offline
Developer
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkandpurple View Post
Is it better to have your own hardware servers or hire online servers?
Have you looked at 3rd party services?

Such as http://www.pubnub.com/
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent