Cheddar is for sale

Cheddar, the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Web application has been made for sale by its author. Only $125,000 for the entire source code, rights, ideas, everything.

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{% blockquote Cheddar, http://cheddarapp.com/buy %} Cheddar is for sale. After much thought, I have decided it is better for Cheddar to find a new home. I no longer have the time to give Cheddar the love it deserves. Cheddar, along with anything used to create it, is for sale. I am including up to 10 hours of my time to help you get it transitioned.
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Whilst Cheddar is a very sleek looking application and does some things very well, I personally find Clear from Realmac much easier to use and encourages me to get things done. Whilst Clear doesn't have a web application, it certainly does many things right, from it's sweet sound effects to its intuitive swipe actions.

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But I guess the real question is whether $125,000 is a decent asking price? Is it worth it? Let's take a look. Sam has estimated that he's worked on Cheddar for about 800 hours, both designing and developing the entire system.

Taking 800 hours and dividing by 24 (hours in the day) gives us 33.3 days. This means that Sam has been working on Cheddar every single waking hour for just over one month, no breaks. That's obviously not true, so let's assume a working day on Cheddar is 12 hours, not low, not high for a software developer.

800/12=66, so that's 66 days spanning a 12 hour day. 2 months work. Now it's too late for me to even attempt working out weekends, to research if Sam works on Cheddar all the time or as a hobby.

Taking 800 hours and diving by 24 (hours in the day) gives us 33.3 days. This means that Sam has been working on Cheddar every single waking hour for just over one month, no breaks. That's obviously not true, so let's assume a working day on Cheddar is 12 hours, not low, not high for a software developer. 800 / 12 = 66 days.

$125,000 = £77,796 which is a nice yearly wage for someone in the UK, perhaps a lawyer or something - I don't really pay attention to that kind of thing - but to buy 33k of users and everything else, this is a bargain. Since Cheddar also includes a monthly/yearly subscription service, you'll soon start seeing this money drizzle back into your now empty bank account, especially if you can continue to develop the software, or even take it on as part of a team.

If you buy it however, please look at Clear and how Realmac makes software, no charges for wanting more than 2 lists...


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